Murder, She Wrote: Madison Avenue Shoot : Murder, She Wrote

  • by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
  • Narrated by Cynthia Darlow
  • Series: Murder, She Wrote
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jessica's favorite nephew, Grady, asks her to visit him in New York City - and star in a commercial he's creating. But there's little time for sightseeing when there's a murder on the set, complete with a long list of suspects. And Jessica soon finds herself not just a witness in a murder case - but the only one who can uncover the killer!

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Satisfying Mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If one of my friends was a fan of "cozies" and Jessica Fletcher, I'd definately recommend this audiobook.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder, She Wrote?

The description of the filming of a TV commercial. The narrative gave me a mental image of what the area looked like and how the filming was done.


Did Cynthia Darlow do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes. However, I do find her regional accents slightly overdone. I got used to Jessica's New England accent. I'm a midwesterner and I have no idea if the accent is accurate. However the accent she used for one character from Texas was annoying to me.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. But I smiled often and relaxed alot.


Any additional comments?

I was a fan of the "Murder She Wrote" TV series. These books are based on the TV series and therefore predictable in some ways. That's OK with me. I like Jessica's common sense and intelligence. I know there will not be descriptions of excessive violence. I know there will be an interesting puzzle to solve. Sometimes I just want to listen to a good, relaxing story. The "Murder She Wrote" series fills that need for me.

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- Chalis

Jessica isn't stupid so don't write her stupid

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone completely unfamiliar with the character.


What character would you cut from Murder, She Wrote: Madison Avenue Shoot?

I really don't like Grady; he is the ultimate albatross.


Any additional comments?

Jessica has been around for quite a while as both a TV character and protagonist in novels; and as such, she is an intelligent woman and writer who is known to do her homework for a book. It is unacceptable she would be doing a commercial spot and not know what a gaffer is or a best boy, etc. Why portray her as sort of dotty? For example, Angela Lansbury made sure she had the final say over her character’s wardrobe because she saw no reason why her character wouldn’t be sophisticated. So why dumb down her character now? Jessica has a webpage, she understands technology. If she doesn’t tweet, it’s likely because she likes to maintain some private life. I don’t expect her to be portrayed as Emma Peel but neither do I see her as grandma in a rocking chair. Give the character some respect.

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- Hrothgar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.