KILLING IN THE KOI POND (A Murder She Wrote mystery)
Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond
by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran
About Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond
Cozy Mystery 53rd in Series
Publisher: Berkley (June 8, 2021)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Digital ASIN: B08FH8NM6R
When a friend’s husband dies while Jessica Fletcher is in town visiting, Jessica’s vacation turns into a murder investigation in this latest entry in the long-running USA Today bestselling series.
After traveling to Bethesda for a mystery writers’ conference, Jessica Fletcher decides she’s earned a vacation and takes a train to Columbia, South Carolina, to visit her old college friend Dolores, who has recently married her third husband, Willis Nickens, a wealthy and cutthroat businessman. They’ve moved into an opulent historic home with plenty of space for guests, and Jessica is ready for a week of shopping, gossiping, and relaxing at the grand estate.
But the morning after she arrives, Jessica discovers Willis facedown in the koi pond, and despite what the police think, she’s sure foul play is involved. She hadn’t known Willis long, but it’s clear to her that he didn’t concern himself with making friends. The question isn’t if her friend’s husband was murdered but by whom.
Fans of this series as well as the long running television show will be excited to go on the road again with Jessica Fletcher. She believes she has time for a quiet weekend of reminiscing with a college friend before returning home to her beloved Cabot Cove.
Jessica's friend is recently married to her third husband, but hopefully the love of her life.
At a welcome dinner a mixture of personalities are present, but overall something feels off.
Are these people really friends of the host or too afraid to turn down his invitation?
Well, no one has to pretend for long, as before the next morning the man is dead.
Can you guess who discovers the body?
Of course the spouse is always the first suspect. Knowing her friend is innocent, Jessica can not leave before clearing her of any suspicion. Along the way they also discover other secrets and less than above board activities.
I could hear the voices of my favorite characters on these pages.
The new characters have depth and personality and make a strong impression.
Although I thought I knew who the murderer was early on, there are plenty of motives from everyone present. The addition of secrets being discovered kept my curiosity on alert.
A well done addition to a fine series.
About the Authors
Jessica Fletcher is a bestselling mystery writer who has a knack for stumbling upon real-life mysteries in her various travels.
Terrie Farley Moran is the author of Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond, the latest in the long-running Jessica Fletcher series, to be followed in autumn 2021 by Murder She Wrote: Debonair in Death. She has also written the beachside Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series and is co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans scrapbooking mysteries.
Her short stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies.
Terrie is a recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer awards.Terrie's Links