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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 8, Ep. 1 : Bite the Big Apple Sep 15, 1991

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    Jessica takes a teaching position in New York, gets an apartment and finds its previous tenant murdered.

  • Season 8, Ep. 2 : Night Fears Sep 22, 1991

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    A policeman-turned-professor challenges Jessica to solve a series of campus muggings that soon escalates to murder.

  • Season 8, Ep. 3 : Unauthorized Obituary Sep 29, 1991

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    A friend (Bradford Dillman) is suspected of killing the author (Jessica Walter) who was writing an unauthorized biography of his wife.

  • Season 8, Ep. 4 : Thicker Than Water Oct 6, 1991

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    Sheriff Metzger assumes his younger brother, the black sheep of the family, is guilty of murder, as charged.

  • Season 8, Ep. 5 : Lines of Excellence Nov 3, 1991

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    New computer owner Jessica discovers hackers gathering information for blackmail, a crime that leads to murder.

  • Season 8, Ep. 6 : Judge Not Nov 10, 1991

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    Jessica probes a 20-year-old unsolved murder after attending the funeral of a New Orleans jazz great.

  • Season 8, Ep. 7 : Terminal Connection Nov 17, 1991

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    Jessica attempts to prove a battered wife innocent of killing her husband after failing to convince the woman to defend herself.

  • Season 8, Ep. 8 : A Killing in Vegas Nov 24, 1991

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    Jessica tries to disprove charges against her friend's boyfriend, suspected of murdering a Las Vegas casino manager.

  • Season 8, Ep. 9 : The Committee Dec 1, 1991

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    After Jessica speaks at an exclusive men's club, they ask her to investigate when one of their members is murdered and they are all suspects.

  • Season 8, Ep. 10 : The List of Uri Lermentov Dec 15, 1991

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    Jessica finds herself amid international espionage while attending a trade reception in Washington, D.C.

  • Season 8, Ep. 11 : Danse Diabolique Jan 5, 1992

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    Jessica is convinced that a ballerina who died during her premiere performance in a new ballet was actually murdered.

  • Season 8, Ep. 12 : The Witch's Curse Jan 12, 1992

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    Cabot Cove suspects a woman (Mary Crosby) playing a witch in a community play is the real thing; guest Robert Vaughn.

  • Season 8, Ep. 13 : Incident in Lot No. 7 Jan 19, 1992

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    The would-be producer (Ron Leibman) of the movie adaptation of Jessica's latest book dies, leaving Jessica to identify possible suspects.

  • Season 8, Ep. 14 : The Monte Carlo Murders Feb 2, 1992

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    While visiting an old friend (Dina Merrill) who runs a Monte Carlo hotel, Jessica investigates the murder of a ruthless businessman with numerous enemies.

  • Season 8, Ep. 15 : Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief Mar 1, 1992

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    While in London, Jessica becomes involved in a murder cover-up by the British Intelligence Agency when she happens upon a disappearing corpse.

  • Season 8, Ep. 16 : Ever After Mar 8, 1992

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    After her husband (Kevin McCarthy) is murdered, an actress neighbor (Kate Mulgrew) involves Jessica in the investigation into the crime.

  • Season 8, Ep. 17 : To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee Mar 15, 1992

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    Jessica suspects a setup when her Irish colleague is charged with murdering his longtime nemesis, who is killed shortly after moving to the United States.

  • Season 8, Ep. 18 : Programmed for Murder Apr 5, 1992

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    Jessica tries to clear Dr. Hazlitt after he is threatened with a possible malpractice suit when the owner of Cabot Cove's computer company dies.

  • Season 8, Ep. 19 : Day of the Dead Apr 26, 1992

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    While in Mexico City, Jessica researches two crimes when a mask stolen from the National Museum is found on the face of a murder victim.

  • Season 8, Ep. 20 : Angel of Death May 3, 1992

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    Jessica consoles a playwright (Darren McGavin) after his wife's suicide, then realizes that he was the intended victim of a family member's murder.

  • Season 8, Ep. 21 : Badge of Honor May 10, 1992

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    Seth's old Army pal (Gerald S. O'Loughlin) is accused of murdering his new employer (Cliff DeYoung), a yacht dealer.

  • Season 8, Ep. 22 : Murder on Madison Avenue May 17, 1992

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    Jessica is in the process of designing a murder-mystery board game for a toy company when an executive (Barbara Babcock) is murdered.

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