The Murder of Twelve ~ by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land

These books are basically just like the TV show from back in the 1980s-‘90s.  They’re good mysteries but there’s often a shot of humor there, too. The first “author” listed on the cover is Jessica Fletcher, the fictional author-character in the book and the actual writer is whomever is listed as the co-author, in this case Jon Land.  Land took over from Donald Bain when Bain passed away in 2017. That happened at book 48, but there have been a few other writers.  I’ve read some of Bain’s books and some of Land’s,  but only a handful in all. These don’t have to be read in chronological order to make sense of them because the overarching trajectory moves so slowly and very little changes.  Still, it would enhance the whole effect if you did. There are 53 episodes/books as of today, with at least 3 more planned. 


The Murder of Twelve 
by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land
 2020
Read by Laural Merlington 8h 3m
Rating: B+ (for enjoyment) / amateur sleuth 
(#51 in Murder She Wrote series)


These books are basically just like the TV show from back in the 1980s-‘90s.  They’re good mysteries but there’s often a shot of humor there, too. The first “author” listed on the cover is Jessica Fletcher, the fictional author-character in the book and the actual writer is whomever is listed as the co-author, in this case Jon Land.  Land took over from Donald Bain when Bain passed away in 2017. That happened at book 48, but there have been a few other writers.  I’ve read some of Bain’s books and some of Land’s,  but only a handful in all. These don’t have to be read in chronological order to make sense of them because the overarching trajectory moves so slowly and very little changes.  Still, it would enhance the whole effect if you did. There are 53 episodes/books as of today, with at least 3 more planned. 

Anyway,The Murder of Twelve is a kind of take-off of a popular Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot) mystery, “And Then There Were None” (1940). These are “amateur sleuth who-done-it” mysteries so they’re not usually too cozy. Yes, The Murder of Twelve is also similar to The Guest List by Lindsay Foley from just last year.  

People may be coming to Cabot Cove for a fancy wedding, but a blizzard is also en route to create havoc  And a killer is on his way, too. It’s up to Jessica, along with her long time friends Seth and Mort to figure out who is doing what to whom before another one shows up dead. 

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