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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 9, Ep. 1 : Murder in Milan Sep 20, 1992

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    A film based on Jessica's book opens at a film festival in Milan, and the opening is followed by the murder of the film's producer (Susan Blakely).

  • Season 9, Ep. 2 : Family Secrets Sep 27, 1992

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    One of Jessica's former students is murdered when he returns to Cabot Cove to write a book exposing new information on a 30-year-old town scandal.

  • Season 9, Ep. 3 : The Mole Oct 4, 1992

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    Officials hesitate to confront Jessica's kidnapper (Ken Howard), a philanthropist who mistook her for a government informant.

  • Season 9, Ep. 4 : The Wind Around the Tower Nov 1, 1992

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    While in Ireland to research a new book, Jessica is called in to help solve the crime when a tycoon's murder is linked to a local legend.

  • Season 9, Ep. 5 : The Dead File Nov 15, 1992

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    Jessica is sued for libel after a comic strip version of her accuses prominent New Yorkers of crimes.

  • Season 9, Ep. 6 : Night of the Coyote Nov 22, 1992

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    In New Mexico, Jessica links the murder of the owner of an Old West tourist attraction to buried treasure.

  • Season 9, Ep. 7 : Sugar and Spice, Malice and Vice Nov 29, 1992

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    Michael Hagarty (Len Cariou) is suspected of murdering his future son-in-law, thought to be involved in an illegal banking scheme.

  • Season 9, Ep. 8 : The Classic Murder Dec 6, 1992

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    Jessica investigates the mysterious disappearance of her editor's millionaire father along with $150 million from his corporate account.

  • Season 9, Ep. 9 : A Christmas Secret Dec 13, 1992

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    The future son-in-law (Sean O'Bryan) of a prominent Cabot Cove family is suspected in the shooting of a hardware store employee.

  • Season 9, Ep. 10 : The Sound of Murder Jan 3, 1993

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    Jessica uses her knowledge of music to investigate the murder of the owner of the record company that is producing one of her mysteries on tape.

  • Season 9, Ep. 11 : Final Curtain Jan 10, 1993

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    Seth's friend (Peter Donat), an actor coming out of retirement to launch a play is implicated in the murder of his ex-manager (Bradford Dillman).

  • Season 9, Ep. 12 : Double Jeopardy Jan 17, 1993

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    One of Jessica's students is framed for murder when someone uses information from her creative writing class to kill a local crime boss.

  • Season 9, Ep. 13 : Dead Eye Feb 7, 1993

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    While attending a writers' conference in Florida, Jessica stumbles onto old photos that may be linked to the JFK assassination.

  • Season 9, Ep. 14 : Killer Radio Feb 14, 1993

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    The owner of a Midwest radio station (Lyman Ward) is found murdered at a new transmitter site, and Jessica must weed out the suspects to find the killer.

  • Season 9, Ep. 15 : The Petrified Florist Feb 21, 1993

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    At a dinner party with a gossip magazine editor (Penny Fuller), Jessica imagines the plot for her next novel.

  • Season 9, Ep. 16 : Threshold of Fear Feb 28, 1993

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    Jessica investigates a cold case to help an agoraphobic woman (Cynthia Nixon) who is haunted by dreams of her mother's murder five years earlier.

  • Season 9, Ep. 17 : The Big Kill Mar 7, 1993

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    The CEO (Chad Everett) of a struggling high-tech defense firm is suspected of killing a banker and a fisherman.

  • Season 9, Ep. 18 : Dead to Rights Mar 21, 1993

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    Jessica agrees to help clear a former research assistant of killing her new employer, despite the fact the woman is a pathological liar.

  • Season 9, Ep. 19 : Lone Witness Apr 4, 1993

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    A delivery boy (Neil Patrick Harris) who witnessed a murder becomes the prime suspect and disappears.

  • Season 9, Ep. 21 : The Survivor May 9, 1993

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    Jessica becomes involved in an internal police investigation when a colleague is left for dead in an accident in which a rookie policeman is killed.

  • Season 9, Ep. 22 : Love's Deadly Desire May 16, 1993

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    Jessica investigates the murder of a visiting romance novelist's assistant, who was having an affair with the writer's publisher husband.

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