Murder, She Wrote

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Episode Guide

    • The Scent of Murder
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      1/8/95
      9.5
      Jessica helps Seth solve family problems when his rich southern cousin is murdered.
    • Deadly Misunderstanding
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/23/90
      9.4
      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.
    • Mr. Penroy's Vacation
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      11/6/88
      9.3
      When Morris Penroy's body is found in the Appletree sisters chrysanthemum bed in quiet Cabot Cove, the two women become Metzger's prime suspects, but Jessica is convinced that the two older women could never have killed anyone and sets out to prove their innocence.
    • A Killing in Vegas
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      11/24/91
      9.3
      Jessica stakes her life on slim odds when she investigates a murder.
    • The Sins Of Castle Cove
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      4/9/89
      9.3
      A red hot novel, written by a former Fletcher student, seems to expose the small town's secrets and inspires murder. When the author, Sybil Reed, returns to town, her book becomes the central piece of evidence in a murder mystery.
    • A Lady in The Lake
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/10/85
      9.3
      On Harry Pierce's advice, Jessica spends a little bit of time at a lakeside inn where, while bird-watching one morning, 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.
    • School for Scandal
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/20/85
      9.2
      When Jessica is offered an honorary degree from Crenshaw University, she has no idea she's about to become embroiled in a murder. After the boyfriend of (in)famous writer Daphne Clover is found murdered, Jessica agrees to assist the chief of police, who has never had a murder case before, find out who the killer is. She soon has more on her plate than she bargained for when first Daphne's mother confesses, then Daphne herself confesses. Jessica realises the two women are simply trying to protect each other, and begins to look at the faculty at the university.moreless
    • Murder Takes the Bus
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      3/17/85
      9.2
      Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.
    • O'Malley's Luck
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      3/25/90
      9.2
      An Irish detective does not believe the death of a real estate mogul was suicide.
    • A Nest of Vipers
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      9/25/94
      9.2
      When Jessica spends some time at a zoo researching her latest novel, she soon gets drawn into a case of murder when the body of Mark Atwater, the fiancé of one of the zoo workers, is found murdered (death by snake venom), and another employee is charged with his murder. In the course of her investigation, she soon learns that a number of people had a motive to want Mark dead.moreless
    • Night Fears
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      9/22/91
      9.2
      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.
    • Prediction: Murder
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      1/1/89
      9.2
      Jessica gets drawn into an already tense family situation while visiting an old friend, Lee Goddard, on his ranch outside Tucson. When Lee's son Del brings in psychic Franchesco to perform at a dinner function to please his wife Jill, his predictions seem to start coming true, and everything takes a turn when Jill is kidnapped.moreless
    • Showdown in Saskatchewan
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/10/88
      9.2
      Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient permanently.
    • The Days Dwindle Down
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/19/87
      9.1
      Thirty years ago, Sam Wilson was sent to prison for murdering his boss, Malcolm Jarvis. After finally being released, Sam goes home to his wife and now-grown son who is expecting his first child with his wife, Terry. At Georgia Wilson's request, Jessica looks into the crime, and through flashbacks, Sam remembers when Jarvis had offered him $10,000 to make his suicide look like murder. While Jessica believes that Sam is innocent, she doesn't believe it was suicide, and asks Sam's son Rod, a police officer, to lend a hand.moreless
    • 12/18/88
      9.1
      During the Korean War, Frank Fletcher was on the flight crew of a C-97 cargo plane called The Dixie Damsel, which disappeared after the crew bailed out during a storm. Now, the plane has been found ... along with the body of one of the crewmen. He was shot to death and left on the plane. The investigating officer is quick to blame Frank for the murder, so Jessica goes to work to defend her husband's honor and record and try to determine who really killed the crewman.moreless
    • Keep The Home Fries Burning
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/19/86
      9.1
      Jessica, Seth and Amos try out the Joshua Peabody Inn, a new tourist-oriented restaurant, but after a number of the guests get sick eating strawberry preserves, one of the women dies. Jessica investigates the murder while everyone in town tries to point the finger at someone else.
    • The Error of Her Ways
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/15/89
      9.1
      When the wife of a developer is accused of killing her husband and commits suicide, it leaves the whereabouts of his embezzled millions a mystery and the dead woman's sister absolutely furious. Jessica ends up in the hot seat, but it turns out that the dead embezzler was sleeping with a lot of his clients, and any one of them had an ample motive for murder.moreless
    • Dead Heat
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/24/85
      9.1
      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.
    • The Family Jewels
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      11/4/90
      9.1
      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.
    • Suspicion of Murder
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      1/20/91
      9.0
      Dennis is suspected in the murder of the husband of an old flame with whom he has been spending some time.
    • After the sheriff's younger sister comes to Cabot Cove to get away from her over-bearing husband and comes close to setting her hat for Seth, her estranged husband Elmo and his siblings come to town. When Elmo dies while the group are eating dinner at Jessica's home, Amos has his hands full with a new deupty, a mysterious drifter, his newly single sister Winnie, and Elmo's unusual family, all of which have taken up residence in his home.moreless
    • Doom With A View
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/13/87
      9.0
      Grady gets into a spot again when he is found with the body of woman known from college days and now had been dating a frat brother who was married.
    • Threshold of Fear
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      2/28/93
      9.0
      At her home in New York, desk manager Richie enlists Jessica's help when Alice Morgan, a reclusive young woman living in the apartment complex, begins to see the man she believes killed her mother Lillian five years ago on television. Jessica decides to investigate Alice's certainty that Jordan Barnett killed her mother, but when Barnett himself turns up dead, Jessica is left with no suspects but a sneaking suspicion that the two murders are connected as she wades through a complicated web involving a manipulative psychiatrist, a greedy step-brother, and a missing step-father.moreless
    • Snow White, Blood Red
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      11/13/88
      9.0
      Jessica hits the slopes at a ski lodge, but finds that her skills as an amateur sleuth are in demand. Gunnar Tilstrom, an arrogant, womanizing, champion skier, is killed by a crossbow as he goes down the slopes. All of the suspects are trapped at the lodge because of a blizzard, but the killer is trapped too. Jessica is asked to coordinate the investigation, but it grows more complicated when another skier is found murdered.moreless
    • Murder on the Thirtieth Floor
      Season 10 - Episode 15
      2/6/94
      9.0
      Jessica is shocked to learn that her editor has taken a flying leap from his high-rise office.
    • Crossed Up
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      2/1/87
      8.9
      The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't convince anyone that what she heard was real.
    • Deadpan
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      5/1/88
      8.9
      Two critics take opposite views of a play based on one of Jessica's novels, Mainely Murder. One is suspected of the murder of the other.
    • Dead Man's Gold
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/9/86
      8.9
      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.moreless
    • Death Casts A Spell
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/30/84
      8.9
      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.
    • Trouble In Eden
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/22/87
      8.9
      Hostility and other surprises await Jessica in a town where she's posing as her friend in Eden, Oregon, to investigate the rumored murder of the friend's sister.
    • 3/15/92
      8.9
      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.
