A murder in Boston and a tenacious prosecutor set the scene for this Murder She Wrote mystery
Jessica is off to Boston, Maine, to work as a jury consultant in a famous murder trial. The case becomes complicated when the defendant's girlfriend - and his only alibi - is murdered.
Jessica is not too eager to take the job at first, but it's almost too good an offer to decline after her publisher asks her to base her next novel on a court trial "to increase sales."
Faster than you can say "murder" Jessica is off for a prolonged, indulging stay at the famous Ritz-Carlton, taking walks through Copley Place and eating gourmet dinners at the most famous restaurants and bars the city has to offer, all compliments of a high paying client.
The killer, however, is getting very close to Jessica and her life is in danger when she starts digging deeper after the subsequent deaths of two jurors who were, apparently, favoring the defense team she is working for.
The book finishes rather abruptly, but I did like the way the author presented a court trial novel without loosing that "cozy" touch.
Jessica Fletcher is off to Boston to help her eccentric lawyer friend, Malcolm McLoon, defend a tycoon accused of fratricide. Her uncanny sleuthing talents will come in handy when the two old acquaintances dive into the case with their characteristic vigor. Even so, Jessica anticipates enough time to take in the charming sights of New England's historic capital.
But when the defendant's girlfriend - and his only alibi - is found dead in her apartment, the case takes one more murderous turn for the worse. Is someone out to make sure the accused gets convicted? Jessica has her suspicions, and soon - when the jurors become victims of deadly accidents - there's even more to ponder. With only her gut feelings at work for her, Jessica must outwit the tenacious prosecutor determined to get a guilty verdict. She must find the real culprit - before the killer finds her....(from back cover)
A very fast paced book. I read it in less than a day. Just the right amount of mystery. It is a good "clean" book. No graphic violence or sex scenes and no bad language.
Jessica is off to Boston to help a eccentric lawyer friend, Malcolm McLoon, defend a tycoon accused of fratricide.
It is up to Jessica Flethcher to help an old friend defend a man accused of murdering his brother. Jessica uses all her sleuthing skills to determine who is the real culprit.