Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

1984 - 1996, Crime, Drama
Crime drama starring Angela Lansbury as a writer with a mystery-solving sideline
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Episode Guide

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death by Demographics (Season 12 Episode 24)
    Season 12 Episode 24:

    Death by Demographics

    After a San Francisco radio station changes its music format from classical to rock, the promoter who engineered the switch dies and Jessica searches for the killer.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Mrs. Parker's Revenge (Season 12 Episode 23)
    Season 12 Episode 23:

    Mrs. Parker's Revenge

    While Jessica is in Atlanta to address mystery writers, a lethal virus is stolen from the Biological Research Institute.

  • Murder, She Wrote - What You Don't Know Can Kill You (Season 12 Episode 22)
    Season 12 Episode 22:

    What You Don't Know Can Kill You

    When a young man dies in a motorcycle crash, and a local attorney is murdered, Jessica looks for links between the two seemingly unrelated deaths.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Race to Death (Season 12 Episode 21)
    Season 12 Episode 21:

    Race to Death

    Jessica investigates when a wealthy yachtsman is murdered two days before a big race, and his rival's daughter is charged with the crime.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Southern Double-Cross (Season 12 Episode 20)
    Season 12 Episode 20:

    Southern Double-Cross

    Jessica travels to Australia to prove that she is the rightful heir to 130,000 acres of grazing land, but her arrival results in two murders.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Evidence of Malice (Season 12 Episode 19)
    Season 12 Episode 19:

    Evidence of Malice

    Jessica has to solve two murders to clear the name of her old friend Deputy Andy Broom (Louis Herthum), who becomes a suspect when a murder weapon is found in his car.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Track of a Soldier (Season 12 Episode 18)
    Season 12 Episode 18:

    Track of a Soldier

    A vacation in the Grand Tetons turns into work when the man threatening Jessica's host with blackmail is murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Something Foul in Flappieville (Season 12 Episode 17)
    Season 12 Episode 17:

    Something Foul in Flappieville

    After Jessica's short story for children becomes a television puppet show, she must find the fiend who used one of the puppets as a murder weapon.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder Among Friends (Season 12 Episode 16)
    Season 12 Episode 16:

    Murder Among Friends

    When the producer of a hit twenty-something series is murdered, Jessica does some directing of her own.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Dark Side of the Door (Season 12 Episode 15)
    Season 12 Episode 15:

    The Dark Side of the Door

    Details in a manuscript convince a young editor (Tracy Middendorf) that the author (Richard Beymer) kidnapped her 11 years earlier, but when the author is found dead, the editor becomes the primary suspect.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in Tempo (Season 12 Episode 14)
    Season 12 Episode 14:

    Murder in Tempo

    Seth Hazlitt's benefit concert to save the woods near Cabot Cove is endangered when the lead singer is permanently silenced.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death Goes Double Platinum (Season 12 Episode 13)
    Season 12 Episode 13:

    Death Goes Double Platinum

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) works to get a Latino band a recording contract, until a murder rocks her plans. Guest stars: Tony Plana and Jason Bernard.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Kendo Killing (Season 12 Episode 12)
    Season 12 Episode 12:

    Kendo Killing

    In Japan, Jessica gets involved in the murder of a motorcycle racer, the son of an international CEO (Pat Morita).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Unwilling Witness (Season 12 Episode 11)
    Season 12 Episode 11:

    Unwilling Witness

    After being subpoenaed to testify at the jury probe of a brokerage house, Jessica is charged with contempt for speaking to a witness who is killed.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Frozen Stiff (Season 12 Episode 10)
    Season 12 Episode 10:

    Frozen Stiff

    When Jessica arrives at an ice cream company to get a check for charity, the funds have melted away and the company's co-founder is iced.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Deadly Bidding (Season 12 Episode 9)
    Season 12 Episode 9:

    Deadly Bidding

    Detective Charlie Garrett's high bid on a mediocre painting puzzles Jessica; then, its second-rate artist is found dead; with Wayne Rogers.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Shooting in Rome (Season 12 Episode 8)
    Season 12 Episode 8:

    Shooting in Rome

    Jessica travels to Rome to help rewrite the script for the filming of one of her books, but the filming takes a tragic turn when a stuntman dies.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Nan's Ghost (Season 12 Episode 7)
    Season 12 Episode 7:

    Nan's Ghost

    In Ireland to visit Inspector Lanahan (Rod Taylor), Jessica gets locked in the dungeon of haunted Ballynook Castle; with Fionnula Flanagan, John Karlen.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Nan's Ghost (Season 12 Episode 6)
    Season 12 Episode 6:

    Nan's Ghost

    In Ireland to visit her friend Eileen (Fionnula Flanagan), Jessica and Inspector Lanahan (Rod Taylor) must sort through suspects to find a killer when an American investor is found dead.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Home Care (Season 12 Episode 5)
    Season 12 Episode 5:

    Home Care

    After losing two elderly patients, a young nurse (Megan Porter Follows) is charged with murder; William Windom; Ron Masak; Louis Herthum; Audra Lindley; Ed Nelson.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Big Easy Murder (Season 12 Episode 4)
    Season 12 Episode 4:

    Big Easy Murder

    A research trip to New Orleans plunges Jessica into the world of the occult, when a businessman dies, and a voodoo doll is evidence.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Secret of Gila Junction (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    The Secret of Gila Junction

    Jessica helps an inexperienced sheriff investigate a murder in a small desert town where the government may have conducted dangerous chemical experiments.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Quaking in Aspen (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    A Quaking in Aspen

    An insurance investigation reunites detective Garrett (Wayne Rogers) with Jessica who is in Aspen visiting her recently widowed friend (Leigh Taylor-Young).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Nailed (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:


    After convincing the star stylist at Jessica's beauty salon to jump ship, a sneaky entrepreneur turns up dead in the hair dresser's chair.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Game, Set, Murder (Season 11 Episode 21)
    Season 11 Episode 21:

    Game, Set, Murder

    Jessica finds no mourners, but plenty of suspects after a young tennis pro's domineering father is killed.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Another Killing in Cork (Season 11 Episode 20)
    Season 11 Episode 20:

    Another Killing in Cork

    Jessica visits Ireland soon after an American tourist's corpse lands in a wishing well near Tom Dempsey's (Rod Taylor) fishing lodge.

