by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran
Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond
Cozy Mystery, 53rd in Series
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.
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.
by Julie S., ePen Staff Reviewer
Jessica Fletcher is a legend when it comes to solving a mystery. From the moment I picked up this book, I knew I was in for another interesting, mesmerizing, fun mystery. Terrie Farley Moran captured the essence of the series perfectly.
The smooth flow of the plot, the introduction of the characters, and the culmination made it easy for a reader to stay interested and keep reading. The heart of a book in my mind is if a writer can make us care about the characters as well as hit us with a tantalizing mystery. We already loved Jessica Fletcher, so it is a treat when we feel compassion, anger, and all the other human emotions as we read, making us invest in the lives of those central to the plot of a book. Killing in a Koi Pond has flawed people living lives with secrets that reveal many surprises.
I highly recommend Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond. I can’t wait for the next Murder She Wrote mystery and another fun, murderous vacation.