    • Powder Keg
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/9/86
      8.9
      After their car breaks down after dinner with the governor, Jessica and her friend Ames Caufield find themselves in a small southern town just in time for local bad boy Ed Bonner to be found dead, and young Matt Burns, the son of a former student of Ames', ends up accused of the murder. At the behest of Linda Bonner, the victim's sister who happens to care deeply about the accused, Jessica takes a look into the murder, but hatred runs deep in this town and it's pure luck (and Andy Crane) that leads Jessica and Ames to the right answer.moreless
    • The Trouble with Seth
      Season 10 - Episode 18
      3/27/94
      8.8
      Seth vanishes and every one is sure there was foul play, but that's not the only game in town as two newcomers seem to have it in for Evan Rafferty.
    • Love and Hate in Cabot Cove
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      11/28/93
      8.8
      There are three suspects in the murder of a crooked deputy: a CPA, an illegal casino owner and his daughter's jilted lover.
    • 11/8/87
      8.8
      When Deputy Martin becomes a widower by murder, the investigation turns up some surprising activity.
    • Trial by Error
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/12/86
      8.8
      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.moreless
    • The Corpse Flew First Class
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/18/87
      8.8
      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.
    • Angel of Death
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      5/3/92
      8.8
      While Jessica is in Carmel, California, consoling a well-known playwright haunted by his wife's suicide, another family member is murdered.
    • Weave a Tangled Web
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      1/15/89
      8.7
      Things look bad when a married woman's keys are found by the body in a motel room and she can't explain why.
    • Love's Deadly Desire
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      5/16/93
      8.7
      The death of a novelist's assistant seemed to be a case of mistaken identity.
    • The Legacy of Borbey House
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      10/3/93
      8.7
      Newcomer Lawrence Baker seems to have everyone in Cabot Cove at his beck and call, including the contractor who is supposed to be working on Jessica's bathroom. When Baker is found dead, a stake through his heart, Cabot Cove ends up buzzing about vampires.
    • Sticks and Stones
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/15/85
      8.7
      After Beverly Gareth is electrocuted in her bath, 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. Jessica has her hands full with a travel writer who has come to stay with her for a time to put Cabot Cove on the map.moreless
    • Murder On Madison Avenue
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      5/17/92
      8.7
      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.
    • Test of Wills
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/26/89
      8.7
      A wealthy lumberman invites Jessica to his island retreat to discover which of his relatives is trying to kill him.
    • Menace, Anyone?
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/6/86
      8.7
      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.
    • Murder in the Afternoon
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/13/85
      8.7
      Jessica's niece Nita loves her role on a long-standing daytime soap opera, but worries about her job security when her character turns out to be the serial killer. Before long it's Nita herself who needs to worry when her boss ends up dead and Nita looks like the prime suspect.
    • When Thieves Fall Out
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/27/87
      8.7
      A parolee released after 20 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, vows to find out who did.
    • Birds of a Feather
      Birds of a Feather
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/14/84
      8.7
      A family wedding brings Jessica to San Francisco where the bridegrrom-to-be must first be cleared of murder charges.
    • My Johnny Lies Over The Ocean
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      2/10/85
      8.7
      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.
    • A Story to Die For
      5/18/00
      8.6
      Angela's at a writer's convention. And while there, one of the attendees, a former KGB man is killed.
    • Incident in Lot 7
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      1/19/92
      8.6
      The Bates House of the movie, Psycho, is to be the setting of Jessica's book in the film made at Universal Studios.
    • Mirror. Mirror, On the Wall Part 1
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      5/14/89
      8.6
      After being dropped by her publisher in favor of Jessica, 'mystery queen' Eudora McVeigh arrives in Cabot Cove with deception on her mind, desperate to get back on top. She cozies up to Jessica, and drugs her coffee. While Jessica sleeps, Eudora steals story notes. Eudora's husband, Hank, arrives to collect her, but things grow more complicated when an investigator that had been following Eudora winds up dead.moreless
    • Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy?
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      3/17/91
      8.6
      Dennis Stanton 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.
    • Reflections of The Mind
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/3/85
      8.6
      Jessica decides to pay a visit to her long-time friend Franchesca, only to learn that Franchesca, who is now married to a much younger man, is convinced that she is being haunted by the ghost of her first husband, Ross. When her new husband, Scott, turns up dead, the investigation reveals that he had been poisoned, and suspicion turns to Franchesca. Jessica, however, is determined to prove that her friend did not commit the crime, and begins looking into the mysterious re-appearances of her dead husband.moreless
    • Nan's Ghost (2)
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      11/9/95
      8.6
      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.
    • The Murder Of Sherlock Holmes
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/30/84
      8.6

      Jessica Fletcher, a retired schoolteacher from Cabot Cove, Maine, is shocked to find out that not only did her nephew send her manuscript to a publisher, but it's been accepted! Rushed to New York, Jessica is caught up in a whirlwind of publicity tours, book signings, and public appearances, but everything takes a turn when she attends a costume party in New Holvang and a private investigator dressed as Sherlock Holmes ends up facedown in the pool, shot. Jessica initially tries to stay out of things until her nephew Grady becomes the prime suspect, and Jessica decides to take matters into her own hands while fighting her attraction to Preston Giles, the first man to interest her since the death of her husband Frank.

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    • Moving Violation
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      2/3/91
      8.6
      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.
    • Hooray for Homicide
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/28/84
      8.6
      Jessica's first book, The Corpse Danced at Midnight, is being made into a major Hollywood motion picture, backed by producer Jerry Lydecker. Jessica is furious to see how her book is being butchered by Lydecker and his crew. She heads out to Hollywood to confront Lydecker, but things take a turn when Lydecker is found dead on stage. Jessica ends up being the prime suspect in the murder, but luckily the officer in charge of the investigation believes she's too smart to be the killer and sets her up to find the real murderer.moreless
    • Something Borrowed, Someone Blue
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      1/8/89
      8.6
      Grady and Donna try to look forward to their upcoming wedding, but constant mentions of Donna's high school sweetheart Wilfred and the murder of the abrasive housekeeper put a definite damper on the happy day.
    • Benedict Arnold Slipped Here
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      3/13/88
      8.6
      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.
    • Jessica Behind Bars
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/1/85
      8.6
      Jessica agrees to teach an English class at the West Barrington Institute for Women 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. While investigating the murder, Jessica soon realises there's something else going on at the prison.moreless
    • Lone Witness
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      4/4/93
      8.6
      A delivery boy says he was only a witness when he is found kneeling beside the victim.
    • Game, Set, Murder
      Season 11 - Episode 21
      5/14/95
      8.6
      A domineering father forces a teenager to play beyond her desire and she suffers emotional problems.
    • To Kill A Legend
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      10/9/94
      8.6
      Jessica investigates the murder of an unpopular director while an old document may mean that Cabot Cove has to rewrite their local history.
    • Steal Me A Story
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/15/87
      8.6
      Jessica makes an appointment with television producer Sid Sharkey when she learns he is trying to appropriate her latest novel for his television show, but when Sharkey turns up dead, Jessica is one of the prime suspects.
    • Dear Deadly
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      10/23/94
      8.5
      While Jessica prepares her book for serialization of her book in a newspaper, real trouble is brewing in the newsroom.
    • Old Habits Die Hard
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/11/87
      8.5
      A terminally ill nun appears to have committed the cardinal sin of suicide.
    • Portrait of Death
      Season 10 - Episode 13
      1/16/94
      8.5
      A piece of sculpture does double duty as a murder weapon.
    • Witness for the Defense
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/4/87
      8.5
      Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.
    • Nan's Ghost (1)
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      11/2/95
      8.5
      A spooky story set in an old Irish castle where legend has it that there is a ghost and a hidden treasure.
