This is a list of fictional and non-fictional novels either from or inspired by Murder, She Wrote.
During the series many novels that J.B. Fletcher wrote, were mentioned. Her first novel, The Corpse Danced at Midnight, was made into a film in one episode, and later in the series another was made into a theatre play. The novel A Killing at Hastings Rock also underwent development to become a virtual reality video game.
In keeping with the spirit of the TV show, a series of official original novels have been written by American ghostwriterDonald Bain and published by the New American Library. The author credit for the novels is shared with the fictitious "Jessica Fletcher". When the first novel in the series, Gin and Daggers, was published in 1989 it included several inaccuracies to the TV series including Jessica driving a car which she could not do as she never learned to drive. Due to fans pointing out the errors, the novel was republished in 2000 with most of the inaccuracies corrected.
The title The Stain on the Stairs had previously been used by Agatha Christie in The Murder at the Vicarage as the title of a supposed detective story.