  • Murder, She Wrote - School for Murder (Season 11 Episode 19)
    Season 11 Episode 19:

    School for Murder

    An ambitious professor (Nicholas Surovy) at a New England prep school campaigns for the retiring headmaster's (Roy Dotrice) position, only to wind up as a murder victim after winning the post.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Dream Team (Season 11 Episode 18)
    Season 11 Episode 18:

    The Dream Team

    A plan to develop Cabot Cove ends badly when the chief financial investor's wife takes a nose dive into the bay.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder a la Mode (Season 11 Episode 17)
    Season 11 Episode 17:

    Murder a la Mode

    The murder of a French designer's estranged son leads Jessica into the world of smuggling and sweatshops.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Film Flam (Season 11 Episode 16)
    Season 11 Episode 16:

    Film Flam

    Homicide haunts the release of a restored movie, and Jessica investigates the current crime and the 1960 murder that prevented the original release.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Twice Dead (Season 11 Episode 15)
    Season 11 Episode 15:

    Twice Dead

    Pressured by corporate sponsors, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist (Bruce Weitz) fakes his death, then turns up dead.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in High-C (Season 11 Episode 14)
    Season 11 Episode 14:

    Murder in High-C

    A stalker threatens a gifted soprano (Khrystyne Haje) about to make her debut, and Jessica steps in to help with the investigation.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death 'n Denial (Season 11 Episode 13)
    Season 11 Episode 13:

    Death 'n Denial

    Jessica takes a trip to Egypt to finalize a cultural exchange program and ends up searching for a killer and a stolen artifact.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Scent of Murder (Season 11 Episode 12)
    Season 11 Episode 12:

    Scent of Murder

    The pervasive stench of death looms over Jessica and Seth's visit to his cousin's South Carolina plantation.

  • Murder, She Wrote - An Egg to Die For (Season 11 Episode 11)
    Season 11 Episode 11:

    An Egg to Die For

    Jessica helps a Russian police officer (David Ogden Stiers) capture the elusive mastermind behind the theft of a Faberge egg.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder of the Month Club (Season 11 Episode 10)
    Season 11 Episode 10:

    Murder of the Month Club

    While working on an infomercial, Jessica helps a detective friend (George DiCenzo) probe a strangulation, and tries to find out why a member of her studio audience (Gale Hansen) is found dead during the taping.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder by Twos (Season 11 Episode 9)
    Season 11 Episode 9:

    Murder by Twos

    Jessica seeks a link between the electrocution of the town bully and the hanging of a teacher who was his lover.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Crimson Harvest (Season 11 Episode 8)
    Season 11 Episode 8:

    Crimson Harvest

    The mysterious deaths of a winery matriarch's son and a rival vintner lead Jessica into a world of greed and betrayal.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Fatal Paradise (Season 11 Episode 7)
    Season 11 Episode 7:

    Fatal Paradise

    While vacationing in Martinique, Jessica is called on to help an acquaintance (Wayne Rogers) accused of a woman's (Cassie Yates) murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Murder Channel (Season 11 Episode 6)
    Season 11 Episode 6:

    The Murder Channel

    Accidentally tapped into a closed-circuit video surveillance system, Jessica's neighbor witnesses a murder; guests Jessica Walter; Doris Roberts.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Dear Deadly (Season 11 Episode 5)
    Season 11 Episode 5:

    Dear Deadly

    Jessica investigates when, during a visit to San Francisco, an advice columnist (Eileen Brennan) falls victim to a crazed gunman.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death in Hawaii (Season 11 Episode 4)
    Season 11 Episode 4:

    Death in Hawaii

    Jessica's vacation to Honolulu becomes chaotic when the son of her host, power broker Matt Kinkaid, vanishes during a hotly contested U.S. Senate election.

  • Murder, She Wrote - To Kill a Legend (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    To Kill a Legend

    Jessica's discovery that Cabot Cove's Revolutionary War hero was actually a traitor results in a TV director's murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Amsterdam Kill (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    Amsterdam Kill

    Jessica's probe of a friend's kidnapping in Amsterdam leads to two murders and a diamond-smuggling ring.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Nest of Vipers (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:

    A Nest of Vipers

    Internal strife at an earthquake-shaken California zoo culminates in an employee's death from snake bite.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Wheel of Death (Season 10 Episode 21)
    Season 10 Episode 21:

    Wheel of Death

    Burglaries and a murder occur when the carnival comes to Cabot Cove but doesn't seem to bring in a great deal of money.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Murderous Muse (Season 10 Episode 20)
    Season 10 Episode 20:

    A Murderous Muse

    Jessica searches for a motive when a legendary maestro, who is about to lose control of his protege, is found murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Roadkill (Season 10 Episode 19)
    Season 10 Episode 19:


    A Texas trucker (Earl Holliman) is charged with insurance fraud; his son (Patrick Cassidy) is accused of murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Trouble With Seth (Season 10 Episode 18)
    Season 10 Episode 18:

    The Trouble With Seth

    Fresh blood stains indicate foul play when Seth (William Windom) disappears; a proliferation of strangers in town raises Jessica's suspicions.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Dying Game (Season 10 Episode 17)
    Season 10 Episode 17:

    The Dying Game

    The closing of a family-owned department store leads to a double murder in New York, and Jessica has no shortage of suspects in the crime.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Time to Die (Season 10 Episode 16)
    Season 10 Episode 16:

    Time to Die

    Infrared cameras seem to prove Jessica's writing student is guilty of killing his abusive stepfather.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder on the Thirtieth Floor (Season 10 Episode 15)
    Season 10 Episode 15:

    Murder on the Thirtieth Floor

    Jessica refuses to believe that the editor of her latest book has committed suicide and is determined to find out the truth.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Deadly Assets (Season 10 Episode 14)
    Season 10 Episode 14:

    Deadly Assets

    Jessica attempts to clear the name of a Cabot Cove fisherman who is suspected of murdering a Chicago hit man.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Portrait of Death (Season 10 Episode 13)
    Season 10 Episode 13:

