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A Palette for Murder (Murder, She Wrote #7)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  430 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
The sixth mystery in the series based on the popular TV program finds Jessica Fletcher vacationing in the Hamptons, where she enrolls in an art class in which a lovely young model suddenly turns up dead.
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Chivers Press (first published October 1st 1996)
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Sonya
Dec 16, 2015 Sonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book. It had me going with all the twists and turns. I think it is one of "Murder She Wrote" best stories. I enjoyed reading the very end of the book (The last few pages). Once again I will mention that these books allow me to see through the author how other people live in other cities that I may never see on my own. I'm like a traveling companion with Jessica Fletcher. My husband managed to get a bunch of "Murder She Wrote" books, so I will continue to read these books for a while, ...more
Kate
Mar 30, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A murder mystery set in the Hamptons, involving the art world. Another great Murder She Wrote book!
Kathryn
Feb 07, 2015 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: murder-she-wrote
Who the hell is JD Fletcher?
Laurin
Jul 16, 2013 Laurin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Discrepancies between the show and book, J.B, not J.D.
Lila Jay
Mar 10, 2017 Lila Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the plot, but this ebook had an excessive amount of typos.
Cheryl Landmark
Review to come soon.
Marie
Oct 10, 2010 Marie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Palette For Murder is part of the Murder, She Wrote series. In this "episode", Jessica is invited to the Hamptons for some rest and relaxation. She plans to spend some time on her secret passion, painting, and finds an art class in the area to attend. When the nude model drops dead in class, Jessica is bothered that someone so young has died right before her eyes. She's determined to find out how this happened. This mystery will take her inside the art world where money, deception and greed mi ...more
Rosa Cline
Jun 24, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, death, series-7
I have read many of the Murder She Wrote books and have enjoyed them all; however I really enjoyed this one (so far) the best. The storyline flowed just right, not to fast not to slow. Not to many characters to get lost in (although there were several). Ms Fletcher once again got herself into situations that you begin to wonder if she was going to get out of. I don't really know why I enjoyed this story better than the others I just did. Maybe because my 'thinking who did it' changed several tim ...more
Chelsea
Jul 24, 2011 Chelsea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: fiction-mystery
An excellent cozy mystery. I just love the "Murder, She Wrote" series. The mysteries are entertaining with likable characters and no gory details or brazen sex scenes.

Publisher Comments:

"Jessica Fletcher's mid-summer vacation to New York's famed Hampton beaches turns into a lesson in the art of murder. Indulging in a lifelong passion, she enrolls in an art class, but when the model they had been sketching fails to stir--the victim of a deadly poison--Jessica canvasses the area, chasing down a ki
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Molly Cline
5 star
I have read many of the Murder She Wrote books and have enjoyed them all; however I really enjoyed this one (so far) the best. The storyline flowed just right, not to fast not to slow. Not to many characters to get lost in (although there were several). Ms Fletcher once again got herself into situations that you begin to wonder if she was going to get out of. I don't really know why I enjoyed this story better than the others I just did. Maybe because my 'thinking who did it' changed sever
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Feoni
Dec 29, 2016 Feoni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book.

Jessica is off to the the Hamptons to a much needed vacation or is it to indulge in a secret passion? Art? But of course murder and mystery follows her. Or her most adorable character trait, curiosity. A seemingly young art model drops dead during class; natural causes? Ridiculous. Of course, Jessica is on the trail. Of her killer. This case leads to more deaths, killers, art thieves, and poison.

Artist or Writer? This is one determined sleuth.
“Set a stoot hert
To a stey bare.”
A Sco
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Rosa Cline
5 star
I have read many of the Murder She Wrote books and have enjoyed them all; however I really enjoyed this one (so far) the best. The storyline flowed just right, not to fast not to slow. Not to many characters to get lost in (although there were several). Ms Fletcher once again got herself into situations that you begin to wonder if she was going to get out of. I don't really know why I enjoyed this story better than the others I just did. Maybe because my 'thinking who did it' changed sever
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Susan
Famed mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is vacationing in the Hamptons, nominally to visit her publisher and his wife, but actually because she wants to indulge in her new hobby, painting, in privacy. That plan goes up in smoke when the model at her first class dies of an unexpected heart attack. Jessica doesn't believe in the medical verdict, especially after she learns that a hot young artist died the same way a year before. But the third murder is definitely murder, so Jessica sets out to help ...more
Beth
Aug 18, 2009 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a big fan of the "Murder She Wrote" TV series. Jessica Fletcher reminds me of a modern-day, grown-up Nancy Drew. I've read a couple of books in the series so far. In this book Jessica visits the Hamptons for a vacation where she hopes to study art incognito. Of course there is a murder, and someone steals her sketch of a nude model. She gets involved with investigating the murder and then 2 more people are murdered. The mystery is tied up with art forgery. The resolution to the murders see ...more
Elissa Williams
Feb 06, 2014 Elissa Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like these Murder She Wrote books because they are an easy Murder Mystery Read. At times I found Jessica's character to not be as gracious or polite as the TV show. I also noted that the book referred to her as J D Fletcher, where the TV show she is J B....A great afternoon cozy read!
Amanda Marshall
This was a fun murder mystery that completely follows the tone and suspense of the "Murder, She Wrote" television series. Growing up watching that show with my mom has given me a nostalgic feeling about the Jessica Fletcher character. I'll certainly be reading another book in this series.
Jen
Nov 08, 2015 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
After the last two incredibly long mysteries I have read, this was light and quick and refreshing! I really enjoyed being able to feel a part of everything, getting the clues handed to me and finding out who-done-it.
Harry
Aug 07, 2014 Harry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fairly good book, but with an obvious solution which left me a little disheartened. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Cindy
May 30, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: murder-she-wrote
I did not realize ricin came from the castor oil bean. This had lots of interesting info and a very back door look at the art world.
Stacie Millichamp
This one was okay. There wasn't much suspense or guessing with this book. Mainly though, I couldn't get passed the fact that Jessica Fletcher was referred to as J.D. Fletcher.
Dana
Jul 27, 2014 Dana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't start this book expecting it to be Shakespeare, but a slow start and some clunky characters left me disappointed. I'd been hoping for some good nostalgic fun, but it just wasn't there.
Joan Schrock
This is a Murder She Wrote, Jessica Fletcher story. It takes place in "The Hamptons" not in Maine
very light, wholesome reading. I enjoyed it as I did the T.V. series
Kelly
May 13, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a very interesting and outstanding book. i loved it and I love the excitement of the mystery as it unfolds and more things happen.It was a great book, well written and mysterious.
Melissa Tevlin
Not as good as some of the other ones Donald Bain has written. Got a lot of details wrong that fans of the TV series would recognize as being incorrect.
Gayle Ewton
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Feb 01, 2014
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Nov 21, 2011
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In keeping with the spirit of the TV show, a series of official original novels have been written by American ghostwriter Donald Bain and publi
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