After a separation from her husband, Eve North returns to Athmore, the home of her husband and his family. But, when she returns, she discovers he is engaged to Alicia Daven, a woman I did not like or trust. The family does not want Eve’s husband, Justin, to marry Alicia and hopes Eve can somehow prevent the union. Eve and Justin were never divorced. Soon after her arrival at Athmore, Old Daniel tries to warn Eve of something sinister at Athmore, but Eve is puzzled about the warning. Almost everyone on the estate seems nefarious, however, when someone tries to kill Eve, she is convinced of an enemy and must uncover the truth about the recent malicious events at Athmore and the identity of the one who wants to see her dead.
Good story! It’s suspense, light romance with a gothic quality. The fear and suspicion were well-written and one by one each character, in their turn seemed guilty of devious behavior. With the exception of Eve, I didn’t like the North family, but I don’t think I was suppose to. I was suppose to be suspicious of them. A ghost is mentioned, dark nights and chilly weather to create a suspenseful atmosphere. I really enjoyed it!
Murder, She Wrote Hook, Line, and Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Renee Paley-Bain
Jessica decides to enter a fly fishing competition at a nearby lake. She’s looking forward to the fishing, rest and relaxation. The competition is for the weekend, but she plans to remain at the cabin, she is renting, for a week. I say, go for it Jessica! Have a relaxing, fun-filled time. However, before the competition, Jessica learns, the sheriff’s wife, Maureen Metzger has entered the competition and is eager and more than ready to get started. Maureen is going to stay the weekend with Jessica at the cabin. Maureen’s enthusiasm is wonderful!
There is a slight hiccup in the fishing activities. Slight!!! That’s putting it mildly! An escaped convict is on the loose, a man is discovered dead and someone is kidnapped! Local, state and federal authorities rally together to hunt down the escaped convict and find the kidnapped victim. Well! Jessica has returned home earlier than planned and decides to do some investigating on her own.
Really good story! Well written, at a good pace. It’s an exciting race against time. I read it straight though to the end. 5 ***** stars!
Murder, She Wrote The Murder of Twelve by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Lund
Jessica is living at Hill House while her home is being repaired after a fire. A historic blizzard is bearing down on poor
Cabot Cove and the citizens of this community are preparing for a monster snowfall. There is also a wedding party at Hill
House! The two families are at odds with one another, to say the least. When someone is poisoned, the bride and groom
are missing and a killer has entered the mystery, Jessica has her hands full trying to solve the mystery. Mort can’t get to
Hill House to help her because of the blizzard, Seth is giving medical instructionover the phone and the private
investigator,Harry McGraw is investigating the two families as Jessica sleuthsand tries to discover the identity of the
killer and stop the nefarious person before everyone is dead.
Sound a little familiar??? So reminiscent of, “And Then There Were None.”
I haven’t read all of the mysteries in this series, but I think this mystery was Jessica’s greatest challenge. One by one the
wedding party was dying. This book was well written and moved along at a good pace. I was getting hypothermia
while I was reading it. *haha* Well. Maybe frost bite. So, wrap yourself in a blanket and have a hot drink on hand. It’s a
When he’s in the story, Harry is my favorite character! Him and Jessica banter back and forth with such ease. Harry has
good sense of humor and I chuckle all the way through his conversations with Jessica.
I like it when the mysteries are in Cabot Cove. Anyway, 5 ***** snowbound stars!
Murder, She Wrote ~ Jessica Fletcher and Harry McGraw
Hello Peoples! My doctor tells me I can walk with a cane or a crutch. My left leg is in the brace, so I am to use the cane or crutch on the right side. Mmmm. I was talking to my sister yesterday. I told her, I was thinking of using a cane because it’s more stylish than a crutch. With a crutch I would look broken. 😁 Well, I am broken, but healing! If I use a cane I would appear stylish! 😊
Hercule Poirot with his cane. Very stylish.
Of course, Mr. Knightly is very snazzy!
So, after my sister and I stopped laughing, we decided I am to use a cane!
Hello Peoples! It’s a beautiful morning. 🙂 The window is open and early this morning, I could hear a woodpecker tapping on our tree in the backyard! The high today is 72 degrees.
So, today I started physical therapy, at home, wearing the brace. The brace can be adjusted to different degrees. Right now it’s at 30 degrees. I’m to be on my stomach and bend my knee until the brace stops me ~ 30 degrees. I was a little scared to do the exercises, but it felt so good! No pain.
What did I read?
Fable by Adrienne Young was getting so many good reviews, I decided to read it. It is good. I would definitely say, it’s a seafaring adventure. When Fable was a girl, her beloved mother died. Her dad abandoned her on an island of thieves and other nefarious characters. This is Fable’s story. The cover art is beautiful.
What I am reading!
I just learned Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter is the second book in a series. Well, I like a good treasure hunt and I hear this story has a treasure hunt.
Our neighbors are busy. One is having a yard sale Saturday and another had a new central air conditioner installed. I read! 📚😁
Edmund Dantes is a young man, falsely accused! Before I read this book, I didn’t realize he was so young when he was imprisoned at Chateau d’If. This sea fortress was his dark home for a very long time. His escape from this intimidating edifice is epic, daring and has all the ingredients for legendary! So, Edmund escapes and plans and executes his revenge. Thus is born The Count of Monte Cristo.
He is a master of disguises, an expert in potions and poisons. He’s wealthy and speaks of his wealth and lives in an exotic fashion. He is generous to his friends, but his enemies . . . beware! There is a considerable amount of collateral damage in this story. However, do I like Edmund Dantes??? Before his betrayal, he has a spring in his step, he seems happy-go-lucky and is deeply in love with Mercedes. After his escape . . . I’ve seen Edmund Dantes, a different man. He is patient and meticulous in his plans. He’s intelligent. He speaks several languages.
The story is huge and I thought well written. I did read the unabridged. I discovered, if you get a little lost or confused, keep reading and all will become clear. I do recommend it.
Angela Lansbury Tom Bosley Linda Blair Terence Knox Michael Constantine
Larry Linfield Rue McClanahan David Wayne Mills Watson Don Stroud Albert Salmi
I like this episode of Murder, She Wrote. Jessica (Angela Lansbury) and Amos Tupper (Tom Bosley) board a bus in Cabot Cove which is bound for Portland. Jessica is speaking at the Sheriff’s Convention. Several passengers also board in Cabot Cove and two passengers are picked on the trip to Portland. It’s getting late and it’s pouring rain! The bus stops at a small café when the bus driver (Michael Constantine) informs his passengers the bus is having engine problems. The passengers find respite in the café while the driver works on the bus. Well, you guessed it, Jessica finds one of the passengers murdered on the bus!
This has great atmosphere. It’s pouring rain, night time, the bus is traveling. En route, two people board, no one gets off until they reach the café! The killer is one of them!