✰✰✰½ Jessica Fletcher is back in this fast-paced cozy mystery. After teaching a writing workshop at New York University, Jessica decides to take some time off. She arrives in the tranquil Hamptons looking for some peace and relaxation. Hoping to get in touch with her creative side, Jessica signs up for an art class under an assumed name. Unfortunately when the model ends up dead while posing during class, Jessica must put on her sleuthing hat and help solve the crime. She is suddenly plunged into the world of art crime involving the death of a local artist, a missing painting, and lots of money. On top of everything else, Jessica’s own sketch is stolen as well. Follow Jessica Fletcher as the picks her way through the twists and turns of this art themed mystery.
The Bottom Line: This is a fun book to read if you enjoyed the television show. Written in the first person, the books are very much in line with the series. As a quick read, it's the perfect book to take to the beach. Recommended for fans of cozy mysteries.
Details: Murder, She Wrote: A Palette for Murder written by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain. Paperback published by Signet in 1996. 304 p. ISBN: 978-0-451-18820-5