Donald Bain. Martinis & Mayhem: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery (1995) 299 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “Cabot Cove, Maine’s most famous mystery author, Jessica Fletcher, is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. She can’t wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman’s Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn’t know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda. Actually, a visit to a women’s prison is already on Jessica’s schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bag. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband. Soon, Jessica, always ready to right a wrong even if she attracts dangerous attention, is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur [sic] in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be.” Based on the Universal television series Murder, She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury.
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