    Portrait of Death

    An art gallery owner is stabbed to death with a sculpture belonging to Jessica's friend (Loretta Swit).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Proof in the Pudding (Season 10 Episode 12)
    Season 10 Episode 12:

    Proof in the Pudding

    Jessica discovers clues to a puzzling murder when she is a guest star on a friend's television cooking show.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Northern Explosion (Season 10 Episode 11)
    Season 10 Episode 11:

    Northern Explosion

    Her plane laid-over in a small British Columbia town, Jessica probes two murders related to a local mining company.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in White (Season 10 Episode 10)
    Season 10 Episode 10:

    Murder in White

    A London friend invites Jessica to rewrite a play based on her novel and is accused of murdering a manipulative producer/financier.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder at a Discount (Season 10 Episode 9)
    Season 10 Episode 9:

    Murder at a Discount

    A man (George Segal) who claims Jessica's novel closely resembles the story of his first wife's murder sues Jessica.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Love and Hate in Cabot Cove (Season 10 Episode 8)
    Season 10 Episode 8:

    Love and Hate in Cabot Cove

    Jessica investigates her accountant and uncovers his gambling, an illegal casino and a police officer's murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Killing in Cork (Season 10 Episode 7)
    Season 10 Episode 7:

    A Killing in Cork

    In Ireland, the son of Jessica's friend (Fionnula Flanagan) is accused of killing another family member (Andrew Robinson).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Bloodlines (Season 10 Episode 6)
    Season 10 Episode 6:


    Researching a novel, Jessica unravels the mystery of a Thoroughbred trainer's (Mickey Rooney) murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Virtual Murder (Season 10 Episode 5)
    Season 10 Episode 5:

    A Virtual Murder

    Jessica happens on a computerized clue to a murder while writing a mystery story for a friend's interactive video game company.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Phantom Killer (Season 10 Episode 4)
    Season 10 Episode 4:

    The Phantom Killer

    Jessica comes to the aid of a promising young reporter when he is suspected of murdering a rival magazine's unscrupulous publisher.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Legacy of Borbey House (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    The Legacy of Borbey House

    A stranger obsessed with restoring a Cabot Cove landmark is killed after he is suspected of being a vampire.

  • Murder, She Wrote - For Whom the Ball Tolls (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    For Whom the Ball Tolls

    Jessica's editor is accused of murdering a developer opposed to the preservation of a historic New York brownstone.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death in Hong Kong (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Death in Hong Kong

    Jessica's trip to Hong Kong is interrupted by the murder of an American businessman negotiating a merger with a Chinese tycoon.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Love's Deadly Desire (Season 9 Episode 22)
    Season 9 Episode 22:

    Love's Deadly Desire

    Jessica investigates the murder of a visiting romance novelist's assistant, who was having an affair with the writer's publisher husband.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Survivor (Season 9 Episode 21)
    Season 9 Episode 21:

    The Survivor

    Jessica becomes involved in an internal police investigation when a colleague is left for dead in an accident in which a rookie policeman is killed.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Ship of Thieves (Season 9 Episode 20)
    Season 9 Episode 20:

    Ship of Thieves

    Jessica is enjoying a Caribbean cruise on a ship where her old friend (Keith Michell) is chief of security when a woman is found dead in the ship's cargo net.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Lone Witness (Season 9 Episode 19)
    Season 9 Episode 19:

    Lone Witness

    A delivery boy (Neil Patrick Harris) who witnessed a murder becomes the prime suspect and disappears.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Dead to Rights (Season 9 Episode 18)
    Season 9 Episode 18:

    Dead to Rights

    Jessica agrees to help clear a former research assistant of killing her new employer, despite the fact the woman is a pathological liar.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Big Kill (Season 9 Episode 17)
    Season 9 Episode 17:

    The Big Kill

    The CEO (Chad Everett) of a struggling high-tech defense firm is suspected of killing a banker and a fisherman.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Threshold of Fear (Season 9 Episode 16)
    Season 9 Episode 16:

    Threshold of Fear

    Jessica investigates a cold case to help an agoraphobic woman (Cynthia Nixon) who is haunted by dreams of her mother's murder five years earlier.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Petrified Florist (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    Petrified Florist

    At a dinner party with a gossip magazine editor (Penny Fuller), Jessica imagines the plot for her next novel.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Killer Radio (Season 9 Episode 14)
    Season 9 Episode 14:

    Killer Radio

    The owner of a Midwest radio station (Lyman Ward) is found murdered at a new transmitter site, and Jessica must weed out the suspects to find the killer.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Dead Eye (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    Dead Eye

    While attending a writers' conference in Florida, Jessica stumbles onto old photos that may be linked to the JFK assassination.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Double Jeopardy (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    Double Jeopardy

    One of Jessica's students is framed for murder when someone uses information from her creative writing class to kill a local crime boss.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Final Curtain (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    Final Curtain

    Seth's friend (Peter Donat), an actor coming out of retirement to launch a play is implicated in the murder of his ex-manager (Bradford Dillman).

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Sound of Murder (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    The Sound of Murder

    Jessica uses her knowledge of music to investigate the murder of the owner of the record company that is producing one of her mysteries on tape.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Christmas Secret (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    A Christmas Secret

    The future son-in-law of a prominent Cabot Cove family is suspected in a shooting; guests Larry Wilcox; Diane Baker; Ken Swofford.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Classic Murder (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    The Classic Murder

    Jessica investigates the mysterious disappearance of her editor's millionaire father along with $150 million from his corporate account.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice

    Michael Hagarty (Len Cariou) is suspected of murdering his future son-in-law, thought to be involved in an illegal banking scheme.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Night of the Coyote (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Night of the Coyote

    Jessica links the murder of the owner of an Old West tourist attraction to buried treasure; guests Graham Greene, Mariette Hartley.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Dead File (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    The Dead File

    Jessica is sued for libel after a caricature of her accuses prominent New Yorkers of crimes; guests Harvey Fierstein, Patrick Macnee, Jon Polito.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Wind Around the Tower (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    The Wind Around the Tower

    While in Ireland to research a new book, Jessica is called in to help solve the crime when a tycoon's murder is linked to a local legend.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Mole (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    The Mole

    Officials hesitate to confront Jessica's kidnapper (Ken Howard), a philanthropist who mistook her for a government informant.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Family Secrets (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Family Secrets

