List of Murder, She Wrote episodes

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

Beginning in season six, Angela Lansbury cut back her appearances. Thirteen episodes purported to be stories "written" by Jessica, or submitted to her by friends. She would introduce each episode, but generally disappear until the end, when she would wrap up the story. Other sleuths, such as reformed jewel thief turned insurance investigator Dennis Stanton, retired spy Michael Hagarty and down-at-heel private eye Harry McGraw, took center stage. These episodes became known as "bookend episodes". Viewers, however, didn't like Jessica's frequent absences, and the "replacement detective" policy was eventually dropped.

After the final episode aired in 1996, 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,[1] 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.[2]

Out of the many actors featured on Murder, She Wrote, Lansbury is the only actress to appear in every episode and TV movie, albeit not always playing Jessica Fletcher, but sometimes her cousin Emma McGill and her aunt Sarah.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered Ended
1 22 September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30) April 21, 1985 (1985-04-21)
2 22 September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) May 18, 1986 (1986-05-18)
3 22 September 28, 1986 (1986-09-28) May 10, 1987 (1987-05-10)
4 22 September 20, 1987 (1987-09-20) May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08)
5 22 October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)
6 22 September 24, 1989 (1989-09-24) May 20, 1990 (1990-05-20)
7 22 September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16) May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12)
8 22 September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17)
9 22 September 20, 1992 (1992-09-20) May 16, 1993 (1993-05-16)
10 21 September 12, 1993 (1993-09-12) May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)
11 21 September 25, 1994 (1994-09-25) May 14, 1995 (1995-05-14)
12 24 September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21) May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)
TVMs 4 November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02) May 9, 2003 (2003-05-09)

DVD releases[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1984–85)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
1/2 1/2 "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes" Corey Allen Teleplay: Peter S. Fischer
Story: Richard Levinson & William Link and Peter S. Fischer
September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30) 59274
3 3 "Deadly Lady" Corey Allen Peter S. Fischer October 7, 1984 (1984-10-07) 59206
4 4 "Birds of a Feather" John Llewellyn Moxey Robert E. Swanson October 14, 1984 (1984-10-14) 59203
5 5 "Hooray for Homicide" Richard A. Colla Robert Van Scoyk October 28, 1984 (1984-10-28) 59201
6 6 "It's a Dog's Life" Seymour Robbie Mark Giles & Linda Shank November 4, 1984 (1984-11-04) 59208
7 7 "Lovers and Other Killers" Allen Reisner Peter S. Fischer November 18, 1984 (1984-11-18) 59207
8 8 "Hit, Run and Homicide" Alan Cooke Gerald K. Siegel November 25, 1984 (1984-11-25) 59216
9 9 "We're Off to Kill the Wizard" Walter Grauman Teleplay by: Peter S. Fischer
Story by: Peter S. Fischer and Gerald K. Siegel
December 9, 1984 (1984-12-09) 59204
10 10 "Death Takes a Curtain Call" Allen Reisner Paul W. Cooper December 16, 1984 (1984-12-16) 59219
11 11 "Death Casts a Spell" Allen Reisner Steve Hensley & Miyoko Hensley December 30, 1984 (1984-12-30) 59211
12 12 "Capitol Offense" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer January 6, 1985 (1985-01-06) 59220
13 13 "Broadway Malady" Hy Averback Tom Sawyer January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13) 59209
14 14 "Murder to a Jazz Beat" Walter Grauman Teleplay by: Paul Savage
Story by: Paul Savage and David Abramowitz
February 3, 1985 (1985-02-03) 59212
15 15 "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean" Seymour Robbie Peter S. Fischer February 10, 1985 (1985-02-10) 59210
16 16 "Paint Me a Murder" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer February 17, 1985 (1985-02-17) 59215
17 17 "Tough Guys Don't Die" Seymour Robbie Peter S. Fischer February 24, 1985 (1985-02-24) 59223
18 18 "Sudden Death" Edward M. Abroms Robert E. Swanson March 3, 1985 (1985-03-03) 59217
19 19 "Footnote to Murder" Peter Crane Robert E. Swanson March 10, 1985 (1985-03-10) 59221
20 20 "Murder Takes the Bus" Walter Grauman Michael Scheff & Maryanne Kasica March 17, 1985 (1985-03-17) 59231
21 21 "Armed Response" Charles S. Dubin Gerald K. Siegel March 31, 1985 (1985-03-31) 59228
22 22 "Murder at the Oasis" Arthur Allan Seidelman Robert Van Scoyk April 7, 1985 (1985-04-07) 59222
23 23 "Funeral at Fifty-Mile" Seymour Robbie Dick Nelson April 21, 1985 (1985-04-21) 59226


