Saturday, July 17, 2021

Book Review: Murder, She Wrote - The Murder of Twelve by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land


A blizzard is coming. A blizzard is coming. And Jessica and a dozen members of a wedding party are stuck at Hill House with a killer!!!

In the 51st book of the Murder, She Wrote series, Jessica is still staying at Hill House hotel while her Cabot Cove home is being rebuilt. As a winter storm of historic proportions blasts into town, she finds herself trapped with twelve members of a wedding party whose plans are waylaid by the storm. But the blizzard is the least of their worries when they discover there is a murderer in their midst who is determined to take them out one by one. 

Though a huge fan of the show, I have never read a Murder, She Wrote mystery. When I saw, however, that Jon Land was now involved, I knew I had to order some. 

The Murder of Twelve starts out with well-known residents of the town--the local doctor, sheriff and bestselling author--talking about the predicted once-in-century storm. The banter amongst the three is a fun way to start this mystery off light, and it really captures the essence of the cozy mystery in setting up the small town. It is also one way that Land allowed me to feel right at home while reading my first Murder, She Wrote novel, because it truly plays out exactly as I would have imagined. 

The writing is superb. The mystery is fun to unravel. And all of it comes to a satisfying conclusion with no loose ends. Now, I am ready to read the next book in the series, Murder in Season. A small town mystery can only be made better by setting it during Christmas, right? 

I look forward to reading more Murder, She Wrote novels with Jon Land giving Jessica Fletcher a hand.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (May 26, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1984804332
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1984804334

This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

1 comment:

vvb32 reads said...

Great to hear it was a good one.