    • The Way To Dusty Death
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/25/87
      8.5
      After the 'accidental' death of a tycoon, his associates battle for position to succeed him.
    • Deadly Lady
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/7/84
      8.5
      After a terrible storm in Cabot Cove, Stephen Earl's four daughters tell Sheriff Tupper that their father died while they were out on the boat. Jessica is only midly intrigued; she finds Ralph, the older gentleman who has offered to work for food, much more intriguing, especially since it is obvious he comes from money. The womens' stories about what happened on the boat change constantly, but once Ralph is found dead and later found to be Stephen Earl, Jessica has to help Amos wage through the inconsistencies in the four Earl daughters storylines to determine who killed their father and why.moreless
    • Curse of the Daanau
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/7/88
      8.5
      Jessica persuades Seth to accept an invitation from his estranged brother Richard to a polo match, only to discover it was Richard's beautiful young wife's attempt to reunite the two quarreling siblings. Seth agrees to stay the night, but the reunion is cut short when Richard is murdered.
    • Mourning Among the Wisterias
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/14/88
      8.5
      Jessica visits her old friend Eugene McClendon, who soon stands accused of the murder of an old friend, Jonathan Keeler. While helping clear Eugene's name, Jessica learns that her friend believes he is dying, and is surprised when he asks her to marry him so that she can look after his affairs once he's gone. Jessica agrees, but only so that they can expose Jonathan's true killer.moreless
    • Twice Dead
      Season 11 - Episode 15
      2/12/95
      8.5
      When a brilliant scientist fakes his own death and is then murdered, Jessica sets the record straight when the wrong man is arrested.
    • The Witch's Curse
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      1/12/92
      8.5
      The thespians of Cabot Cove put on a play about a 17th century woman who cursed the town before she was executed as a witch.
    • Thicker Than Water
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      10/6/91
      8.5
      When his younger brother Wayne, the family's black sheep, becomes chief suspect in the murder of his employer, Sheriff Metzger relies on Jessica to help him keep his perspective about the case.
    • Mirror. Mirror, On the Wall Part 2
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      5/21/89
      8.5
      Eudora admits she stole Jessica's notes, but denies poisoning the apples she brought or murdering the detective who was following her.
    • Family Doctor
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      1/6/91
      8.5
      In Boston, Jessica and Seth are captured by the angry son of one of Seth's patients who didn't survive.
    • Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      2/10/91
      8.5
      A snoopy fan in Texas impersonates Jessica when she starts investigating a potential dog show scandal and Jessica is reported dead.
    • Smooth Operators
      Smooth Operators
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      2/12/89
      8.5
      When a drunk is found dead in the alley, it raises a lot of questions. He was well dressed (but only one shoe) and had no ID or money.
    • Deadly Assets
      Season 10 - Episode 14
      1/23/94
      8.5
      A mobster is upset when he learns that a petty thief has found an unexpected $900,000.
    • 10/6/85
      8.4
      Plans to build a new hotel in Cabot Cove are put on hold when diggers discover an old skeleton that had been buried deeply that many of the townspeople believe to be the remains of Joshua Peabody. Not everyone is thus inclined though, and many people believe it's just a random dead body. But when Jessica and Amos head back to the dig site, they find there's another body there! Jessica not only has to find out who killed Wheatley, she has to help an old friend when his past comes back to haunt him.moreless
    • Widow, Weep for Me
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/29/85
      8.4
      After a friend is murdered at a Caribbean resort, Jessica goes undercover as a famous wealthy recluse to get to the bottom of things. A series of robberies has plagued the resort, and local police suspect that the woman was killed by a thief. Jessica suspects another motive and discovers a case involving a con man, an ambitious hotel detective, an unknowing heiress and a dashing British agent.moreless
    • Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      2/19/89
      8.4
      Jessica and Seth find themselves in the middle of a mystery when a young witch seems to have appeared out of nowhere in Cabot Cove, but the same young woman soon reveals herself as the long-lost sister of Jessica's friend Mildred.
    • Hit, Run and Homicide
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/25/84
      8.4
      After a driverless car runs down Charles Woodley, who is in Cabot Cove looking up a former employee who happens to be Jessica's friend, Jessica tries to help Daniel O'Brien prove that he wasn't connected to Woodley's near-fatal accident, or the death of Woodley's partner, Dean Merrill, who had also come to Cabot Cove at Woodley's request. Although Daniel's nephew and long-time friend Katie are convinced of his innocence, Tony's fiancée Leslie also seems to be believing that Daniel could have been responsible for Merrill's death and suggests to Tony that Daniel may be losing his mind.moreless
    • J.B.. As In Jailbird
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      10/23/88
      8.4
      A colossal mix-up thanks to Michael Hagarty puts Jessica in jail as a suspect in a murder only she witnessed. Jessica tries to clear her name, but when Grady swears he has never met her, it just gets that much harder.
    • Murder Digs Deep
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/29/85
      8.4
      An archaeological dig at the site of Coronado's City of Gold does not please everyone and a new corpse is dug up.
    • Film Flam
      Season 11 - Episode 16
      2/19/95
      8.4
      Jessica sets out to prove that the death of a young movie buff is murder.
    • Coal Miner's Slaughter
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      11/20/88
      8.4
      Jessica heads to Colton, West Virginia, after her former student Molly Connors is arrested and charged with the murder of local businessman Tyler Morgan. A lot of people had good reason to want Tyler dead, but Molly is the only one who is found to have the murder weapon hidden in her car. Jessica attempts to prove Molly's innocence as well as find out what really happened up at the mines ten years earlier when a number of miners, Molly's father included, were killed.moreless
    • Murder, Plain & Simple
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      4/28/91
      8.4
      When Jessica visits the Amish to buy a quilt, she finds they are not immune to murder.
    • Thursday's Child
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      4/7/91
      8.4
      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 in a murder investigation, Jessica agrees to solve the case, but does so with a heavy heart.moreless
    • The Sound of Murder
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      1/3/93
      8.4
      The last sound the producer hears is not from a record.
    • If A Body Meet A Body
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/9/86
      8.4
      Jessica reluctantly gets involved when the coffin at Henry Vernon's memorial service turns out to be someone other than Henry. The town pins all their hopes on her once it's learned that Henry, the town's primary financial advisor, seems to have run off with everyone's money!
    • Harbinger of Death
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/24/88
      8.4
      Jessica is thrilled to be visiting her niece Carrie and her husband Leonard, an astronomer dreaming of seeing a long-lost comet, but when Carrie's ex-boyfriend Drake Eaton is murdered in the home she's been staying in, Jessica has to prove not only her niece but also her husband innocent of murder.moreless
    • The Committee
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      12/1/91
      8.4
      The governing committee of an exclusive men's club commissions Jessica to identify a rogue member's killer--who likely serves on the committee.
    • Murder at a Discount
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      12/5/93
      8.4
      A man acquitted of his wife's murder sues Jessica after her latest book appears to be depicting the murder itself and pointing the finger at him. When Dave Novaro turns up dead, suspects include not only Jessica herself, but also Dave's business partners and high school chums Neil Fraser and Lillian Conway.moreless
    • The Dead File
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      11/15/92
      8.4
      Jessica is appalled when, upon returning to New York City, she finds herself caricatured as a fox in a politically satirical comic strip with libelous dialogue.
