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Murder, She Wrote

Series Summary
Mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher - a down-to-earth, middle-aged widow - ferrets out the criminals in idyllic Cabot Cove, Maine, which apparently is the murder capital of the United States for the show's 12-season run. Though while traveling, she uncovers a fair number of killers as well.

Air Dates: 1984 - 1996

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Network: CBS

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  • Season 2, Ep. 1 : Widow, Weep for Me Sep 29, 1985

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    Jessica masquerades as a wealthy widow at a luxurious tropical hotel in an effort to trap the murderer of her good friend.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : Joshua Peabody Died Here ... Possibly Oct 6, 1985

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    A cheap tycoon with many enemies is found dead on the construction site of his high-rise hotel.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : Murder in the Afternoon Oct 13, 1985

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    Jessica's actress niece (Alice Krige) is the prime suspect in the murder of a daytime-drama writer (Jessica Walter).

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : School for Scandal Oct 20, 1985

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    Jessica is drawn into the investigation when an obnoxious man is murdered on the weekend she visits a college campus.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : Sing a Song of Murder Oct 27, 1985

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    Jessica heads to London in answer to a foreboding message from her cousin (Angela Lansbury in a dual role).

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Reflections of the Mind Nov 3, 1985

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    Jessica's friend (Ann Blyth) fears she is going insane and may have murdered her husband.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : A Lady in the Lake Nov 10, 1985

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    While staying at a lakeside inn, Jessica investigates the drowning of a championship swimmer.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Dead Heat Nov 24, 1985

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    Jessica must help her niece, a jockey whose first victory is followed by charges of murdering the horse's owner.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Jessica Behind Bars Dec 1, 1985

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    While teaching an English class at a women's prison, Jessica steps in when a murder leads to a hostage situation.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Sticks and Stones Dec 15, 1985

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    A woman is electrocuted in the bathtub, and the chaos that follows makes things difficult for Amos as he prepares to turn the reins over to a new sheriff.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : Murder Digs Deep Dec 29, 1985

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    Jessica investigates when murder fells a local Navajo Indian guide who opposed an archaeologist's desecration of tribal lands.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Murder by Appointment Only Jan 5, 1986

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    Jessica suspects a murderous cover-up in a cosmetics firm run by volatile siblings (Jayne Meadows, Robert Culp).

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : Trial by Error Jan 12, 1986

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    Jury foreman Jessica doubts a married man's (Tony Bill) self-defense claim in the death of his lover's husband.

  • Season 2, Ep. 14 : Keep the Home Fries Burning Jan 19, 1986

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    Tainted strawberry preserves make several patrons ill and seem to be the cause of one woman's death at a popular inn.

  • Season 2, Ep. 15 : Powder Keg Feb 9, 1986

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    Jessica and a colleague (Craig Stevens) encounter a mob ready to lynch a man suspected of murdering a bully.

  • Season 2, Ep. 16 : Murder in the Electric Cathedral Feb 16, 1986

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    Murder plays a part in the death of a wealthy woman who leaves her fortune to an evangelist instead of her family.

  • Season 2, Ep. 17 : One Good Bid Deserves a Murder Feb 23, 1986

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    Jessica and Boston private detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) seek a murderer and the thief of a dead sex-symbol's diary.

  • Season 2, Ep. 18 : If a Body Meet a Body Mar 9, 1986

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    A corpse, returned to Cabot Cove for burial, turns out to be misidentified.

  • Season 2, Ep. 19 : Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday Mar 30, 1986

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    The ruthless new owner (Bert Convy) of a formerly classy periodical is murdered, and Jessica takes on the case.

  • Season 2, Ep. 20 : Menace, Anyone? Apr 6, 1986

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    Jessica trades passing shots with a murderer during a tennis-tournament fund-raiser hosted by one of Jessica's former students (Linda Hamilton).

  • Season 2, Ep. 21 : The Perfect Foil Apr 13, 1986

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    Trying to clear a relative's (Peter Bonerz) name, Jessica unmasks murder suspects at a Mardi Gras celebration.

  • Season 2, Ep. 22 : If the Frame Fits May 18, 1986

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    Jessica's old friend (Christopher Allport) faces charges of abetting a well-versed art thief and is suspected of having murdered his wife.

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