List of Murder, She Wrote Episodes
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List of Murder, She Wrote Episodes

This is a list of Murder, She Wrote episodes in the order that they originally aired on CBS. Most of the episodes took place either in Jessica's fictional hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine, or in New York City, but her travels promoting books or visiting relatives and friends led to cases throughout the U.S. and around the world.[]

After the final episode aired in 1996, Angela Lansbury sporadically reprised the character of Jessica Fletcher in a handful of feature-length Murder, She Wrote specials starting in 1997. The last TV movie aired in May 2003. In February 2007, on the ABC daytime talk show The View, Lansbury announced that she hoped to make another Murder, She Wrote TV movie in the near future but only if her son, director Anthony Shaw, could find a suitable story.[1][2]

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRatingTied with
First airedLast aired
122September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)April 21, 1985 (1985-04-21)820.1N/A
222September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29)May 18, 1986 (1986-05-18)325.3N/A
322September 28, 1986 (1986-09-28)May 10, 1987 (1987-05-10)425.4N/A
422September 20, 1987 (1987-09-20)May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08)920.2N/A
522October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23)May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)819.9N/A
622September 24, 1989 (1989-09-24)May 20, 1990 (1990-05-20)1317.7Chicken Soup
722September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16)May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12)1216.4N/A
822September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)816.9N/A
922September 20, 1992 (1992-09-20)May 16, 1993 (1993-05-16)517.7N/A
1021September 12, 1993 (1993-09-12)May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)1116.0TBA
1121September 25, 1994 (1994-09-25)May 14, 1995 (1995-05-14)815.6Friends
1224September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)589.50N/A
Movies4November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)May 9, 2003 (2003-05-09)N/AN/AN/A


Season 1 (1984-85)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
10"The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"Corey AllenStory by : Richard Levinson & William Link & Peter S. Fischer
Teleplay by : Peter S. Fischer
September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)
Following the publication of her first mystery book, Jessica travels to New York City on a publicity tour where she gets involved with the murder of a restaurant magnate.
This episode is double length.
21"Deadly Lady"Corey AllenPeter S. FischerOctober 7, 1984 (1984-10-07)
A man falls overboard during a rough storm out at sea, leaving a large estate behind. His four daughters fall under suspicion when certain things come to light.
32"Birds of a Feather"John Llewellyn MoxeyRobert SwansonOctober 14, 1984 (1984-10-14)
Jessica's niece is having a wedding in San Francisco. When the groom is tied to a murder at a local night club Jessica tags along with the detective working the case.
43"Hooray for Homicide"Richard CollaRobert Van ScoyckOctober 28, 1984 (1984-10-28)
A screenplay adaptation of Jessica's book has her upset. She travels to Hollywood to straighten things out only to stumble upon a murder on the set of the movie.
54"It's a Dog's Life"Seymour RobbieMark Giles & Linda ShankNovember 4, 1984 (1984-11-04)
The dog inherits the family fortune. Foul play aimed at getting the dog's millions causes Jessica to investigate.
65"Lovers and Other Killers"Allen ReisnerPeter S. FischerNovember 18, 1984 (1984-11-18)
Jessica gives a seminar series at a university. A student assigned to be her secretary has a murky past.
76"Hit, Run and Homicide"Alan CookeGerald K. SiegelNovember 25, 1984 (1984-11-25)
At the Cabot Cove Founder's Day Picnic a series of unusual hit and run accidents leaves the town on edge.
87"We're Off to Kill the Wizard"Walter GraumanStory by : Peter S. Fischer & Gerald K. Siegel
Teleplay by : Peter S. Fischer
December 9, 1984 (1984-12-09)
When the events surrounding an amusement tycoon's sudden suicide point instead toward murder Jessica must decipher all the clues.
98"Death Takes a Curtain Call"Allen ReisnerPaul W. CooperDecember 16, 1984 (1984-12-16)
A night at the ballet turns deadly as a couple of Russian dancers try to defect during the show.
109"Death Casts a Spell"Allen ReisnerJ. Miyoko Hensley & Steven HensleyDecember 30, 1984 (1984-12-30)
A hypnotist is murdered, but all the witnesses were under a spell. The police are baffled, and Jessica tries to help.
1110"Capitol Offense"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerJanuary 6, 1985 (1985-01-06)
The death of a sitting Congressman throws Jessica into the world of politics.
1211"Broadway Malady"Hy AverbackTom SawyerJanuary 13, 1985 (1985-01-13)
A suspicious mugging leads Jessica to follow clues that may put a legendary actress in grave danger.
1312"Murder to a Jazz Beat"Walter GraumanStory by : Paul Savage & David Abramowitz
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
February 3, 1985 (1985-02-03)
When a jazz musician drops dead onstage while the cameras are rolling, Jessica senses that it wasn't from a weak heart.
1413"My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean"Seymour RobbiePeter S. FischerFebruary 10, 1985 (1985-02-10)
A cruise turns into terror for Jessica's niece, who seems to be haunted by the ghost of her dead husband.
1514"Paint Me a Murder"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerFebruary 17, 1985 (1985-02-17)
1615"Tough Guys Don't Die"Seymour RobbiePeter S. FischerFebruary 24, 1985 (1985-02-24)
1716"Sudden Death"Edward M. AbromsRobert SwansonMarch 3, 1985 (1985-03-03)
1817"Footnote to Murder"Peter CraneRobert SwansonMarch 10, 1985 (1985-03-10)
1918"Murder Takes the Bus"Walter GraumanMichael Scheff & Mary Ann KasicaMarch 17, 1985 (1985-03-17)
When the bus taking them to Portland is forced to stop at a roadside diner due to bad weather, Jessica and Amos find themselves having to investigate the murder of one of the passengers.
2019"Armed Response"Charles S. DubinGerald K. SiegelMarch 31, 1985 (1985-03-31)
2120"Murder at the Oasis"Arthur Allan SeidelmanRobert Van ScoykApril 7, 1985 (1985-04-07)
2221"Funeral at Fifty-Mile"Seymour RobbieDick NelsonApril 21, 1985 (1985-04-21)