Season 2 (1985–86)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
23 1 "Widow, Weep for Me" Michael A. Hoey Peter S. Fischer September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) 60309
24 2 "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly" Peter Crane Tom Sawyer October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06) 60305
25 3 "Murder in the Afternoon" Arthur Allan Seidelman Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Paul W. Cooper
October 13, 1985 (1985-10-13) 60302
26 4 "School for Scandal" Arthur Allan Seidelman Robert E. Swanson October 20, 1985 (1985-10-20) 60314
27 5 "Sing a Song of Murder" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer October 27, 1985 (1985-10-27) 60306
28 6 "Reflections of the Mind" Seymour Robbie Robert E. Swanson November 3, 1985 (1985-11-03) 60304
29 7 "A Lady in the Lake" Walter Grauman Robert Van Scoyk November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) 60307
30 8 "Dead Heat" Peter Crane J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley November 24, 1985 (1985-11-24) 60303
31 9 "Jessica Behind Bars" John Llewellyn Moxey Carleton Eastlake December 1, 1985 (1985-12-01) 60316
32 10 "Sticks and Stones" Seymour Robbie Story: Jackson Gillis and Linda Shank & Mark Giles
Teleplay: Linda Shank & Mark Giles
December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15) 60301
33 11 "Murder Digs Deep" Philip Leacock Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff December 29, 1985 (1985-12-29) 60315
34 12 "Murder by Appointment Only" Arthur Allan Seidelman Jerry Ross January 5, 1986 (1986-01-05) 60310
35 13 "Trial by Error" Seymour Robbie Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Scott Shepherd
January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12) 60317
36 14 "Keep the Home Fries Burning" Peter Crane Philip Gerson January 19, 1986 (1986-01-19) 60320
37 15 "Powder Keg" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer February 9, 1986 (1986-02-09) 60326
38 16 "Murder in the Electric Cathedral" John Llewellyn Moxey Dick Nelson February 16, 1986 (1986-02-16) 60312
39 17 "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder" Seymour Robbie J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley February 23, 1986 (1986-02-23) 60318
40 18 "If a Body Meet a Body" Walter Grauman Steve Stoliar March 9, 1986 (1986-03-09) 60321
41 19 "Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday" Peter Crane Gerald K. Siegel March 30, 1986 (1986-03-30) 60311
42 20 "Menace, Anyone?" Arthur Allan Seidelman Robert B. Sherman April 6, 1986 (1986-04-06) 60319
43 21 "The Perfect Foil" Walter Grauman Robert E. Swanson April 13, 1986 (1986-04-13) 60329
44 22 "If the Frame Fits" Paul Lynch Philip Gerson May 18, 1986 (1986-05-18) 60331


Season 3 (1986–87)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
45 1 "Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 1" Seymour Robbie Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Peter S. Fischer
September 28, 1986 (1986-09-28) 62104
46 2 "Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 2" Seymour Robbie Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Peter S. Fischer
October 5, 1986 (1986-10-05) 62105
47 3 "Unfinished Business" Walter Grauman Jackson Gillis October 12, 1986 (1986-10-12) 62103
48 4 "One White Rose for Death" Peter Crane Peter S. Fischer October 19, 1986 (1986-10-19) 62107
49 5 "Corned Beef & Carnage" John Llewellyn Moxey Robert E. Swanson November 2, 1986 (1986-11-02) 62108
50 6 "Dead Man's Gold" Seymour Robbie Robert Van Scoyk November 9, 1986 (1986-11-09) 62102
51 7 "Deadline for Murder" Seymour Robbie Teleplay: Tom Sawyer
Story: John Kennedy & Michael McGough and Tom Sawyer
November 16, 1986 (1986-11-16) 62101
52 8 "Magnum on Ice" Peter Crane Robert E. Swanson November 23, 1986 (1986-11-23) 62121
53 9 "Obituary for a Dead Anchor" Walter Grauman Teleplay: Robert Van Scoyk
Story: Bob Shayne
December 7, 1986 (1986-12-07) 62111
54 10 "Stage Struck" John Astin Philip Gerson December 14, 1986 (1986-12-14) 62115
55 11 "Night of the Headless Horseman" Walter Grauman R. Barker Price January 4, 1987 (1987-01-04) 62106
56 12 "The Corpse Flew First Class" Walter Grauman Donald Ross January 18, 1987 (1987-01-18) 62114
57 13 "Crossed Up" David Hemmings Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle February 1, 1987 (1987-02-01) 62120
58 14 "Murder in a Minor Key" Nick Havinga Teleplay: Peter S. Fischer and Gerald K. Siegel
Story: Arthur Marks
February 8, 1987 (1987-02-08) 62122
59 15 "The Bottom Line is Murder" Anthony Shaw Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle February 15, 1987 (1987-02-15) 62110
60 16 "Death Takes a Dive" Seymour Robbie Peter S. Fischer February 22, 1987 (1987-02-22) 62112
61 17 "Simon Says, Color Me Dead" Kevin G. Cremin Robert E. Swanson March 1, 1987 (1987-03-01) 62123
62 18 "No Laughing Murder" Walter Grauman Tom Sawyer March 15, 1987 (1987-03-15) 62113
63 19 "No Accounting for Murder" Peter Crane Gerald K. Siegel March 22, 1987 (1987-03-22) 62117
64 20 "The Cemetery Vote" Seymour Robbie Robert Van Scoyk April 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) 62116
65 21 "The Days Dwindle Down" Michael Lynch Philip Gerson April 19, 1987 (1987-04-19) 62124
66 22 "Murder, She Spoke" Anthony Shaw Si Rose May 10, 1987 (1987-05-10) 62109


