Murder, She Wrote: The Fine Art of Murder
Written By: ,
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: July 2015
Duration: 8 hours 11 minutes
Jessica vacations in Italy, where she joins a tour that takes her to a variety of private homes, restaurants, and rural churches where lesser-known Italian masterworks are displayed. Her idyllic time is interrupted by a pair of young Italian gunmen who steal a painting off a church wall, killing a retired policeman in the process. Agreeing to help identify the crooks at a later date should they be caught, Jessica returns to Cabot Cove and puts the shocking experience behind her.
Months later, both art and death land on her doorstep in the form of Wayne Simsbury, stepson of a woman with whom Jessica was friends years ago. Wayne's father-a wealthy Chicago businessman and owner of an impressive art collection-has been shot to death. Not only is Wayne's stepmother, Marlise Simsbury, a suspect in the murder investigation, but Wayne himself claims to have witnessed the crime. Unsure of what to do, he has searched out Jessica-the one person his stepmother always claimed could help out with any problem.
Now Jessica has a seemingly open-and-shut murder case to crack in Chicago and also must travel back to Italy to help the police make their case against the church bandits. And she faces a looming danger that may connect the Italian killers to the fate of her old friend....