Season 2 (1985-86)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
231"Widow, Weep for Me"Michael A. HoeyPeter S. FischerSeptember 29, 1985 (1985-09-29)
A frantic letter from an old friend (Cyd Charisse) sends Jessica masquerading as a reclusive socialite on a luxury resort island. But by the time she arrives, Jessica finds out her friend has been killed - one of several killings connected to the robberies of wealthy guests. To find the killer, Jessica teams up with MI6 agent Michael Haggarty (Len Cariou), who makes his first appearance.
242"Joshua Peabody Died Here...Possibly"Peter CraneTom SawyerOctober 6, 1985 (1985-10-06)
Cabot Cove has erupted in controversy, when a cheap tycoon plans to continue construction on a high-rise hotel after the finding of a skeleton many believe to be local legend Joshua Peabody. When the tycoon is found murdered on the construction site, Jessica has to weed her way through the plenty of enemies he has made to find the killer.
253"Murder in the Afternoon"Arthur Allan SeidelmanStory by : Paul W. Cooper
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
October 13, 1985 (1985-10-13)
264"School for Scandal"Arthur Allan SeidelmanRobert SwansonOctober 20, 1985 (1985-10-20)
275"Sing a Song of Murder"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerOctober 27, 1985 (1985-10-27)
286"Reflections of the Mind"Seymour RobbieRobert SwansonNovember 3, 1985 (1985-11-03)
297"A Lady in the Lake"Walter GraumanRobert Van ScoykNovember 10, 1985 (1985-11-10)
What is supposed to be a relaxing weekend at a lakeside inn turns into another murder case, when one of the guests is found dead, presumably having fallen into the lake. However, Jessica isn't so sure.
308"Dead Heat"Peter CraneJ. Miyoko Hensley & Steven HensleyNovember 24, 1985 (1985-11-24)
319"Jessica Behind Bars"John Llewellyn MoxeyCarleton EastlakeDecember 1, 1985 (1985-12-01)
Jessica fills in as the teacher at a writing class in a women's prison. When the prison doctor is found dead, the prisoners riot and take over. To stop the National Guard from storming the prison, Jessica has to unravel what really happened.
3210"Sticks & Stones"Seymour RobbieStory by : Jackson Gillis, Linda Shank & Mark Giles
Teleplay by : Linda Shank & Mark Giles
December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15)
On the eve of Amos Tucker's retirement as sheriff, a woman dies in what seems to be an accident. The next day, letters flood the town containing false accusations that pits neighbors against each other. Jessica believes the letters are red herrings and enlists the help of a visiting travel writer and a retired Amos and they uncover corruption as well as motive for murder.
3311"Murder Digs Deep"Philip LeacockMaryanne Kasica & Michael ScheffDecember 29, 1985 (1985-12-29)
Jessica joins Seth Hazlitt in a New Mexican Native American archaeological dig site. Unfortunately, a murder and fraud are the only things being dug up.
3412"Murder by Appointment Only"Arthur Allan SeidelmanJerry RossJanuary 5, 1986 (1986-01-05)
Jessica visits New York and her nephew Grady Fletcher, who's trying to get a job with the Lila Lee Cosmetics Corporation. When the fiancee of the president - by coincidence, a former student of Jessica - is found brutally murdered, Jessica applies her sleuthing skills to uncover the killer.
3513"Trial by Error"Seymour RobbieStory by : Scott Shepherd
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12)
Jessica is the jury foreperson in a double murder trial.
3614"Keep the Home Fries Burning"Peter CranePhilip GersonJanuary 19, 1986 (1986-01-19)
After one person dies and several others become ill after eating at the Joshua Peabody Inn, what is initially thought to be food poisoning turns out to be just poison, so Jessica has to figure out who poisoned the strawberry preserves and why
3715"Powder Keg"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerFebruary 9, 1986 (1986-02-09)
3816"Murder in the Electric Cathedral"John Llewellyn MoxeyDick NelsonFebruary 16, 1986 (1986-02-16)
3917"One Good Bid Deserves a Murder"Seymour RobbieJ. Miyoko Hensley & Steve HensleyFebruary 23, 1986 (1986-02-23)
4018"If a Body Meet a Body"Walter GraumanSteve StoliarMarch 9, 1986 (1986-03-09)
When the body in the casket at Henry Vernon's funeral turns out not to be him, Jessica is drawn into investigating a murder and saving the money of Cabot Cove citizens from an embezzler.
4119"Christopher Bundy Died on Sunday"Peter CraneGerald K. SiegelMarch 30, 1986 (1986-03-30)
When Jessica's first short story is sold to a pornographic magazine, Jessica and Grady go to confront the magazine owner (Bert Convy). But when he takes a plunge down the stairs with bullet wounds, Jessica and Grady find themselves trapped at his estate with a killer on the loose.
4220"Menace, Anyone?"Seymour RobbieRobert B. ShermanApril 6, 1986 (1986-04-06)
4321"The Perfect Foil"Walter GraumanRobert E. SwansonApril 13, 1986 (1986-04-13)
Jessica travels to New Orleans where her cousin Cal is accused of killing the operator of an illegal gambling den during a Mardi Gras party. She has to see through the suspect's disguises to uncover the real killer.
4422"If the Frame Fits"Paul LynchPhilip GersonMay 18, 1986 (1986-05-18)

