The many seasons of Murder She Wrote
The show ran for 12 seasons, 264 episodes and probably launched a few careers during that time.
Aired: 1984 – 1985
The Murder of Sherlock Holmes
(pilot episode) When a guest dressed as Sherlock Holmes is murdered at a costume party held by Jessica’s publisher, Grady is arrested for the crime.
Guest starring Andy Garcia
When a multimillionaire disappears, his daughters claim he was swept overboard from his yacht during a hurricane.
Birds of a Feather
When Jessica goes to San Francisco for a family wedding, she must first clear the groom-to-be of murder charges before the ceremony can take place.
Hooray for Homicide
When a movie producer who planned turning one of Jessica’s novels into a trashy film is found murdered, Jessica is suspected of the crime.
It's a Dog's Life
Jessica delves into the investigations behind the mysterious deaths of her cousin and his daughter.
Lovers and Other Killers
Jessica is faced with the challenge of proving her secretary has nothing to do with a local murder.
Hit, Run and Homicide
When an eccentric inventor is accused of murdering his former partner, Jessica must prove who really committed the crime.
We're Off to Kill the Wizard
Jessica investigates the murder of an amusement park owner.
Guest starring Joaquin Phoenix
Death Takes a Curtain Call
A special night at the ballet turns from entertainment to an investigation when Jessica encounters murder.
Death Casts a Spell
After a flamboyant hypnotist places several journalist in a trance and is murdered, Jessica must find the culprit.
Blackmail and political intrigue await Jessica when she is assigned to replace a dead congressman in Washington, D.C.
A Broadway legend's life is threatened after her daughter is seriously injured by a mugger during an attack.
Murder to a Jazz Beat
Jessica searches for clues when a famous musician drops dead onstage.
My Johnny Lies over the Ocean
Trying to cope with her husband’s suicide, Jessica's niece takes a cruise but ends up being terrorized on the journey.
Guest starring Leslie Nielson
Paint Me a Murder
A famous artist's birthday celebration ends tragically when he is murdered.
Tough Guys Don't Die
In doing research for her next book, Jessica hires a Private Investigator to look into a 25 year-old cold murder case. When the PI is murdered, Harry McGraw must help Jessica solve the case.
Jessica must figure who belongs on the list of suspects when the unpopular owner of a football team is found dead.
Footnote to Murder
Jessica is determined to clear the name of a friend who is declared a prime suspect in a murder case.
Murder Takes the Bus
Jessica's bus trip to Portland, Maine, takes a killer turn when a passenger is murdered.
While hospitalized with a broken leg, Jessica investigates the murder of a fellow patient.
Murder at the Oasis
When her old college roomate’s husband is murdered, Jessica investigates.
Funeral at Fifty-Mile
While attending the funeral of her late husband's military buddy, Jessica unravels the mystery behind another mourner's death.
Aired: 1985 – 1986
Widow Weep For Me
In an effort to capture the man who murdered her good friend, Jessica masquerades as a wealthy widow at a luxurious tropical hotel.
Joshua Peabody Died Here-Possibly
A stingy tycoon is found dead on the construction site of his high-rise hotel, but the list of suspects is long as he had many enemies.
Murder in the Afternoon
Jessica's niece, an actress in a daytime drama, becomes a suspect when the head writer for the show is murdered.
School for Scandal
Jessica faces a conundrum when her latest murder investigation ends with two innocent people confessing to the crime.
Sing a Song of Murder
Jessica's cousin, a famous actress in England, fears for her life and calls Jessica for help.
Guest starring Patrick Macnee
Reflections of the Mind
When Jessica finds out her wealthy friend is being terrorized, she investigates.
A Lady in the Lake
When a championship swimmer is found drowned, Jessica investigates.
Jessica is determined to prove that her niece, an aspiring jockey, isn't responsible for the murder of a horse owner.
Jessica Behind Bars
Jessica races against time to find the culprit responsible for the death of a prison doctor.
Sticks and Stones
Jessica attempts to uncover the evidence that links a land sale to a murder.
Murder Digs Deep
A New Mexico archaeological dig leads Jessica on the trail of a murder.
Murder by Appointment
Only Jessica launches an investigation when a former student gets entangled in a love triangle that ends in murder.
Trial by Error
Jessica's stint as a juror leads to her investigation of a double murder.
Keep the Home Fries Burning
When a woman dies after eating at a popular inn, Jessica suspects tainted strawberry preserves.
Jessica investigates when an aspiring singer is unjustly accused of murdering his girlfriend's brother.
Murder in the Electric Cathedral
Jessica investigates the suspicious circumstances behind the death of a wealthy woman who leaves her fortune to an evangelist instead of her family.
One Good Bid Deserves a Murder
A famous actor's murder revolves around a woman's tragic past.
If a Body Meet a Body
Jessica takes on a baffling case when two dead bodies vanish and then reappear.
Christopher Bundy-Died on Sunday
When the ruthless owner of a periodical is murdered, Jessica takes it upon herself to find the criminal.
While in Boston to appear as honorary chairperson at a charity tennis tournament, Jessica investigates two murders and the maze of clues left by the killer.
