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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 4, Ep. 1 : A Fashionable Way to Die Sep 20, 1987

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    At a fashion premiere in Paris, Jessica gets involved in the murder investigation of a supper-club owner.

  • Season 4, Ep. 2 : When Thieves Fall Out Sep 27, 1987

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    A coach's retirement, a stranger's arrival and deadly practical jokes cause Jessica to re-examine a 20-year-old murder.

  • Season 4, Ep. 3 : Witness for the Defense Oct 4, 1987

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    An attorney (Patrick McGoohan) asks Jessica to testify for a colleague accused of murder on circumstantial evidence in Quebec.

  • Season 4, Ep. 4 : Old Habits Die Hard Oct 11, 1987

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    Jessica visits a convent to see a former sorority sister (Jane Powell) and winds up searching for a nun's killer.

  • Season 4, Ep. 5 : The Way to Dusty Death Oct 25, 1987

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    Murder is on the agenda when top executives and their wives meet at a powerful tycoon's country estate.

  • Season 4, Ep. 7 : If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly Nov 8, 1987

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    Jessica helps Sheriff Tupper (Tom Bosley) when his seemingly harmless deputy (Rick Lenz) is accused of murder.

  • Season 4, Ep. 8 : Steal Me a Story Nov 15, 1987

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    A bomb kills a TV producer (Ken Swofford) who stole a plot from one of Jessica's books, making Jessica a suspect in his death.

  • Season 4, Ep. 9 : Trouble in Eden Nov 22, 1987

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    Jessica's friend is hit by a car shortly after being notified of her sister's death.

  • Season 4, Ep. 10 : Indian Giver Nov 29, 1987

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    The descendant of a tribe once inhabiting Cabot Cove has a land grant claiming the town as Indian territory.

  • Season 4, Ep. 11 : Doom With a View Dec 13, 1987

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    Visiting her nephew Grady in New York, Jessica probes a murder involving the family of his college buddy.

  • Season 4, Ep. 12 : Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder? Jan 3, 1988

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    Shortly after Sheriff Tupper's sister leaves her husband and seeks refuge in Cabot Cove, a murder occurs.

  • Season 4, Ep. 13 : Harbinger of Death Jan 24, 1988

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    An unhappy wife, a government official, a lovesick assistant and a self-centered astronomer are suspects in the murder of a young executive.

  • Season 4, Ep. 14 : Curse of the Daanau Feb 7, 1988

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    Seth's brother presents his new wife with a priceless cursed ruby, but he is later found strangled, with the gem missing.

  • Season 4, Ep. 15 : Mourning Among the Wisterias Feb 14, 1988

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    When Jessica visits a celebrated playwright friend, she encounters murder and an unexpected marriage proposal.

  • Season 4, Ep. 16 : Murder Through the Looking Glass Feb 21, 1988

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    Jessica hears the confession of a dying hit man who has just completed an assignment, only to find the victim isn't dead.

  • Season 4, Ep. 17 : A Very Good Year for Murder Feb 28, 1988

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    Jessica suspects heirs and employees when a corpse appears in an elderly vintner's (Eli Wallach) cellar.

  • Season 4, Ep. 18 : Benedict Arnold Slipped Here Mar 13, 1988

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    After an eccentric recluse dies, arguments over a piece of historic Cabot Cove property and the contents of her estate lead to murder.

  • Season 4, Ep. 19 : Just Another Fish Story Mar 27, 1988

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    A rude maitre d' (Dick Gautier) is murdered at the New York restaurant in which Jessica has just invested.

  • Season 4, Ep. 20 : Showdown in Saskatchewan Apr 10, 1988

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    Jessica probes a suspicious accident while visiting her niece (Kristy McNichol) on the Canadian rodeo circuit.

  • Season 4, Ep. 21 : Deadpan May 1, 1988

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    When the feud of two drama critics ends in murder, Jessica has a full cast of suspects, including the surviving critic.

  • Season 4, Ep. 22 : The Body Politic May 8, 1988

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    Jessica is caught in a game of deadly politics when a close friend's campaign is threatened by scandal.

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