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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 7, Ep. 1 : Trials & Tribulations Sep 16, 1990

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    Jessica is accused of false testimony and bribery in the death of an escaping murderer, and the man's daughter (Carrie Hamilton) takes Jessica to court.

  • Season 7, Ep. 2 : Deadly Misunderstanding Sep 23, 1990

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    When Jessica suffers a broken arm, she hires a typist to meet her deadline, but she must clear the woman of a murder charge.

  • Season 7, Ep. 3 : See You in Court, Baby Sep 30, 1990

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    Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) tries to clear a man of charges he murdered an unscrupulous divorce attorney.

  • Season 7, Ep. 4 : Hannigan's Wake Oct 28, 1990

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    Jessica reopens a 16-year-old murder case at the urging of a dying author (Van Johnson) who felt injustice was done.

  • Season 7, Ep. 5 : Family Jewels Nov 4, 1990

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    Jessica attends a political fundraiser with her friend Drew (Mike Farrell), but the focus turns to murder when another guest's chauffeur is murdered.

  • Season 7, Ep. 6 : A Body to Die For Nov 11, 1990

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    A physical-fitness instructor (Jason Beghe) who has captivated Cabot Cove's female population is linked to the murder of a con artist.

  • Season 7, Ep. 7 : The Return of Preston Giles Nov 18, 1990

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    Jessica's first publisher (Arthur Hill), imprisoned for murder, is paroled and requires her help when he is suspected of a similar crime.

  • Season 7, Ep. 8 : The Great Twain Robbery Nov 25, 1990

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    Jessica's friend Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) is called to investigate when a purported Mark Twain manuscript leads to murder.

  • Season 7, Ep. 9 : Ballad for a Blue Lady Dec 2, 1990

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    Jessica becomes enmeshed in feuds, infidelity and murder in Nashville when visiting her friend, blues singer Patti Sue Diamond (Florence Henderson), whose country-singer husband, Bobby (Jimmy Dean) is having trouble with his manager.

  • Season 7, Ep. 10 : Murder in F Sharp Dec 16, 1990

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    Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton confronts murder and arson while on a case involving a famous pianist (Ricardo Montalban).

  • Season 7, Ep. 11 : Family Doctor Jan 6, 1991

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    Jessica and Seth inadvertently get entangled in a crime family's power struggle after a sniper attack in Boston wounds a mob boss.

  • Season 7, Ep. 12 : Suspicion of Murder Jan 20, 1991

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    Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) investigates when he is accused of murdering his girlfriend's estranged husband.

  • Season 7, Ep. 13 : Moving Violation Feb 3, 1991

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    Sheriff Metzger (Ron Masak) defies political pressure and arrests an ambassador's son for murder, then is accused of the crime.

  • Season 7, Ep. 14 : Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? Feb 10, 1991

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    A member of Jessica's fan club mysteriously dies while impersonating her to investigate cheating at a dog show.

  • Season 7, Ep. 15 : The Taxman Cometh Feb 17, 1991

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    Jessica's old friend (Phyllis Newman) is accused of murder when $2 million in tax payments disappears and her ex-husband is found dead.

  • Season 7, Ep. 16 : From the Horse's Mouth Feb 24, 1991

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    Jessica and detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) investigate the murder of a Thoroughbred owner whose prize horse has sired two unplanned foals.

  • Season 7, Ep. 17 : The Prodigal Father Mar 10, 1991

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    The presumed-dead perpetrator (Donnelly Rhodes) of a 20-year-old bank robbery resurfaces, then is murdered.

  • Season 7, Ep. 18 : Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy? Mar 17, 1991

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    Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes involved in a murder case while delving into the disappearance of a shy ventriloquist's (Grant Shaud) dummy.

  • Season 7, Ep. 19 : Thursday's Child Apr 7, 1991

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    Jessica is pulled into a murder investigation by a woman (Vera Miles) who claims Jessica's husband fathered her son.

  • Season 7, Ep. 20 : Murder, Plain and Simple Apr 28, 1991

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    While traveling with her publisher's assistant in Amish country, Jessica's involvement in a traffic mishap leads her to a murder.

  • Season 7, Ep. 21 : Tainted Lady May 5, 1991

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    Jessica comes to the aid of a small-town diner's owner (Dee Wallace Stone), who becomes an outcast when she is blamed for three arsenic poisoning deaths.

  • Season 7, Ep. 22 : The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane May 12, 1991

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    A writer is murdered after sending Jessica a manuscript exposing a kidnapping scam, and Jessica's friend, private investigator Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) is caught near the body.

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