List of Murder, She Wrote episodes

List of Murder, She Wrote episodes

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. A handful of 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, however in February 2007, on the ABC daytime talk show The View,[1] Lansbury announced that she hopes to make another Murder, She Wrote TV movie in the near future but only if her son director, Anthony Shaw, can 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.



Season One

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
1.1 1 "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes" September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30) 59274
Pilot episode.
After the successful publication of her first murder-mystery novel, Jessica is invited to a costume ball at the mansion of her publisher, with whom she happens to be falling in love. When a guest dressed as Sherlock Holmes is murdered, all eyes turn to her to out-sleuth the assassin of the deceased "detective". (Airs as two separate episodes during syndication.) 
1.2 2 "Deadly Lady" October 7, 1984 (1984-10-07) 59206
A mysterious man who briefly stops by Jessica's house turns up dead, supposedly swept overboard during a hurricane before Jessica even met him. 
1.3 3 "Birds of a Feather" October 14, 1984 (1984-10-14) 59203
Pre-wedding jitters take on a new meaning for the fiancé of Jessica's niece when he's accused of a cabaret owner's murder. 
1.4 4 "Hooray for Homicide" October 28, 1984 (1984-10-28) 59201
It's lights, camera, murder when Jessica flies to Los Angeles to protest the movie adaption of one of her novels, but when the producer ends up murdered, she unwittingly gets cast in the role of prime suspect. 
1.5 5 "It's a Dog's Life" November 4, 1984 (1984-11-04) 59208
Man's best friend gets a bad reputation when a fox hunter dies in a riding accident and the authorities try to blame the heir to his estate, his beloved pooch. 
1.6 6 "Lovers and Other Killers" November 18, 1984 (1984-11-18) 59207
Jessica searches for clues hidden in rainy Seattle when her personal secretary is accused of murdering his wealthy girlfriend. 
1.7 7 "Hit, Run and Homicide" November 25, 1984 (1984-11-25) 59216
When a car with a mind of its own runs over a wealthy businessman, Jessica's very eccentric neighbor is accused of covering the tracks. 
1.8 8 "We're Off to Kill the Wizard" December 9, 1984 (1984-12-09) 59204
In a case of imitating life, a disagreeable amusement park owner is found murdered after hiring Jessica to design the House of Horror. 
1.9 9 "Death Takes a Curtain Call" December 16, 1984 (1984-12-16) 59219
It's the final curtain for a man found murdered backstage during the performance of a popular Soviet ballet troupe. The last appearance of Ethan Cragg who disappears from the show with no explanation and is never heard of again. 
1.10 10 "Death Casts a Spell" December 30, 1984 (1984-12-30) 59211
Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance. 
1.11 11 "Capitol Offense" January 6, 1985 (1985-01-06) 59220
Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington. 
1.12 12 "Broadway Malady" January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13) 59209
Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings. 
1.13 13 "Murder to a Jazz Beat" February 3, 1985 (1985-02-03) 59212
While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage. 
1.14 14 "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean" February 10, 1985 (1985-02-10) 59210
Jessica's niece is terrorized with reminders of her dead husband on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent suicide. 
1.15 15 "Paint Me a Murder" February 17, 1985 (1985-02-17) 59215
The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island. 
1.16 16 "Tough Guys Don't Die" February 24, 1985 (1985-02-24) 59223
Jessica meets tough-as-nails Harry McGraw when they must pinpoint the motive for the murder of a private detective. 
1.17 17 "Sudden Death" March 3, 1985 (1985-03-03) 59217
Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team. 
1.18 18 "Footnote to Murder" March 10, 1985 (1985-03-10) 59221
An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention. 
1.19 19 "Murder Takes the Bus" March 17, 1985 (1985-03-17) 59231
After boarding a bus to travel to a convention in Boston, Jessica and Amos are forced to take refuge from a fierce storm at a remote diner where one of the passengers is discovered murdered. 
1.20 20 "Armed Response" March 31, 1985 (1985-03-31) 59228
Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport. 
1.21 21 "Murder at the Oasis" April 7, 1985 (1985-04-07) 59222
An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety. 
1.22 22 "Funeral at Fifty-Mile" April 21, 1985 (1985-04-21) 59226
Jessica has to unravel the secrets and threats at the funeral of a friend in Wyoming. 

Season Two

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
2.1 23 "Widow, Weep for Me" September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) 60309
Jessica's trip to a Caribbean resort is filled with sun, sand and a murder investigation. The first episode to introduce Michael Haggerty. 
2.2 24 "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly" October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06) 60305
Plans for a new hotel in Cabot Cove must be put on hold when a skeleton is discovered at the construction site. Amos and Jessica visit the site to look for clues but instead find a second body. 
2.3 25 "Murder in the Afternoon" October 13, 1985 (1985-10-13) 60302
Jessica's niece worries about her job security when her character she plays turns out to be the serial killer. Before long she herself needs to worry when her boss ends up dead and she looks like the prime suspect. 
2.4 26 "School for Scandal" October 20, 1985 (1985-10-20) 60314
Following her acceptance of an honorary degree from a university, Jessica must look between the lines to discover the truth and the murderer. 
2.5 27 "Sing a Song of Murder" October 27, 1985 (1985-10-27) 60306
Jessica is devastated to be informed of her cousin Emma's untimely passing, but when she arrives in London she learns that Emma isn't dead after all, but has been in hiding after threats on her life. Jessica goes along with the ruse in the hopes of flushing out the would-be killer. 
2.6 28 "Reflections of the Mind" November 3, 1985 (1985-11-03) 60304
Jessica visits an old friend who claims to be haunted by the ghost of her late husband. But when the woman's second spouse is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect, Jessica is determined to help clear her name. 
2.7 29 "A Lady in the Lake" November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) 60307
Jessica spends a little time at a lakeside inn where she witnesses what appears to be a struggle and a woman falling into the lake. Everyone is convinced that the husband did it, but Jessica isn't quite so sure. 
2.8 30 "Dead Heat" November 24, 1985 (1985-11-24) 60303
Jessica goes to the races to watch her niece ride the winning horse but then the horse's disagreeable owner is murdered after a dispute. 
2.9 31 "Jessica Behind Bars" December 1, 1985 (1985-12-01) 60316
Jessica agrees to teach an English class at a women's prison for her friend Margaret and soon finds herself being held hostage after Dr. Matthews is murdered and the prisoners are convinced that the warden is responsible. 
2.10 32 "Sticks and Stones" December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15) 60301
Cabot Cove is flooded with poison pen letters which proves hard for the town to handle as Amos prepares to hand the reins over to a new sheriff, Harry Pierce. 
2.11 33 "Murder Digs Deep" December 29, 1985 (1985-12-29) 60315
An archaeological dig at the site of Coronado's City of Gold does not please everyone as a new corpse is dug up. 
2.12 34 "Murder by Appointment Only" January 5, 1986 (1986-01-05) 60310
One of Jessica's former students is murdered and she takes a personal interest in the investigation and finds herself at the heart of a family feud while taking a look into the company that Grady is working for now. 
2.13 35 "Trial by Error" January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12) 60317
It's a bad day for the jurors when Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband. The jury alternates between wanting to convict him and wanting to set him free, but Jessica realises there's more than just one murder going on here. 
2.14 36 "Keep the Home Fries Burning" January 19, 1986 (1986-01-19) 60320
Jessica, Seth and Amos try out a new tourist-oriented restaurant, but after a number of the guests fall ill eating strawberry preserves, one of the women dies. Jessica investigates the murder while everyone in town tries to point the finger at someone else. 
2.15 37 "Powder Keg" February 9, 1986 (1986-02-09) 60326
The justice system is tested when a group of angry Southerners form a lynch party and plan to hang a murder suspect. 
2.16 38 "Murder in the Electric Cathedral" February 16, 1986 (1986-02-16) 60312
Jessica must find the murderer of her close friend whose will is in contention between family and a popular evangelist and soon finds herself in the middle of a feud between different members of the evangelist's family. 
2.17 39 "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder" February 23, 1986 (1986-02-23) 60318
Jessica finds herself in a tough spot when one of the auctioneers of a diary is found murdered and she has to rely on Harry McGraw to help her out. 
2.18 40 "If a Body Meet a Body" March 9, 1986 (1986-03-09) 60321
What begins as a routine murder investigation leads the police to discover that a coffin contains the wrong body. 
2.19 41 "Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday" March 30, 1986 (1986-03-30) 60311
The writing's on the wall when a reputable magazine is acquired by a mercenary publisher who quickly changes it into a gossip rag. 
2.20 42 "Menace, Anyone?" April 6, 1986 (1986-04-06) 60319
Jessica struggles to protect her former student Carol, a tennis star, when her boyfriend is blown up in her car and Carol is the only suspect. 
2.21 43 "The Perfect Foil" April 13, 1986 (1986-04-13) 60329
Jessica travels to New Orleans, but the good times can't roll when ner cousin suspected of murder. 
2.22 44 "If the Frame Fits" May 18, 1986 (1986-05-18) 60331
The picture's not pretty when an art thief is on the loose; an heiress is killed, and her husband becomes the suspect. 

