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Publisher's Summary

Jessica Fletcher, Cabot Cove's crime-solving novelist, travels to sunny Mexico only to find her life is in danger in this installment in the USA Today best-selling series.

Jessica is happy to accompany her publisher to Mexico for a little rest and relaxation. San Miguel de Allende is the perfect place for Jessica to soak up the sun, bask in Mexican culture, and spend some time with her good friends, Vaughan and Olga Buckley. But when Vaughan is kidnapped for a large ransom, Jessica must put her life on the line to find her old friend.

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Cynthia Darlow surpasses her normal perfection.

Really great story and even better performance. It was enjoyable to learn about Mexican culture.

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Good 'read', as usual

I always enjoy a good Murder She Wrote mystery and this was no different. Thank you

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Margaritas and Murder

Another successful and enjoyable murder mystery. I am an ardent fan of these wonderful mystery stories. Thanks from a fan. Barbara McBride

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not enjoying

narrator is horrible. she use inflections very well and all the characters sounded flat. story was good....just hard to listen to.

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Unbelievably perfect accent and voice!

Extraordinary performance! She sounded just like Angela Lansbury in the role of Jessica fletcher! Story was ok. Truly enjoyed listening though!!!

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nice

i sure enjoy these.its lovely to have it read aloud .thank you for these.i hope to hear all of them

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Once again, very interesting story, poor narration

Struggled to finish this very nice JBF story because of terrible narration. Read it instead.

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Another winner

Excellent story, surprised to find out who the bad guys were. Enjoyed the Mexican people.

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Great book

I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. I was never bored. The reader voice was very entertaining.

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decent little story

if you enjoy cozy mysteries in general and Ms. Fletcher specifically, I think you'll enjoy this. the narrator is okay and the story is pleasantly distracting. I will say though, if you have any tendency to get annoyed with Jessica's leanings toward sanctimonious nosiness, this book is one of the more flagrant examples of it. from totally inappropriately taking charge of negotiating with a dangerous kidnapper without consulting police or family, to deciding to go through someone's computer simply because they happened to have been so foolish as to be related to the murder victim and to have left their door unlocked (and then grilling that unfortunate soul when he came home obviously deeply grief-stricken) she really did get under my skin in this particular book. I do love the character though and I enjoy listening to this series in general

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  • Mrs W.
  • 09-23-16

Grating accent spoils it.

This was a very slow book to get into especially with the "Angela Lansbury" accent the narrator attempts. Its awful. The plot was not hard to figure, a disappointment all round.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 08-20-21

Ignore It Is Supposed to be a Jessica Fletcher Sto

The story is nothing like the television series if that is what you are after. It is dull, and frustrating, and rather drawn out, but I listened to it on a long journey so it was passable. Wouldn't listen again, so good that it was included in my membership.
Will try another one on a long journey as very little concentration needed.
(Oh, and they got it right that she doesn't drive!)

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  • Rebecca Hayes
  • 01-07-22

Good cosy mystery story

I enjoyed this book which was nicely read and moved at a brisk pace Recommend

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  • Julie
  • 12-08-21

No Cabot Cove

I grow up watching Angela Lansbury playing Jessica Fletcher, so when I saw there was an audio book of one of her stories I jumped at the chance to relive my childhood. Although the narrator didn't sound like Jessica and the other Cabot Cove residents that I know so well were not present I did enjoy it. Mainly I think because it was an interesting mystery and I don't think you need to have watched the tv show to enjoy. The story is fairly slow to start but I think that works well because it is setting up the scene and setting for the mystery. There is a number of suspects to keep you guessing and like a Jessica show other than the murder there is no violence. I think I would join Jessica on another audio book adventure.
After a busy schedule Jessica Fletcher accepts an invitation to join her publisher and his wife at there holiday home in Mexico for rest and relaxation. The journey there is eventful with delays, missing drivers and even a hold up at gun point. When she finally arrived Jessica hopes the fun and games have finished and she can sit back with some Margaritas. Unfortunately things don't go to plan and when her host goes on a trip to collect the expats mail he and his friend gets kidnapped. They receive a ransom note by the local newspaper and then a body is discover. Can Jessica find the kidnappers before another body is dropped?
I think I was expecting to hear Jessica speaking, so was slight disappointed that the narrator gave her more of an accent than I was expecting but I did get use to her voice and enjoyed her interpretation.

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  • markfromlodz
  • 12-07-21

UTTERLY implausible and so, so slow.

Four things stuck out for me in this book. None of them positive.

The first -- total implausibility #1. Two people invite Jessica to stay with them in Mexico. On the day she arrives, they go off to a party and don't get home until late. Mobile phones existed when this was set, but they didn't think to give Jessica their mobile number in case anything happened. It's Jessica, of course something was going to happen. Why didn't one of them wait at home like a good friend would?

The second -- total implausibility #2. Having invited your good friend to stay with you in Mexico for 2 weeks, why would you go on a (minimum) three-day trip the day after she arrives?!

The third -- apparently email isn't international and you need a separate account for Mexico.

The fourth -- some unidentified messenger service can just fling messages on your screen without you having to log on and without you having to accept a friend request.

The narrator's Maine accent slips and slides all over the place. At times I felt I was in South Carolina. And her Mexican accents verge on racism.

The book is NOT well written. Why say something in 10 words when you can say it in 3 pages? There is SO MUCH superfluous detail. It adds nothing to the plot but minutes to each chapter.

I did make it to the end, and I didn't DISLIKE the book... but I can't say I altogether liked it either.

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  • Jonny
  • 10-28-21

Not my usual experience!

I thought it a good book. Comments on the accents were unfair! Miss Darlow narrated the entire cast and with good execution. I saw JBF aim my mind enjoying the music at the bar and enjoyed her remarkable nosiness to get to the facts and solve the crime. “Just downloaded another” in my head I did that in a true Maine accent 😜

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-21

great mystery, enjoyed

loved it, very well read. just like the programme. would read another one in this series