Murder, She Wrote

Lovers and Other Killers

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 11/18/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Jessica agrees to a series of lectures at a Seattle university as a favor to an old friend, Edmund Gerard, and soon finds herself mixed up in a murder mystery after David Tolliver, the young man that she hires to work as her secretary while she's there, is accused of having killed Allison Brevard, an older woman who had given David money. Jessica decides to try to help the young man who, although she believes is a liar and a con artist, she does not believe to be a killer. Things get worse David's supposed alibi, Lila Schroeder, is found murdered, and Jessica learns that there were a number of people who had reason to want Lila dead.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Angela Lansbury

    Jessica Fletcher

  • Peter S. Fischer

  • Allen Reisner

  • Grant Goodeve

    Jack Schroeder

  • Peter Graves

    Dr. Edmund Gerard

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • the Dean AND a professor sleeping with a student

    By kyravon, Jun 20, 2015

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • David Tolliver: You know, I was enjoying the writing. Send me a copy of the book when it's finished? Jessica Fletcher: I may do better. You may end up being a character. David Tolliver: (light-heartedly) What would I be -- a victim, a suspect, killer? Jessica Fletcher: I don't know. (looks serious) I haven't made up my mind yet. (Jessica walks away and Tolliver stops smiling, no longer pretending to be the happy-go-lucky grad student.)

    • Jessica Fletcher: You seem more upset by me than you are by your wife's death, Mr. Schroeder. Jack Schroeder: Life goes on. Jessica Fletcher: You did threaten to kill her. Jack Schroeder: Yeah, I also threatened to win a gold medal at the last Olympics. I didn't even make the team. I'm real bad at follow-through.

    • Jack Schroeder: You ask a lot of questions. Jessica Fletcher: I'm nosy.

    Trivia (3)

    • Jessica speaks Chinese, which is revealed at the airport as she converses with two Chinese nuns.

    • Jessica's trip to Seattle is the first time she has been asked to lecture at a university. The subject of her first lecture is her first novel, The Corpse Danced at Midnight.

    • Jessica, Frank and Edmund all attended university together. Frank and Edmund were both interesting in Jessica, and thre three spent many Saturday nights together in the basement of the Kappa Gamma Chi house. Edmund and Frank both used to joke that Jessica chose the wrong man.

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