    • The Phantom Killer
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      10/24/93
      8.4
      A media tycoon may have been killed by a literary agent who seems as substantial as smoke.
    • The Dream Team
      Season 11 - Episode 18
      3/19/95
      8.4
      The townspeople are concerned about a massive development on their shore and it is further complicated for Jessica since the firm employs her nephew, Grady.
    • A Murderous Muse
      Season 10 - Episode 20
      5/15/94
      8.4
      The strict mentor of a piano prodigy is found dead. The prime suspect is the girl's recently returned father, himself a failed jazz musician who had abandoned his daughter years before when he couldn't deal with the death of his wife. Jessica doubts his guilt, and thinks the mystery hangs on an odd piece of music the victim was playing just before he died.moreless
    • Death Takes A Curtain Call
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/16/84
      8.3
      Jessica heads to Boston with Leo Peterson, an old friend in Cabot Cove, to attend a special presentation of the Rostov Ballet. When the stars of the ballet are missing during the curtain call, Leo rushes Jessica out of the theatre where she finds that he has helped his grandniece, Natalia Masurov, and her husband Alexander so that the two can defect to the United States like he had done many years earlier. Their plans to announce their defection to the federal authorities fall by the wayside when they are accused of murdering the security guard found dead in their dressing room, and Jessica enlists Ethan's help in hiding the young lovers while the K.G.B. keeps their eye on her and Leo.moreless
    • Murder in the Electric Cathedral
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/16/86
      8.3
      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.
    • Murder Through the Looking Glass
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/21/88
      8.3
      Jessica gets herself into a mess of trouble after overhearing the dying words of a professional hitman. When she investigates the murder of Adam Cosgrove, she soon discovers that no one seems to want to admit he's missing, let alone dead. With the help of a prickly police sergeant and a priest who isn't quite what he seems, Jessica discovers that the man who was killed was in charge of leading a top-secret government mission to protect a foreign diplomat, and that someone in the safehouse has gone to the other side.moreless
    • The Perfect Foil
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      4/13/86
      8.3
      At the request of aunt Mildred, Jessica agrees to stop by New Orleans to check on cousin Cal while on her way to Houston. No sooner does Jessica get to New Orleans then she is tossed into a Mardi Gras party where the host ends up dead, and Cal is accused of the crime. While attempting to clear Cal's name and reputation, Jessica delves into the world of cheating poker players, cheating girlfriends and vengefilled police officers while trying to convince a local lieutenant that Cal is not capable of murder.moreless
    • Deadline For Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/16/86
      8.3
      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.
    • School for Murder
      Season 11 - Episode 19
      4/30/95
      8.3
      It seems that there is more than schoolboy pranks going on between a Cabot Cove prep school and its rival.
    • Wearing Of The Green
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/27/88
      8.3
      After jeweler Laszlo Dolby is murdered in New York City and the Queen of Tara, a famous tiara worth millions, goes missing, Jessica realises that in order to get the answer she'll have to get in to see a legendary film actress that hasn't left her apartment in years. Jessica's investigation is occasionally hampered by two abrasive yet well-meaning female detectives.moreless
    • The Szechuan Dragon
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      5/9/90
      8.3
      Grady and his pregnant wife are tending Jessica's house in her absence when an old seaman is killed in her front room.
    • Programmed for Murder
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      4/5/92
      8.3
      There is something strange about a software expert's sudden death from bleeding ulcers that just doesn't compute.
    • Dead to Rights
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      3/21/93
      8.3
      Jessica knows her former researcher is a congenital liar, so she has no reason to believe her now.
    • It Runs In The Family
      It Runs In The Family
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/1/87
      8.3
      Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring.
    • A Christmas Secret
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      12/13/92
      8.3
      The return of a Gulf War veteran and his reunion with his fiancée is marred by his big secret.
    • One Good Bid Deserves A Murder
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/23/86
      8.3
      A red hot diary of a sex symbol is to be auctioned and some of the bidders are ready to shed blood. Jessica finds herself in a tough spot when one of the auctioneers is found murdered and Jessica has to rely on Harry McGraw to help her out.
    • Trials & Tribulations
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/16/90
      8.3
      While in New York, Jessica is forced to defend herself after Edward Stone, a man whose conviction she was instrumental in years earlier, 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.
    • Murder a la Mode
      Season 11 - Episode 17
      2/26/95
      8.3
      Parisian slave-labor sweatshops provide the setting for the crimes, and the pretentious world of fashion is where Jessica solves them.
    • Murder Among Friends
      Season 12 - Episode 16
      2/8/96
      8.3
      A TV sitcom, Buds, turns out to be less friendly than the producer hoped.
    • Lovers and Other Killers
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/18/84
      8.3
      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
    • If The Frame Fits
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/18/86
      8.3
      After Julia Marcus Granger is found murdered during what seems to have been an apparent art theft, suspicion turns to her husband Donald, who, as a result, also ends up being suspected in a recent rash of art thefts where there were no fatalities. Julia's sister Sabrina is convinced that Donald didn't do it and begs Jessica for help. While looking into Julia's murder, Jessica realises that she has two completely different criminals on her hands, and someone tampered with the scene of Julia's murder to make it look like something else.moreless
    • Murder at the Oasis
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      4/7/85
      8.3
      An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.
    • Ever After
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      3/8/92
      8.3
      A real life soap opera involves a soap star, her co-star, and the victim--her millionaire husband.
    • South by Southwest
      11/2/97
      8.3
      Dedicated to the Memory of: Derek Marlowe Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She shares a table in the dining car with a woman who subsequently vanishes, leaving her purse on the table. Then a message is announced for the woman and Jessica accepts it. This leads to an attack in her compartment and a demand for 'it'. She has no idea what 'it' is and is rescued by a man claiming to be a journalist. The plot thickens. She is warned away by an FBI man, but continues to follow her clues to Agua Verde where the woman apparently lives. The plot twists and turns as she delves deeper.moreless
    • The Survivor
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      5/9/93
      8.3
      Jessica's computer tech becomes an inadvertent target when she dates an undercover cop, whom she has just met.
    • It's A Dog's Life
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/4/84
      8.2
      Jessica is visiting her cousin Abby at Langley Estate in Greenville, Virginia, when the estate owner Denton Langley dies after a fall from his horse. Abby is suspicious, convinced that something went wrong with the horse and that Langley's death was not an accident. Jessica agrees to stay with Abby for awhile longer, and to look into who may have killed Denton Langley. After Langley's will reveals that he left everything to his dog, Teddy, the family is determined to get their hands on the money by having the dog declared a murderer.moreless
    • Murder in F Sharp
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      12/16/90
      8.2
      Dennis Stanton is back, this time investigating a fire that burned the hands of famous concert pianist Vaclav Maryska. When Maryska's wife winds up murdered, Dennis, along with Rhoda Markowitz and Lt. Catalano, try to sort through the suspects and find the killer.
    • Just Another Fish Story
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/27/88
      8.2
      Jessica helps Grady and Donna work out the plans for their upcoming wedding, but winds up in the middle of a murder mystery when the maitre d' at the restaurant Donna works for is murdered.
    • Always a Thief
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      4/8/90
      8.2
      Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton, who uses his skills as an ex-thief to solve crimes, returns to investigate a theft and two murders. The case involves a rare silver dollar, an icy dowager, and some suspicious-looking men with accents.
