Prescription for Murder (Murder She Wrote, Book 39)

By Jessica Fletcher

Penguin Putnam
In the most recent novel within the united states this present day bestselling sequence, Jessica Fletcher needs to diagnose a killer with a style for undesirable medicine…

When her most modern e-book travel brings bestselling writer Jessica Fletcher to Tampa, Florida, she’s extremely joyful to benefit that her trip plans overlap with these of her friend, Cabot Cove’s personal Dr. Seth Hazlitt.

Seth is on the town vacationing Alvaro Vasquez, a well known doctor he befriended whereas engaging in a examine software in Havana. Vasquez, who has defected from Cuba to Tampa, is constructing a most likely groundbreaking treatment for Alzheimer’s illness. If he’s profitable, his American backers stand to make hundreds of thousands. yet there's a turning out to be worry that the drug may well fall into the fingers of a robust pharmaceutical corporation.

Jessica attends a celebration at Vasquez’s lavish domestic, however the social gathering ends unexpectedly while visitors witness Vasquez probably struck by way of lightning. Jessica and Seth perform a little digging into the physician’s checkered earlier and study that his dying was once no coincidence. As they interact to discover a treatment for the typical killer, they turn into enmeshed in foreign intrigue related to the neighborhood police, the FBI, the CIA—and start to ponder whether they’ll ever see Cabot Cove back.

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I judged him to be in his mid- to past due forties. He had a dusky complexion—I guessed that he may have a Hispanic background—and bore the remnants, albeit faint, of boyhood zits. He wasn’t a person that i might time period outgoing, yet there has been an openness that was once attractive. He ultimately became his cognizance to me. “Did you realize something unusual on the get together, Mrs. Fletcher? ” “Strange? In what experience? ” “I’m now not suggesting something. notwithstanding, whilst anyone of Dr. Vasquez’s stature dies all at once, we have to disguise all of the bases. ” “Of course,” I stated. “No, not anything unusual occurred on the celebration. ” I questioned even if the unsubstantiated demanding feeling that I’d skilled used to be worthy pointing out and made up our minds it wasn’t. Seth regarded earlier me and stated, “Here’s Dr. Vasquez’s son, Xavier. ” “How’s your mom? ” Seth requested while the younger guy reached us. “Resting,” he acknowledged. “I’m so sorry to your loss,” I stated touching his arm. He seemed down at my hand, and that i withdrew it instantly. Detective Machado brought himself and requested a couple of questions, which elicited not anything of curiosity so far as i may inform. while he requested Xavier a similar query that he’d requested me—had he spotted something unusual that evening—the son responded, “It’s continuously unusual round the following. when you don’t have the rest to invite me, I’d prefer to come again to my mom. ” “Sure,” Machado acknowledged, and passed Xavier his card. He additionally passed one to Seth and stated, “I doubt if I’ll have anything to invite you, health practitioner, yet provide me a decision in case you examine whatever. ” “Ayuh, I’ll do this. ” The departure of the physique of Alvaro Vasquez, the EMTs, the ME, and the 2 detectives created a vacuum of varieties within the huge room, just like the air were sucked out of it. many of the site visitors had decamped, yet Seth and that i remained, including Oona Mendez, Karl Westerkoch, Bernard Peters, and his spouse, Frances. The band had comprehensive packing up its tools and departed. waitresses scurried approximately identifying up plates and glasses, tossing nervous appears to be like on the closing site visitors as they ferried serving items to the kitchen. Peters sat on my own in a pink leather-based wing chair, staring directly forward, his palms outstretched as if inquiring for knowledge from an unseen resource. His spouse, Frances, stood subsequent to him, her hand to her mouth—seemingly stifling a scream or a moan. I leaned as regards to Seth and acknowledged, “I imagine we should always move. ” He nodded and stood. We made the rounds of the rest site visitors. Oona Mendez and Karl Westerkoch sat jointly on a sofa. She acknowledged she was hoping to determine us back; he acknowledged not anything, easily nodded. I approached Bernard and Frances Peters. “This has to be a dreadful surprise to you,” I acknowledged to him. “Unbelievable,” he acknowledged. “How might this have occurred? ” I understood why he will be in particular shaken by way of Vasquez’s dying. They’d not just been buddies of types, yet Peters and his corporation, K-Dex, had misplaced possibly their merely lifeline to solvency, dependent upon what Seth had instructed me of the company’s shaky monetary prestige. “Will you be staying in Tampa?

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