Season 4 (1987–88)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
67 1 "A Fashionable Way to Die" Nick Havinga Donald Ross September 20, 1987 (1987-09-20) 63303
68 2 "When Thieves Fall Out" Seymour Robbie Arthur David Weingarten September 27, 1987 (1987-09-27) 63304
69 3 "Witness for the Defense" Seymour Robbie Robert E. Swanson October 4, 1987 (1987-10-04) 63311
70 4 "Old Habits Die Hard" John Llewellyn Moxey Chris Manheim October 11, 1987 (1987-10-11) 63308
71 5 "The Way to Dusty Death" Nick Havinga Philip Gerson October 25, 1987 (1987-10-25) 63310
72 6 "It Runs in the Family" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer November 1, 1987 (1987-11-01) 63313
73 7 "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly" Peter Crane Wendy Graf & Lisa Stotsky November 8, 1987 (1987-11-08) 63309
74 8 "Steal Me a Story" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer November 15, 1987 (1987-11-15) 63316
75 9 "Trouble in Eden" Nick Havinga Teleplay: John D.F. Black and Paul Savage
Story: John D.F. Black
November 22, 1987 (1987-11-22) 63301
76 10 "Indian Giver" Walter Grauman Gerald K. Siegel November 29, 1987 (1987-11-29) 63306
77 11 "Doom With a View" Walter Grauman Kenneth A. Berg December 13, 1987 (1987-12-13) 63314
78 12 "Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?" John Llewellyn Moxey Robert Van Scoyk January 3, 1988 (1988-01-03) 63320
79 13 "Harbinger of Death" Anthony Shaw R. Barker Price January 24, 1988 (1988-01-24) 63302
80 14 "Curse of the Daanav" Walter Grauman Chris Manheim February 7, 1988 (1988-02-07) 63319
81 15 "Mourning Among the Wisterias" Walter Grauman Scott Anderson February 14, 1988 (1988-02-14) 63312
82 16 "Murder Through the Looking Glass" Seymour Robbie Robert Van Scoyk February 21, 1988 (1988-02-21) 63307
83 17 "A Very Good Year for Murder" Walter Grauman Robert E. Swanson February 28, 1988 (1988-02-28) 63305
84 18 "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here" Seymour Robbie Teleplay: Robert Van Scoyk
Story: Wendy Graf & Lisa Stotsky
March 13, 1988 (1988-03-13) 63323
85 19 "Just Another Fish Story" Walter Grauman Philip Gerson March 27, 1988 (1988-03-27) 63322
86 20 "Showdown in Saskatchewan" Vincent McEveety Dick Nelson April 10, 1988 (1988-04-10) 63315
87 21 "Deadpan" E.W. Swackhamer Teleplay: Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff
Story: Arthur David Weingarten
May 1, 1988 (1988-05-01) 63318
88 22 "The Body Politic" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08) 63317