Season 3 (1986-87)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
451"Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 1"Seymour RobbieStory by : Peter S. Fischer
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
September 28, 1986 (1986-09-28)
Jessica searches for her brother-in-law, once thought dead. Her search leads her to a circus plagued by accidents and suddenly, a murder of a hated circus worker. Her brother-in-law, who works as a circus clown, is a suspect and the local mayor is more concerned about the case effecting his re-election then about the facts.
462"Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 2"Seymour RobbieStory by : Peter S. Fischer
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
October 5, 1986 (1986-10-05)
As Jessica tries to clear her brother-in-law, accidents and murder continues at the circus, as well as the mayor's involvement in the case.
473"Unfinished Business"Walter GraumanJackson GillisOctober 12, 1986 (1986-10-12)
484"One White Rose for Death"Peter CranePeter S. FischerOctober 19, 1986 (1986-10-19)
495"Corned Beef & Carnage"John Llewellyn MoxeyRobert SwansonNovember 2, 1986 (1986-11-02)
506"Dead Man's Gold"Seymour RobbieRobert Van ScoykNovember 9, 1986 (1986-11-09)
517"Deadline for Murder"Seymour RobbieStory by : John Kennedy, Michael McGough & Tom Sawyer
Teleplay by : Tom Sawyer
November 16, 1986 (1986-11-16)
528"Magnum on Ice: Part 2[note 1]"Peter CraneRobert E. SwansonNovember 23, 1986 (1986-11-23)
With private investigator Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) in jail framed for murder, he asks Jessica to help get him out.
539"Obituary for a Dead Anchor"Walter GraumanStory by : Bob Shayne
Teleplay by : Robert Van Scoyk
December 7, 1986 (1986-12-07)
5410"Stage Struck"John AstinPhilip GersonDecember 14, 1986 (1986-12-14)
5511"Night of the Headless Horseman"Walter GraumanR. Barker PriceJanuary 4, 1987 (1987-01-04)
5612"The Corpse Flew First Class"Walter GraumanDonald RossJanuary 18, 1987 (1987-01-18)
On a flight to London, Jessica and a Scotland Yard inspector investigate the murder of a bodyguard of an actress and the theft of a $2 million necklace.
5713"Crossed Up"David HemmingsSteven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van SickleFebruary 1, 1987 (1987-02-01)
5814"Murder in a Minor Key"Nick HavingaStory by : Arthur Marks
Teleplay by : Gerald K. Siege and Peter S. Fischer
February 8, 1987 (1987-02-08)
5915"The Bottom Line Is Murder"Anthony ShawSteven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van SickleFebruary 15, 1987 (1987-02-15)
6016"Death Takes a Dive"Seymour RobbiePeter S. FischerFebruary 22, 1987 (1987-02-22)
6117"Simon Says, Color Me Dead"Kevin G. CreminRobert E. SwansonMarch 1, 1987 (1987-03-01)
6218"No Laughing Murder"Walter GraumanTom SawyerMarch 15, 1987 (1987-03-15)
6319"No Accounting for Murder"Peter CraneGerald K. SiegelMarch 22, 1987 (1987-03-22)
6420"The Cemetery Vote"Seymour RobbieRobert Van ScoykApril 5, 1987 (1987-04-05)
6521"The Days Dwindle Down"Michael LynchPhilip GersonApril 19, 1987 (1987-04-19)
6622"Murder, She Spoke"Anthony ShawSi RoseMay 10, 1987 (1987-05-10)
A murder occurs at a recording studio where Jessica is recording one of her books on audio tape.

