Murder by the Book
Cozy Cabot Cove, Main has a country luncheonette, but not much high culture. Mystery author Jessica Fletcher is the only writer in residence, but the renovation of the local Worrell mansion into an art colony may bring scores of artistic people to town. No one, however, expected a creative killer.
The posh retreat offers struggling artists a European spa, psychiatry, and even hypnotism. But soon the retreat begins to look like a health hazard. A suicide attempt and brutal murder quickly arouse the sheriff’s attention – and Jessica’s. And when an old friend mysteriously disappears, writing a scenario for murder – putting Jessica’s own life on the line.
Signet (Mystery), September 1997