    • Obituary For A Dead Anchor
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/7/86
      8.2
      Jessica reluctantly agrees to do an interview for an old friend, Paula Roman, but is surprised when Kevin Keats, a journalist who had been doing a series of stories on an art dealer who was really a drug dealer, shows up to do the interview, complete with cameras and crew. After Kevin is presumed dead when a boat Amos chartered for him explodes, Cabot Cove explodes with press and paparazzi, and the citizens blame Jessica for all the problems it causes, demanding that she solve the mystery. Unfortunately, once Keats is revealed to be alive and well, the real question is who the true target was.moreless
    • The Celtic Riddle
      5/9/03
      8.2
      Jessica's vacation in Ireland is nearly ruined when her friends start dying, and soon this curse of death seems to spread to the other townsfolk as well while one person fights to keep a decades old secret buried.
    • From Russia ... With Blood
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      2/26/89
      8.2
      Jessica heads to Moscow to publicize the translation of her novels into Russian, but after a mysterious microfilm appears in her purse after it is stolen she becomes the target of a KGB investigation.
    • The Dying Game
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      3/13/94
      8.2
      An old established store has closed for the last time and its accountant won't have to find another job.
    • Birds of a Feather
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/14/84
      8.2
      Jessica heads to San Francisco for the wedding of her niece, Victoria Brandon, only to learn that Victoria is having second thoughts because she suspects that her fiancé, Howard, is having an affair. Although Jessica and Victoria are relieved to learn that Howard isn't cheating but rather dressing up as a woman to perform at a nightclub, Les Champignons, the relief is short lived when Howard is arrested for murdering his boss, Al Drake, who had been refusing to pay him. The police are convinced that Drake was shot during Freddy York's act, which doesn't leave a lot of time, but Jessica is determined to prove Howard's innocence.moreless
    • A Body To Die For
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      11/11/90
      8.2
      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.
    • Track of a Soldier
      Season 12 - Episode 18
      2/25/96
      8.2
      The scene is a guest lodge in the Grand Tetons. Two of the guests are hiding secrets, but only one of them can have the diamond.
    • What You Don't Know Can Kill You
      Season 12 - Episode 22
      5/5/96
      8.2
      Seth's niece returns to Cabot Cove for her wedding only to have her groom die "accidentally" before the event.
    • Paint Me A Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      2/17/85
      8.2
      The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.
    • Trevor Hudson's Legacy
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      4/16/89
      8.2
      A small town editor in Montana threatens to claim in public that he is the real author of a dead man's manuscript.
    • Night Of The Headless Horseman
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/4/87
      8.2
      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.
    • Murder by Twos
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      11/27/94
      8.2
      Cabot Cove resident Sam Bryce dies in what appears to be an accident, but no one in Cabot Cove seems to care.
    • Double Exposure
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      4/30/89
      8.2
      In a strange case, Jessica bumps into an old friend who is supposed to be dead. His widow insists he is dead and Jessica hires Harry McGraw to investigate.
    • No Laughing Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/15/87
      8.2
      After the engagement party for the offspring of two estranged comics, someone is found dead.
    • Lines of Excellence
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      11/3/91
      8.2
      Teaching a computer class seems tame, but not when Jessica is one of the students.
    • Killer Radio
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      2/14/93
      8.2
      The prospective owner of a radio station in the prairies is killed before the sale goes through.
    • Truck Stop
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      4/2/89
      8.2
      Walter tells his story by way of black and white flashbacks which makes an interesting change from the usual. He has made a tape of the events that ended with his murder and we see the events unfold.
    • Sing a Song of Murder
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/27/85
      8.1
      Jessica is devastated to be informed of her cousin Emma's untimely passing, but when she arrives in England 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, which has her as Emma's heir, in the hopes of flushing out the would-be killer.moreless
    • Death Stalks The Big Top (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/5/86
      8.1
      Despite Neil's confession to Hank Sutter's murder, Jessica is convinced that he didn't do it, and soon Neil confesses that he only said he did to protect young Charlie McCallum after finding his baseball bat at the scene. When rival circus owner Harry Kingman is found dead in his motel room, Jessica realises that the connection isn't Hank Sutter, but rather the Kingman circus, where many of the employees used to work. Unfortunately, she's up against an arrogant mayor who fancies himself a cop, and a circus full of people who aren't too helpful.moreless
    • Ship of Thieves
      Ship of Thieves
      Season 9 - Episode 20
      5/2/93
      8.1
      A pleasant cruise is marred by the discovery that there are thieves on board and possibly a murderer.
    • Stage Struck
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/14/86
      8.1
      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.
    • Proof In The Pudding
      Season 10 - Episode 12
      1/9/94
      8.1
      When the chef of a restaurant who recently had over half his stock bought up by a well-known mobster dies, suspicion turns to Jessica's young friend Lorna Thompson, but when the mobster himself dies, Jessica realises there is more than meets the eye to this case.
    • Unfinished Business
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/12/86
      8.1
      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.
    • The Body Politic
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      5/8/88
      8.1
      The suicide of a campaign manager who is suspected of having an affair with a married woman excites the press.
    • A Little Night Work
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/30/88
      8.1
      Senatorial hopeful Axel Weingard is murdered and his wife's necklace stolen. When busboy Andy Broom is arrested for Weingard's murder, Jessica gets involved in an attempt to clear his name.
    • The Prodigal Father
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      3/10/91
      8.1
      A bank robber, long thought to be dead, returns to see his daughter and face the wrath of the townspeople. He isn't exactly the most popular of men, so it's no surprise to anyone when he's found strangled with a wire cord in his motel room. Jessica must look into the past, and the robbery he committed twenty years ago, to find the culprit.moreless
    • One White Rose For Death
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/19/86
      8.1
      Attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets involved with two East German defectors and a murder.
    • The Petrified Florist
      Season 9 - Episode 15
      2/21/93
      8.1
      Jessica wonders if a Beverly Hills florist killed because he was supplying more than flowers for gossip magazine editors.
    • Death Stalks The Big Top (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/28/86
      8.1
      After Jessica's great-niece Carol receives a wedding gift of a silver leprechaun, she confides in Jessica that it was the one gift her grandfather had always promised her. Years earlier Neil was presumed dead in a boating accident, but his body was never found. Jessica agrees to search for Neil, and her search leads her to the Carmody circus, and a roustabout named Carl Schumann, who she soon realises is Neil. Unfortunately, when a body is found on the grounds, Neil is the primary suspect, even though everyone had good reason to want Hank Sutter dead.moreless
    • Alma Murder
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      3/12/89
      8.1
      An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young girl's body and insists he did it, but a young man later confesses.
    • Dead Letter
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/5/89
      8.1
      While at a rummage sale in Cabot Cove, Jessica buys an old bureau that contains a letter written, but never sent, to local man Bud Fricksey. Jessica gives the letter, which is from his wife regarding a man she had fallen in love with, to Bud, and when Bud dies in a fire later that night, suspicion falls on the mystery man in the letter, with Metzgar determined to find out who Lois Fricksey was so enamored of.moreless
    • Murder -- According to Maggie
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      3/4/90
      8.1
      The producer of a police drama investigates the murder of a programmer who differed with her.
    • Simon Says, Color Me Dead
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      3/1/87
      8.0
      An artist is murdered and his prized painting is missing.
    • Big Easy Murder
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      10/12/95
      8.0
      Jessica travels to New Orleans to research a new novel, but gets caught up in a series of voodoo killings.
