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Cabot Cove's crime-solving novelist Jessica Fletcher goes to New York just prior to Christmas, where a sidewalk Santa leads her into another mystery in this installment of the USA Today best-selling series.

Promoting her latest books brings best-selling mystery writer Jessica Fletcher to New York for Christmas. Her schedule includes book signings, chat-show appearances, department store shopping...and murder. But it all begins with a sidewalk Santa staring at Jessica with fear and recognition.

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  • Dorise
  • 01-02-2019

A release of an older Donald Bain book in the series, thank goodness

There have been a few sadly disheartening, and unsuccessful attempts, by newer authors, to reproduce the success of Donald Bain at capturing the Jessica Fletcher character popularized by Angela Lansbury in the TV series Murder, She Wrote. This book represents Donald Bain’s classic representation of the original; integral, caring, bright, kind, inquisitive, honourable JESSICA FLETCHER character.

Audible pls bring back more of these golden oldies until a modern author can channel Donald Bain

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  • Maya
  • 15-09-2020

Terrible narrator

I could barely listen to this because of the narrator. The story was ok but not great. I will try one with the usual narrator.

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  • Joan
  • 31-08-2020

Love love love this!

I have always loved the Murder She Wrote stories! Fletcher and Bain did a great job of this book. Beth Porter is amazing as a narrator! The story line keeps you scratching your head about who did what and why! The ending was great! I couldn’t stop listening. I did an all nighter. Now I get to sleep😁. Or on to the next one!👍

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  • frequentshopper210
  • 31-10-2020

Narrator speaks very quickly.

The story is ok but the narrator speaks very fast and the accents are strange in places.

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  • Sharon L. Gammell
  • 10-09-2019

One of the worse narratations...

The story was better than average. Reading the book was much better than listening to this narration. Simply can't call it a performance. Disappointing as I do love to listen to the cozies while driving.

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  • Celtic Gardens
  • 23-11-2020

Narrator ruins this book

While some characters have clear voices, unfortunately the voice of Jessica Fletcher does annoy. It is TERRIBLE.

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  • An on my mouse
  • 07-03-2019

Good story, but bad voice actor

I am so happy they have released an older novel on audiobook, but the voice actor they used really distracted from the story. Really took me out of the book. At first, I thought she may have a speech impediment, but the more I listened, the less I heard.

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  • Jmc
  • 14-03-2021

Not as good as the others ..

Story was way too long- they could have wrapped it up with shorter chapters. Narrator was ok but not as good as Cynthia Darlow .

And this Jessica Fletcher ,unfortunately, sounded like a prudish rude woman. And as a New Yorker, I was a little offended by her description about various parts of the city. Did not enjoy this book as I had the other 5.

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  • Helen S
  • 28-12-2018

Vintage Jessica!

I own all of the audio books in this series. I loved this one. The story was interesting and told in a straight-forward, fast-moving way. I enjoyed the narration too. It was a very different voice for Jessica but it grew on me. I hope more of the older books will be turned into audio books.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-07-2021

Reader detracts from the story

The story is very interesting and keeps you involved to the end. However, the reader makes it difficult to listen to. She has difficulty with a Maine accent and the New York accent is awful.
I enjoy the Jessica Fletcher stories but will not listen to another with Beth Porter narrating.

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