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Murder in a Minor Key (Murder, She Wrote #16)

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A Funeral in New OrleansJessica Fletcher has a writer's conference in New Orleans and can't resist staying an extra week for the annual Jazz Festival. In her short time there, she gets a chance to sample everything the city has to offer-- its delectable food, its wonderful music and, of course, its unique brand of murder and corruption...

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 9th 2001 by Berkley Books (first published October 1st 2001)
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Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And I am back with the lovely Jessica Fletcher.

I have repeated myself in my previous reviews out of Murder, She Wrote series by mentioning that reading an installment is like taking yourself a trip to an familiar or unknown location. So far, I and Jessica have visited London, Bermuda and Savannah, and our latest murderous travelling experience takes place in ever fascinating New Orleans.

Jessica is always an entertaining travel guide, and though there is a good chance of you getting murdered or
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Jessica Fletcher is in New Orleans for a writers’ conference, a friend of hers turns up dead, his body propped up against the tomb of an old voodoo queen. The death is ruled accidental, but Jessica feels that a murder has been committed and decides to investigate. I loved the New Orleans setting and the story really captured the feel of it—The French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Jazz Fest, Voodoo. A great cast with a memorable array of characters. Very atmospheric, tho ...more
Oct 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Murder in a Minor Key-Murder She Wrote is like the other books. You know what you're getting. The story and plot is fine. I won't go into the details because I don't want to give away anything--the blurb says it all. What I like most about it was the description of New Orleans--The flavor of the people, music and lifestyle. It also gives an insight of the religion of Voodoo. I also learned something about records and the first recordings on cylinders as they were called. The way it's written mak ...more
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Stars: 4 / 5
Recommendation: If you want an easy and quick murder mystery pick it up and you will enjoy it. This time it adds more chills.

Murder In A Minor Key is the16th book in the Murder, She Wrote series by Donald Bain and fictional writer Jessica Fletcher based on the popular TV Show of the same name. The book was published in 2001. This time around the plot is set in New Orleans, LA.

Jessica Fletcher is in New Orleans promoting her latest murder mystery Murder In A Minor Key (yes, the title
Brice Fuqua
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jessica Fletcher travels to New Orleans where a fellow writer dies under mysterious circumstances. The routine plot is enlivened by detailed descriptions of New Orleans' culture and it's jazz history.
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great mystery. This one takes place in New Orleans during jazz festival. I learned about voodoo and jazz music. The book made me want to visit New Orleans on day and if you like murder she wrote this is a good read.
Even though the book is not set on Halloween, the setting of it is perfect for Halloween. I had a lot of fun reading it and the author does a great job including historical facts about New Orleans in the story.
Sarah Jowett
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this series of books. They are easy reads with heart and are great at taking you to wherever Jessica is at. These aren't "thrillers" that get caught up in gruesome crimes with psycho killers, which is a good thing!
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Cheryl Landmark
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review to come soon.
Philippa Alexander
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
love this book and the whole series.
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fun read. Interesting plots ( 2 of them) and characters. Liked the interweaving of New Orleans history of voodoo and jazz.
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Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it
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I loved the Jazz info and I have visited New Orleans so it was fun to see it through Jessica's eyes.
Dec 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Reading this book completed my personal challenge to read 17 of the Murder She Wrote mystery books. This book holds true to form, for light mystery entertainment.
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed all the Jessica books.
Danie Hermes
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

Nicely paced and felt just like an episode of the classic show. Enjoyed the New Orleans setting. Would recommend to any Murder She Wrote fan.
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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 publi
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