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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 6, Ep. 1 : Appointment in Athens Sep 24, 1989

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    Jessica becomes involved in a dangerous espionage case in Athens, Greece, after a chance encounter in Paris with British agent Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou).

  • Season 6, Ep. 2 : Seal of the Confessional Oct 1, 1989

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    A parishioner confesses murder to a pastor, who cannot divulge the truth when an innocent man is accused.

  • Season 6, Ep. 3 : The Grand Old Lady Oct 8, 1989

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    The death of a venerable female mystery writer takes Jessica back to a 1947 murder aboard the Queen Mary.

  • Season 6, Ep. 4 : The Error of Her Ways Oct 15, 1989

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    Jessica can't make sense of clues surrounding a real-estate developer's murder and his wife's suicide.

  • Season 6, Ep. 5 : Jack and Bill Oct 29, 1989

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    Jessica's friend's (Ken Howard) dog-sitting assignment turns to mystery when the canine's owner doesn't return.

  • Season 6, Ep. 6 : Dead Letter Nov 5, 1989

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    An undelivered letter that Jessica finds in an antique bureau, purchased at a rummage sale, unleashes arson and murder.

  • Season 6, Ep. 7 : Night of the Tarantula Nov 12, 1989

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    While visiting a friend in Jamaica, Jessica encounters voodoo and black magic when a family celebration is marred by murder.

  • Season 6, Ep. 8 : When the Fat Lady Sings Nov 19, 1989

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    Jessica becomes involved in a double-murder investigation when she attends an opera opening with old friend Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) in San Francisco.

  • Season 6, Ep. 9 : Test of Wills Nov 26, 1989

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    Jessica spends the weekend on a remote island with a tycoon (Gene Barry) who thinks his life is in danger.

  • Season 6, Ep. 10 : Class Act Dec 3, 1989

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    Jessica's friend, a top-flight homicide detective (Barry Newman), investigates the cover-up of a young woman's murder.

  • Season 6, Ep. 11 : Town Father Dec 17, 1989

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    Jessica may be forced into public office when a woman arrives in town claiming Cabot Cove's bachelor mayor is the father of her five children.

  • Season 6, Ep. 12 : Good-bye Charlie Jan 7, 1990

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    The questionable identity of a body found by a railroad track leads to murder and becomes the inspiration for Jessica's latest novel.

  • Season 6, Ep. 13 : If the Shoe Fits Jan 21, 1990

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    Jessica befriends a Cabot Cove newcomer who is a murder suspect.

  • Season 6, Ep. 14 : How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying Feb 4, 1990

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    Jessica enters the world of high finance when she attempts to solve the murder of her stockbroker, a partner in a prestigious Wall Street firm.

  • Season 6, Ep. 15 : Fixer Upper Feb 11, 1990

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    Jessica's niece (Genie Francis) is a suspect in the murder of a real-estate client, a rich movie heiress in Beverly Hills.

  • Season 6, Ep. 16 : The Big Show of 1965 Feb 25, 1990

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    Jessica attends a variety-show reunion to research the 25-year-old unsolved murder of TV host Richie King (Kim Strauss), and while she's investigating, a show writer (Gavin MacLeod) is shot backstage.

  • Season 6, Ep. 17 : Murder -- According to Maggie Mar 4, 1990

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    One of Jessica's former students (Diana Canova), a script writer for a TV show, must find the killer of a network executive or look for another job.

  • Season 6, Ep. 18 : O'Malley's Luck Mar 25, 1990

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    Jessica's old friend, NYPD Detective Lt. O'Malley (Pat Hingle), investigates the suspicious suicide of a wealthy New York developer's wife.

  • Season 6, Ep. 19 : Always a Thief Apr 8, 1990

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    Jessica's old friend, former jewel thief turned insurance agent Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell), becomes involved in a high-society murder.

  • Season 6, Ep. 20 : Shear Madness Apr 29, 1990

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    While Jessica is in Texas to attend her cousin Ann's wedding, the bridegroom is murdered, as was Ann's first fiance 15 years earlier.

  • Season 6, Ep. 21 : The Szechuan Dragon May 6, 1990

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    Jessica's nephew and his wife enjoy housesitting in Cabot Cove until they discover the body of a peg-legged murder victim on the living room floor.

  • Season 6, Ep. 22 : The Sicilian Encounter May 20, 1990

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    Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou) falls for a widow (Deidre Hall) whose volatile brothers-in-law pose a threat.

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