Season Three

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
3.1 45 "Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 1" September 28, 1986 (1986-09-28) 62104
When Jessica's niece receives a silver Leprechaun from someone who has been presumed dead for years, Jessica decides to hunt down the mysterious gift giver from beyond the grave. Her search leads her to a circus, where unnatural things are happening in and out of the ring. 
3.2 46 "Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 2" October 5, 1986 (1986-10-05) 62105
One murder leads to another as Jessica finds herself chasing down false alibis and the employees of a rival circus. Just when she thinks she has all the funny business behind her, a stunning confession will throw everyone for a loop. 
3.3 47 "Unfinished Business" October 12, 1986 (1986-10-12) 62103
A retired policeman decides to re-examine an old case he never solved, in which Seth was a strong suspect, and returns to the lakeside cabins where the murder occurred, gathering all the old suspects together. It isn't long before there's another murder. 
3.4 48 "One White Rose for Death" October 19, 1986 (1986-10-19) 62107
While attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets involved with two East German defectors and a murder. 
3.5 49 "Corned Beef & Carnage" November 2, 1986 (1986-11-02) 62108
Jessica gets involved when her niece, Victoria, is believed to be connected to the murder of her lecherous boss, who had been trying to barter more than just Victoria's advertising skills to a new client. 
3.6 50 "Dead Man's Gold" November 9, 1986 (1986-11-09) 62102
A group of young treasure hunters come to Cabot Cove looking for sunken treasure but after one dies and the other is arrested for her murder, Jessica gets involved both to clear a young man she believes is innocent and to help an old friend she knows tends not to be. 
3.7 51 "Deadline for Murder" November 16, 1986 (1986-11-16) 62101
A veteran reporter, who suffered a heart attack, says his best medicine would be the removal of his publisher who has turned a good paper into a yellow rag. Jessica gets involved after the man ends up dead, but there seems to be more than enough people with motives. 
N/A N/A "Novel Connection: Part 1" November 19, 1986 (1986-11-19) N/A
Crossover episode with Magnum, P.I.
Jessica offers to help Thomas Magnum, who has been accused of killing a hitman with an unknown target and continues in his corner when another murder occurs. 
3.8 52 "Magnum on Ice: Part 2" November 23, 1986 (1986-11-23) 62121
Crossover episode with Magnum, P.I.
Jessica comes to the assistance of Magnum when he's framed for two murders that occur during her vacation in Hawaii. 
3.9 53 "Obituary for a Dead Anchor" December 7, 1986 (1986-12-07) 62111
Cabot Cove becomes a media magnet when a TV news reporter is presumed dead on a chartered boat. But Jessica finds there's even more action off-camera, when the murder turns out to be a publicity ploy by the reporter in order to avoid one of his former sources. 
3.10 54 "Stage Struck" December 14, 1986 (1986-12-14) 62115
The murder of the leading lady's understudy disrupts rehearsals of a play starring two previously married, but now warring, actors, who have a secret of their own to hide. 
3.11 55 "Night of the Headless Horseman" January 4, 1987 (1987-01-04) 62106
Jessica is in the wrong place at the right time to help her friend Dorian Beecher when he is accused of a murder he didn't commit after Nate Findley, his primary rival for Sarah Dupont's affections, is found dead. 
3.12 56 "The Corpse Flew First Class" January 18, 1987 (1987-01-18) 62114
Theft and murder of the courier occur on board a jet bound for London with a plethora of suspects ranging from an older couple to a well-known actress to a former police officer. 
3.13 57 "Crossed Up" February 1, 1987 (1987-02-01) 62120
The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't convince anyone that what she heard was real. 
3.14 58 "Murder in a Minor Key" February 8, 1987 (1987-02-08) 62122
Bookend episode.
Jessica tells the story of her new novel about a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarized his music. 
3.15 59 "The Bottom Line is Murder" February 15, 1987 (1987-02-15) 62110
A lying TV consumer advocate is killed and suspicion lands on one of the clients whose products he maligned. 
3.16 60 "Death Takes a Dive:" February 22, 1987 (1987-02-22) 62112,
90 Minutes long episode.
Jessica visits her old friend Harry McGraw in New York who has become wrangled in the high stakes game of boxing. 
3.17 61 "Simon Says, Color Me Dead" March 1, 1987 (1987-03-01) 62123
An artist is murdered and his prized painting is missing, Jessica investigates. 
3.18 62 "No Laughing Murder" March 15, 1987 (1987-03-15) 62113
After the engagement party for the offspring of two estranged comics, someone is found dead. 
3.19 63 "No Accounting for Murder" March 22, 1987 (1987-03-22) 62117
Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist in tax shelters, is found dead and he is the main suspect. 
3.20 64 "The Cemetery Vote" April 5, 1987 (1987-04-05) 62116
The reform mayor dies in a so called "accident" and then the mayor's father is murdered after he demands an investigation of it. 
3.21 65 "The Days Dwindle Down" April 19, 1987 (1987-04-19) 62124
Jessica investigates the possibility that Sam, a recent parolee, went to jail for a crime he didn't commit. 
3.22 66 "Murder, She Spoke" May 10, 1987 (1987-05-10) 62109
A temporary black-out at a recording studio leaves Jessica in the dark when the wealthy soon-to-be-owner is stabbed to death. When the murder weapon matches the cutlery set of an old friend, Jessica takes on the case with a plan to put the real culprit on the record. 