    • Jack And Bill
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/29/89
      8.0
      Bill Boyle, a former football star turned down on his luck private investigator, reluctantly agrees to watch his friend Johnny's poodle, Jack, for a couple of hours while Johnny runs an errand. After Johnny turns up dead, Bill finds himself reluctantly partnered with the pooch as he tries to find out who murdered Johnny, and who wants Jack.moreless
    • Capitol Offense
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      1/6/85
      8.0
      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.
    • Amsterdam Kill
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      10/2/94
      8.0
      While on a visit to Amsterdam, Jessica meets up with fellow novelist and old friend Nigel Allison. When Allison goes missing, Colin Biddle, who claims to be Allison's publishing liaison, try to convince her that nothing is wrong. Jessica soon realises that both Nigel and Colin are secret agents, and despite Colin's request for her to stay out of it, Jessica investigates Allison's disappearance and soon convinces a previously reluctant inspector that there is something terribly wrong. At the same time, Philip and Lydia de Kooning are trying to make a deal in diamonds, and when Philip turns up dead after Jessica gets a note supposedly from him, Jessica is the prime suspect in his murder.moreless
    • 3/30/86
      8.0
      Jessica and Grady head to the home of publisher Christopher Bundy, whose publishing company owns the rights to Jessica's first short story. Jessica is quite upset, as Bundy's magazine is known for it's racy pictures of young women. While there, Jessica is pleased to run into an old acquaintance, Chester Harrison, and when Harrison is accused of murdering Christopher Bundy, Jessica vows to prove his innocence but runs into trouble when the family isn't interested in having their own skeletons dragged out of the closet.moreless
    • Armed Response
      Armed Response
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      3/31/85
      8.0
      Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport.
    • The Great Twain Robbery
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/25/90
      8.0
      Proving a burnt Mark Twain manuscript is a fake is the reason for a book expert's murder.
    • Murder of the Month Club
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      12/4/94
      8.0
      Murder, plagiarism, and blackmail stalk those around Jessica on her promotional book tour.
    • Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      3/1/92
      8.0
      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.
    • The Fixer-upper
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      2/11/90
      8.0
      Jessica's niece, who is a real estate broker, arrives at the mansion and finds a body instead of a buyer.
    • Wheel of Death
      Season 10 - Episode 21
      5/22/94
      8.0
      When the carnival comes to town, Mort is faced with a former girlfriend who left him years ago for another man, and the two are the prime suspects when her husband's crooked partner is murdered.
    • Murder, She Spoke
      Murder, She Spoke
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/10/87
      8.0
      During a short black-out in the studio where Jessica is recording a book for the blind, the studio co-owner is murdered. The police suspect Jessica's producer, Greg Dalton, of the crime after the victim planned to end the series of audio books for the blind, and one of Greg's steak knives is found to be the murder weapon. But a greedy widow, an over-the-hill country star and a bootleg tape scheme complicate the case and provide more suspects. And Jessica still needs to answer the question of how a killer could see in the dark.moreless
    • 2/4/90
      7.9
      Jessica heads to the city to meet with her stockbroker, Philip Royce, but when he winds up dead Jessica finds herself defending his former secretary.
    • The Taxman Cometh
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      2/17/91
      7.9
      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.
    • Tainted Lady
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      5/5/91
      7.9
      The owner of a diner is accused of using too much 'spice' in the food, when someone finds arsenic.
    • Town Father
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/17/89
      7.9
      The town 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. Julie Adams, Gloria De Haven, Kathryn Grayson and Ruth Roman return as gossips Eve, Phyllis, Idal and Loretta.
    • Tough Guys Don't Die
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/24/85
      7.9
      Archie Miles, a private investigator Jessica had hired to research an old murder case, is shot to death in his office. His partner, a hard-boiled detective named Harry McGraw, is determined to find the killer and exact his own justice. Harry teams up with Jessica to see if her case got the man killed. Along the way, a strong partnership and friendship develops between the two sleuths.moreless
    • Bite The Big Apple
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      9/15/91
      7.9
      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. She's relieved when Seth comes to New York to check up on her, and enlists his help in cracking the case.moreless
    • The Sicilian Encounter
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      5/20/90
      7.9
      Michael Hagarty is involved in a case in Sicily which has many twists and turns including the Mafia.
    • Seal of the Confessional
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/1/89
      7.9
      Visiting priest Father Barnes has barely gotten settled in Cabot Cove when he hears a late night murder confession. He is unsure of what to do, since telling the police would violate the sacred seal of the confessional. He confides in Jessica after a mentally challenged young man is arrested for the crime, but the case grows more complicated the confessed murderer is herself exonerated.moreless
    • Family Secrets
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      9/27/92
      7.9
      Jessica's former student, a reporter, returns to Cabot Cove with new evidence on a 30-year-old scandal involving two of the founding families.
    • The Bottom Line Is Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/15/87
      7.9
      A lying TV Consumer advocate is killed and suspicion lands on one of the clients whose products he maligned.
    • A Fashionable Way to Die
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/20/87
      7.9
      In Paris, a fashion designer with financial trouble is accused of killing a shady loan shark.
    • The Cemetery Vote
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      4/5/87
      7.9
      First, the reform mayor dies in an "accident" and then the mayor's father is murdered after he demands an investigation of the "accident".
    • For Whom the Ball Tolls
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      9/26/93
      7.9
      Jessica agrees to throw her support in to save an old brownstone, and finds herself investigating the murder of Walter Gillrich, the brother of the developer looking to raze the place.
    • An Egg to Die For
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      12/11/94
      7.9
      A book fair in Miami becomes Jessica's backdrop when she teams with a Russian detective to solve an art theft and murder.
    • A Killing in Cork
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      11/21/93
      7.9
      An American nephew, out to get the family business, gets a different kind and the Irish widow's son is suspected.
    • Death in Hawaii
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      10/16/94
      7.8
      Poor Jessica can't take a vacation without finding mystery or murder. In this case, it is an election campaign gone bad.
    • See You in Court, Baby
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      9/30/90
      7.8
      In San Francisco, Dennis Stanton 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.
    • Mrs. Parker's Revenge
      Season 12 - Episode 23
      5/12/96
      7.8
      Jessica somehow gets tangled in a situation involving a deadly virus and an arms deal.
    • Murder in White
      Season 10 - Episode 10
      12/19/93
      7.8
      A producer staging an adaptation of one of Jessica's novels finds no joy in London.
    • The Search for Peter Kerry
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      2/5/89
      7.8
      After going to the funeral of an old friend, Jessica is caught up in the middle of a twenty-year-old mystery when it seems her friend's missing son may have turned up ... with no memory of who he was.
    • A Very Good Year for Murder
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/28/88
      7.8
      Jessica joins the Gambini family to celebrate the 75th birthday of their patriarch, Salvatore Gambini, but finds herself mixed up in a murder investigation when a body is found in the wine cellar.
    • Broadway Malady
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/13/85
      7.8
      Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.
    • If the Shoe Fits
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      1/21/90
      7.8
      A single mother is accused of killing the landlord that is always harassing her.