Season 4 (1987-88)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
671"A Fashionable Way to Die"Nick HavingaDonald RossSeptember 20, 1987 (1987-09-20)
682"When Thieves Fall Out"Seymour RobbieArthur David WeingartenSeptember 27, 1987 (1987-09-27)
693"Witness for the Defense"Seymour RobbieRobert E. SwansonOctober 4, 1987 (1987-10-04)
704"Old Habits Die Hard"John Llewellyn MoxeyChris ManheimOctober 11, 1987 (1987-10-11)
715"The Way to Dusty Death"Nick HavingaPhilip GersonOctober 25, 1987 (1987-10-25)
726"It Runs in the Family"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerNovember 1, 1987 (1987-11-01)
737"If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly"Peter CraneWendy Graf & Lisa StorskyNovember 8, 1987 (1987-11-08)
When the wife of a sheriff's deputy - who is a lothario - ends up dead, Jessica has to wade through the red herrings to find the killer.
748"Steal Me a Story"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerNovember 15, 1987 (1987-11-15)
759"Trouble in Eden"Nick HavingaStory by : John D.F. Black
Teleplay by : John D.F. Black & Paul Savage
November 22, 1987 (1987-11-22)
Jessica travels to Oregon on behalf of her friend, Mary Rose (Joan Caulfield), to look into her sister Charlotte's death after a man tries to run over Mary Rose in New York City. Jessica poses as Mary Rose and finds out unexpected details about Charlotte's life and work. She must dig deep to recognise truth from lies to find out the truth behind Charlotte's death from a supposed heart attack and her missing will.
7610"Indian Giver"Walter GraumanGerald K. SiegelNovember 29, 1987 (1987-11-29)
George Longbow, a Native American descended from a tribe who lived in the area of Cabot Cove, claims he owns the entire town per an agreement the British made with his tribe. Extreme tension begins with many residents when he begins to demand "rent", and it is made worse when someone is murdered and Mr. Longbow is suspected while the authenticity of his claim is questioned.
7711"Doom With a View"Walter GraumanKenneth Alan BergDecember 13, 1987 (1987-12-13)
7812"Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?"John Llewellyn MoxeyRobert Van ScoykJanuary 3, 1988 (1988-01-03)
Amos Tucker's in-laws come to Cabot Cove after his sister arrives for a visit to get away from her abusive husband. When Jessica hosts a dinner consisting of clam chowder, Amos' brother-in-law dies from a barbital overdose.
7913"Harbinger of Death"Anthony ShawR. Barker PriceJanuary 24, 1988 (1988-01-24)
8014"Curse of the Daanau"Walter GraumanChris ManheimFebruary 7, 1988 (1988-02-07)
8115"Mourning Among the Wisterias"Walter GraumanScott AndersonFebruary 14, 1988 (1988-02-14)
8216"Murder Through the Looking Glass"Seymour RobbieRobert Van ScoykFebruary 21, 1988 (1988-02-21)
8317"A Very Good Year for Murder"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerFebruary 28, 1988 (1988-02-28)
8418"Benedict Arnold Slipped Here"Seymour RobbieStory by : Wendy Graf & Lisa Storsky
Teleplay by : Robert Van Scoyk
March 13, 1988 (1988-03-13)
After an elderly woman dies, Jessica is made the executor of her will, but things become complicated when competition for the house and its furniture (thought to be treasure) ends in a murder.
8519"Just Another Fish Story"Walter GraumanPhilip GersonMarch 27, 1988 (1988-03-27)
8620"Showdown in Saskatchewan"Vincent McEveetyDick NelsonApril 10, 1988 (1988-04-10)
8721"Deadpan"E.W. SwackhamerStory by : Arthur Weingarten
Teleplay by : Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff
May 1, 1988 (1988-05-01)
8822"The Body Politic"Anthony ShawDonald RossMay 8, 1988 (1988-05-08)

Season 5 (1988-89)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
891"J.B. as in Jailbird"Anthony ShawRobert E. SwansonOctober 23, 1988 (1988-10-23)
902"A Little Night Work"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerOctober 30, 1988 (1988-10-30)
913"Mr. Penroy's Vacation"Anthony ShawRobert SwansonNovember 6, 1988 (1988-11-06)
Jessica and Cabot Cove's new sheriff deal with two bodies found in the flowerbed of two local spinsters. One victim, supposedly an out-of-town priest, and the other a new resident who was living at the spinsters' home, turn out to be part of a group of thieves from Boston.
924"Snow White, Blood Red"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerNovember 13, 1988 (1988-11-13)
Jessica intends to vacation at a ski lodge with Grady, which ends up being ruined by a blizzard (thus meaning Grady can't make it) and the murders of a skiing team.
935"Coal Miner's Slaughter"Walter GraumanChris ManheimNovember 20, 1988 (1988-11-20)
When Jessica goes to bail out a former student (Megan Mullally), she becomes embroiled in the murder of a coal mine owner and the mystery surrounding a mining explosion a decade earlier.
946"Wearing of the Green"Seymour RobbiePeter S. FischerNovember 27, 1988 (1988-11-27)
957"The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerDecember 18, 1988 (1988-12-18)
968"Prediction: Murder"Walter GraumanRichard Stanley & Ralph Mayering, Jr.January 1, 1989 (1989-01-01)
979"Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"John Llewellyn MoxeyPhilip GersonJanuary 8, 1989 (1989-01-08)
9810"Weave a Tangled Web"Seymour RobbieRobert SwansonJanuary 15, 1989 (1989-01-15)
9911"The Search for Peter Kerry"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerFebruary 5, 1989 (1989-02-05)
10012"Smooth Operators"Anthony ShawGerald K. SiegelFebruary 12, 1989 (1989-02-12)
10113"Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble"John Llewellyn MoxeyTom SawyerFebruary 19, 1989 (1989-02-19)
10214"From Russia...with Blood"Vincent McEveetyDonald RossFebruary 26, 1989 (1989-02-26)
10315"Alma Murder"Anthony ShawChris ManheimMarch 12, 1989 (1989-03-12)
After getting a phone call from an old sorority sister (Dinah Shore), Jessica heads to her former university to find out why her dearest professor (E. G. Marshall) takes the blame for a murder he didn't do.
10416"Truck Stop"Vincent McEveetyPhilip GersonApril 2, 1989 (1989-04-02)
10517"The Sins of Castle Cove"John Llewellyn MoxeyRobert Van ScoykApril 9, 1989 (1989-04-09)
When one of Jessica's former students releases her debut novel The Sins of Castle Cove, the town is ecstatic to have another writer in their midst. But the book that has thinly-veiled references to actual citizens soon causes an uproar - and the murder of one of Jessica's friends.
10618"Trevor Hudson's Legacy"Walter GraumanStory by : Eric Houston
Teleplay by : Paul Savage
April 16, 1989 (1989-04-16)
10719"Double Exposure"Anthony ShawRobert SwansonApril 30, 1989 (1989-04-30)
10820"Three Strikes, You're Out"Seymour RobbieDonald RossMay 4, 1989 (1989-05-04)
10921"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Part 1"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerMay 14, 1989 (1989-05-14)
11022"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Part 2"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerMay 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)

