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You Bet Your Life (Murder, She Wrote #18)

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When her old friend Martha decided to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher made the trip to watch her walk down the aisle. But what were the odds that she'd be back two years later--to watch Martha stand accused of her husband's murder?

Jessica's never been one to gamble, but she's willing to bet that Martha isn't guilty. Martha's husband was a high
Mass Market Paperback, 252 pages
Published October 2002 by Signet
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You Bet Your Life by Jessica Fletcher was a very quick read that still felt too long. It's the first in the series I have read & since I loved the series, I'd hoped to feel the same about the books. I won't judge a series by just one book but this one was disappointing. The locale, Las Vegas, never felt either exciting enough or tawdry enough to be interesting, and except for Jessica's voice, which sounded as true as ever & enjoyable, and the accused murderer who was appropriately lovely ...more
One of my favorite Murder, She Wrote books so far. Simple mystery, yet cozy and well written.
This one is also a comfort book from Jessica Fletcher series. I enjoyed reading it and remembering some good times in Vegas. However, one thing I was surprised to find that the tone Jessica uses while describing the Hispanic caretaker. She says something like this woman spoke excellent English (read in the brackets in spite of being Hispanic). Well, I have a little problem with this kind of attitude. Even in some other books Jessica says this openly. Now, first of all assuming that all Hispanics ...more
When her old friend Martha decides to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher makes the trip to watch her walk down the aisle. But what are the odds that she'll be back two years later-to watch Martha stand accused of her husband's murder?

Jessica's never been one to gamble, but she's willing to bet that Martha isn't guilty. Her husband was a high-rolling Las Vegas local with three ex-wives and plenty of jealous acquaintances. Joining Martha's defense team, Jessica combs through the man's past
Paul Lunger
In "You Bet Your Life", Donald Bain takes us to Las Vegas where Jessica Fletcher is seeing a friend (Martha Kildare) accused of murder whose wedding she was at 2 years ago. This particular mystery isn't all that badly done & contains characters that are a bit believable & a twist that has our detective on the defense team for our accused. What also helps is that this is a crime we don't see & are playing fill in the blank for the majority of the story. Add in Court TV reporters & ...more
I LOVE the Murder She Wrote series and there are some books I like more than others. This was one of my favorites. The storyline kept me intrigued and I finally finished it long after midnight.
Kristin Stone
I just love these Murder, She Wrote books. They are fun little mysteries that are great for quick reads. They always have neat characters, and I just love Jessica Fletcher on tv or in a book,
This book was alright, but it wasn't my favorite Murder She Wrote book. Jessica's friend is on trial for murder- and a hefty portion of the book revolved around the day to day comings and goings of the trial itself. As a lawyer I appreciated the research that the author did- he was on point with legal practice and procedure- but even I found the court room scenes a little slow. Still, this book was a good read.
This was a book on tape. I never watched the Murder She Wrote TV shows, but this featured the heroine of those stories. It was set in Las Vegas and not all that exciting. I am, after all, a
real expert on detective fiction now!! In other words: dull dialogue, boring characters, and slow-
moving action.
Kristi Anderson
Anything by JB Fletcher is great. I call these stories my idiot books. I read them between other books I read. It is so easy to figure out who, where, with what and why, but fun just the same.
Donald Bain does an excellent job with the Jessica Fletcher Murder She Wrote series. If you liked the show, you'll enjoy the books - very much comfort reading since I love the characters.
This is a "Jessica Fletcher" book--comfort book, feel-good book. Just like her TV shows. It takes place in Las Vegas and now that I've been I can relate.
Sarah Jowett
A typical Murder She Wrote but I did like the beginning of the chapter "updates" via CourtTV reports.
I really enjoyed this one set in Las Vegas. One of those that end with a cheer.
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Jessica Fletcher (born Jessica Beatrice MacGill, and writes under the initialed J.B. Fletcher) is a fictional character from the US television series Murder, She Wrote.

In keeping with the spirit of the TV show, a series of official original novels have been written by American ghostwriter Donald Bain and published by the New American Library. The author credit for the novels is shared with the fic
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