Season 5 (1988–89)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
89 1 "J.B. As in Jailbird" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) 63701
90 2 "A Little Night Work" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer October 30, 1988 (1988-10-30) 63706
91 3 "Mr. Penroy's Vacation" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson November 6, 1988 (1988-11-06) 63704
92 4 "Snow White, Blood Red" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer November 13, 1988 (1988-11-13) 63709
93 5 "Coal Miner's Slaughter" Walter Grauman Chris Manheim November 20, 1988 (1988-11-20) 63705
94 6 "Wearing of the Green" Seymour Robbie Peter S. Fischer November 27, 1988 (1988-11-27) 63711
95 7 "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer December 18, 1988 (1988-12-18) 63702
96 8 "Prediction: Murder" Walter Grauman Richard Stanley & Ralph Meyering Jr. January 1, 1989 (1989-01-01) 63703
97 9 "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" John Llewellyn Moxey Philip Gerson January 8, 1989 (1989-01-08) 63714
98 10 "Weave a Tangled Web" Seymour Robbie Robert E. Swanson January 15, 1989 (1989-01-15) 63712
99 11 "The Search for Peter Kerry" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer February 5, 1989 (1989-02-05) 63719
100 12 "Smooth Operators" Anthony Shaw Gerald K. Siegel February 12, 1989 (1989-02-12) 63707
101 13 "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble" John Llewellyn Moxey Tom Sawyer February 19, 1989 (1989-02-19) 63716
102 14 "From Russia with Blood" Vincent McEveety Donald Ross February 26, 1989 (1989-02-26) 63717
103 15 "Alma Murder" Anthony Shaw Chris Manheim March 12, 1989 (1989-03-12) 63715
104 16 "Truck Stop" Vincent McEveety Philip Gerson April 2, 1989 (1989-04-02) 63722
105 17 "The Sins of Castle Cove" John Llewellyn Moxey Robert Van Scoyk April 9, 1989 (1989-04-09) 63721
106 18 "Trevor Hudson's Legacy" Walter Grauman Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Eric Houston
April 16, 1989 (1989-04-16) 63708
107 19 "Double Exposure" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson April 30, 1989 (1989-04-30) 63728
108 20 "Three Strikes, You're Out" Seymour Robbie Donald Ross May 7, 1989 (1989-05-07) 63729
109 21 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Part 1" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer May 14, 1989 (1989-05-14) 63724
110 22 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Part 2" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21) 63725


Season 6 (1989–90)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
111 1 "Appointment in Athens" Vincent McEveety Tom Sawyer September 24, 1989 (1989-09-24) 65309
112 2 "Seal of the Confessional" Vincent McEveety Teleplay: Lynne Kelsey
Story: Whitney Wherrett Roberson
October 1, 1989 (1989-10-01) 65301
113 3 "The Grand Old Lady" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer October 8, 1989 (1989-10-08) 65305
114 4 "The Error of Her Ways" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross October 15, 1989 (1989-10-15) 65311
115 5 "Jack and Bill" Chuck Bowman Peter S. Fischer & Chuck Bowman October 29, 1989 (1989-10-29) 65312
116 6 "Dead Letter" Anthony Shaw Paul Schiffer November 5, 1989 (1989-11-05) 65302
117 7 "Night of the Tarantula" Vincent McEveety Chris Manheim November 12, 1989 (1989-11-12) 65310
118 8 "When the Fat Lady Sings" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer November 19, 1989 (1989-11-19) 65304
119 9 "Test of Wills" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson November 26, 1989 (1989-11-26) 65303
120 10 "Class Act" Allen Reisner Peter S. Fischer December 3, 1989 (1989-12-03) 65316
121 11 "Town Father" John Llewellyn Moxey Philip Gerson December 17, 1989 (1989-12-17) 65306
122 12 "Goodbye Charlie" Anthony Shaw Robert Van Scoyk January 7, 1990 (1990-01-07) 65307
123 13 "If the Shoe Fits" Anthony Shaw Lynne Kelsey January 21, 1990 (1990-01-21) 65324
124 14 "How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying" Walter Grauman Teleplay: Robert E. Swanson
Story: Charles Leinenweber
February 4, 1990 (1990-02-04) 65313
125 15 "The Fixer-Upper" John Llewellyn Moxey Teleplay: Oliver Hailey
Story: Paul Schiffer
February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11) 65315
126 16 "The Big Show of 1965" Jerry Jameson Robert Van Scoyk February 25, 1990 (1990-02-25) 65319
127 17 "Murder - According to Maggie" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer March 4, 1990 (1990-03-04) 65314
128 18 "O'Malley's Luck" Michael J. Lynch Teleplay: Lynne Kelsey
Story: Gerald K. Siegel
March 25, 1990 (1990-03-25) 65308
129 19 "Always a Thief" Walter Grauman Peter S. Fischer April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08) 65322
130 20 "Shear Madness" Walter Grauman Chris Manheim April 29, 1990 (1990-04-29) 65318
131 21 "The Szechuan Dragon" Kevin G. Cremin Tom Sawyer May 6, 1990 (1990-05-06) 65317
132 22 "The Sicilian Encounter" Kevin G. Cremin Robert E. Swanson May 20, 1990 (1990-05-20) 65326