Season 6 (1989-90)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1111"Appointment in Athens"Vincent McEveetyTom SawyerSeptember 24, 1989 (1989-09-24)
1122"Seal of the Confessional"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Whitney Wherrett Roberson
Teleplay by : Lynne Kelsey
October 1, 1989 (1989-10-01)
1133"The Grand Old Lady"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerOctober 8, 1989 (1989-10-08)
Jessica relates the story of another mystery writer who encounters a murder on a post-WW2 Queen Mary (script originally written for the Ellery Queen TV series)
1144"The Error of Her Ways"Anthony ShawDonald RossOctober 15, 1989 (1989-10-15)
When Jessica proves a wife killed her husband, everything seems sorted. But when she claims to be innocent, and millions of dollars have gone missing, Jessica wonders: has she gotten it all wrong?
1155"Jack & Bill"Chuck BowmanPeter S. Fischer & Chuck BowmanOctober 29, 1989 (1989-10-29)
1166"Dead Letter"Anthony ShawPaul SchifferNovember 5, 1989 (1989-11-05)
1177"Night of the Tarantula"Vincent McEveetyChris ManheimNovember 12, 1989 (1989-11-12)
1188"When the Fat Lady Sings"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerNovember 19, 1989 (1989-11-19)
1199"Test of Wills"Anthony ShawRobert SwansonNovember 26, 1989 (1989-11-26)
On a dark and stormy night on a remote island, Jessica finds herself in the middle of a wealthy family squabbling over the inheritance of millionaire Henry Reynard (Gene Barry). Henry invites Jessica to his island convinced that someone is out to murder him and that it is one of his greedy heirs wanting Jessica to find out which one it is.
12010"Class Act"Allen ReisnerPeter S. FischerDecember 3, 1989 (1989-12-03)
12111"Town Father"John Llewellyn MoxeyPhilip GersonDecember 17, 1989 (1989-12-17)
A young woman arrives in Cabot Cove claiming that mayor Sam Booth, who is running for re-election, is the father of her children. When she ends up murdered, Sam is suspected. However, when Jessica and Sheriff Metzger investigate, the woman's background story turns out to be false and her claims and murder may have connections to outside political influences.
12212"Goodbye Charlie"Anthony ShawRobert Van ScoykJanuary 7, 1990 (1990-01-07)
12313"If the Shoe Fits"Anthony ShawLynne KelseyJanuary 21, 1990 (1990-01-21)
Jessica helps a young man (Jonathan Brandis) whose struggling single mother (Season Hubley) is accused of the murder of their skeezy landlord (Bruce Glover).
12414"How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying"Walter GraumanStory by : Charles Leinenweder
Teleplay by : Robert Swanson
February 4, 1990 (1990-02-04)
Jessica's inept, playboy stockbroker (John Calvin) is murdered and his secretary (Lela Ivey) is charged.
12515"The Fixer-Upper"John Llewellyn MoxeyStory by : Paul Schiffer
Teleplay by : Oliver Hailey
February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11)
12616"The Big Show of 1965"Jerry JamesonRobert Van ScoykFebruary 25, 1990 (1990-02-25)
12717"Murder -- According to Maggie"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerMarch 4, 1990 (1990-03-04)
12818"O'Malley's Luck"Michael J. LynchStory by : Gerald K. Siegel
Teleplay by : Lynne Kelsey
March 25, 1990 (1990-03-25)
12919"Always a Thief"Walter GraumanPeter S. FischerApril 8, 1990 (1990-04-08)
13020"Shear Madness"Walter GraumanChris ManheimApril 29, 1990 (1990-04-29)
13121"The Szechuan Dragon"Kevin G. CreminTom SawyerMay 6, 1990 (1990-05-06)
13222"The Sicilian Encounter"Kevin G. CreminRobert SwansonMay 20, 1990 (1990-05-20)