    One of Jessica's former students is murdered when he returns to Cabot Cove to write a book exposing new information on a 30-year-old town scandal.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in Milan (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Murder in Milan

    A film based on Jessica's book opens at a film festival in Milan, and the opening is followed by the murder of the film's producer (Susan Blakely).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder on Madison Avenue (Season 8 Episode 22)
    Season 8 Episode 22:

    Murder on Madison Avenue

    Jessica is in the process of designing a murder-mystery board game for a toy company when an executive (Barbara Babcock) is murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Badge of Honor (Season 8 Episode 21)
    Season 8 Episode 21:

    Badge of Honor

    Seth's old Army pal (Gerald S. O'Loughlin) is accused of murdering his new employer (Cliff DeYoung), a yacht dealer.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Angel of Death (Season 8 Episode 20)
    Season 8 Episode 20:

    Angel of Death

    Jessica consoles a playwright (Darren McGavin) after his wife's suicide, then realizes that he was the intended victim of a family member's murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Day of the Dead (Season 8 Episode 19)
    Season 8 Episode 19:

    Day of the Dead

    While in Mexico City, Jessica researches two crimes when a mask stolen from the National Museum is found on the face of a murder victim.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Programmed for Murder (Season 8 Episode 18)
    Season 8 Episode 18:

    Programmed for Murder

    Jessica tries to clear Dr. Hazlitt after he is threatened with a possible malpractice suit when the owner of Cabot Cove's computer company dies.

  • Murder, She Wrote - To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee (Season 8 Episode 17)
    Season 8 Episode 17:

    To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee

    Jessica suspects a setup when her Irish colleague is charged with murdering his longtime nemesis, who is killed shortly after moving to the United States.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Ever After (Season 8 Episode 16)
    Season 8 Episode 16:

    Ever After

    After her husband (Kevin McCarthy) is murdered, an actress neighbor (Kate Mulgrew) involves Jessica in the investigation into the crime.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief (Season 8 Episode 15)
    Season 8 Episode 15:

    Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief

    While in London, Jessica becomes involved in a murder cover-up by the British Intelligence Agency when she happens upon a disappearing corpse.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Monte Carlo Murders (Season 8 Episode 14)
    Season 8 Episode 14:

    The Monte Carlo Murders

    While visiting an old friend (Dina Merrill) who runs a Monte Carlo hotel, Jessica investigates the murder of a ruthless businessman with numerous enemies.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Incident in Lot No. 7 (Season 8 Episode 13)
    Season 8 Episode 13:

    Incident in Lot No. 7

    The would-be producer (Ron Leibman) of the movie adaptation of Jessica's latest book dies, leaving Jessica to identify possible suspects.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Witch's Curse (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    Witch's Curse

    Cabot Cove suspects a woman (Mary Crosby) playing a witch in a community play is the real thing; guest Robert Vaughn.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Danse Diabolique (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Danse Diabolique

    Jessica is convinced that a ballerina who died during her premiere performance in a new ballet was actually murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The List of Uri Lermentov (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    The List of Uri Lermentov

    Jessica finds herself amid international espionage while attending a trade reception in Washington, D.C.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Committee (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    The Committee

    After Jessica speaks at an exclusive men's club, they ask her to investigate when one of their members is murdered and they are all suspects.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Killing in Vegas (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    A Killing in Vegas

    Jessica tries to disprove charges against her friend's boyfriend, suspected of murdering a Las Vegas casino manager.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Terminal Connection (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Terminal Connection

    Jessica attempts to prove a battered wife innocent of killing her husband after failing to convince the woman to defend herself.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Judge Not (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Judge Not

    Jessica probes a 20-year-old unsolved murder after attending the funeral of a New Orleans jazz great.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Lines of Excellence (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Lines of Excellence

    New computer owner Jessica discovers hackers gathering information for blackmail, a crime that leads to murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Thicker Than Water (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Thicker Than Water

    Sheriff Metzger assumes his younger brother, the black sheep of the family, is guilty of murder, as charged.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Unauthorized Obituary (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Unauthorized Obituary

    A friend (Bradford Dillman) is suspected of killing the author (Jessica Walter) who was writing an unauthorized biography of his wife.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Night Fears (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Night Fears

    A policeman-turned-professor challenges Jessica to solve a series of campus muggings that soon escalates to murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Bite the Big Apple (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Bite the Big Apple

    Jessica takes a teaching position in New York, gets an apartment and finds its previous tenant murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane (Season 7 Episode 22)
    Season 7 Episode 22:

    The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane

    A writer is murdered after sending Jessica a manuscript exposing a kidnapping scam, and Jessica's friend, private investigator Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) is caught near the body.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Tainted Lady (Season 7 Episode 21)
    Season 7 Episode 21:

    Tainted Lady

    Jessica comes to the aid of a small-town diner's owner (Dee Wallace Stone), who becomes an outcast when she is blamed for three arsenic poisoning deaths.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder, Plain and Simple (Season 7 Episode 20)
    Season 7 Episode 20:

    Murder, Plain and Simple

    While traveling with her publisher's assistant in Amish country, Jessica's involvement in a traffic mishap leads her to a murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Thursday's Child (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:

    Thursday's Child

    Jessica is pulled into a murder investigation by a woman (Vera Miles) who claims Jessica's husband fathered her son.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy? (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy?

    Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes involved in a murder case while delving into the disappearance of a shy ventriloquist's (Grant Shaud) dummy.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Prodigal Father (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    The Prodigal Father

    The presumed-dead perpetrator (Donnelly Rhodes) of a 20-year-old bank robbery resurfaces, then is murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - From the Horse's Mouth (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    From the Horse's Mouth

    Jessica and detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) investigate the murder of a Thoroughbred owner whose prize horse has sired two unplanned foals.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Taxman Cometh (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    The Taxman Cometh

    Jessica's old friend (Phyllis Newman) is accused of murder when $2 million in tax payments disappears and her ex-husband is found dead.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?