Season Four

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
4.1 67 "A Fashionable Way to Die" September 20, 1987 (1987-09-20) 63303
In Paris, a fashion designer with financial trouble is accused of killing a shady loan shark. 
4.2 68 "When Thieves Fall Out" September 27, 1987 (1987-09-27) 63304
A parolee released after 30 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, vows to find out who did. 
4.3 69 "Witness for the Defense" October 4, 1987 (1987-10-04) 63311
Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house. 
4.4 70 "Old Habits Die Hard" October 11, 1987 (1987-10-11) 63308
A terminally ill nun seems to have committed suicide which would be an unacceptable sin. 
4.5 71 "The Way to Dusty Death" October 25, 1987 (1987-10-25) 63310
After the "accidental" death of a tycoon, his associates battle for position to succeed him. 
4.6 72 "It Runs in the Family" November 1, 1987 (1987-11-01) 63313
Bookend Episode
Jessica's cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring. 
4.7 73 "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly" November 8, 1987 (1987-11-08) 63309
When Deputy Martin becomes a widower by murder, the investigation turns up some very surprising activity. 
4.8 74 "Steal Me a Story" November 15, 1987 (1987-11-15) 63316
Jessica makes an appointment with TV producer Sid Sharkey when she learns he is trying to appropriate her latest novel for his TV show, but when Sid turns up dead, Jessica is one of the prime suspects. 
4.9 75 "Trouble in Eden" November 22, 1987 (1987-11-22) 63301
Hostility and other surprises await Jessica in a town where she's posing as her friend to investigate the rumoured murder of the friend's sister. 
4.10 76 "Indian Giver" November 29, 1987 (1987-11-29) 63306
A resident of Cabot Cove threatens a Native American who claims to own the land, and later is found dead. 
4.11 77 "Doom With a View" December 13, 1987 (1987-12-13) 63314
Grady gets into trouble, again, when he is found with the body of woman known from his college days and now had been dating a frat brother who was married. 
4.12 78 "Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?" January 3, 1988 (1988-01-03) 63320
When Amos' sister and her in-laws descend upon Cabot Cove, Jessica hosts a dinner party with homicidal results, leaving the finger pointing at the Sheriff's sister. 
4.13 79 "Harbinger of Death" January 24, 1988 (1988-01-24) 63302
While in Washington, Jessica visits her niece Carrie whose husband is an astronomer dedicating to discovering a comet. When a defense contractor is found murdered and the telescope pointed at the scene of the crime, Jessica must prove her nephew-in-law is innocent. 
4.14 80 "Curse of the Daanau" February 7, 1988 (1988-02-07) 63319
Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby. 
4.15 81 "Mourning Among the Wisterias" February 14, 1988 (1988-02-14) 63312
Jessica is summoned to help a friend with his play and receives an offer of marriage she didn't expect. Even more surprised are the man's plotting family. 
4.16 82 "Murder Through the Looking Glass" February 21, 1988 (1988-02-21) 63307
While in Connecticut for a convention, Jessica hears the dying confession of a hit man and uncovers a mysterious safe house housing an important foreign dignitary. 
4.17 83 "A Very Good Year for Murder" February 28, 1988 (1988-02-28) 63305
The Gambini Winery is being extorted by organized crime and it's up to Jessica to uncover who is behind the murder of a mafia hit man. 
4.18 84 "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here" March 13, 1988 (1988-03-13) 63323
Someone wants the old historic house enough to kill for it and its supposed hidden treasure and Jessica is executor of the late owner's will. 
4.19 85 "Just Another Fish Story" March 27, 1988 (1988-03-27) 63322
Jessica is delighted to return to New York City with the announcement of her nephew's impending engagement. But when a restaurant employee is found dead, the engagement is threatened. 
4.20 86 "Showdown in Saskatchewan" April 10, 1988 (1988-04-10) 63315
Jessica's niece is smitten with a rodeo rider and refuses to believe he could have committed a murder. 
4.21 87 "Deadpan" May 1, 1988 (1988-05-01) 63318
When one of Jessica's former students brings a play based on one of her novels to Broadway, she finds herself in the middle of a war of words between rival critics. 
4.22 88 "The Body Politic" May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08) 63317
Jessica comes to the aid of yet another dear old friend running as a senatorial candidate. When the candidate's campaign manager is murdered, Jessica must help prove her innocence. 

