Prescription for Murder (Murder She Wrote, Book 39)

By Jessica Fletcher

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

When her most modern ebook journey brings bestselling writer Jessica Fletcher to Tampa, Florida, she’s delighted to benefit that her go back and forth plans overlap with these of her buddy, Cabot Cove’s personal Dr. Seth Hazlitt.

Seth is on the town traveling Alvaro Vasquez, a well known general practitioner he befriended whereas engaging in a learn software in Havana. Vasquez, who has defected from Cuba to Tampa, is constructing a almost certainly groundbreaking medication for Alzheimer’s illness. If he’s winning, his American backers stand to make hundreds of thousands. yet there's a growing to be worry that the drug might fall into the fingers of a robust pharmaceutical corporation.

Jessica attends a celebration at Vasquez’s lavish domestic, however the occasion ends unexpectedly whilst visitors witness Vasquez possible struck through lightning. Jessica and Seth perform a little digging into the physician’s checkered previous and examine that his demise used to be no twist of fate. As they interact to discover a treatment for the typical killer, they turn into enmeshed in overseas 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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Neither Seth nor I acknowledged something. I knew that Seth used to be pondering what I was—that it could possibly now not pass over good for the lead detective at the case to understand that the health worker had informed us that Vasquez wasn’t hit by way of lightning sooner than he’d been knowledgeable. “Then what did kill him? ” Seth eventually requested. Machado shrugged his huge shoulders and rolled his fingertips at the desk. “They’re doing the toxicological reviews right now. in fact, it might probably prove that he had a middle assault or a stroke, basically the ME says he doesn’t imagine that’s the case. He advised me that he had a talk with you, Dr. Hazlitt. ” “Ayuh, that’s correct, we did have a talk. ” “Sometimes the ME and us right here in legislations enforcement don’t continually attach the way in which we should always. What’d he let you know? ” Seth used to be instant, and that i puzzled how he’d deal with it. “He didn’t have an excessive amount of to say,” was once Seth’s answer. “We sorta had a scientific dialog, you recognize, health professional to health professional. ” He smiled. Machado didn't. “I proposal that since you have been on the subject of the sufferer, witnessed whilst he died, and are a doctor, that Dr. San Martín may have instructed you issues that he hasn’t handed alongside to us but. ” I stated, “Excuse me for injecting myself, Detective, yet why may your health worker maintain issues from the police? That moves me as hugely strange. ” Machado, who wasn’t a guy for whom smiling got here simply, controlled one and stated, “Doc San Martín occasionally will get his again up by way of passing on info. Doesn’t prefer to be rushed. Plus, like several PD, we sometimes have a person leak anything to the click that shouldn’t be leaked. The document has raised holy hell approximately it greater than as soon as. For me, i believe he’s unsuitable to take it on himself to determine what to provide us whilst and what to maintain less than his hat, yet there’s now not much i will be able to do approximately it. ” Seth began to reply, yet Machado further, “And I’ll inform you one other factor. The PD isn’t the one resource of leaks. The ME’s place of work has had its percentage, too. ” Machado’s voice reflected the fatigue on his around face. He sounded greatly like a guy less than siege, a person wanting a holiday. I knew how he felt. “This is all very interesting,” Seth stated, “but you acknowledged you meant to touch us approximately it. Why? ” “A couple of purposes. first of all, Dr. Hazlitt, I’m instructed that you simply and the deceased have been lovely chummy. ” “Friends? certain, we were,” acknowledged Seth. “Good sufficient that you just made a number of journeys to spend time with him. ” “I don’t recognize that i'd name 4 journeys over numerous years ‘multiple. ’ i used to be easily visitin’ a pal. ” “Pretty pricey flying again and forth—to stopover at a chum. ” “Not extraordinarily expensive,” Seth stated. “Wouldn’t you spend a few cash to take pleasure in time with a superb buddy? ” “Oh, convinced, and don’t get me fallacious. I’m no longer accusing you of whatever. It’s simply that since you and the sufferer have been shut, he may have informed you issues that will aid me with my research. ” It was once definitely the right time to elevate the letter that Vasquez had left for Seth, or at the least to say Vasquez’s worry for his existence.

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