Death of a Blue Blood

Murder, She Wrote, #42

In Murder, She Wrote Death of a Blue Blood the reader follows the continued exploits of Jessica Fletcher from the same said TV series. Please note, watching the series on TV is a completely different experience from reading the series. This novel occurs in England, where Jessica and her friend, George Sutherland, spend New Year’s Eve in a castle.

This all starts when Jessica’s England publisher, Griffin Semple, was able to wangle an invitation for Jessica and George while they visited England. The family and their friends ring in the New Year with Jessica’s style: murder and mystery.

With Jessica’s flair in writing murder mysteries, she is able to connect the various clues to solve Flavia Beckwith’s murder. George is able to assist Jessica by using his Scotland Yard Chief Inspector title to gather some of the necessary clues from the police.

This book follows the television program in terms of the people involved in Jessica Fletcher’s life as well as her style for solving murders. The cliffhangers at the end of most of the chapters easily compels readers to turn the pages, however, it takes a lot of time to get involved in this story. Also, it is easy to get distracted and set down this book.

Book Blurb for Death of a Blue Blood

In the newest mystery in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher is invited to ring in the New Year with British aristocracy. Too bad someone’s about to end the life of the party....

Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year’s Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady’s maid in the garden.

While their host, Lord Norrance, his snobbish third wife, other members of the household, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in tight-lipped, perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out. And that’s only during teatime!

As midnight beckons at the ball the next night, the earl offers a toast, complete with fireworks. But the merriment crashes to a halt when he falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned?and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy.

Now it’s up to Jessica and George to find the killer?or killers?before another corpse welcomes in the New Year....

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 3.00