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Publication Order of Murder, She Wrote Books

The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hooray for Homicide (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovers and Other Killers (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gin and Daggers (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhattans and Murder (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rum and Razors (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brandy and Bullets (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Martinis and Mayhem (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deadly Judgment (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Palette for Murder (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Highland Fling Murders (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on the QE2 (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Moscow (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Yuletide Murder (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knock 'em Dead (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trick or Treachery (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Vine (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in a Minor Key (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Provence - to Die for (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Bet Your Life (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Majoring in Murder (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destination Murder (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying to Retire (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Vote for Murder (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maine Mutiny (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Margaritas and Murder (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Question of Murder (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Strikes and You're Dead (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coffee, Tea, or Murder (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Panning For Murder (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Parade (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Slaying in Savannah (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madison Avenue Shoot (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fatal Feast (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nashville Noir (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Jewels (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skating on Thin Ice (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fine Art of Murder (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble at High Tide (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Domestic Malice (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prescription For Murder (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close-Up on Murder (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aloha Betrayed (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of a Blue Blood (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer in the Kitchen (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost and Mrs Fletcher (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Design For Murder (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hook, Line and Murder (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Date with Murder (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manuscript for Murder (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Red (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Murder (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder of Twelve (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Jessica Fletcher was born Jessica Beatrice MacGill and writes as J.B. Fletcher, and is a fictional character from “Murder, She Wrote”. started her writing career working on an ancient Royal typewriter, a Magic Margin that had glass keys. As her career progressed, though, she bought an Intel 80386 class computer that ran Windows 3.1, which was a popular operating system at the time. Jessica is an author who also plays amateur sleuth.

Within the last five minutes of each episode, she would solve the case. The only exceptions to this include if the episode was a two parter.

The two sheriffs of Cabot Cove were either resigned to or used to having her meddle in their cases. Many police officers and detectives wanted her nowhere close to their scenes. That ended when her accurate deductions convinced them to listen to what she had to say. There were some who were fans of her work and gave her free rein. Over time, she would make friends in many of the police departments all over America, as well as one British police officer that was attached to Scotland Yard.

To keep with the spirit of the television series, a series of official and original novels have been released, published by the New American Library. The books published outside of the show were written by ghost authors like James Anderson, Donald Bain, and Jon Land. Author credit is shared with the fictitious “Jessica Fletcher”.

The first novel of the series, called “Gin and Daggers”, was published in the year 1989. It featured many inaccuracies to show, like Jessica driving a car, something she was unable to do since she never learned to drive. Because of the fans pointing these errors out, the book was revised and re-released in the year 2000 with a lot of these inaccuracies fixed.

“Gin and Daggers” is the first novel in the “Murder, She Wrote” series, which was released in the year 1989. Jessica Fletcher is heading London in order to deliver the keynote address at an upcoming mystery writers convention. She is also looking forward to seeing Marjorie Ainsworth, her mentor, who is hosting a big party on her estate to celebrate the release of her newest book. A simple routine business trip becomes a matter of murder when Jessica finds Marjorie stabbed to death inside of her own bedroom.

This is an enjoyable novel that kept some readers guessing the entire time. Jessica is a likable main character that will keep some readers coming back for the other books in the series. The book features many of the characters from Cabot Cove and they are developed better in this book.

“Manhattans and Murder” is the second novel in the “Murder, She Wrote” series, which was released in the year 1994. It all starts when a sidewalk Santa stares at Jessica with recognition and fear. Walter Morse is behind the beard, and he is a former drug smuggler and the most infamous citizen of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica has no clue how he could have ended up playing Saint Nick on a street corner, but she agrees to meet with him at two the next day.

She arrives with her camera, but Santa is dead quick, a rather unexpected murder in progress. As the police are oddly slow on their feet, and the dead guy’s wife strangely fast on the run, Jessica, in her no-nonsense ways, chooses to do just what she does best. Snoop around and, with grace, outwit the pros on either side of the law. Doing all she can to keep a killer from murdering again.

With each page, readers are able to see the show. With all of her brilliant cleverness, Jessica constructs an outstanding mystery. Jessica is also a delight that readers cannot get enough of. The book has a ton of action and fun packed into this adventure.

“Rum and Razors” is the third novel in the “Murder, She Wrote” series, which was released in the year 1995. Jessica is vacationing in St. Thomas when she finds the corpse of Walter Marschalk, a hotel owner. The island police believe it was a hot tempered former employee, but Jessica keeps a cool head while she finds the real serpent in Eden.

“Brandy and Bullets” is the fourth novel in the “Murder, She Wrote” series, which was released in the year 1995. Cabot Cove, Maine has a country luncheonette, but not a lot of high culture. Mystery writer Jessica Fletch is the only writer in residence. That being said, the renovation of the local Worrell mansion into an art colony could bring in all kinds of artistic folks to the town. Nobody, though, expected a creative killer to be one of them.

“Martinis and Mayhem” is the fifth novel in the “Murder, She Wrote” series, which was released in the year 1995. Cabot Cove’s famous mystery author, Jessica, is very excited about promoting her newest book in the glamorous city of San Francisco. She cannot wait to ride on the cable cars, have drinks and dinner on Fisherman’s Wharf, and a romantic rendezvous with George Sutherland, a Scottish policeman. She does not know that she will also be solving a murder.

“A Deadly Judgment” is the sixth novel in the “Murder, She Wrote” series, which was released in the year 1996. Jessica is headed to Boston to help out her eccentric attorney friend, named Malcolm McLoon, and defend a tycoon that stands accused of fratricide. Her sleuthing abilities are going to come in handy as the two old acquaintances delve into the case with characteristic vigor. Still, Jessica anticipates there will be enough time to take in all of the charming sights of New England’s historic capital.

The defendant’s girlfriend, and his alibi, is found deceased in her apartment, the case takes another murderous turn for the worse. Could somebody be trying to ensure the accused is convicted? Jessica has got her suspicions, and quickly, as jurors become victims of deadly accidents, there is more to ponder. Jessica, who only has her gut feelings working for her, has to outwit the tight prosecutor who is determined to get a guilty verdict. She has to find the actual culprit and do it before the killer can find her.

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