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Prescription For Murder (2013)

by Jessica Fletcher(Favorite Author)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
0451239369 (ISBN13: 9780451239365)
NAL Hardcover
Murder, She Wrote
review 1: The 39th book in the Donald Bain's "Murder, She Wrote" series, "Prescription for Murder" takes us to Tampa, Florida where Jessica Fletcher is finishing up a book tour in the state and meets up with her friend Seth Hazlitt for what is supposed to be a week of R&R after the tour. He introduces her to Dr. Alvaro Vasquez who is working on researching a possible cure for Alzheimer's disease. At a dinner party where Dr. Vasquez is apparently struck & killed by lightning a mystery ensues when the medical examiner determines that this is no ordinary death. Bain's story takes a while to get going, but the mystery itself once it unfolds traverses a good deal of the Tampa area in addition to dealing with the complexities of the Cuban relations with the US. The characters themselves a... morere on the top of their game & the mystery itself isn't all that farfetched. The book itself toward the end offers a bit of a farfetched twist toward the end which is a bit unbelievable, but given the context of the story isn't all that far in left field. Overall, this is one of the better entries in this series with enough twists, turns & real characters to keep me interested. Also, the ending does something a little different for this series in a necessary jump in time that actually doesn't diminish anything from the story.
review 2: Usually these books are 4-star reads for me. I love Jessica Fletcher's character and adventures. But, this one was a bit of a disappointment.The murder itself was rather predictable, and Jessica's impressive sleuthing skills were sadly lacking in solving it. Even though she and her good friend, Seth Hazlitt, suspected foul play, they really didn't contribute much to bringing the murderer to justice as Jessica usually does in her cases. Normally, she is much more gung-ho and determined to solve a crime than she was in this one. Her reluctance to get involved seemed somewhat out-of-character for her. The ending also seemed a little rushed and over-the-top. That being said, I still enjoyed reading about her adventures in Florida and Cuba. And, it was nice to have Seth share them with her.I'm a die-hard fan of "Murder, She Wrote", so you can bet I'll be reading more in the series despite my slight disappointment in this book. less
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3.5 - 4 Interesting characters and mystery, but became very far-fetched at the end.
My last Murder She Wrote book I think---he needs to write more!
I enjoy these books, it takes me back to my childhood
It was alright not my favorite murder she wrote
Liked the TV shows better.
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