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Domestic Malice
Murder, She Wrote
Jessica Fletcher & Donald Rain

Obsidian/Penguin Group USA
October 2, 2012/978-0451238030

Reviewed by Linda Young

The director of the Cabot Cove Women’s Shelter asks Jessica to join the board of directors. Being civic-minded she readily accepts in spite of the fact that an unreasonable city councilman is determined to see the shelter closed.

One night while Jessica is at the shelter, a battered and bruised woman walks in. However, her husband is a well-respected pillar of the community. Unfortunately, despite Jessica’s support and advice, the woman refuses to stay or even report the abuse or press charges. A few days later the town is shocked to learn that domestic abuse has turned to murder.

Later, while investigating the crime, Jessica learns that the woman’s family has a few skeletons in the closet that go way beyond domestic violence. The real killer could be hiding behind a wall of silence that could send the wrong person to prison.

As always, I love Jessica’s mysteries. It is always so much fun trying to solve it before you get to the end of the book. This one is no exception. The ones that take place in Cabot Cove are always the best ones. If you loved the TV series, you’ll love the books even more.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Margaritas and Murder #24
A Question of Murder #25
Three Strikes and You?e Dead #26
A Slaying in Savannah #30
The Fine Art of Murder #36
Trouble at High Tide #37
Domestic Malice #38
Close-up on Murder #40
Aloha Betrayed #41
Death of a Blue Blood #42
The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher #44
Design for Murder #45

Reviewed 2013