The novel takes place in this quintessentially southern city renowned for mystery. When her friend Tillie Mortelaine dies, Jessica is invited to solve a 40-year-old murder case. At stake is a million-dollar bequest for the local literacy program that she and Tillie established. As Jessica settles into Tillie's Savannah mansion and meets its collection of odd boarders, she begins to suspect that the spirit of the murder victim, Wanamaker Jones, is haunting the premises--and that there are those in Savannah who are looking to cash in on Jessica’s failure. Savannah has been receiving wonderful reviews, including one from Publishers Weekly, the publishing industry's leading publication, which reads, in part, "Ferreting out who killed Wanamaker is tough work, but Jessica, as always, rises to the challenge. Ghostly assistance adds to the charm of the spunky sleuthing...", as well as five stars from reviewer Harriet Klausner, who calls the book "an entertaining cerebral cold case whodunit"... "one of the best cases Mrs. Fletcher (and Donald Bain) has worked on." And Elisa Preston wrote in the Savannah Morning News, "A Slaying in Savannah is fun and interesting, and the authors nailed Savannah right on the head. It's a murder mystery filled with the city's charm and uniqueness." Thank you, Elisa! A Slaying in Savannah was nominated for a 2008 Scribe Award.