Season 7 (1990-91)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1331"Trials and Tribulations"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerSeptember 16, 1990 (1990-09-16)
1342"Deadly Misunderstanding"Anthony ShawRobert E. SwansonSeptember 23, 1990 (1990-09-23)
1353"See You in Court, Baby"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerSeptember 30, 1990 (1990-09-30)
1364"Hannigan's Wake"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerOctober 28, 1990 (1990-10-28)
1375"The Family Jewels"Jerry JamesonTom SawyerNovember 4, 1990 (1990-11-04)
1386"A Body to Die For"Anthony ShawDonald RossNovember 11, 1990 (1990-11-11)
1397"The Return of Preston Giles"Walter GraumanTom SawyerNovember 18, 1990 (1990-11-18)
Jessica's former flame and first killer Preston Giles (Arthur Hill) is released on parole to help his former publishing company out of financial ruin, and his first job: get J.B. Fletcher back to the company. But when one of the board members - who embezzled from Preston years before - is found murdered, Jessica helps Preston to clear his name.
1408"The Great Twain Robbery"Jerry JamesonSteve BrownNovember 25, 1990 (1990-11-25)
1419"Ballad for a Blue Lady"Jerry JamesonWilliam BigelowDecember 2, 1990 (1990-12-02)
14210"Murder in F Sharp"Kevin G. CreminWilliam BigelowDecember 16, 1990 (1990-12-16)
14311"Family Doctor"Walter GraumanRobert Van ScoykJanuary 6, 1991 (1991-01-06)
14412"Suspicion of Murder"Vincent McEveetyPeter S. FischerJanuary 20, 1991 (1991-01-20)
14513"Moving Violation"Anthony ShawRobert E. SwansonFebruary 3, 1991 (1991-02-03)
14614"Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?"Walter GraumanLynn KelseyFebruary 10, 1991 (1991-02-10)
14715"The Taxman Cometh"Anthony ShawDonald RossFebruary 17, 1991 (1991-02-17)
14816"From the Horse's Mouth"Jerry JamesonGerry DayFebruary 24, 1991 (1991-02-24)
14917"The Prodigal Father"Anthony ShawMaryann Kasica & Michael ScheffMarch 10, 1991 (1991-03-10)
15018"Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy?"John Llewellyn MoxeyPeter S. FischerMarch 17, 1991 (1991-03-17)
15119"Thursday's Child"Anthony ShawRobert SwansonApril 7, 1991 (1991-04-07)
15220"Murder, Plain & Simple"Vincent McEveetyChris ManheimApril 28, 1991 (1991-04-28)
15321"Tainted Lady"Vincent McEveetyRobert Van ScoykMay 5, 1991 (1991-05-05)
15422"The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane"Walter GraumanTom SawyerMay 12, 1991 (1991-05-12)

Season 8 (1991-92)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1551"Bite the Big Apple"David MoessingerDavid MoessingerSeptember 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
1562"Night Fears"Anthony ShawJ. Michael StraczynskiSeptember 22, 1991 (1991-09-22)
1573"Unauthorized Obituary"Walter GraumanRobert E. SwansonSeptember 29, 1991 (1991-09-29)
1584"Thicker Than Water"Anthony ShawLarry DiTillioOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
When Sheriff Metzger's younger brother turns up in Cabot Cove, will trouble be far behind?
1595"Lines of Excellence"Walter GraumanJ. Michael StraczynskiNovember 3, 1991 (1991-11-03)
1606"Judge Not"Chuck BowmanGerald DiPegoNovember 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
1617"Terminal Connection"Walter GraumanRobert SwansonNovember 17, 1991 (1991-11-17)
1628"A Killing in Vegas"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyNovember 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)
1639"The Committee"Jerry JamesonJ. Michael StraczynskiDecember 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)
16410"The List of Yuri Lermentov"Anthony ShawTom SawyerDecember 15, 1991 (1991-12-15)
16511"Danse Diabolique"Alexander SingerJo William PhilippJanuary 5, 1992 (1992-01-05)
16612"The Witch's Curse"Jerry JamesonTracy FriedmanJanuary 12, 1992 (1992-01-12)
16713"Incident in Lot 7"Anthony ShawJ. Michael StraczynskiJanuary 19, 1992 (1992-01-19)
16814"The Monte Carlo Murders"Jerry JamesonBruce LansburyFebruary 2, 1992 (1992-02-02)
16915"Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief"Peter SalimRobert E. SwansonMarch 1, 1992 (1992-03-01)
17016"Ever After"Anthony ShawRobert Van ScoykMarch 8, 1992 (1992-03-08)
17117"To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee"Walter GraumanJ. Michael StraczynskiMarch 15, 1992 (1992-03-15)
17218"Programmed for Murder"Jerry JamesonTom SawyerApril 5, 1992 (1992-04-05)
17319"Day of the Dead"Anthony ShawMark A. BurleyApril 26, 1992 (1992-04-26)
17420"Angel of Death"Walter GraumanRobert E. SwansonMay 3, 1992 (1992-05-03)
17521"Badge of Honor"David MoessingerDavid MoessingerMay 10, 1992 (1992-05-10)
17622"Murder on Madison Avenue"Jerry JamesonBruce LansburyMay 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)

