It's a brand-new episode of the USA Today bestselling series--and Jessica Fletcher is finding out that some people in the movie biz can make you, break you, or just plain kill you…
Cabot Cove is about to be invaded--by Hollywood. One of Jessica's older novels is being made into a big-budget movie. The producer has decided to shoot most of the film on location in town, since the book was loosely based on a murder that shocked Cabot Cove over a decade earlier.
The murder occurred when a judge was gunned down while walking her dog. The prime suspect: an enraged husband whom the judge ruled against in a child custody case. But further investigation pointed to the victim's own husband--and ultimately to his mistress, accused of eliminating her rival.
Unfortunately, everyone on the set has a hidden agenda. A novice director wants his shot at the big-time. A fading star, making a comeback, has many unreasonable demands. Her astrologer sees trouble in the stars. And a stranger on the movie lot is stalking Jessica.
But fiction and reality fatally collide when the actress playing the judge is shot--the only witness her dog--and there's a cast and crew of possible suspects. With tensions between locals and the Hollywood horde mounting, Jessica must find the killer before anyone else is left on the cutting-room floor.