Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Murder, She Wrote: Fit For Murder - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads: Murder, She Wrote: Fit For Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran

Rating: Really Liked It (4 Stars)
Source:   Publisher

Description:  Former editor of the Cabot Cove Gazette, Evelyn Phillips is back in Cabot Cove. Evelyn tells Jessica and Seth that she got a couple of really weird notes from Bertha Mae Cormier so she’s come back to town to check on her old friend. She demands that Jessica come with her to see Bertha Mae, who is a bit dithery but no more so than Jessica remembers her being in recent years. Jessica does become somewhat concerned when Bertha Mae starts to talk about her new neighbor, Martin Terranova. He is quite charming and very health conscious and he teaches yoga and meditation in his pool house. Maureen Metzger says that she and Bertha Mae became friends in Terranova’s class and mentions how solicitous he is to his older clients. Jessica attends one of his classes and does notice that Terranova is flirtatious with several elderly clients, especially Bertha Mae. Evelyn is becoming convinced that Bertha Mae is being mesmerized by Terranova and that he is after Bertha Mae’s money. A short while late, Martin turns up dead in his weight room. What at first blush seems to be an accident, soon proves to be murder and Jessica must put her investigative skills to the test when Evelyn becomes the prime suspect.

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  Murder, She Wrote is one of my favorite comfort watching shows and I've enjoyed all the books in this series.

My Impression:  As I have come to expect from this series this was a fun coziest of cozy mysteries with a likable cast, an interesting mystery, and a comfortably familiar setting.  I was extra thrilled to see that this book took place in Cabot Cove and interested to see that Evelyn makes an appearance.  

This was an interesting mystery which starts with Jessica and Evelyn trying to figure out if an elderly friend is being scammed by her neighbor, a handsome workout guru.  The mystery takes an unexpected turn when said guru winds up dead.   Jessica and the rest of the group in Cabot Cove are scrambling to figure out what happened and clear an innocent town resident's name.  

This was a fun cozy light read.  I've enjoyed Moran's books in this series and this was no exception.  She's wonderful at keeping the cozy setting and general feel of the series.  This is incredibly long running series but an easy one to jump into - especially if you've watched a couple of episodes of the show.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Definitely!  I'm looking forward to future books and I'd like to go back and read earlier books as well.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy cozy mysteries - and especially if you're a fan of the show - this is a book and series not to miss.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. I loved the tv series back in the day but haven't read the books She had to travel or everyone in Cabot Cove would be dead.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. I used to enjoy watching this TV series. Haven't ever read any of the books though. Glad you enjoyed this one. :D

  3. Sounds like you really love both the books and the TV series, and that's not easy for the two versions to accomplish. One usually outshines the other. Not sure if it ever showed here but her face is familiar.