Season 9 (1992-93)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1771"Murder in Milan"Anthony ShawLaurence HeathSeptember 20, 1992 (1992-09-20)
1782"Family Secrets"Walter GraumanRobert HamnerSeptember 27, 1992 (1992-09-27)
1793"The Mole"Peter SalimTom SawyerOctober 4, 1992 (1992-10-04)
1804"The Wind Around the Tower"Walter GraumanJ. Michael StraczynskiNovember 1, 1992 (1992-11-01)
1815"The Dead File"Anthony ShawTom SawyerNovember 15, 1992 (1992-11-15)
1826"Night of the Coyote"Jerry JamesonMark A. BurleyNovember 22, 1992 (1992-11-22)
1837"Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice"Vincent McEveetyRobert E. SwansonNovember 29, 1992 (1992-11-29)
1848"The Classic Murder"Vincent McEveetyRobert Van ScoykDecember 6, 1992 (1992-12-06)
1859"A Christmas Secret"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyDecember 13, 1992 (1992-12-13)
18610"The Sound of Murder"Anthony Pullen Shaw(credited as Anthony Shaw)Bruce LansburyJanuary 3, 1993 (1993-01-03)
18711"Final Curtain"Walter GraumanJ. Michael StraczynskiJanuary 10, 1993 (1993-01-10)
18812"Double Jeopardy"Anthony Pullen Shaw (credited as Anthony Shaw)Laurence HeathJanuary 17, 1993 (1993-01-17)
18913"Dead Eye"Jerry JamesonTom SawyerFebruary 7, 1993 (1993-02-07)
19014"Killer Radio"Peter SalimCarlton HollanderFebruary 14, 1993 (1993-02-14)
19115"The Petrified Florist"Anthony Pullen ShawDonald RossFebruary 21, 1993 (1993-02-21)
19216"Threshold of Fear"Vincent McEveetyJames L. NovackFebruary 28, 1993 (1993-02-28)
19317"The Big Kill"Jerry JamesonMark A. BurleyMarch 7, 1993 (1993-03-07)
19418"Dead to Rights"Anthony Pullen Shaw (credited as Anthony Shaw)Tom SawyerMarch 21, 1993 (1993-03-21)
19519"Lone Witness"Walter GraumanMaryanne Kasica and Michael ScheffApril 4, 1993 (1993-04-04)
19620"Ship of Thieves"Anthony Pullen Shaw (as Anthony Shaw)Bruce LansburyMay 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)
19721"The Survivor"Anthony Pullen Shaw (as Anthony Shaw)Robert Van ScoykMay 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)
19822"Love's Deadly Desire"Robert M. Wiliams Jr.Peter S. FischerMay 16, 1993 (1993-05-16)

Season 10 (1993-94)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1991"A Death in Hong Kong"Vincent McEveetyLaurence HeathSeptember 12, 1993 (1993-09-12)
2002"For Whom the Ball Tolls"Anthony ShawDonald RossSeptember 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)
2013"The Legacy of Borbey House"Walter GraumanDanna Doyle & Debbie SmithOctober 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)
An occultist/author is in Cabot Cove to research an infamous house and its history for a book. He also believes the house's current inhabitant, a mysterious man, is a vampire. The home owner is later murdered with a stake in his heart. However, the murder may be related to a local woman who has been missing for months.
2024"The Phantom Killer"Anthony ShawTom SawyerOctober 24, 1993 (1993-10-24)
2035"A Virtual Murder"Lee SmithCarlton HollanderOctober 31, 1993 (1993-10-31)
2046"Bloodlines"Don MischerStory by : Michael Berlin & Eric Estrin
Teleplay by : Robert Hamner
November 7, 1993 (1993-11-07)
2057"A Killing in Cork"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyNovember 21, 1993 (1993-11-21)
2068"Love & Hate in Cabot Cove"Anthony ShawRobert Van ScoykNovember 28, 1993 (1993-11-28)
2079"Murder at a Discount"Walter GraumanRick MittlemanDecember 5, 1993 (1993-12-05)
20810"Murder in White"Vincent McEveetyLawrence VailDecember 19, 1993 (1993-12-19)
20911"Northern Explosion"Anthony ShawMark A. BurleyJanuary 2, 1994 (1994-01-02)
21012"Proof in the Pudding"Jerry JamesonLisa SeidmanJanuary 9, 1994 (1994-01-09)
21113"Portrait of Death"Vincent McEveetyDonald RossJanuary 16, 1994 (1994-01-16)
21214"Deadly Assets"Anthony ShawTom SawyerJanuary 23, 1994 (1994-01-23)
21315"Murder on the Thirtieth Floor"Walter GraumanRobert Van ScoykFebruary 6, 1994 (1994-02-06)
21416"Time to Die"Anthony ShawLaurence HeathMarch 6, 1994 (1994-03-06)
21517"The Dying Game"Jerry JamesonBruce LansburyMarch 13, 1994 (1994-03-13)
21618"The Trouble with Seth"Anthony ShawTom SawyerMarch 27, 1994 (1994-03-27)
21719"Roadkill"Walter GraumanMark A. BurleyMay 1, 1994 (1994-05-01)
21820"A Murderous Muse"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyMay 15, 1994 (1994-05-15)
21921"Wheel of Death"Walter GraumanRobert Van ScoykMay 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)

