Just like the popular television series, Jessica is solving murders. I’m seen a few episodes of the show and I wanted to read this latest book in the series.
There is an intriguing mystery to solve and it involves “a mysterious manuscript” that seems to be deadly. Jessica is the leading sleuth and ends up with the hotter than hot manuscript in her possession. When her friend Thomas, another writer visits her and reports that their mutual editor, Lane Barfield is pocketing money from their book sales, she is shocked.
Everyone who has seen the manuscript is dying and Jessica finds herself in the midst of some very dangerous predicaments.
This was an enjoyable whodunnit that had some humor, suspense, and appealing characters.
Jessica Fletcher investigates a mysterious manuscript with deadly consequences in the latest entry in this USA Todaybestselling series…
Jessica Fletcher has had plenty to worry about over her storied career, both as a bestselling novelist and amateur sleuth. But she never had any reason to worry about her longtime publisher, Lane Barfield, who also happens to be a trusted friend. When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of Lane, Jessica can’t believe what she’s reading.
So when Barfield turns up dead, Jessica takes on the task of proving Barfield’s innocence–she can’t fathom someone she’s known and trusted for so long cheating her. Sure enough, Jessica’s lone wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies in Barfield’s murder. Jessica knows something is being covered up, but what exactly? The trail she takes to answer that question reveals something far more nefarious afoot, involving shadowy characters from the heights of power in Washington. At the heart of Jessica’s investigation lies a manuscript Barfield had intended to bring out after all other publishers had turned it down. The problem is that manuscript has disappeared, all traces of its submission and very existence having been wiped off the books.
With her own life now in jeopardy, Jessica refuses to back off and sets her sights on learning the contents of that manuscript and what about it may have led to several murders. Every step she takes brings her closer to the truth of what lies in the pages, as well as the person who penned them.