    A member of Jessica's fan club mysteriously dies while impersonating her to investigate cheating at a dog show.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Moving Violation (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Moving Violation

    Sheriff Metzger (Ron Masak) defies political pressure and arrests an ambassador's son for murder, then is accused of the crime.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Suspicion of Murder (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Suspicion of Murder

    Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) investigates the murder of a prominent pianist's wife (Patricia Neal); guest Ricardo Montalban.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Family Doctor (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Family Doctor

    Jessica and Seth inadvertently get entangled in a crime family's power struggle after a sniper attack in Boston wounds a mob boss.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in F Sharp (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Murder in F Sharp

    Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton confronts murder and arson while on a case involving a famous pianist (Ricardo Montalbán).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Ballad for a Blue Lady (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Ballad for a Blue Lady

    Jessica becomes enmeshed in feuds, infidelity and murder in Nashville when visiting her friend, blues singer Patti Sue Diamond (Florence Henderson), whose country-singer husband, Bobby (Jimmy Dean) is having trouble with his manager.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Great Twain Robbery (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    The Great Twain Robbery

    Jessica's friend Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) is called to investigate when a purported Mark Twain manuscript leads to murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Return of Preston Giles (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Return of Preston Giles

    Jessica's first publisher (Arthur Hill), imprisoned for murder, is paroled and requires her help when he is suspected of a similar crime.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Body to Die For (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    A Body to Die For

    A physical-fitness instructor (Jason Beghe) who has captivated Cabot Cove's female population is linked to the murder of a con artist.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Family Jewels (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Family Jewels

    Jessica attends a political fundraiser with her friend Drew (Mike Farrell), but the focus turns to murder when another guest's chauffeur is murdered.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Hannigan's Wake (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Hannigan's Wake

    Jessica reopens a 16-year-old murder case at the urging of a dying author (Van Johnson) who felt injustice was done.

  • Murder, She Wrote - See You in Court, Baby (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    See You in Court, Baby

    Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) tries to clear a man of charges he murdered an unscrupulous divorce attorney.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Deadly Misunderstanding (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Deadly Misunderstanding

    When Jessica suffers a broken arm, she hires a typist to meet her deadline, but she must clear the woman of a murder charge.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Trials & Tribulations (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Trials & Tribulations

    Jessica is accused of false testimony and bribery in the death of an escaping murderer, and the man's daughter (Carrie Hamilton) takes Jessica to court.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Sicilian Encounter (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    The Sicilian Encounter

    Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou) falls for a widow (Deidre Hall) whose volatile brothers-in-law pose a threat.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Szechuan Dragon (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    The Szechuan Dragon

    Jessica's nephew and his wife enjoy housesitting in Cabot Cove until they discover the body of a peg-legged murder victim on the living room floor.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Shear Madness (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Shear Madness

    While Jessica is in Texas to attend her cousin Ann's wedding, the bridegroom is murdered, as was Ann's first fiance 15 years earlier.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Always a Thief (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Always a Thief

    Jessica's old friend, former jewel thief turned insurance agent Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell), becomes involved in a high-society murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - O'Malley's Luck (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    O'Malley's Luck

    Jessica's old friend, NYPD Detective Lt. O'Malley (Pat Hingle), investigates the suspicious suicide of a wealthy New York developer's wife.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder -- According to Maggie (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Murder -- According to Maggie

    One of Jessica's former students (Diana Canova), a script writer for a TV show, must find the killer of a network executive or look for another job.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Big Show of 1965 (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Big Show of 1965

    Jessica attends a variety-show reunion to research the 25-year-old unsolved murder of TV host Richie King (Kim Strauss), and while she's investigating, a show writer (Gavin MacLeod) is shot backstage.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Fixer Upper (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Fixer Upper

    Jessica's niece (Genie Francis) is a suspect in the murder of a real-estate client, a rich movie heiress in Beverly Hills.

  • Murder, She Wrote - How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying

    Jessica enters the world of high finance when she attempts to solve the murder of her stockbroker, a partner in a prestigious Wall Street firm.

  • Murder, She Wrote - If the Shoe Fits (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    If the Shoe Fits

    Jessica defends a single mother (Season Hubley) accused of killing the town lecher; guests Lorna Luft, Kiel Martin.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Good-bye Charlie (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Good-bye Charlie

    The questionable identity of a body found by a railroad track leads to murder and becomes the inspiration for Jessica's latest novel.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Town Father (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Town Father

    Jessica may be forced into public office when a woman arrives in town claiming Cabot Cove's bachelor mayor is the father of her five children.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Class Act (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Class Act

    Jessica's friend, a top-flight homicide detective (Barry Newman), investigates the cover-up of a young woman's murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Test of Wills (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Test of Wills

    Jessica spends the weekend on a remote island with a tycoon (Gene Barry) who thinks his life is in danger.

  • Murder, She Wrote - When the Fat Lady Sings (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    When the Fat Lady Sings

    Jessica becomes involved in a double-murder investigation when she attends an opera opening with old friend Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) in San Francisco.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Night of the Tarantula (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Night of the Tarantula

    While visiting a friend in Jamaica, Jessica encounters voodoo and black magic when a family celebration is marred by murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Dead Letter (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Dead Letter

    An undelivered letter that Jessica (Angela Lansbury) finds in an antique bureau unleashes arson and murder. Max Gail guest stars.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Jack and Bill (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Jack and Bill

    Jessica's friend's (Ken Howard) dog-sitting assignment turns to mystery when the canine's owner doesn't return.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Error of Her Ways (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Error of Her Ways

    Jessica can't make sense of clues surrounding a real-estate developer's murder and his wife's suicide.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Grand Old Lady (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Grand Old Lady

    A venerable mystery writer's death takes Jessica back to a 1947 murder; guests June Havoc, John Karlen, Robert Vaughn.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Seal of the Confessional (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Seal of the Confessional

    A parishioner confesses murder to a pastor, who cannot divulge the truth when an innocent man is accused.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Appointment in Athens (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Appointment in Athens

    Jessica becomes involved in a dangerous espionage case in Athens, Greece, after a chance encounter in Paris with British agent Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    With Seth ailing from the poison apple meant for her, Jessica steps up her efforts to find the New York detective's murderer.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    A jealous mystery-writer (Jean Simmons) creates havoc for Jessica when her own publisher tells her that her work is slipping.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Three Strikes, You're Out (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Three Strikes, You're Out

