A time for murder : a novel / by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In the fiftieth entry in this USA Today bestselling series, two timelines converge as Jessica Fletcher returns to high school to investigate the murder of an old colleague. While we meet Jessica as a young teacher solving her very first murder... Young Jessica Fletcher's life couldn't be more ordinary. She teaches at the local high school while she and her loving husband, Frank, are raising their nephew Grady together. But when the beloved principal dies under mysterious circumstances, Jessica knows something is off and, for the very first time, investigates a death. Present-day Jessica returns to high school for a colleague's retirement party and has fun seeing familiar faces. That is, until the colleague winds up dead--and his death has mysterious links to Jessica's very first murder case. With nothing but her own instincts to guide her, Jessica embarks on a quest to find out what really happened all those years ago and who's behind these murders. Because time is running out to catch this killer..."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "A novel by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land ; Based on the Universal television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link."
    • Other Titles:
      Murder, she wrote (Television program)
    • ISBN:
      9781984804303
      1984804308
    • Accession Number:
      2019011805
    • Accession Number:
      on1089285470
      1089285470
    • Accession Number:
      fay.674255
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FLETCHER, J.; LAND, J. A time for murder : a novel. First edition. [s. l.]: Berkley Prime Crime, 2019. ISBN 9781984804303. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255. Acesso em: 3 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Fletcher J, Land J. A Time for Murder : A Novel. First edition. Berkley Prime Crime; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255. Accessed April 3, 2020.
    • APA:
      Fletcher, J., & Land, J. (2019). A time for murder : a novel (First edition.). Berkley Prime Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fletcher, Jessica, and Jon Land. 2019. A Time for Murder : A Novel. First edition. Murder She Wrote: 50. Berkley Prime Crime. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255.
    • Harvard:
      Fletcher, J. and Land, J. (2019) A time for murder : a novel. First edition. Berkley Prime Crime (Murder she wrote: 50). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255 (Accessed: 3 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fletcher, J & Land, J 2019, A time for murder : a novel, First edition., Murder she wrote: 50, Berkley Prime Crime, viewed 3 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Fletcher, Jessica, and Jon Land. A Time for Murder : A Novel. First edition., Berkley Prime Crime, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fletcher, Jessica, and Jon Land. A Time for Murder : A Novel. First edition. Murder She Wrote: 50. Berkley Prime Crime, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fletcher J, Land J. A time for murder : a novel [Internet]. First edition. Berkley Prime Crime; 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 3]. (Murder she wrote: 50). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.674255

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2019 June

Here's the 50th entry in the USA Today best-selling series, which has 4.5 million copies in print. The narrative travels back to Jessica's very first murder investigation, when she's a young high school teacher puzzled by the principal's mysterious death, then veers to the present when Jessica travels to the retirement party of an old colleague—who also ends up dead.

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LJ Reviews 2019 November

It's been 25 years since Jessica Fletcher solved her first murder mystery. Now, she's being interviewed for a high school newspaper, that initial case comes back to haunt her. She was a high school substitute English teacher when she helped police detective Amos Tupper investigate the murder of the school principal. Jessica was a keen witness even then, helping to narrow the time frame to find a liar and killer. At present, the young interviewer turns out to be older than Jessica thought, and she's related to the victim from 25 years earlier. It's a retirement party for a teacher from that same school, though, that brings a new murderer out into the open. The combination of Fletcher's first case with a contemporary one is perfect for the 50th book in the popular series. Characters from Jessica's past, including retired sheriff Tupper, return to add a nostalgic element to the story. VERDICT Although there are so many implausible elements, including the startling climax with a freighter and a lighthouse, fans of the cozy mystery series will be eager to pick up this latest book. [See Prepub Alert, 4/22/19.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

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PW Reviews 2019 September #5

Jessica Fletcher becomes entangled in mysteries past and present in Land's diverting fourth novel—the 50th in the overall series—to feature the indefatigable writer-sleuth from Cabot Cove, Maine (after Murder in Red). When a local high school journalist interviews Jessica, she wonders why the girl persists in asking about the first case she investigated 25 years ago, despite her expressed opposition to revisiting the painful event. At that time, Jessica was an English substitute teacher dreaming of a writing career, and the victim was high school principal Walter Reavis. When other deaths occur in the present, Jessica is convinced that the murders are connected to Reavis's murder. Recalling the details of the first case, she delves into the complex relationships of the principal's loved ones and co-workers and concludes that a vendetta might exist against Reavis's family. Readers will enjoy appearances by Jessica's familiar associates, including retired sheriff Amos Tupper and current sheriff Mort Metzger, as the action builds to a nail-biting climax. This long-running franchise remains as strong as ever. (Nov.)

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