Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

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

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 works hard to get her friend's (Tony Plana) Latino band a recording contract, until a murder rocks her plans.

  • 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 (Wayne Rogers) high bid on a mediocre painting puzzles Jessica; then, its second-rate artist is found dead.

  • 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

    Jessica escapes from the dungeon and works with Inspector Lanahan to uncover the killer of an American investor.

  • 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 found holding a syringe containing poison and charged with murder.

  • 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 - The Scent of Murder (Season 11 Episode 12)
    Season 11 Episode 12:

    The 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 scheming, a robbery and then a murder.

  • 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 - The Petrified Florist (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    The 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 (Sean O'Bryan) of a prominent Cabot Cove family is suspected in the shooting of a hardware store employee.

  • 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 and Spice, Malice and Vice (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Sugar and Spice, Malice and 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

    In New Mexico, Jessica links the murder of the owner of an Old West tourist attraction to buried treasure.

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

    The Dead File

    Jessica is sued for libel after a comic strip version of her accuses prominent New Yorkers of crimes.

  • 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 - The Witch's Curse (Season 8 Episode 12)
    Season 8 Episode 12:

    The 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 when he is accused of murdering his girlfriend's estranged husband.

  • 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 - The Big Show of 1965 (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    The 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 befriends a Cabot Cove newcomer who is a murder suspect.

  • 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 finds in an antique bureau, purchased at a rummage sale, unleashes arson and murder.

  • 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

    The death of a venerable female mystery writer takes Jessica back to a 1947 murder aboard the Queen Mary.

  • 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 investigates when her the friend (Tim Dunigan) of her nephew (Todd Bryant) is accused of murdering a female sportscaster.

  • 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

    Jessica must find the truth when murder befalls a young writer she had recommended to edit a dead author's last novel.

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

    The 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 is detained and accused of espionage while attending an international writers conference in Moscow.

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

    Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble

    Jessica investigates a murder which coincides with Doc Hazlitt's sighting of a 17th-century witch.

  • 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

    Jessica investigates the reappearance of an heir who had been missing for over 20 years.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Jessica's friend is hit by a car shortly after being notified of her sister's death.

  • 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 helps Sheriff Tupper (Tom Bosley) when his seemingly harmless deputy (Rick Lenz) is accused of murder.

  • 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 (Michael Horton), faces charges of tax fraud and murdering his boss (Michael Tolan).

  • 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, Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach), faces charges of killing a shady fight promoter.

  • 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

    While bedridden, Jessica overhears a telephone conversation between two men who are plotting a murder.

  • 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 comes to the aid of a shy poet (Thom Bray) who is the prime suspect when his tormentor (Barry Williams) is found dead.

  • 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 joins old friend Haskell Drake (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 (Leslie Nielsen) incites murder and greed when he seeks sunken treasure in Cabot Cove.

  • 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

    While staying at a lakeside inn, Jessica investigates the drowning of a championship swimmer.

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

    Reflections of the Mind

    Jessica's friend (Ann Blyth) 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

    Jessica sets out to prove her secretary isn't a murder suspect.

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

    It's a Dog's Life

    Jessica delves into two investigations when both her wealthy Southern cousin and his daughter die mysteriously.

  • 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 literary hit, Maine widow Jessica Fletcher makes a promotional trip to New York and gets involved in murder at a publisher's costume bash.