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) investigates when her nephew's (guest star Todd Bryant) friend (guest star Tim Dunigan) is accused of murdering a female sportscaster. Paul Sorvino and Vince Edwards also guest star.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Double Exposure (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Double Exposure

    In Boston Jessica calls on private detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) after running into an old friend who denies knowing her.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Trevor Hudson's Legacy (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Trevor Hudson's Legacy

    Murder befalls a young writer Jessica recommended to edit a dead author's last novel; guests Michael Learned, Robert Klein.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Sins of Castle Cove (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Sins of Castle Cove

    Jessica's former student publishes a tell-all novel with characters resembling Cabot Cove residents, but when a murder occurs that follows the book's plot, Jessica gets involved.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Truck Stop (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Truck Stop

    Jessica encounters murder when car trouble strands her and a fellow writer at a run-down truck stop owned by a disillusioned woman.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Alma Murder (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Alma Murder

    A former sorority sister asks Jessica's help in clearing the name of a respected college professor who has confessed to murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - From Russia, With Blood (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    From Russia, With Blood

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) is accused of espionage while attending a writers conference in Moscow. Guest stars: David McCallum, Anthony Geary and Judy Parfitt.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble

    A sighting of the ghost of a Pilgrim woman accused of witchcraft foreshadows a Cabot Cove murder. With Angela Lansbury. Guest stars: Roddy McDowall, Dee Wallace Stone and Christopher Stone.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Smooth Operators (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Smooth Operators

    Jessica poses as a wealthy patient to probe the murder of a vagabond identified as the hospital's accountant.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Search for Peter Kerry (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Search for Peter Kerry

    The long-lost heir (guest star Marc Singer) to a large fortune reappears, claiming to have had amnesia. Sam Bottoms, Michael Beck and Vanessa Brown also guest star. With Angela Lansbury.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Weave a Tangled Web (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Weave a Tangled Web

    Jessica poses as a New York jet setter to investigate the murder of Cabot Cove's notorious womanizer (George Chakiris).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Something Borrowed, Someone Blue

    Jessica investigates a murder committed at her nephew's wedding; guests Bill Macy, Gale Storm, Howard Morris.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Prediction: Murder (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Prediction: Murder

    A psychic's (David Birney) dire predictions disrupt Jessica's visit to a friend's (Dale Robertson) Arizona ranch.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel

    A cargo plane abandoned on an Alaskan ice field in 1952 is the scene of a murder implicating Jessica's late husband.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Wearing of the Green (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Wearing of the Green

    Searching for a stolen tiara, Jessica meets the reclusive actress (Jean Peters) for whom it was designed.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Coal Miner's Slaughter (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Coal Miner's Slaughter

    Jessica becomes embroiled in a town's tensions while investigating the shooting death of a coal mine owner.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Snow White, Blood Red (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Snow White, Blood Red

    Jessica investigates the murders of U.S. World Cup skiers while snowed in at a ski area holding tryouts.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Mr. Penroy's Vacation (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Mr. Penroy's Vacation

    Jessica investigates when bodies start turning up in the Appletree sisters' (Joan Leslie, Teresa Wright) house and garden.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Little Night Work (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    A Little Night Work

    Jessica attends a fund-raiser for a New York publisher, and he is found dead, and his wife's diamond necklace is missing from his safe.

  • Murder, She Wrote - J.B. ... As in Jailbird (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    J.B. ... As in Jailbird

    When Jessica is arrested for murder, secret agent Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou) and her nephew Grady conspire to keep her safely in jail while they seek the real killer.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Body Politic (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    The Body Politic

    Jessica is caught in a game of deadly politics when a close friend's campaign is threatened by scandal.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Deadpan (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:


    When the feud of two drama critics ends in murder, Jessica has a full cast of suspects, including the surviving critic.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Showdown in Saskatchewan (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Showdown in Saskatchewan

    Jessica probes a suspicious accident while visiting her niece (Kristy McNichol) on the Canadian rodeo circuit.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Just Another Fish Story (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Just Another Fish Story

    A rude maitre d' (Dick Gautier) is murdered at the New York restaurant in which Jessica has just invested.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Benedict Arnold Slipped Here (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Benedict Arnold Slipped Here

    After an eccentric recluse dies, arguments over a piece of historic Cabot Cove property and the contents of her estate lead to murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Very Good Year for Murder (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    A Very Good Year for Murder

    Jessica suspects heirs and employees when a corpse appears in an elderly vintner's (Eli Wallach) cellar.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder Through the Looking Glass (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Murder Through the Looking Glass

    Jessica hears the confession of a dying hit man who has just completed an assignment, only to find the victim isn't dead.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Mourning Among the Wisterias (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Mourning Among the Wisterias

    When Jessica visits a celebrated playwright friend, she encounters murder and an unexpected marriage proposal.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Curse of the Daanau (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Curse of the Daanau

    Seth's brother presents his new wife with a priceless cursed ruby, but he is later found strangled, with the gem missing.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Harbinger of Death (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Harbinger of Death

    An unhappy wife, a government official, a lovesick assistant and a self-centered astronomer are suspects in the murder of a young executive.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder? (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?

    Shortly after Sheriff Tupper's sister leaves her husband and seeks refuge in Cabot Cove, a murder occurs.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Doom With a View (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Doom With a View

    Visiting her nephew Grady in New York, Jessica probes a murder involving the family of his college buddy.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Indian Giver (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Indian Giver

    The descendant of a tribe once inhabiting Cabot Cove has a land grant claiming the town as Indian territory.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Trouble in Eden (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Trouble in Eden

    To look into a small-town murder, Jessica poses as the sister of the slain woman; guest Macdonald Carey.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Steal Me a Story (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Steal Me a Story

    A bomb kills a TV producer (Ken Swofford) who stole a plot from one of Jessica's books, making Jessica a suspect in his death.

  • Murder, She Wrote - If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) helps Sheriff Tupper (Tom Bosley) when his seemingly harmless deputy (guest star Rick Lenz) is accused of murder. Kathryn Grayson, Gloria DeHaven, Ruth Gordon and Dody Goodman also guest star.