Season 7 (1990–91)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
133 1 "Trials and Tribulations" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16) 66304
134 2 "Deadly Misunderstanding" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson September 23, 1990 (1990-09-23) 66320
135 3 "See You in Court, Baby" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer September 30, 1990 (1990-09-30) 66321
136 4 "Hannigan's Wake" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer October 28, 1990 (1990-10-28) 66308
137 5 "The Family Jewels" Jerry Jameson Tom Sawyer November 4, 1990 (1990-11-04) 66318
138 6 "A Body to Die For" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross November 11, 1990 (1990-11-11) 66302
139 7 "The Return of Preston Giles" Walter Grauman Tom Sawyer November 18, 1990 (1990-11-18) 66307
140 8 "The Great Twain Robbery" Jerry Jameson Steve Brown November 25, 1990 (1990-11-25) 66314
141 9 "Ballad for a Blue Lady" Jerry Jameson William Bigelow December 2, 1990 (1990-12-02) 66322
142 10 "Murder in F Sharp" Kevin G. Cremin William Bigelow December 16, 1990 (1990-12-16) 66312
143 11 "Family Doctor" Walter Grauman Robert Van Scoyk January 6, 1991 (1991-01-06) 66306
144 12 "Suspicion of Murder" Vincent McEveety Peter S. Fischer January 20, 1991 (1991-01-20) 66313
145 13 "Moving Violation" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson February 3, 1991 (1991-02-03) 66324
146 14 "Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?" Walter Grauman Lynne Kelsey February 10, 1991 (1991-02-10) 66309
147 15 "The Taxman Cometh" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross February 17, 1991 (1991-02-17) 66311
148 16 "From the Horse's Mouth" Jerry Jameson Gerry Day February 24, 1991 (1991-02-24) 66301
149 17 "The Prodigal Father" Anthony Shaw Maryann Kasica & Michael Scheff March 10, 1991 (1991-03-10) 66303
150 18 "Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer March 17, 1991 (1991-03-17) 66310
151 19 "Thursday's Child" Anthony Shaw Robert E. Swanson April 7, 1991 (1991-04-07) 66305
152 20 "Murder, Plain and Simple" Vincent McEveety Chris Manheim April 28, 1991 (1991-04-28) 66319
153 21 "Tainted Lady" Vincent McEveety Robert Van Scoyk May 5, 1991 (1991-05-05) 66316
154 22 "The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane" Walter Grauman Tom Sawyer May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12) 66323


Season 8 (1991–92)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
155 1 "Bite the Big Apple" David Moessinger David Moessinger September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) 67501
156 2 "Night Fears" Anthony Shaw J. Michael Straczynski September 22, 1991 (1991-09-22) 67503
157 3 "Unauthorized Obituary" Walter Grauman Robert E. Swanson September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29) 67512
158 4 "Thicker Than Water" Anthony Shaw Lawrence DiTillio October 6, 1991 (1991-10-06) 67504
159 5 "Lines of Excellence" Walter Grauman J. Michael Straczynski November 3, 1991 (1991-11-03) 67517
160 6 "Judge Not" Chuck Bowman Gerald DiPego November 10, 1991 (1991-11-10) 67505
161 7 "Terminal Connection" Walter Grauman Robert E. Swanson November 17, 1991 (1991-11-17) 67519
162 8 "A Killing in Vegas" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury November 24, 1991 (1991-11-24) 67513
163 9 "The Committee" Jerry Jameson J. Michael Straczynski December 1, 1991 (1991-12-01) 67524
164 10 "The List of Yuri Lermentov" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer December 15, 1991 (1991-12-15) 67516
165 11 "Danse Diabolique" Alexander Singer Jo William Philipp January 5, 1992 (1992-01-05) 67507
166 12 "The Witch's Curse" Jerry Jameson Tracy Friedman January 12, 1992 (1992-01-12) 67506
167 13 "Incident in Lot 7" Anthony Shaw J. Michael Straczynski January 19, 1992 (1992-01-19) 67527
168 14 "The Monte Carlo Murders" Jerry Jameson Bruce Lansbury February 2, 1992 (1992-02-02) 67525
169 15 "Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief" Peter Salim Robert E. Swanson March 1, 1992 (1992-03-01) 67528
170 16 "Ever After" Anthony Shaw Robert Van Scoyk March 8, 1992 (1992-03-08) 67521
171 17 "To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee" Walter Grauman J. Michael Straczynski March 15, 1992 (1992-03-15) 67536
172 18 "Programmed for Murder" Jerry Jameson Tom Sawyer April 5, 1992 (1992-04-05) 67526
173 19 "Day of the Dead" Anthony Shaw Mark A. Burley April 26, 1992 (1992-04-26) 67535
174 20 "Angel of Death" Walter Grauman Robert E. Swanson May 3, 1992 (1992-05-03) 67532
175 21 "Badge of Honor" David Moessinger David Moessinger May 10, 1992 (1992-05-10) 67539
176 22 "Murder on Madison Avenue" Jerry Jameson Bruce Lansbury May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17) 67531