    • Night of the Coyote
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      11/22/92
      7.7
      Jessica heads to Chaco Springs, New Mexico, to visit with her old friend Susan, who spends a great deal of time in a local tourist trap named Silverville. After Max Teller, the owner of Silverville, is found murdered, Jessica realises that the key to finding out who killed Teller is the same key to finding the long-lost treasure of legendary stage coach robber Cutter McGee and enlists the help of the local sheriff.moreless
    • We're Off To Kill The Wizard
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      12/9/84
      7.7
      During a visit with her niece in Chicago, Jessica is summoned to the offices of 'Horrible' Horatio Baldwin, who would like to adapt her books into an attraction for his amusement park. When he is found murdered shortly after, Jessica is asked by the police captain to help with the investigation, which seems to be centering on Baldwin's missing secretary, Laurie Bascomb. Jessica initially wants nothing to do with the investigation, but since everyone, including the dead man's widow (who is willing to pay her $100,000 to prove he was murdered), wants Jessica to investigate, she finally agrees to take a look into the matter.moreless
    • Evidence of Malice
      Season 12 - Episode 19
      3/28/96
      7.7
      Deputy Andy bought a house with numerous defects from the victim and emerges as the chief suspect.
    • Deadly Bidding
      Season 12 - Episode 9
      11/23/95
      7.7
      Jessica agrees to go to New York to bid on a manuscript purportedly by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and while there, she gets mixed up in the murder of a local forger who had been involved in the theft of a priceless Degas painting two years earlier when she tries to help Charlie Garrett out of a jam.moreless
    • Indian Giver
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/29/87
      7.7
      A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who claims to own the land, and later is found dead.
    • Danse Diabolique
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      1/5/92
      7.7
      When a beautiful ballerina dies during her premiere performance in a new ballet, Jessica is convinced it is murder.
    • Death Takes a Dive
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/22/87
      7.7
      Jessica enters the fight game after Harry McGraw lists her as the manager for a fighter whose contract he has inherited. When unscrupulous fight promoter Wade Talmadge is killed with a bullet from Harry's gun, Jessica must solve the murder, clear Harry and help get her boxer ready for a fight. Along the way, she must again deal with Boston's hard-nosed Lt. Casey, who had previously complicated a case Harry and Jessica had investigated the year before.moreless
    • A Quaking In Aspen
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      9/28/95
      7.7

      Jessica is in Aspen, Colorado, to appear on her long-time friend Laney Boswell's interview show only to find out that she is the prime suspect in the recent murder of her husband, Grant.

    • Hannigan's Wake
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/28/90
      7.7
      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.
    • Footnote to Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      3/10/85
      7.6
      An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.
    • Unauthorized Obituary
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      9/29/91
      7.6
      After Jane Dawson informs Jessica of her plans to write an unauthorized biography on her good friend Ellen Lombard, Ellen's husband Arthur comes under suspicion when Jane's sister and husband find her dead body electrocuted after a T.V. was dropped in her hot tub, and Arthur is seen leaving the house.moreless
    • Shooting in Rome
      Season 12 - Episode 8
      11/16/95
      7.6
      A movie set in Rome is the setting for a more than they planned while filming a J.B. Fletcher novel.
    • Murder in Tempo
      Season 12 - Episode 14
      1/11/96
      7.6
      A much disliked singer gets a jolt from an electric guitar during a rehearsal for a rock concert benefit in Cabot Cove.
    • The Big Kill
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      3/7/93
      7.6
      The town is concerned when a local fisherman dies, but concern turns to confusion when a second body is discovered aboard a fishing boat. Both men died from carbon monoxide poisoning, but seem to have no connection until the fisherman's daughter receives her father's logbook and nautical charts in the mail.moreless
    • Home Care
      Season 12 - Episode 5
      10/19/95
      7.6
      Lila Nolan returns to Cabot Cove after nursing in Boston for a few years but her troubles from there follow her when her patients start dying, including Jessica's best friend Maggie. Jessica and Seth look into the murders trying to clear Lila's name and prove who the real murderer is.
    • Bloodlines
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      11/7/93
      7.6
      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.
    • 5/12/91
      7.5
      The brewery family is angry when they find out the writer acting as spokesperson for them has written an expose.
    • The Classic Murder
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      12/6/92
      7.5
      After a tycoon disappears, a psychic divines that he has been murdered -- then she is found dead!
    • When the Fat Lady Sings
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/19/89
      7.5
      While visiting San Francisco, Jessica reunites with thief-turned-insurance investigator Dennis Stanton and the two take in an opera. The real drama unfolds after the performance when the star tenor is accused of (and confesses to) murdering his starlet's beau in self defense. But a cagey detective finds holes in the story, and Jessica suspects there is more to the case, particularly after a cache of stolen emeralds and a decades-old family secret come into play.moreless
    • Three Strikes, You're Out
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      5/7/89
      7.5
      Jessica heads to see her nephew, Johnny, play baseball and winds up in the middle of a mystery after his friend Charlie is accused of murdering the team's pre-game host.
    • No Accounting for Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/22/87
      7.5
      Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist in tax shelters, is found dead and he is the main suspect.
    • Death by Demographics
      Season 12 - Episode 24
      5/19/96
      7.5
      In San Francisco, a radio station's new manager is trying to change their image by firing every staff member who is past a certain age and playing music for teen-agers only.
    • The Mole
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      10/4/92
      7.5
      Jessica is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped at the airport. When the woman she is mistaken for is killed, Jessica finds the murderer.
    • From the Horse's Mouth
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      2/24/91
      7.5
      Jessica teams up with Harry McGraw when an argument over stud fees results in someone ending up dead.
    • Murder in High "C"
      Season 11 - Episode 14
      2/5/95
      7.5
      Jessica finds herself crime-solving in a highly intense world of opera while in Genoa, Italy.
    • Nailed
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      9/21/95
      7.5
      Jessica finds the link between a number of recent break-ins in New York City and the murder of a sleazy wannabe entrepreneur whose body is found in one of the hottest salons in the city.
    • Funeral at Fifty-mile
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      4/21/85
      7.5
      A Wyoming rancher leaves all to a stranger, to the disgust of his disinherited daughter. When the man is found hanged in the barn, the police are quick to rule it suicide, but Jessica notices bruising on the corpse that suggests he was murdered. With so many enemies, Jessica has a deep pool of suspects and discovers that the solution to the case is linked to a decades-old secret shared by the victim and his killer.moreless
    • The Big Show of 1965
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      2/25/90
      7.5
      Twenty five years after a show in which a stabbing occurred, the cast is reunited and a mystery woman reappears, seeming to accuse Barry.
    • Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      11/29/92
      7.5
      Jessica is in San Francisco for a book convention and runs into her old friend, Michael Hagarty, who is in town investigating his daughter Andrea's fiancé. When Paul is found murdered at the hotel, Michael is arrested, and Jessica alternates between comforting a distraught Andrea and trying to clear Michael's name.moreless
    • Roadkill
      Season 10 - Episode 19
      5/1/94
      7.5
      A truck hijacker comes to the end of the road.
    • Frozen Stiff
      Season 12 - Episode 10
      11/30/95
      7.4
      Jessica means to find out the secret ingredient in the ice cream and see that the donation for the literary foundation is paid as promised.
    • Terminal Connection
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      11/17/91
      7.4
      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.