  • Murder, She Wrote - It Runs in the Family (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    It Runs in the Family

    Jessica's cousin Emma (Angela Lansbury in a dual role) must clear herself in the murder of a nobleman who loved her decades ago.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Way to Dusty Death (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Way to Dusty Death

    Murder is on the agenda when top executives and their wives meet at a powerful tycoon's country estate.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Old Habits Die Hard (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Old Habits Die Hard

    Jessica visits a convent to see a former sorority sister (Jane Powell) and winds up searching for a nun's killer.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Witness for the Defense (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Witness for the Defense

    An attorney (Patrick McGoohan) asks Jessica to testify for a colleague accused of murder on circumstantial evidence in Quebec.

  • Murder, She Wrote - When Thieves Fall Out (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    When Thieves Fall Out

    A coach's retirement, a stranger's arrival and deadly practical jokes cause Jessica to re-examine a 20-year-old murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Fashionable Way to Die (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A Fashionable Way to Die

    At a fashion premiere in Paris, Jessica gets involved in the murder investigation of a supper-club owner.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder, She Spoke (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Murder, She Spoke

    A murder occurs while Jessica is recording one of her novels for the Mystery Books for the Blind series.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Days Dwindle Down (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Days Dwindle Down

    Jessica looks into a 30-year-old murder in a continuation of the story from the 1949 film 'Strange Bargain.'

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Cemetery Vote (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Cemetery Vote

    Jessica investigates when an old friend is killed in a car accident in Idaho -- the man's widow (Ellen Bry) believes it was an accident, but the victim's father (John McLiam) is sure it was murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - No Accounting for Murder (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    No Accounting for Murder

    Jessica's accountant nephew, Grady, faces charges of tax fraud and murdering his boss; guests Dorothy Lamour, Ron Masak.

  • Murder, She Wrote - No Laughing Murder (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    No Laughing Murder

    A 25-year comedy feud hampers Jessica's probe of a stabbing murder at her goddaughter's engagement party.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Simon Says, Color Me Dead (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Simon Says, Color Me Dead

    Jessica investigates the murder of one of Cabot Cove's most illustrious citizens, a world-famous artist (Foster Brooks).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death Takes a Dive (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Death Takes a Dive

    Jessica's trainer friend (Jerry Orbach), Harry McGraw, faces charges of killing a shady fight promoter; guest LeVar Burton.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Bottom Line Is Murder (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Bottom Line Is Murder

    Jessica pores through a long list of enemies and possible suspects when a janitor (George Takei) finds an obnoxious TV host dead in his office.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in a Minor Key (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Murder in a Minor Key

    Jessica shares the plot of her new book, in which a law student (Shaun Cassidy) seeks the killer of an arrogant professor (George Grizzard) with many enemies.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Crossed Up (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Crossed Up

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) overhears a telephone conversation between two men who are plotting a murder. Guest star: Tony Dow.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Corpse Flew First Class (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Corpse Flew First Class

    A London-bound plane is the setting for the murder of an heiress's bodyguard and the theft of a valuable necklace.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Night of the Headless Horseman (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Night of the Headless Horseman

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) comes to the aid of a shy poet (guest star Thom Bray) who is the prime suspect when his tormentor (guest star Barry Williams) is found dead. Fritz Weaver also guest stars.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Stage Struck (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Stage Struck

    Jessica probes the murder by poison of an ex-colleague's understudy (Ann Turkel), after the leading lady (Eleanor Parker) is unable to go on at a small-town theater.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Obituary for a Dead Anchor (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Obituary for a Dead Anchor

    Jessica reluctantly agrees to a television interview for an old friend but is surprised when a different reporter arrives to conduct the taping; a boat explosion leads everyone to believe the journalist (Chad Everett) has been killed.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Magnum on Ice (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Magnum on Ice

    Feeling professionally threatened, detective Magnum (Tom Selleck) resists Jessica's efforts to prove he was framed.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Deadline for Murder (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Deadline for Murder

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) joins an old friend (Harry Guardino) to investigate a corrupt publisher's unexpected death.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Dead Man's Gold (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Dead Man's Gold

    An old beau of Jessica's incites murder and greed when he seeks sunken treasure in Cabot Cove; guest Leslie Nielsen.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Corned Beef and Carnage (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Corned Beef and Carnage

    With a corned beef sandwich as the only clue, Jessica works to clear her niece (Genie Francis) of an ad executive's murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - One White Rose for Death (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    One White Rose for Death

    A mysterious man involves Jessica in the defection of two European musicians and the murder of a British intelligence agent.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Unfinished Business (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Unfinished Business

    A police retiree tries to solve a 10-year-old murder case reopened by a mistaken-identity shooting.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death Stalks the Big Top (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Death Stalks the Big Top

    Jessica discovers a circus clown is her long-lost brother-in-law (Jackie Cooper); an attacker tries to stop her from clearing him of murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - If the Frame Fits (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    If the Frame Fits

    Jessica's old friend (Christopher Allport) faces charges of abetting a well-versed art thief and is suspected of having murdered his wife.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Perfect Foil (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Perfect Foil

    Trying to clear a relative's (Peter Bonerz) name, Jessica unmasks murder suspects at a Mardi Gras celebration.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Menace, Anyone? (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Menace, Anyone?

    Jessica trades passing shots with a murderer during a tennis-tournament fund-raiser hosted by one of Jessica's former students (Linda Hamilton).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Christopher Bundy -- Died on Sunday (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Christopher Bundy -- Died on Sunday

    The ruthless new owner (Bert Convy) of a formerly classy periodical is murdered, and Jessica takes on the case.

  • Murder, She Wrote - If a Body Meet a Body (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    If a Body Meet a Body

    A corpse, returned to Cabot Cove for burial, turns out to be misidentified.