Season Five

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
5.1 89 "J.B. As in Jailbird" October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) 63701
A chance encounter with her old British intelligence friend Michael Hagarty leaves Jessica standing over a dead Bulgarian diplomat and accused of murder. Incarcerated, she has to leave it up to Grady and Michael to prove her innocence. 
5.2 90 "A Little Night Work" October 30, 1988 (1988-10-30) 63706
After her publisher announces his impending retirement, Jessica heads to New York where she is simultaneously wooed by potential new publishers and a smooth-talking jewel thief. 
5.3 91 "Mr. Penroy's Vacation" November 6, 1988 (1988-11-06) 63704
Jessica is perplexed by the apparent murder of an elderly man points to two simple-minded, spinster sisters he was living with. This episode marks the retirement of Cabot Cove Sheriff Amos Tupper, and the beginning of Mort Metzger's tenure as sheriff. 
5.4 92 "Snow White, Blood Red" November 13, 1988 (1988-11-13) 63709
A massive storm results in Jessica snowed in at a ski lodge with an Olympic men's ski team and a murderer on the loose. 
5.5 93 "Coal Miner's Slaughter" November 20, 1988 (1988-11-20) 63705
Deep in the hills of West Virginia, Jessica looks under the surface of a corrupt mining company that claims no responsibility for the death of two perceptive employees. 
5.6 94 "Wearing of the Green" November 27, 1988 (1988-11-27) 63711
In New York City researching her next book, Jessica is drawn into a mystery involving a priceless tiara, a reclusive former actress and a news reporter accused of murder. 
5.7 95 "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel" December 18, 1988 (1988-12-18) 63702
Jessica is summoned to California where a recently recovered Air Force plane could pin a decades-old murder on her dead husband Frank. 
5.8 96 "Prediction: Murder" January 1, 1989 (1989-01-01) 63703
When a charismatic psychic's predictions begin to come true a rancher's new age daughter-in-law is convinced that the next one, a fatal fire, is about to happen. 
5.9 97 "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" January 8, 1989 (1989-01-08) 63714
Grady's wedding day arrives, and so does an unpleasant fate for the shrewish housekeeper of his prospective father-in-law's estate. 
5.10 98 "Weave a Tangled Web" January 15, 1989 (1989-01-15) 63712
Things look bad when a married woman's keys are found by the body in a motel room and she can't explain why. 
5.11 99 "The Search for Peter Kerry" February 5, 1989 (1989-02-05) 63719
Jessica aids yet another dear old friend in his search for his missing grandson. 
5.12 100 "Smooth Operators" February 12, 1989 (1989-02-12) 63707
While in New York, a missing shoe on the discovered dead body of a homeless person leads Jessica to believe the supposed accidental death was not an accident. 
5.13 101 "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble" February 19, 1989 (1989-02-19) 63716
Jessica is suspicious when the appearance of the ghost of a long-dead witch burned at the stake coincides with the release of a book on the very subject. 
5.14 102 "From Russia with Blood" February 26, 1989 (1989-02-26) 63717
Jessica is detained in Moscow when a spy attempts to smuggle film out of the Soviet Union in her handbag. 
5.15 103 "Alma Murder" March 12, 1989 (1989-03-12) 63715
An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young girl's body and insists he did it, but Jessica believes he didn't really commit. 
5.16 104 "Truck Stop" April 2, 1989 (1989-04-02) 63722
Jessica is detoured on her way to Los Angeles at a seedy truck stop where a series of murders makes it apparent she isn't there by accident. 
5.17 105 "The Sins of Castle Cove" April 9, 1989 (1989-04-09) 63721
A vindictive, tell-all work of fiction mirroring Cabot Cove sends the townspeople into an uproar, and when a murder occurs following the plot of the book it's up to Jessica to separate fact from fiction. 
5.18 106 "Trevor Hudson's Legacy" April 16, 1989 (1989-04-16) 63708
Jessica heads to Montana to aid a young friend editing the last manuscript of the late writer Trevor Hudson, but when murder results she must weed through the lies of Hudson's scheming family to uncover the truth. 
5.19 107 "Double Exposure" April 30, 1989 (1989-04-30) 63728
Jessica encounters a man in Boston whom she is convinced is her neighbor from years back, but when the man denies it, and his wife claims the man is dead, Jessica recruits Harry McGraw to dig to the bottom of the mystery. 
5.20 108 "Three Strikes, You're Out" May 7, 1989 (1989-05-07) 63729
Jessica visits her nephew Johnny, recently recruited onto a Major League Baseball team, and then must solve the murder of a scheming news reporter. 
5.21 109 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Part 1" May 14, 1989 (1989-05-14) 63724
Eudora McVeigh, a rival mystery writer, arrives at Jessica's door with seemingly friendly intentions, but the discovery of a corpse and a web of deceit follows her to Cabot Cove leading Jessica to suspect the woman of ulterior and sinister motives. 
5.22 110 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Part 2" May 21, 1989 63725
Jessica fears the worst when Seth is poisoned, meanwhile Cabot Cove is abuzz when Eudora McVeigh is determined to fill Jessica's role in solving a local murder. This heavily re-written two parter was the planned swan song for Jessica but a last minute change of mind from Angela, with a promised reduced workload, meant the producers had to order heavy rewrites. 

Season Six

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
6.1 111 "Appointment in Athens" September 24, 1989 (1989-09-24) 65309
Jessica is detoured from a scheduled book tour after encountering MI6 agent Michael Haggerty and he convinces her to pose as his wife in Greece. 
6.2 112 "Seal of the Confessional" October 1, 1989 (1989-10-01) 65301
Cabot Cove's young, new priest finds himself in a sticky situation when a murderer confesses their crime and he recruits Jessica to help him uncover the truth without violating his oath of silence. 
6.3 113 "The Grand Old Lady" October 8, 1989 (1989-10-08) 65305
Bookend episode.
Jessica narrates a story from 40 years ago when another female mystery writer helped to solve a mysterious murder aboard the Queen Mary
6.4 114 "The Error of Her Ways" October 15, 1989 (1989-10-15) 65311
Jessica help proves a wife kill her real estate developer husband, but when $3million goes missing, and the wife protests she is innocent has Jessica got it wrong? 
6.5 115 "Jack and Bill" October 29, 1989 (1989-10-29) 65312
Bookend episode.
It's a whole new game for an ex-football star when he becomes a private investigator, unwillingly takes on a French poodle for a partner and attempts to stop the assassination of a Latin American president. 
6.6 116 "Dead Letter" November 5, 1989 (1989-11-05) 65302
Where there's smoke there's fire, and possibly murder, when a furniture store is torched by an arsonist, and the deceased firefighter inside is found to have died from a blow to the head rather than the blaze. 
6.7 117 "Night of the Tarantula" November 12, 1989 (1989-11-12) 65310
A voodoo curse of death caused by the marriage of a plantation heir to the wrong person, sets off a string of events in Jamaica, when Jessica visits an old friend. 
6.8 118 "When the Fat Lady Sings" November 19, 1989 (1989-11-19) 65304
There's more drama backstage than onstage, on opening night of the opera, where a world-renowned tenor is accused of murder but claims it was self-defence. 
6.9 119 "Test of Wills" November 26, 1989 (1989-11-26) 65303
A wealthy lumberman invites Jessica to his island retreat to discover which of his relatives is trying to kill him. 
6.10 120 "Class Act" December 3, 1989 (1989-12-03) 65316
Bookend episode.
Jake Ballinger, a Los Angeles homicide detective and friend of Jessica's, finds himself immersed in a case that may cost him his career. 
6.11 121 "Town Father" December 17, 1989 (1989-12-17) 65306
Cabot Cove gets a shock when bachelor Mayor Sam is confronted on the speaker's platform by a young woman claiming he is the father of her five children. 
6.12 122 "Goodbye Charlie" January 7, 1990 (1990-01-07) 65307
Bookend episode.
Three sets of people try to claim the body found on a railroad track. 
6.13 123 "If the Shoe Fits" January 21, 1990 (1990-01-21) 65324
A single mother is accused of killing her landlord who is always harassing her. 
6.14 124 "How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying" February 4, 1990 (1990-02-04) 65313
When Jessica's stockbroker is murdered, she finds a wealth of suspects in his ruthless world of high finance. 
6.15 125 "The Fixer-Upper" February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11) 65315
Jessica's niece, who is a real estate broker, arrives at the mansion and finds a body instead of a buyer. 
6.16 126 "The Big Show of 1965" February 25, 1990 (1990-02-25) 65319
Twenty five years after a show in which a stabbing occurred, the cast is reunited and a mystery woman reappears, seeming to accuse Barry. 
6.17 127 "Murder - According to Maggie" March 4, 1990 (1990-03-04) 65314
Bookend episode.
The producer of a police drama investigates the murder of a programmer who argued with her. 
6.18 128 "O'Malley's Luck" March 25, 1990 (1990-03-25) 65308
Bookend episode.
An Irish detective does not believe the death of a real estate mogul was suicide. 
6.19 129 "Always a Thief" April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08) 65322
Bookend episode.
Dennis Stanton, a former jewel thief turned insurance investigator, finds himself involved in a high-society murder. 
6.20 130 "Shear Madness" April 29, 1990 (1990-04-29) 65318
When a murder is committed shortly after the release of a mentally handicapped man, Jessica helps the man's sister prove his innocence. 
6.21 131 "The Szechuan Dragon" May 6, 1990 (1990-05-06) 65317
Grady and his pregnant wife are tending Jessica's house in her absence when an old seaman is killed in her living room. 
6.22 132 "The Sicilian Encounter" May 20, 1990 (1990-05-20) 65326
Bookend episode.
Michael Hagarty is involved in a case in Sicily which has many twists and turns including the Mafia. 