Season 9 (1992–93)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
177 1 "Murder in Milan" Anthony Shaw Laurence Heath September 20, 1992 (1992-09-20) 67905
178 2 "Family Secrets" Walter Grauman Robert Hamner September 27, 1992 (1992-09-27) 67907
179 3 "The Mole" Peter Salim Tom Sawyer October 4, 1992 (1992-10-04) 67902
180 4 "The Wind Around the Tower" Walter Grauman J. Michael Straczynski November 1, 1992 (1992-11-01) 67901
181 5 "The Dead File" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer November 15, 1992 (1992-11-15) 67910
182 6 "Night of the Coyote" Jerry Jameson Mark A. Burley November 22, 1992 (1992-11-22) 67914
183 7 "Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice" Vincent McEveety Robert E. Swanson November 29, 1992 (1992-11-29) 67903
184 8 "The Classic Murder" Vincent McEveety Robert Van Scoyk December 6, 1992 (1992-12-06) 67906
185 9 "A Christmas Secret" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury December 13, 1992 (1992-12-13) 67912
186 10 "The Sound of Murder" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury January 3, 1993 (1993-01-03) 67909
187 11 "Final Curtain" Walter Grauman J. Michael Straczynski January 10, 1993 (1993-01-10) 67913
188 12 "Double Jeopardy" Anthony Shaw Laurence Heath January 17, 1993 (1993-01-17) 67921
189 13 "Dead Eye" Jerry Jameson Tom Sawyer February 7, 1993 (1993-02-07) 67920
190 14 "Killer Radio" Peter Salim Carlton Hollander February 14, 1993 (1993-02-14) 67917
191 15 "The Petrified Florist" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross February 21, 1993 (1993-02-21) 67916
192 16 "Threshold of Fear" Vincent McEveety James L. Novack February 28, 1993 (1993-02-28) 67916
193 17 "The Big Kill" Jerry Jameson Mark A. Burley March 7, 1993 (1993-03-07) 67929
194 18 "Dead to Rights" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer March 21, 1993 (1993-03-21) 67927
195 19 "Lone Witness" Walter Grauman Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff April 4, 1993 (1993-04-04) 67932
196 20 "Ship of Thieves" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02) 67935
197 21 "The Survivor" Anthony Shaw Robert Van Scoyk May 9, 1993 (1993-05-09) 67919
198 22 "Love's Deadly Desire" Robert M. Williams, Jr. Chris Manheim May 16, 1993 (1993-05-16) 67925


