By Donald Bain
A SETUP IN SIN CITY
When her previous good friend Martha determined to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher made the journey to observe her stroll down the aisle. yet what have been the chances that she’d be again years later—to watch Martha stand accused of her husband’s murder?
Jessica’s by no means been one to gamble, yet she’s prepared to guess that Martha isn’t in charge. Martha’s husband was once a high-rolling Las Vegas neighborhood with 3 ex-wives and lots of jealous buddies. After becoming a member of Martha’s security workforce, Jessica combs throughout the man’s earlier to discover the true killer. yet because the media cognizance grows—and Jessica is interviewed by means of the scoop anchors of court docket TV—the stakes are raised, and Jessica learns easy methods to play for keeps.
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