Season Seven

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
7.1 133 "Trials and Tribulations" September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16) 66304
While in New York, Jessica is forced to defend herself after Edward Stone dies during a jail escape. His daughter is suing Jessica for $50 million, and the prime witness in the case years ago has changed his story. 
7.2 134 "Deadly Misunderstanding" September 23, 1990 (1990-09-23) 66320
Jessica finds herself embroiled in a Cabot Cove murder case when the husband of her temporary typist is murdered and a young reporter agrees to help the grieving widow cover up the crime. 
7.3 135 "See You in Court, Baby" September 30, 1990 (1990-09-30) 66321
Bookend episode.
In San Francisco, Dennis investigates the murder of Truman Calloway, a man with no shortage of enemies, when the ex-husband of one of Calloway's clients is charged with the murder. 
7.4 136 "Hannigan's Wake" October 28, 1990 (1990-10-28) 66308
A journalist died before finishing his book trying to show a man was unjustly convicted of murder 16 years ago. Jessica is asked to use his notes to finish his book. 
7.5 137 "The Family Jewels" November 4, 1990 (1990-11-04) 66318
Jessica looks into the matter when she makes a new friend in Westchester county, who just happens to have a penchant for jewelry theft, that ends up being arrested for the murder of her chauffeur. 
7.6 138 "A Body to Die For" November 11, 1990 (1990-11-11) 66302
Eve Simpson is at a loss to explain how the body of Fred Keppard ended up in her bedroom. When Wayne Bennett, owner of Cabot Cove's newest, hottest gym, is suspected of the crime, Jessica agrees to look into the matter after receiving a request from a surprising source. 
7.7 139 "The Return of Preston Giles" November 18, 1990 (1990-11-18) 66307
Preston Giles, Jessica's former publisher and the first murderer she ever caught, has been released from jail after serving only six years of his sentence. When an old rival is murdered shortly after Giles returns to work, Jessica has to determine if Giles is being framed or if he has committed his third murder. 
7.8 140 "The Great Twain Robbery" November 25, 1990 (1990-11-25) 66314
Bookend episode.
Proving a burnt Mark Twain manuscript is a fake is the reason for a book expert's murder. 
7.9 141 "Ballad for a Blue Lady" December 2, 1990 (1990-12-02) 66322
Jessica heads to Nashville to visit her old friends, Bobby and Patti Sue Diamond and finds herself embroiled in the middle of a murder mystery when Bobby and Patti Sue are both poisoned. 
7.10 142 "Murder in F Sharp" December 16, 1990 (1990-12-16) 66312
Bookend episode.
Dennis investigates a fire that burned the hands of famous concert pianist Vaclav Maryska. When Maryska's wife winds up murdered, Dennis tries to sort through the suspects and find the killer. 
7.11 143 "Family Doctor" January 6, 1991 (1991-01-06) 66306
In Boston, Jessica and Seth are captured by the angry son of one of Seth's patients who didn't survive. 
7.12 144 "Suspicion of Murder" January 20, 1991 (1991-01-20) 66313
Bookend episode.
Dennis is suspected in the murder of the husband of an old flame with whom he has been spending some time. 
7.13 145 "Moving Violation" February 3, 1991 (1991-02-03) 66324
Things get messy in Cabot Cove when Bradley Hellman, the son of an influential ambassador, is murdered only an hour after making bail for drunken driving. Jessica is determined to protect Mort, who has been accused of Hellman's murder by his father. 
7.14 146 "Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?" February 10, 1991 (1991-02-10) 66309
A snoopy fan in Texas impersonates Jessica when she starts investigating a potential dog show scandal and Jessica is reported dead. 
7.15 147 "The Taxman Cometh" February 17, 1991 (1991-02-17) 66311
The owner of Edna's Pies near St. Louis, is accused of skimping on her IRS payments. She in turn blames her ex-husband who, consequently, is found murdered. 
7.16 148 "From the Horse's Mouth" February 24, 1991 (1991-02-24) 66301
Jessica teams up with Harry McGraw when an argument over stud fees results in someone ending up dead. 
7.17 149 "The Prodigal Father" March 10, 1991 (1991-03-10) 66303
A bank robber, long thought dead, returns to see his daughter and face the wrath of the townspeople. 
7.18 150 "Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy" March 17, 1991 (1991-03-17) 66310
Bookend episode.
Dennis is on the case when a "kidnapped" ventriloquist's dummy is found in a locked room along with the corpse of a comedy club owner. The ventriloquist is the prime suspect and Dennis sets out to solve the crime. 
7.19 151 "Thursday's Child" April 7, 1991 (1991-04-07) 66305
A woman turns up claiming that Jessica's late husband was the father of her child and he is in deep trouble involving fraud in his construction company and murder. Jessica turns to her old friend, Clint Phelps, for help, but he doesn't have any answers he can give her. After the woman and her son end up mixed up in a murder investigation, Jessica agrees to solve the case, but does so with a heavy heart. 
7.20 152 "Murder, Plain and Simple" April 28, 1991 (1991-04-28) 66319
When Jessica visits the Amish to buy a quilt, she finds they are not immune to murder. 
7.21 153 "Tainted Lady" May 5, 1991 (1991-05-05) 66316
The owner of a diner is accused of using too much "spice" in the food, when someone finds arsenic. 
7.22 154 "The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane" May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12) 66323
The brewery family is angry when they find out the writer acting as spokesperson for them has written an expose. (Like Season five's finale, this was written as the possible swan song for Jessica. After having to heavily rewrite that finale, the producers filmed two endings, the second having Jessica wink at the camera, in case as previous she changes her mind and signs on for more series). 