  • Murder, She Wrote - One Good Bid Deserves a Murder (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    One Good Bid Deserves a Murder

    Jessica and Boston private detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) seek a murderer and the thief of a dead sex-symbol's diary.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in the Electric Cathedral (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Murder in the Electric Cathedral

    Murder plays a part in the death of a wealthy woman who leaves her fortune to an evangelist instead of her family.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Powder Keg (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Powder Keg

    Jessica and a colleague (Craig Stevens) encounter a mob ready to lynch a man suspected of murdering a bully.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Keep the Home Fries Burning (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Keep the Home Fries Burning

    Tainted strawberry preserves make several patrons ill and seem to be the cause of one woman's death at a popular inn.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Trial by Error (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Trial by Error

    Jury foreman Jessica doubts a married man's (Tony Bill) self-defense claim in the death of his lover's husband.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder by Appointment Only (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Murder by Appointment Only

    Jessica suspects a murderous cover-up in a cosmetics firm run by volatile siblings (Jayne Meadows, Robert Culp).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder Digs Deep (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Murder Digs Deep

    Jessica investigates when murder fells a local Navajo Indian guide who opposed an archaeologist's desecration of tribal lands.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Sticks and Stones (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Sticks and Stones

    A woman is electrocuted in the bathtub, and the chaos that follows makes things difficult for Amos as he prepares to turn the reins over to a new sheriff.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Jessica Behind Bars (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Jessica Behind Bars

    While teaching an English class at a women's prison, Jessica steps in when a murder leads to a hostage situation.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Dead Heat (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Dead Heat

    Jessica must help her niece, a jockey whose first victory is followed by charges of murdering the horse's owner.

  • Murder, She Wrote - A Lady in the Lake (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    A Lady in the Lake

    At a lodge, Jessica investigates the drowning of a championship swimmer; guest Lee Meriwether.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Reflections of the Mind (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Reflections of the Mind

    A friend (Ann Blyth) of Jessica's fears she is going insane and may have murdered her husband.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Sing a Song of Murder (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Sing a Song of Murder

    Jessica heads to London in answer to a foreboding message from her cousin (Angela Lansbury in a dual role); guest Patrick Macnee.

  • Murder, She Wrote - School for Scandal (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    School for Scandal

    Jessica is drawn into the investigation when an obnoxious man is murdered on the weekend she visits a college campus.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder in the Afternoon (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Murder in the Afternoon

    Jessica's actress niece (Alice Krige) is the prime suspect in the murder of a daytime-drama writer (Jessica Walter).

  • Murder, She Wrote - Joshua Peabody Died Here ... Possibly (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Joshua Peabody Died Here ... Possibly

    A cheap tycoon with many enemies is found dead on the construction site of his high-rise hotel. With Angela Lansbury.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Widow, Weep for Me (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Widow, Weep for Me

    Jessica masquerades as a wealthy widow at a luxurious tropical hotel in an effort to trap the murderer of her good friend.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Funeral at Fifty-Mile (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Funeral at Fifty-Mile

    At a Wyoming rancher's grave, a man shocks mourners -- including the deceased's daughter -- by claiming to be the true heir.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder at the Oasis (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Murder at the Oasis

    Jessica reunites with her college roommate at a desert resort and probes the murder of the woman's ex-husband.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Armed Response (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Armed Response

    Hospitalized in Dallas after an airport accident, Jessica endures the inconvenience of a leg cast to probe an in-patient murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder Takes the Bus (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Murder Takes the Bus

    Stranded at a roadside diner by a storm, bus passengers Jessica and Sheriff Tupper investigate the murder of a fellow traveler.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Footnote to Murder (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Footnote to Murder

    Jessica opposes an ambitious district attorney (Pat Harrington) who believes her poet friend (Paul Sand) killed a novelist.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Sudden Death (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Sudden Death

    Jessica inherits part of a pro football team, but the owner's murder convinces her there is more roughness off the field than on.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Tough Guys Don't Die (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Tough Guys Don't Die

    Jessica cooperates with private detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach), whose partner died while researching a murder trial.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Paint Me a Murder (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Paint Me a Murder

    Murder is part of a legendary artist's (César Romero) birthday celebration on a Mediterranean island paradise.

  • Murder, She Wrote - My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean

    On a pleasure cruise, Jessica's niece (Belinda Montgomery) receives flowers and messages from her late husband.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Murder to a Jazz Beat (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Murder to a Jazz Beat

    A talk-show host (Clive Revill) and a cab driver (Garrett Morris) help Jessica solve the murder of a New Orleans jazz musician.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Broadway Malady (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Broadway Malady

    A Broadway legend's (Vivian Blaine) life is threatened after her daughter (Lorna Luft) is seriously injured in a mugging.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Capitol Offense (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Capitol Offense

    Jessica is asked to complete the last weeks of an expired congressman's term, and discovers politics is murder.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death Casts a Spell (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Death Casts a Spell

    A hypnotist (José Ferrer) is murdered before a host of would-be witnesses who all were in a deep trance at the time.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Death Takes a Curtain Call (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Death Takes a Curtain Call

    A friend (Hurd Hatfield) asks Jessica to help two Soviet dancers defect, unaware one (George de la Pena) is a murder suspect.

  • Murder, She Wrote - We're Off to Kill the Wizard (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    We're Off to Kill the Wizard

    Murder ends a tycoon's (James Coco) plan to have Jessica design a house of horrors for one of his theme parks.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Hit, Run and Homicide (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Hit, Run and Homicide

    Jessica helps clear her neighbor (Van Johnson), an eccentric suspected of murdering with one of his inventions.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Lovers and Other Killers (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Lovers and Other Killers

    Murder occurs in academia when Jessica agrees to lecture at a Seattle university; guests Peter Graves, Greg Morris.

  • Murder, She Wrote - It's a Dog's Life (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    It's a Dog's Life

    Jessica (Angela Lansbury) delves into two investigations when both her cousin and his daughter die mysteriously. Guest star: Lynn Redgrave.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Hooray for Homicide (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Hooray for Homicide

    Jessica is suspected of a producer's murder after people hear her threatening to stop the victim from filming her new novel.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Birds of a Feather (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Birds of a Feather

    Jessica travels to San Francisco for a family wedding and discovers that the groom (Jeff Conaway) faces a murder charge.

  • Murder, She Wrote - Deadly Lady (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Deadly Lady

    A financier (Howard Duff), reportedly swept overboard during a hurricane, turns up in Jessica's yard disguised as a handyman.

  • Murder, She Wrote - The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Murder of Sherlock Holmes

    With her first hit mystery, Maine widow Jessica Fletcher makes a promotional trip to New York, and becomes involved in a murder at a publisher's costume bash.

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