‘Murder, She Wrote’ In Bermuda

January 27, 2012

Fictional crime writer — and amateur sleuth — Jessica Fletcher’s latest case takes place in Bermuda in a new “Murder She Wrote” mystery being published in April.

Based on the popular TV series starring Angela Lansbury, the ongoing series of bestselling Jessica Fletcher novels are supposedly co-authored by the character [her "collaborator" is popular American crime writer Donald Bain].

In “Murder She Wrote: Trouble At High Tide”, Jessica Fletcher is vacationing on the island when she is suprised to hear Bermudians are abuzz over a trio of grisly murders, each bearing an eerie resemblance to the 1888 Jack the Ripper killings.

Jessica dismisses the panicked chatter as just that until her friend Thomas Betterton’s niece is found dead on the beach after a party. And when Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland arrives to investigate, Jessica can’t help but get involved-an act that brings her dangerously close to a killer.

Still being shown in syndication around the world, “Murder, She Wrote” remains one of the most successful and longest-running television shows in history.

The comedy/drama aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network.

There have been four made-for-TV movies featuring Jessica Fletcher since the show went off the air and the series of official “Murder, She Wrote” books was launched in 1989 — with up to three new mysteries released each year.

Coincidentally, “Murder, She Wrote” star Ms Lansbury appeared on Broadway last year alongside former Bermuda resident Catherine Zeta Jones during her Tony Award-winning turn in the musical “A Little Night Music.”

“Murder She Wrote: Trouble At High Tide” is being published by Penguin Group USA and will be available in bookstores worldwide on April 3.

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  1. Family Man says:

    Too bad we didn’t have a Jessica Fletcher on the case when Rebecca Middleton was raped, tortured and murdered here.

    And shame on the PLP for not changing the law to charge those that are responsible.

    Phil Perinchief is right when he says “They don’t want to be seen to be pandering to a lot of the white people who are pressing to have the Rebecca Middleton case reopened.”

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    She should move here. Fresh murder to solve every few weeks.

  3. It's real says:

    Don’t need a fairy tale just write about thread murders lol