Season Eight

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
8.1 155 "Bite the Big Apple" September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) 67501
Jessica heads off to New York to begin teaching and has difficulty finding an apartment. She finally gets one that she likes, only to learn that a murder recently took place in the apartment complex and that someone desperately wants something that is inside her apartment. 
8.2 156 "Night Fears" September 22, 1991 (1991-09-22) 67503
Former policeman Wallace Evans, now a professor, challenges Jessica to a race to solve a series of muggings on campus, and the muggings soon escalate to murder. 
8.3 157 "Unauthorized Obituary" September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29) 67512
After a sensationalist biographer writing an exposé on Jessica's good friend is found dead, suspicion falls on the subject's husband. 
8.4 158 "Thicker Than Water" October 6, 1991 (1991-10-06) 67504
When his younger brother Wayne, the family's black sheep, becomes chief suspect in the murder of his employer, Mort relies on Jessica to help him keep his perspective about the case. 
8.5 159 "Lines of Excellence" November 3, 1991 (1991-11-03) 67517
Teaching a computer class seems tame, but not when Jessica is one of the students. 
8.6 160 "Judge Not" November 10, 1991 (1991-11-10) 67505
The death of a rhythm and blues legend and subsequent murder of his bass player reopen the 20-year-old unsolved murder of the musician's mistress. 
8.7 161 "Terminal Connection" November 17, 1991 (1991-11-17) 67519
Evidence points to the battered wife of a powerful businessman as his killer, but Jessica establishes that there is a long list of suspects who wished him dead. 
8.8 162 "A Killing in Vegas" November 24, 1991 (1991-11-24) 67513
Jessica stakes her life on slim odds when she investigates a murder. 
8.9 163 "The Committee" December 1, 1991 (1991-12-01) 67524
The governing committee of an exclusive men's club commissions Jessica to identify a rogue member's killer--who likely serves on the committee. 
8.10 164 "The List of Yuri Lermentov" December 15, 1991 (1991-12-15) 67516
Chance possession of a secret intelligence document lands Jessica in the center of an international web of intrigue and murder. 
8.11 165 "Danse Diabolique" January 5, 1992 (1992-01-05) 67507
When a beautiful ballerina dies during her premiere performance in a new ballet, Jessica is convinced it is murder. 
8.12 166 "The Witch's Curse" January 12, 1992 (1992-01-12) 67506
The people of Cabot Cove put on a play about a 17th century woman who cursed the town before she was executed as a witch. 
8.13 167 "Incident in Lot 7" January 19, 1992 (1992-01-19) 67527
Jessica travels to Hollywood to discuss the film version of her latest novel and discovers the producer dead on the set. 
8.14 168 "The Monte Carlo Murders" February 2, 1992 (1992-02-02) 67525
Jessica is brought into the case of a murdered financier and the theft of his wife's diamonds in Monaco. 
8.15 169 "Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief" March 1, 1992 (1992-03-01) 67528
No one wants to believe that Jessica found a body in her hotel suite in London and they don't want her to believe it, either. 
8.16 170 "Ever After" March 8, 1992 (1992-03-08) 67521
A real life soap opera involves a soap star, her co-star, and the victim--her millionaire husband. 
8.17 171 "To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee" March 15, 1992 (1992-03-15) 67536
All of Jessica's intuitive and deductive skills are called into play when she sets out to clear a university colleague of a murder charge by staging a false birthday. 
8.18 172 "Programmed for Murder" April 5, 1992 (1992-04-05) 67526
There is something strange about a software expert's sudden death from bleeding ulcers that just doesn't compute. 
8.19 173 "Day of the Dead" April 26, 1992 (1992-04-26) 67535
The theft of a priceless artifact from a Mexico City museum leads Jessica into a labyrinth of clues, where murder is the fact behind the Mask of Montezuma. 
8.20 174 "Angel of Death" May 3, 1992 (1992-05-03) 67532
While Jessica is in Carmel, consoling a well known playwright haunted by his wife's suicide, another family member is murdered. 
8.21 175 "Badge of Honor" May 10, 1992 (1992-05-10) 67539
Jessica intervenes when Seth's long-lost Army buddy is accused of murder. 
8.22 176 "Murder on Madison Avenue" May 17, 1992 (1992-05-17) 67531
Jessica plays a real-life version of her own murder mystery board-game when the toy company she's working with becomes the scene of the crime. 

Season Nine

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
9.1 177 "Murder in Milan" September 20, 1992 (1992-09-20) 67905
While in Milan attending the premiere of a film adapted from one of her books, Jessica searches for the killer when the producer is murdered. 
9.2 178 "Family Secrets" September 27, 1992 (1992-09-27) 67907
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. 
9.3 179 "The Mole" October 4, 1992 (1992-10-04) 67902
The police refuse to believe Jessica when she is mistaken for a government informant and kidnapped by the town's most respected citizen. 
9.4 180 "The Wind Around the Tower" November 1, 1992 (1992-11-01) 67901
While they are visitors at an estate in Ireland, Jessica and her friend are convinced that their host's demise is not from natural causes. 
9.5 181 "The Dead File" November 15, 1992 (1992-11-15) 67910
Jessica is threatened with lawsuits after she is depicted in a newspaper comic strip accusing some of Manhattan's leading citizens of crimes. Guest star Harvey Fierstein 
9.6 182 "Night of the Coyote" November 22, 1992 (1992-11-22) 67914
Jessica helps the sheriff of an old Western town solve a murder that is connected to a legendary stagecoach robber's long-lost treasure. 
9.7 183 "Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice" November 29, 1992 (1992-11-29) 67903
Michael Haggerty's soon to be son-in-law is involved in a merger with a Hong Kong financial institution operated by drug lords and arms smugglers. When Michael is found standing over the dead body of his soon to be son-in-law, he is accused of the murder. Jessica knows better and helps Michael prove that he is innocent. 
9.8 184 "The Classic Murder" December 6, 1992 (1992-12-06) 67906
Jessica investigates the mysterious disappearance of her editor's millionaire father along with $150 million from his corporate account. 
9.9 185 "A Christmas Secret" December 13, 1992 (1992-12-13) 67912
Jessica uncovers embezzlement and blackmail after a Cabot Cove newcomer is suspected of shooting a woman at the local Christmas celebration. It is notable for being the only episode of the series in which no character is killed. The woman shot recovers, and the perpetrator is only charged with attempted murder. This ending was likely written in to match the lighter, Christmas mood of the episode. 
9.10 186 "The Sound of Murder" January 3, 1993 (1993-01-03) 67909
Jessica records one of her novels for the blind. While at the recording studio she gets an invitation to the taping of a rock video. A murder takes place during the taping and Jessica sets off to seek out clues to the mystery. 
9.11 187 "Final Curtain" January 10, 1993 (1993-01-10) 67913
The community center of Cabot Cove is getting ready to produce a pre-off Broadway play with retired actor, David North at the helm. What follows is interrupted rehearsals and a murder in town. The search is then on for clues to the murder. 
9.12 188 "Double Jeopardy" January 17, 1993 (1993-01-17) 67921
A not-guilty verdict in the murder of a community activist leads to threats of violence while Jessica is teaching a mystery writing class at a Catholic church in an ethically mixed neighborhood. Jessica goes in search of the facts. 
9.13 189 "Dead Eye" February 7, 1993 (1993-02-07) 67920
Murder, missing persons, and the Kennedy assassination are all part of the mysteries Jessica must face to solve her current case. 
9.14 190 "Killer Radio" February 14, 1993 (1993-02-14) 67917
While on a book tour, Jessica agrees to guest on a local radio talk show that has feuding co-owners. Jessica gets the last word in when she is interviewed by a "Howard Stern" type interviewer. When a murder takes place Jessica helps sort out the tangled webs of confusion to bring the killer to justice. 
9.15 191 "The Petrified Florist" February 21, 1993 (1993-02-21) 67916
While observing the guests at a dinner party held by a Beverly Hills gossip magazine editor, Jessica envisions the plot for her next murder mystery. 
9.16 192 "Threshold of Fear" February 28, 1993 (1993-02-28) 67916
Jessica helps a neighbor in her New York building who has a phobia about leaving her apartment since she saw her mother murdered five years ago. 
9.17 193 "The Big Kill" March 7, 1993 (1993-03-07) 67929
Two murders result when the CEO of Cabot Cove defense corporation tries to save his company by illegally selling leftover components. 
9.18 194 "Dead to Rights" March 21, 1993 (1993-03-21) 67927
Jessica agrees to help clear a former research assistant of killing her new employer, despite the fact that the woman is a pathological liar. 
9.19 195 "Lone Witness" April 4, 1993 (1993-04-04) 67932
Jessica helps solve the murder of a when the only witness, a local delivery boy she has befriended (played by Neil Patrick Harris, becomes the prime suspect. 
9.20 196 "Ship of Thieves" May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02) 67935
While on a cruise, Jessica helps an old friend, now a ship's security chief, investigate when a woman is found dead in the cargo area. 
9.21 197 "The Survivor" May 9, 1993 (1993-05-09) 67919
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. 
9.22 198 "Love's Deadly Desire" May 16, 1993 (1993-05-16) 67925
Jessica investigates the murder of a visiting romance novelist's assistant, who was having an affair with the writer's publisher husband. 