Season 10 (1993–94)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
199 1 "A Death in Hong Kong" Vincent McEveety Laurence Heath September 12, 1993 (1993-09-12) 69103
200 2 "For Whom the Ball Tolls" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26) 69104
201 3 "The Legacy of Borbey House" Walter Grauman Danna Doyle & Debbie Smith October 3, 1993 (1993-10-03) 69107
202 4 "The Phantom Killer" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer October 24, 1993 (1993-10-24) 69106
203 5 "A Virtual Murder" Lee Smith Carlton Hollander October 31, 1993 (1993-10-31) 69105
204 6 "Bloodlines" Don Mischer Teleplay: Robert Hamner
Story: Michael Berlin & Eric Estrin
November 9, 1993 (1993-11-09) 69115
205 7 "A Killing in Cork" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury November 21, 1993 (1993-11-21) 69118
206 8 "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove" Anthony Shaw Robert Van Scoyk November 28, 1993 (1993-11-28) 69122
207 9 "Murder at a Discount" Walter Grauman Rick Mittleman December 5, 1993 (1993-12-05) 69123
208 10 "Murder in White" Vincent McEveety Lawrence Vail December 19, 1993 (1993-12-19) 69116
209 11 "Northern Explosion" Anthony Shaw Mark A. Burley January 2, 1994 (1994-01-02) 69114
210 12 "Proof in the Pudding" Jerry Jameson Lisa Seidman January 9, 1994 (1994-01-09) 69124
211 13 "Portrait of Death" Vincent McEveety Donald Ross January 16, 1994 (1994-01-16) 69127
212 14 "Deadly Assets" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer January 23, 1994 (1994-01-23) 69129
10.15 213 "Murder on the Thirtieth Floor" Walter Grauman Robert Van Scoyk February 6, 1994 (1994-02-06) 69130
214 16 "Time to Die" Anthony Shaw Laurence Heath March 6, 1994 (1994-03-06) 69128
215 17 "The Dying Game" Jerry Jameson Bruce Lansbury March 13, 1994 (1994-03-13) 69133
216 18 "The Trouble with Seth" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer March 27, 1994 (1994-03-27) 69138
217 19 "Roadkill" Walter Grauman Mark A. Burley May 1, 1994 (1994-05-01) 69134
218 20 "A Murderous Muse" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury May 15, 1994 (1994-05-15) 69140
219 21 "Wheel of Death" Walter Grauman Robert Van Scoyk May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22) 69141


Season 11 (1994–95)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
220 1 "A Nest of Vipers" Anthony Shaw Rick Mittleman September 25, 1994 (1994-09-25) 69503
221 2 "Amsterdam Kill" Jerry Jameson Jerry Ludwig October 2, 1994 (1994-10-02) 69532
222 3 "To Kill a Legend" Anthony Shaw J. Larry Carroll & David Bennett Carren October 9, 1994 (1994-10-09) 69504
223 4 "Death in Hawaii" Don Mischer Laurence Heath October 16, 1994 (1994-10-16) 69505
224 5 "Dear Deadly" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross October 23, 1994 (1994-10-23) 69506
225 6 "The Murder Channel" Walter Grauman Jerry Ludwig November 6, 1994 (1994-11-06) 69513
226 7 "Fatal Paradise" Jerry Jameson Tom Sawyer November 13, 1994 (1994-11-13) 69508
227 8 "Crimson Harvest" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury November 20, 1994 (1994-11-20) 69518
228 9 "Murder by Twos" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury November 27, 1994 (1994-11-27) 69522
229 10 "Murder of the Month Club" Walter Grauman Donald Ross December 4, 1994 (1994-12-04) 69520
230 11 "An Egg to Die For" Robert M. Williams, Jr. Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff December 11, 1994 (1994-12-11) 69511
231 12 "The Scent of Murder" Anthony Shaw Laurence Heath January 9, 1995 (1995-01-09) 69517
232 13 "Death 'n Denial" Jerry Jameson Mark A. Burley January 22, 1995 (1995-01-22) 69516
233 14 "Murder in High-C" Anthony Shaw Jerry Ludwig February 5, 1995 (1995-02-05) 69525
234 15 "Twice Dead" Walter Grauman Paul Schiffer February 12, 1995 (1995-02-12) 69515
235 16 "Film Flam" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross February 19, 1995 (1995-02-19) 69535
236 17 "Murder a la Mode" Jerry Jameson Laurence Heath February 26, 1995 (1995-02-26) 69537
237 18 "The Dream Team" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer March 19, 1995 (1995-03-19) 69529
238 19 "School for Murder" Vincent McEveety Teleplay: Robert Brennan and Jerry Ludwig
Story: Robert Brennan
April 30, 1995 (1995-04-30) 69534
239 20 "Another Killing in Cork" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury May 7, 1995 (1995-05-07) 69528
240 21 "Game, Set, Murder" Walter Grauman Philip John Taylor May 14, 1995 (1995-05-14) 69530