Season 11 (1994-95)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2201"A Nest of Vipers"Anthony ShawRick MittlemanSeptember 25, 1994 (1994-09-25)
2212"Amsterdam Kill"Jerry JamesonJerry LudwigOctober 2, 1994 (1994-10-02)
2223"To Kill a Legend"Anthony ShawDavid Bennett Carren & J. Larry CarrollOctober 9, 1994 (1994-10-09)
2234"Death in Hawaii"Don MischerLaurence HeathOctober 16, 1994 (1994-10-16)
2245"Dear Deadly"Anthony ShawDonald RossOctober 23, 1994 (1994-10-23)
2256"The Murder Channel"Walter GraumanJerry LudwigNovember 6, 1994 (1994-11-06)
2267"Fatal Paradise"Jerry JamesonTom SawyerNovember 13, 1994 (1994-11-13)
2278"Crimson Harvest"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyNovember 20, 1994 (1994-11-20)
2289"Murder by Twos"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyNovember 27, 1994 (1994-11-27)
22910"Murder of the Month Club"Walter GraumanDonald RossDecember 4, 1994 (1994-12-04)
23011"An Egg to Die For"Robert M. Williams, Jr.Maryanne Kasica & Michael ScheffDecember 11, 1994 (1994-12-11)
23112"The Scent of Murder"Anthony ShawLaurence HeathJanuary 9, 1995 (1995-01-09)
23213"Death 'N Denial"Jerry JamesonMark A. BurleyJanuary 22, 1995 (1995-01-22)
23314"Murder in High 'C'"Anthony ShawJerry LudwigFebruary 5, 1995 (1995-02-05)
23415"Twice Dead"Walter GraumanPaul SchifferFebruary 12, 1995 (1995-02-12)
23516"Film Flam"Anthony ShawDonald RossFebruary 19, 1995 (1995-02-19)
23617"Murder A La Mode"Jerry JamesonLaurence HeathFebruary 26, 1995 (1995-02-26)
23718"The Dream Team"Anthony ShawTom SawyerMarch 19, 1995 (1995-03-19)
Note: Last appearance of: Michael Horton as Grady Fletcher.
23819"School for Murder"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Robert Brennan
Teleplay by : Robert Brennan & Jerry Ludwig
April 30, 1995 (1995-04-30)
23920"Another Killing in Cork"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyMay 7, 1995 (1995-05-07)
24021"Game, Set, Murder"Walter GraumanPhilip John TaylorMay 14, 1995 (1995-05-14)

Season 12 (1995-96)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2411"Nailed"Anthony ShawDonald RossSeptember 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)
2422"A Quaking in Aspen"Vincent McEveetyTom SawyerSeptember 29, 1995 (1995-09-29)
2433"The Secret of Gila Junction"Anthony ShawJerry LudwigOctober 5, 1995 (1995-10-05)
2444"Big Easy Murder"Vincent McEveetyCynthia Deming & William RoyceOctober 12, 1995 (1995-10-12)
2455"Home Care"Anthony ShawRobert Van ScoyckOctober 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)
2466"Nan's Ghost: Part 1"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyNovember 2, 1995 (1995-11-02)
2477"Nan's Ghost: Part 2"Anthony ShawBruce LansburyNovember 9, 1995 (1995-11-09)
2488"Shooting in Rome"Vincent McEveetyJerry LudwigNovember 16, 1995 (1995-11-16)
2499"Deadly Bidding"Anthony ShawTom SawyerNovember 23, 1995 (1995-11-23)
25010"Frozen Stiff"Paul LazarusMark A. BurleyNovember 30, 1995 (1995-11-30)
25111"Unwilling Witness"Anthony ShawRobert Van ScoyckDecember 14, 1995 (1995-12-14)
25212"Kendo Killing"Walter GraumanLaurence HeathJanuary 4, 1996 (1996-01-04)
25313"Death Goes Double Platinum"Anthony ShawPhilip John TaylorJanuary 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)
25414"Murder in Tempo"Kevin CorcoranLaurence HeathJanuary 11, 1996 (1996-01-11)
25515"The Dark Side of the Door"Anthony ShawJames L. NovackFebruary 1, 1996 (1996-02-01)
25616"Murder Among Friends"Vincent McEveetyJerry LudwigFebruary 8, 1996 (1996-02-08)
25717"Something Foul in Flappieville"Anthony ShawRobert Van ScoyckFebruary 15, 1996 (1996-02-15)
25818"Track of a Soldier"Vincent McEveetyBruce LansburyFebruary 25, 1996 (1996-02-25)
25919"Evidence of Malice"Anthony ShawTom SawyerMarch 28, 1996 (1996-03-28)
26020"Southern Double-Cross"Walter GraumanMark A. BurleyApril 4, 1996 (1996-04-04)
26121"Race to Death"Vincent McEveetyStory by : Peter Barwood and Laurence Heath
Teleplay by : Laurence Heath
April 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)
26222"What You Don't Know Can Kill You"Kevin CorcoranRobert Van ScoyckMay 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)
26323"Mrs. Parker's Revenge"Anthony ShawAnne C. CollinsMay 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)
26424"Death by Demographics"Anthony ShawDonald RossMay 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)

TV movies

TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
Murder, She Wrote: South by SouthwestNovember 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)18.6
Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die ForMay 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)N/A
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free ManMay 2, 2001 (2001-05-02)11.3[3]
Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic RiddleMay 9, 2003 (2003-05-09)10.7[4]

Home media

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ Continuing story started in "Novel Connection" (Magnum, P.I. S7E9)


  1. ^ "The View Recaps". Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ "Murder, She Wrote: Could Jessica Fletcher Return?". Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ ""Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man"". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ ""Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle"". Retrieved 2016.

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