Season Ten

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
10.1 199 "A Death in Hong Kong" September 12, 1993 (1993-09-12) 69103
Jessica's trip to Hong Kong is interrupted by the murder of an American businessman negotiating a merger with a Chinese tycoon. 
10.2 200 "For Whom the Ball Tolls" September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26) 69104
When Jessica agrees to help preserve a historic brownstone, she winds up trying to clear her editor of the murder of an opposing developer. 
10.3 201 "The Legacy of Borbey House" October 3, 1993 (1993-10-03) 69107
While restoring her house in Cabot Cove, Jessica worries that her contractor is preoccupied by the remodeling of another house until the project is put on hold when the client is found murdered. 
10.4 202 "The Phantom Killer" October 24, 1993 (1993-10-24) 69106
Jessica comes to the aid of a promising young reporter when he is suspected of murdering a rival magazine's unscrupulous publisher. 
10.5 203 "A Virtual Murder" October 31, 1993 (1993-10-31) 69105
Jessica happens on a computerized clue to a murder while writing a mystery story for a friend's interactive video game company. 
10.6 204 "Bloodlines" November 9, 1993 (1993-11-09) 69115
A racehorse trainer is murdered as he is on his way to expose a racing fraud and there is some friction concerning his daughter's permission to ride in the race. 
10.7 205 "A Killing in Cork" November 21, 1993 (1993-11-21) 69118
While visiting Ireland, Jessica searches for clues when a widowed friend's son is suspected of killing an American relative. 
10.8 206 "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove" November 28, 1993 (1993-11-28) 69122
Jessica returns to Cabot Cove to discover why her accountant is not paying her bills. 
10.9 207 "Murder at a Discount" December 5, 1993 (1993-12-05) 69123
One of Jessica's best-selling mysteries makes her the target of a lawsuit by a man who was tried and acquitted for murder. 
10.10 208 "Murder in White" December 19, 1993 (1993-12-19) 69116
When Jessica is called to London to rewrite the stage adaptation of her novel, she must prove her actress friend innocent of killing a producer. 
10.11 209 "Northern Explosion" January 2, 1994 (1994-01-02) 69114
While stranded in a small Canadian town, Jessica helps the Mounties solve two local murders. 
10.12 210 "Proof in the Pudding" January 9, 1994 (1994-01-09) 69124
Jessica discovers clues to a puzzling murder when she is a guest star on a friend's television cooking show. 
10.13 211 "Portrait of Death" January 16, 1994 (1994-01-16) 69127
Jessica comes to the rescue when a friend's sculpture is used as a murder weapon. 
10.14 212 "Deadly Assets" January 23, 1994 (1994-01-23) 69129
Jessica attempts to clear the name of a Cabot Cove fisherman who is suspected of murdering a Chicago hit man. 
10.15 213 "Murder on the Thirtieth Floor" February 6, 1994 (1994-02-06) 69130
Jessica refuses to believe that the editor of her latest book has committed suicide and is determined to find out the truth. 
10.16 214 "Time to Die" March 6, 1994 (1994-03-06) 69128
Infrared cameras seem to prove Jessica's writing student is guilty of killing his abusive stepfather. 
10.17 215 "The Dying Game" March 13, 1994 (1994-03-13) 69133
Financial problems lead to a double murder at a department store, forcing Jessica to prove the innocence of a friend. 
10.18 216 "The Trouble with Seth" March 27, 1994 (1994-03-27) 69138
Jessica searches for Seth when he suddenly disappears and fresh bloodstains in his office indicate foul play. 
10.19 217 "Roadkill" May 1, 1994 (1994-05-01) N/A
While visiting a friend in Texas, Jessica attempts to help the owner of a small trucking company clear his son of a murder charge. 
10.20 218 "A Murderous Muse" May 15, 1994 (1994-05-15) 69140
Jessica searches for the truth when a legendary maestro, who is about to lose control of his protege, is found murdered and an innocent man is charged with the crime. 
10.21 219 "Wheel of Death" May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22) 69141
The arrival of a traveling carnival in Cabot Cove coincides with a rash of burglaries and the murder of the troupe's owner. 