Season 12 (1995–96)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
241 1 "Nailed" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21) K0201
242 2 "A Quaking in Aspen" Vincent McEveety Tom Sawyer September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28) K0205
243 3 "The Secret of Gila Junction" Anthony Shaw Jerry Ludwig October 5, 1995 (1995-10-05) K0203
244 4 "Big Easy Murder" Vincent McEveety Cynthia Deming & William Royce October 12, 1995 (1995-10-12) 69533
245 5 "Home Care" Anthony Shaw Robert Van Scoyk October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19) 69538
246 6 "Nan's Ghost: Part 1" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury November 2, 1995 (1995-11-02) K0217
247 7 "Nan's Ghost: Part 2" Anthony Shaw Bruce Lansbury November 9, 1995 (1995-11-09) K0217
248 8 "Shooting in Rome" Vincent McEveety Jerry Ludwig November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16) K0214
249 9 "Deadly Bidding" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer November 23, 1995 (1995-11-23) K0215
250 10 "Frozen Stiff" Paul Lazarus Mark A. Burley November 30, 1995 (1995-11-30) K0204
251 11 "Unwilling Witness" Anthony Shaw Robert Van Scoyk December 14, 1995 (1995-12-14) K0216
252 12 "Kendo Killing" Walter Grauman Laurence Heath January 4, 1996 (1996-01-04) K0208
253 13 "Death Goes Double Platinum" Anthony Shaw Philip John Taylor January 7, 1996 (1996-01-07) K0222
254 14 "Murder in Tempo" Kevin Corcoran Teleplay: Laurence Heath
Story: David Thoreau
January 11, 1996 (1996-01-11) K0210
255 15 "The Dark Side of the Door" Anthony Shaw James L. Novack February 1, 1996 (1996-02-01) K0221
256 16 "Murder Among Friends" Vincent McEveety Jerry Ludwig February 8, 1996 (1996-02-08) K0220
257 17 "Something Foul in Flappieville" Anthony Shaw Teleplay: Robert Van Scoyk
Story: Dan Wilcox
February 15, 1996 (1996-02-15) K0202
258 18 "Track of a Soldier" Vincent McEveety Bruce Lansbury February 25, 1996 (1996-02-25) K0227
259 19 "Evidence of Malice" Anthony Shaw Tom Sawyer March 28, 1996 (1996-03-28) K0230
260 20 "Southern Double-Cross" Walter Grauman Mark A. Burley April 4, 1996 (1996-04-04) K0229
261 21 "Race to Death" Vincent McEveety Teleplay: Laurence Heath
Story: Peter Barwood and Laurence Heath
April 25, 1996 (1996-04-25) K0213
262 22 "What You Don't Know Can Kill You" Kevin Corcoran Robert Van Scoyk May 2, 1996 (1996-05-02) K0232
263 23 "Mrs. Parker's Revenge" Anthony Shaw Anne C. Collins May 9, 1996 (1996-05-09) K0231
264 24 "Death by Demographics" Anthony Shaw Donald Ross May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16) K0226


Crossover with Magnum, P.I.[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
136 7.9 "Novel Connection" Harry Harris Jay Huguely November 19, 1986 (1986-11-19)
Jessica Fletcher comes to Hawaii to help private investigator Thomas Magnum investigate an attempt on Robin Masters' guests. The story continues in "Magnum on Ice".

TV movies[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "South by Southwest" Anthony Shaw Teleplay: Derek Marlowe and Mark A. Burley
Story: Derek Marlowe
November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)

Jessica is warned away by an FBI agent while following clues to Agua Verde where a woman who left her purse apparently lives.

Murderers: Sarah and Jack Ogden
2 "A Story to Die For" Anthony Shaw J. Michael Straczynski May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)

Jessica Fletcher puts her sleuthing skills to work at a writers' conference after a Russian author is found dead.

Murderer: Warren Pierce
3 "The Last Free Man" Anthony Shaw Matthew Sommer May 2, 2001 (2001-05-02)

Jessica Fletcher uncovers a shocking link between her family history and the death of a slave in the 1860s.

Murderer: Charles Hobbs
4 "The Celtic Riddle" Anthony Shaw Teleplay: Rosemary Anne Sisson and Bruce Lansbury
Based on the novel by: Lyn Hamilton
May 9, 2003 (2003-05-09)

Jessica travels to Ireland, where she attends the reading of an old acquaintance's will. The will contains the clues to finding a secret treasure, one that will require an already strained family to work together in order to solve the mystery. It was based on The Celtic Riddle by Lyn Hamilton.

Murderer: Mr. McCafferty

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The View Recaps". ABC.com. Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Murder, She Wrote: Could Jessica Fletcher Return?". TVSeriesFinale.com. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 

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