Order of Murder, She Wrote Books
Murder, She Wrote is a TV-tie in mystery novel series by Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher, who is the protagonist of the series. The books are based on the television series Murder, She Wrote, which starred Angela Lansbury and ran from 1984-1996 on CBS. The series includes 264 episodes and 4 TV movies. Jessica Fletcher is a mystery writer and amateur sleuth, who worked as a teacher before she retired. She lives in Cabot Cove, a small coastal town in Maine that has a murder rate of 1,490 for every million residents, making it the undisputed murder capitol of the world.
The Murder, She Wrote book series began in 1989 with the novel Gin and Daggers. The series is currently ongoing. Each novel is essentially its own story and thus, the books do not need to be read in order. Below is a list of Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher’s Murder, She Wrote novels in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):
Publication Order of Murder, She Wrote Books
Note: The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher was co-authored by Renee Paley-Bain.
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Murder, She Wrote Synopses: Gin and Daggers is the first Murder, She Wrote novel by Donald Bain. Jessica Fletcher is looking forward to giving a keynote address at a mystery writers convention in London, as well as meeting up with her mentor, author Marjorie Ainsworth. But the mystery author becomes a victim herself when Jessica finds Marjorie stabbed to death.
Manhattans & Murder is book 2 in the Murder, She Wrote television tie-in series by Donald Bain. While promoting her newest book, Jessica comes across Santa Claus. Well, he’s not actually Father Christmas, but a former drug smuggler in disguise. She sets up an interview with him, but Kris Kringle is found dead before the interview can happen. A lot of people may have wanted jolly ol’ St. Nick dead, but who could it have been?
Rum & Razors is the third book in the Murder, She Wrote series by Donald Bain. Laurie and Walter Marshalk are a couple of hotel owners who are currently experiencing financial difficulties. When Walter is found dead unexpectedly, could it have been a rival hotel owner?