Murder, She Wrote - Season 3

CBS (ended 1996)




Episode Guide

  • Murder, She Spoke
    Murder, She Spoke
    Episode 22
    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
  • The Days Dwindle Down
    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
  • The Cemetery Vote
    The Cemetery Vote
    Episode 20
    First, the reform mayor dies in an "accident" and then the mayor's father is murdered after he demands an investigation of the "accident".
  • No Accounting for Murder
    Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist in tax shelters, is found dead and he is the main suspect.
  • No Laughing Murder
    No Laughing Murder
    Episode 18
    After the engagement party for the offspring of two estranged comics, someone is found dead.
  • Simon Says, Color Me Dead
    An artist is murdered and his prized painting is missing.
  • Death Takes a Dive
    Death Takes a Dive
    Episode 16
    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
  • The Bottom Line Is Murder
    A lying TV Consumer advocate is killed and suspicion lands on one of the clients whose products he maligned.
  • Murder in a Minor Key
    Jessica tells the tale of a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarized his music.
  • Crossed Up
    Crossed Up
    Episode 13
    The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't convince anyone that what she heard was real.
  • The Corpse Flew First Class
    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.
  • Night Of The Headless Horseman
    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.
  • Stage Struck
    Stage Struck
    Episode 10
    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.
  • Obituary For A Dead Anchor
    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
  • Magnum On Ice
    Magnum On Ice
    Episode 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.
  • Deadline For Murder
    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.
  • Dead Man's Gold
    Dead Man's Gold
    Episode 6
    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
  • Corned Beef And Carnage
    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.
  • One White Rose For Death
    Attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets involved with two East German defectors and a murder.
  • Unfinished Business
    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.
  • Death Stalks The Big Top (2)
    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
  • Death Stalks The Big Top (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