Peter S. Fischer

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Peter S. Fischer
Peter Steven Fischer

1935 (age 85–86)
OccupationTelevision writer, television producer

Peter Steven Fischer is an American television writer and television producer, whose work includes Murder, She Wrote,[1] which he co-created with Richard Levinson and William Link. He was also the executive producer of the series for the first seven seasons. He wrote 8 of the 22 episodes the first season. Fischer wrote or co-wrote nearly three dozen episodes of the show during its run.[2]

Fischer also wrote for the television series Baretta[1] and episodes of Columbo[1] and Kojak. He created, produced and wrote for the NBC series The Eddie Capra Mysteries. Fischer also wrote the 1991 television film Stranger at My Door and the 1996 television film Dead Man's Island.[1]



Year Film Credit Notes
1971 The Last Child Written By
1975 A Cry for Help Written By
1977 Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Story By, Screenplay By, Produced By Co-Wrote Story with "Richard Levinson" and "William Link"
1979 Donovan's Kid Story By
1981 Hellinger's Law Story By, Screenplay By Co-Wrote screenplay with "Ted Leighton" and "Jack Laird"
1991 Tagget Screenplay By Co-Wrote screenplay with "Janis Diamond" and "Richard T. Heffron"
Stranger at My Door Written By
1992 Coopersmith Written By
1995 Cops n Roberts Written By, Executive Producer
1996 Dead Man's Island Screenplay By Based on the novel of the same name by "Carolyn Hart"


Year TV Series Credit Notes
1972-73 Marcus Welby, M.D. Writer 3 Episodes
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Writer 2 Episodes
1973-74 Griff Writer 3 Episodes
1974-75 McMillan & Wife Writer 3 Episodes
1974-95 Columbo Writer, Executive Producer, Executive Story Consultant Multiple Episodes
1975 Baretta Writer 1 Episode
Kojak Writer 1 Episode
1975-76 Ellery Queen Writer, Producer 22 Episodes
1976 Delvecchio Writer 1 Episode
Once an Eagle Writer, Producer 4 Episodes
1977-78 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Writer 2 Episodes
1978 Black Beauty Writer, Executive Producer
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye Writer, Producer 5 Episodes
1978-79 The Eddie Capra Mysteries Writer, Creator, Producer, Executive Producer 12 Episodes
1979 The Magical World of Disney Writer 2 Episodes
1981-82 Darkroom Writer, Executive Producer
1984-96 Murder, She Wrote Writer, Creator, Executive Producer Multiple Episodes
1986 Blacke's Magic Writer, Executive Producer 14 Episodes
1987-88 The Law & Harry McGraw Writer, Creator, Executive Producer


The Hollywood Murder Mysteries[edit]

  • Jezebel in Blue Satin (2010)
  • We Don't Need no Stinking Badges (2011)
  • Love Has Nothing to Do with It (2011)
  • Everybody Wants an Oscar (2012)
  • The Unkindness of Strangers (2012)
  • Nice Guys Finish Dead (2013)
  • Pray For Us Sinners (2013)
  • Has Anybody Here Seen Wyckham? (2013)
  • Eyewitness to Murder (2014)
  • A Deadly Shoot in Texas (2016)
  • Everybody Let's Rock (2016)
  • A Touch of Homicide (2016)
  • Some Like Em Dead (2016)
  • Dead Men Pay No Debts (2016)
  • Apple Annie and the Dude (2017)
  • Till Death Us Do Part (2017)
  • Cue the Crows (2017)
  • Murder Aboard the Highland Rose (2018)
  • Ashes to Ashes (2018)
  • The Case of the Shaggy Stalker (2018)
  • Warner's Last Stand (2018)
  • The Man in the Raincoat (2019)[3]

Other novels[edit]

  • The Blood of Tyrants (2009)
  • The Terror of Tyrants (2010)
  • Expendable: A Tale of Love and War (2015)


  1. ^ a b c d The New York Times
  2. ^ "Peter S. Fischer". March 19, 2008. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Hollywood Murder Mysteries". Retrieved December 30, 2020.

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