If it wasn't for the movie 'Fletch' I would never have known these books existed. I decided to give this book a shot, to see how true to the book the movie was. This book starts at the beginning of Fletch's illustrious and wild journalism career. Assigned to a story, then taken off it once the subject is murdered, Fletch decides to abandon all and find out the truth, despite the protests of the police, his rival reporter, his fiance, and the ever-present Frank. If you do decide to read the Fletch series, I recommend reading this installment first (with the possible exception of 'Fletch' itself). You'll feel right at home in all the subsequent stories!