    • The Last Free Man
      5/2/01
      7.4
      Jessica attends a lecture in Virginia given by Cassandra Hawkins, who is trying to clear the name of her ancestor, Samuel Pinckney. Samuel, a slave, was killed by a mob who accused him of murdering a white plantation owner on his wedding night in 1860. Jessica's investigation reveals that she herself is a descendant of Samuel's owner, Sarah McCullough. As Jessica and Cassandra search for clues in the present to discover who really committed the crime, flashbacks reveal that Sarah was quite a detective herself.moreless
    • Murder in Milan
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      9/20/92
      7.4
      During the Milan Film Festival, famous film producer Catherine Wayne is murdered. Jessica goes to bat for the man accused of the crime, the screenwriter of the latest film adaptation of one of her novels. She discovers that the late producer was widely disliked, and that a budget shortfall on her most recent movie may be connected to her death.moreless
    • Corned Beef And Carnage
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/2/86
      7.4
      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.
    • The Dark Side of the Door
      Season 12 - Episode 15
      2/1/96
      7.4
      The victim of a childhood kidnapping sees more in the manuscript she is editing than coincidence would suggest.
    • Final Curtain
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      1/10/93
      7.4
      The personal manager of a 'resting' actor dies just as his client returns to the stage.
    • Goodbye Charlie
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      1/7/90
      7.3
      Three sets of people try to claim the body found on the railroad track--a nephew, a daughter and a wife. Jessica narrates this story.
    • The Wind Around the Tower
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      11/1/92
      7.3
      While they are visitors at an estate in Ireland, Jessica and friend Seas are convinced that their host's demise is not from natural causes.
    • Badge of Honor
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      5/10/92
      7.3
      Jessica intervenes when a long-lost Army buddy of her friend Seth is accused of murder.
    • Death 'n Denial
      Season 11 - Episode 13
      1/22/95
      7.3
      A dear friend's involvement with the theft of a priceless Egyptian relic and a murder birng Jessica to the rescue.
    • The List of Yuri Lermentov
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      12/15/91
      7.3
      Chance possession of a secret intelligence document lands Jessica in the center of an international web of intrigue and murder.
    • Another Killing in Cork
      Season 11 - Episode 20
      5/7/95
      7.3
      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.
    • Race To Death
      Season 12 - Episode 21
      4/28/96
      7.3
      Jessica is the honorary commodore of the World's Cup Race, featuring Kyle Kimball's Buccaneer and Ned Larkin's Free Spirit. There is much ill-will and Ned is injured, too much to skipper his craft. His daughter replaces him and then Kyle is killed. This is no way to run a regatta!
    • Class Act
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/3/89
      7.3
      After pushing too hard on a case powerful people do not want solved, Los Angeles homicide detective Jake Ballinger is farmed out to teach criminology at a local college. His opening speech reduces his class to two students, an aspiring private eye and a female insurance claims investigator. Now, Ballinger and his students take up the unsolved case as their project. The victim was a young woman who had recently given her baby up for adoption, and Ballinger discovers a connection to a state senator who may have been willing to kill to protect his family and career.moreless
    • Shear Madness
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      4/29/90
      7.2
      Jessica's cousin Ann is left waiting at the church when her fiancé is murdered in a similar fashion to a murder fifteen years ago for which her brother George was blamed. Jessica is determined to prove that George is innocent of the current murder, which leads her to look into the murder from long ago of Ann's previous fiancé, Nathan.moreless
    • The Monte Carlo Murders
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      2/2/92
      7.2
      Jessica is brought into the case of a murdered financier and the theft of his wife's diamonds in Monaco.
    • Death Goes Double Platinum
      Season 12 - Episode 13
      1/7/96
      7.2
      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.
    • Sudden Death
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      3/3/85
      7.2
      Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.
    • The Grand Old Lady
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/8/89
      7.2
      When a famous mystery writer dies, Jessica recalls a 1947 case that the writer was personally involved in. During a voyage on the Queen Mary, Lady Abigail Austin teams up with a police inspector and his son to solve the murder of a former Gestapo officer aboard the ship.
    • Murder to a Jazz Beat
      Murder to a Jazz Beat
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      2/3/85
      7.1
      While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage.
    • Appointment in Athens
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/24/89
      7.1
      Jessica's old friend, Michael Hagarty, persuades her to play a part in his scheme to free a fellow agent from captivity.
    • Unwilling Witness
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      12/14/95
      7.1
      Jessica is called to testify before a grand jury after a victim's last phone call was traced to her number.
    • Kendo Killing
      Season 12 - Episode 12
      1/4/96
      7.1

      Motorcycle racing in Osaka, Japan, puts a man's life in danger when he tries to wed a girl from a traditional Japanese family.

    • Murder in a Minor Key
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      2/8/87
      7.1
      Jessica tells the tale of a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarized his music.
    • Murder by Appointment Only
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/5/86
      6.9
      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.
    • Dead Eye
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      2/7/93
      6.9
      Jessica wonders if the disappearance of a private eye in 1963 and the Kennedy assassination of the same year are connected.
    • Northern Explosion
      Season 10 - Episode 11
      1/2/94
      6.9
      Jessica winds up in the middle of a battle between a mining company and the local native tribe when her plane can't get her out of a small British Columbia town in time for a wedding in Vancouver, and finds herself answering questions about the murder of a retired Ottawa police officer.moreless
    • Judge Not
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      11/10/91
      6.8
      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 wife.
    • Southern Double-Cross
      Season 12 - Episode 20
      4/4/96
      6.8
      Jessica is booked for a seminar in Australia when she gets word that she may have claim to an inheritance in the area--land used for sheep grazing. The natives are not all happy with this.
    • A Death In Hong Kong
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      9/12/93
      6.7
      Jessica's first visit to Hong Kong is marred by the death of a good friend when Brian Dunbar is poisoned at the annual dinner celebrating his fashion company, the House of Dunbar.
    • Ballad For A Blue Lady
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      12/2/90
      6.6
      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, and Bobby's daughter Alice ends up being the prime suspect in Bobby's murder and a subsequent attempt on Patti Sue's life.moreless
    • Time to Die
      Season 10 - Episode 16
      3/6/94
      6.1
      A step-father may have been eliminated by his step-son, a graffiti artist.
    • Double Jeopardy
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      1/17/93
      6.0
      The confessional is the site of the last rites as an estranged father seeks absolution from his priest son.
    • Night Of The Tarantula
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/12/89
      6.0
      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.
    • Magnum On Ice
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/23/86
      5.8
      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.
    • The Secret Of Gila Junction
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      10/5/95
      5.7
      People in a sleepy Arizona town are threatened by a truck-stop bandit and suspicious treasure hunters.
    • A Virtual Murder
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      10/31/93
      5.6
      Jessica is fascinated by a demo of a VR game based on her book, but, while playing it, she thinks she sees a real murder.
    • Day of the Dead
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      4/26/92
      5.3
      The theft of a priceless artifact from Mexico City museum leads Jessica into a labyrinth of clues, where murder is the fact behind the Mask of Montezuma.
    • Crimson Harvest
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      11/20/94
      5.1
      Jessica investigates two brutal murders at a struggling winery in Sonoma Valley.
    • The Return of Preston Giles
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      11/18/90
      5.0
      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.moreless
    • Something Foul in Flappieville
      Season 12 - Episode 17
      2/15/96
      4.8

      The puppets are dancing to a different tune, much to the dismay of the young designer.

    • The Murder Channel
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      11/6/94
      4.2
      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.
    • Fatal Paradise
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      11/13/94
      4.1
      Private investigator Charlie Garrett is in luck when Jessica is in Martinique vacationing at the same time he is accused of murdering the woman he's been trying to locate for a client.
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