Gin and Daggers

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Chivers Press, 2001 - Fiction - 329 pages
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After Marjorie Ainsworth is stabbed, Jessica sets out to unmask the killer. Her quest takes her to London--from the glitter of the Savoy to the grime of the dockside--and to an assortment of characters.

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Jessica Fletcher was born Jessica Beatrice Macgill and writes under the initialed J.B. Fletcher. She is a fictional character portrayed by actress Angela Lansbury on the television series Murder She Wrote. She is a best selling author of mystery novels as well as an amateur detective. Within the sereis she holds the occupation of English teacher and novelist. She lives in a fictional town of Cabot Cove Maine. This town seems to have a high murder ratio based on the number of murders that occur in any one season of the show. She traveled a great deal as an author which took her to places around much of the English speaking world. This allowed her writers to stretch her character and her situations further than rural New England. In one episode she went to Hawaii and shared a case with Thomas Magnum of Magnum PI. Mrs. Fletcher was widowed from her husband Frank with no children but en endless supply of nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws who are in need of her help. She began her career writing on an old Royal typewriter but as she progressed she purchased an Intel 80386 clsss computer. Her friends included both millionaires and homeless people. The format of the show usually had Jessica solving the mystery within 5 minutes of the end of the show. The show ran from 1985-1996. After the weekly series concluded Jessica Fletcher did appear in some made for TV movies based on Murder She Wrote.

Donald Bain, the author of 115 books, including forty of the bestselling Murder, She Wrote novels, was a longtime friend of Margaret Truman. He worked closely with her on her novels, and more than anyone understood the spirit and substance of her books.

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