Season Eleven

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
11.1 220 "A Nest of Vipers" September 25, 1994 (1994-09-25) 69503
While researching her newest novel at a California zoo, Jessica finds herself in the middle of a murder involving a black mamba snake. 
11.2 221 "Amsterdam Kill" October 2, 1994 (1994-10-02) 69532
Jessica's investigation of a novelist's kidnapping leads her into the dark world of diamond smuggling and murder. (Produced during the tenth season but only aired during the eleventh.) 
11.3 222 "To Kill a Legend" October 9, 1994 (1994-10-09) 69504
Jessica accidentally discovers a letter from George Washington that leads to a hero's disgrace and a director's murder. 
11.4 223 "Death in Hawaii" October 16, 1994 (1994-10-16) 69505
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. 
11.5 224 "Dear Deadly" October 23, 1994 (1994-10-23) 69506
When a newspaper columnist becomes the target of a crazed gunman, Jessica's advice to be careful is ignored. 
11.6 225 "The Murder Channel" November 6, 1994 (1994-11-06) 69513
In a friend's apartment, Jessica and her friends are amused by and then puzzled by the strange drama unfolding on TV. Jessica slowly realizes that the "TV show" is actually the feed from a surveillance camera, and she may be witnessing the planning of a robbery and murder. 
11.7 226 "Fatal Paradise" November 13, 1994 (1994-11-13) 69508
Private investigator Charlie Garrett is in luck when Jessica is in Martinique for her vacation at the same time he is accused of murdering the woman he's been trying to locate for a client. 
11.8 227 "Crimson Harvest" November 20, 1994 (1994-11-20) 69518
The mysterious deaths of a winery matriarch's son and a rival vintner lead Jessica into a world of greed and betrayal. 
11.9 228 "Murder by Twos" November 27, 1994 (1994-11-27) 69522
Jessica searches for a link between the town bully's death and the death of the woman he was having an affair with. 
11.10 229 "Murder of the Month Club" December 4, 1994 (1994-12-04) 69520
The taping of an infomercial by Jessica and two fellow novelists is plagued by problems including the mysterious death of an audience member. 
11.11 230 "An Egg to Die For" December 11, 1994 (1994-12-11) 69511
Jessica helps a Russian police officer capture the elusive mastermind behind the theft of a Faberge egg
11.12 231 "The Scent of Murder" January 9, 1995 (1995-01-09) 69517
The pervasive stench of death looms over Jessica and Seth's visit to his cousin's South Carolina plantation. 
11.13 232 "Death 'n Denial" January 22, 1995 (1995-01-22) 69516
Jessica takes a trip to Egypt to finalize a cultural exchange program and ends up searching for a killer and a stolen artifact. 
11.14 233 "Murder in High-C" February 5, 1995 (1995-02-05) 69525
An opera singer tries to make her debut before a stalker can fulfill his promise to kill her. 
11.15 234 "Twice Dead" February 12, 1995 (1995-02-12) 69515
When a brilliant scientist fakes his own death and is then murdered, Jessica sets the record straight when the wrong man is arrested. 
11.16 235 "Film Flam" February 19, 1995 (1995-02-19) 69535
Homicide haunts the release of a restored movie, and Jessica investigates the current crime and the 1960 murder that prevented the original release. 
11.17 236 "Murder a la Mode" February 26, 1995 (1995-02-26) 69537
Jessica's excursion into the world of the fashion elite in Paris leads to murder, seamy sweatshops and smugglers. 
11.18 237 "The Dream Team" March 19, 1995 (1995-03-19) 69529
The townspeople of Cabot Cove are concerned about a massive development on their shore and it is further complicated for Jessica since the firm employs her nephew, Grady. 
11.19 238 "School for Murder" April 30, 1995 (1995-04-30) 69534
It seems that there is more than schoolboy pranks going on between a Cabot Cove prep school and its rival. 
11.20 239 "Another Killing in Cork" May 7, 1995 (1995-05-07) 69528
While Jessica is enjoying her stay at a fishing lodge in Ireland, she finds out the owner is beset by a consortium that wants to buy his land for a strip mine. 
11.21 240 "Game, Set, Murder" May 14, 1995 (1995-05-14) 69530
A domineering father forces a teenager to play beyond her desire and she suffers emotional problems. 

Season Twelve

Season # Total # Title Original Airdate Production Code
12.1 241 "Nailed" September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21) K0201
Jessica uses her head to weave through the makeup and hairspray concealing the murderer of a financier at a beauty salon. 
12.2 242 "A Quaking in Aspen" September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28) K0205
Jessica is fired up to find the true murderer of her friend's husband, but private detective Charlie Garrett is unwittingly putting out the flames. 
12.3 243 "The Secret of Gila Junction" October 5, 1995 (1995-10-05) K0203
While visiting a friend in Arizona, a green sheriff asks Jessica for her help investigating a murder that followed the discovery of a stash of cash. 
12.4 244 "Big Easy Murder" October 12, 1995 (1995-10-12)
Jessica travels to New Orleans and is caught up in a web of voodoo related murders. 
12.6 246 "Nan's Ghost: Part 1" November 2, 1995 (1995-11-02) K0217
Jessica is in Ireland visiting an old friend and staying at a bed and breakfast at Ballynook Castle. A haunted spirit and antique smugglers are just a few challenges Jessica faces on her Irish vacation. 
12.7 247 "Nan's Ghost: Part 2" November 9, 1995 (1995-11-09) K0217
Jessica is trapped in the rat-infested dungeon of an ancient Irish castle, but uses her ingenuity to get rescued and find the treasure and a murderer. 
12.8 248 "Shooting in Rome" November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16) K0214
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. 
12.9 249 "Deadly Bidding" November 23, 1995 (1995-11-23) K0215
Charlie Garrett's outrageous bid at an auction arouses Jessica's suspicions, after the artist becomes the subject of a homicide photographer. 
12.10 250 "Frozen Stiff" November 30, 1995 (1995-11-30) K0204
When Jessica arrives at an ice cream company to get a check for charity, the funds have melted and the company's co-founder is iced. 
12.11 251 "Unwilling Witness" December 14, 1995 (1995-12-14) K0216
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. 
12.12 252 "Kendo Killing" January 4, 1996 (1996-01-04) K0208
Jessica's delivery to a motorcycle racer in Japan speeds up a series of events that result in the death of another racer. 
12.13 253 "Death Goes Double Platinum" January 7, 1996 (1996-01-07) K0222
The members of an up-and-coming Latin instrumental band get an offer they can't refuse just when they are getting noticed by a more reputable company. 
12.14 254 "Murder in Tempo" January 11, 1996 (1996-01-11) K0210
Seth's benefit concert to save the woods near Cabot Cove is endangered when the lead singer is permanently silenced. 
12.15 255 "The Dark Side of the Door" February 1, 1996 (1996-02-01) K0221
When the police are reluctant to become involved, Jessica links a recent murder, a possible suicide and an 11-year-old kidnapping. 
12.16 256 "Murder Among Friends" February 8, 1996 (1996-02-08) K0220
When the producer of a hit twenty-something TV series is murdered, Jessica does some directing of her own. 
12.17 257 "Something Foul in Flappieville" February 15, 1996 (1996-02-15) K0202
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. 
12.18 258 "Track of a Soldier" February 25, 1996 (1996-02-25) K0227
A vacation in the Grand Tetons turns into work when the man threatening Jessica's host with blackmail is murdered. 
12.19 259 "Evidence of Malice" March 28, 1996 (1996-03-28) K0230
Jessica has to solve two murders to clear the name of her old friend Deputy Andy, who becomes a suspect when a murder weapon is found in his car. 
12.20 260 "Southern Double-Cross" April 4, 1996 (1996-04-04) K0229
Jessica travels to Australia to prove that she is the rightful heir to 130,000 acres (530 km2) of grazing land, but her arrival results in two murders. 
12.21 261 "Race to Death" April 25, 1996 (1996-04-25) K0213
Jessica investigates when a wealthy yachtsman is murdered two days before a big race, and the daughter of his rival is charged with the crime. 
12.22 262 "What You Don't Know Can Kill You" May 2, 1996 (1996-05-02) K0232
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. 
12.23 263 "Mrs. Parker's Revenge" May 9, 1996 (1996-05-09) K0231
Jessica gets caught up in a web of international intrigue and rogue government agents when a deadly virus is stolen from the Biological Research Institute. 
12.24 264 "Death by Demographics" May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16) K0226

In San Francisco, a radio station's new manager is murdered after changing their image by firing every staff member who is past a certain age and changing the format from classical music to hard rock.

Note: This is the last episode of the series. 

TV Movies

TV Movie # Title Original Airdate
1 "Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest" 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. 
2 "Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For" 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. 
3 "Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man" 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. 
4 "Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle" 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


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

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