Friday, February 9, 2024

Book Review and Giveaway - Murder, She Wrote: Fit for Murder by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran

My Review
Jessica Fletcher steps in to solve a mystery when an older lady in Cabot Cove is enamored of a much younger fitness instructor who is mysteriously killed.  When a kindly man in the neighborhood is suspected, Jessica works to find the truth and clear her neighbor's name.

I wanted to read Murder, She Wrote: Fit For Murder because I absolutely love this series of mysteries.  (And of course I loved the TV series Murder, She Wrote as well.)  The books are always such cozy reads.  I enjoy Jessica's detection skills, her details about writing mysteries, and Cabot Cove and Jessica's familiar friends.

This was a well written, well paced mystery.  There were several strong leads for Jessica to follow, including traveling to a neighboring town to do some detecting.  She even takes a chance exploring the crime scene on her own.

There was a great deal of detail about Jessica's writing process in this book, and that was particularly interesting to read.  I loved little details like her membership in Sisters in Crime.

This was a great addition to the Murder, She Wrote series, and I enthusiastically recommend it to other fans of cozy mysteries.  (I recommend the entire series!)

Book Synopsis

Jessica Fletcher learns that exercise can be murder in this new entry in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series.

Former editor of the Cabot Cove Gazette, Evelyn Phillips is back in Cabot Cove. Evelyn tells Jessica and Seth that she got a couple of really weird notes from Bertha Mae Cormier so she’s come back to town to check on her old friend. She demands that Jessica come with her to see Bertha Mae, who is a bit dithery but no more so than Jessica remembers her being in recent years.

Jessica does become somewhat concerned when Bertha Mae starts to talk about her new neighbor, Martin Terranova. He is quite charming and very health conscious and he teaches yoga and meditation in his pool house. Maureen Metzger says that she and Bertha Mae became friends in Terranova’s class and mentions how solicitous he is to his older clients.

Jessica attends one of his classes and does notice that Terranova is flirtatious with several elderly clients, especially Bertha Mae. Evelyn is becoming convinced that Bertha Mae is being mesmerized by Terranova and that he is after Bertha Mae’s money. A short while late, Martin turns up dead in his weight room. What at first blush seems to be an accident, soon proves to be murder and Jessica must put her investigative skills to the test when Evelyn becomes the prime suspect.

Author Bio

Along with Jessica FletcherTerrie Farley Moran co-writes the Murder She Wrote mystery series including  Murder, She Wrote: Killer on the Court. She is the author of the Read ‘Em and Eat cozy mystery series and also co-writes the Scrapbooking Mysteries with Laura Childs. Recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer Awards, Moran has published numerous mystery short stories. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren.

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