Guest starring Bryan Cranston & Linda Hamilton
The Perfect Foil
When Jessica's cousin is charged with murder during the Mardi Gras celebration, Jessica investigates.
If the Frame Fits
Jessica finds herself faced with two crimes, both of which need investigating: a string of art thefts and a murder.
Aired: 1986 – 1987
Death Stalks the Big Top-part one
Jessica is forced to go to extreme lengths to clear her brother-in-law when he is suspected of murder.
Guest starring Courteney Cox
Death Stalks the Big Top-part two
Jessica is forced to go to extreme lengths to clear her brother-in-law when he is suspected of murder.
Guest starring Courteney Cox
Jessica discovers ulterior motives behind the reopening of an unsolved murder case by a retired lieutenant
One White Rose for Death
Jessica becomes involved in the defection of two European musicians and the murder of a British intelligence agent.
Corned Beef and Carnage
Jessica must work to clear her niece’s name after she is declared the prime suspect in her boss’s murder.
Dead Man's Gold
Jessica takes on a case a determined man's quest to find buried treasure ends in murder.
Guest starring Leslie Nielson
Deadline for Murder
Jessica joins an old friend to investigate a corrupt publisher's unexpected death.
Magnum on Ice
While in Hawaii at the request of a friend in trouble, Jessica looks for evidence to clear Magnum of two murder charges.
Guest starring Tom Selleck
Obituary for a Dead Anchor
When a TV crew comes to Cabot Cove to interview Jessica, murder overshadows the event.
When an understudy dies onstage during opening night of a production, Jessica investigates.
Night of the Headless Horseman
When the new poetry teacher in town is accused of the murder of his rival, Jessica must prove his innocence.
The Corpse Flew First Class
Jessica investigates when an heiress’s bodyguard is murdered on board a flight to London and a valuable necklace is stolen.
Jessica accidentally overhears a telephone conversation between two men who are plotting a murder.
Murder in a Minor Key
Jessica narrates her latest story of three bright graduate students who find themselves involved in plagiarism and murder.
The Bottom Line is Murder
Jessica's heads to Denver to appear on a television book-review program, but her trip takes a detour when a controversial consumer activist is murdered.
Guest starring George Takei
Death Takes a Dive
Harry asks for Jessica's help when he inherits the controlling interest in a boxer and the fight promoter is murdered.
Guest starring Adam West & Ernest Borgnine
Simon Says, Color Me Dead
Jessica investigates the murder of one of Cabot Cove's most illustrious citizens, a world-famous artist.
No Laughing Murder
When the father of the bride is stabbed in the back at an engagement party, Jessica must investigate.
Guest starring George Clooney
No Accounting for Murder
Jessica investigates when her nephew Grady is charged with tax fraud and the murder of his boss.
The Cemetery Vote
Jessica investigates political graft and gambling that play roles in two murders.
The Days Dwindle Down
Jessica attempts to prove a man is innocent of a cold-case murder that occurred 30 years ago.
Murder She Spoke
A murder occurs while Jessica is recording one of her novels for the Mystery Books for the Blind series.
Aired: 1987 – 1988
A Fashionable Way to Die
When Jessica travels to Paris to attend the premiere of an old friend's fashion collection, a murder puts her in the middle of another investigation.
When Thieves Fall Out
A retiring high-school coach and a mysterious stranger provide Jessica with new leads in a 20-year-old murder case.
Witness for the Defense
Jessica travels to Canada to testify at the trial of a colleague accused of murdering his wife.
Old Habits Die Hard
When Jessica's plans a reunion with an old friend who is now a Mother Superior, she becomes involved in the investigation of an elderly nun's apparent suicide.
The Way to Dusty Death
Murder is on their minds when senior executives and their wives meet at a powerful tycoon's estate.
It Runs in the Family
Jessica's British cousin Emma is charged with an old flame's murder and Jessica must prove her innocence.
If it's Thursday, It Must be Beverly
Jessica helps Sheriff Tupper when his deputy is accused of murder.
Steal Me a Story
While in Los Angeles to promote her new novel, Jessica is told her latest mystery book has been optioned by a notorious Hollywood producer.
Guest starring Yaphet Kotto
Trouble in Eden
When a woman is hit by a car shortly after finding out her sister has died, Jessica investigate to see if there is any foul play involved.
The descendant of an American Indian tribe that once lived in the Cabot Cove area brandishes a land grant that seems to prove his claim to the territory.
Doom With a View
Jessica's nephew Grady is a suspect when their stay at a luxury hotel is interrupted by murder.
Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
A murder occurs shortly after Sheriff Tupper's sister leaves her husband and seeks refuge in Cabot Cove.
Harbinger of Death
After a young executive is murdered the list of suspects include an unhappy wife, a government official, a lovesick assistant and a self-centered astronomer.
Curse of the Daanu
Seth's brother presents his new wife with a priceless cursed ruby, but he is later found strangled and the gem missing.
Mourning Among the Wisterias
When Jessica visits a celebrated playwright friend, she encounters murder and an unexpected marriage proposal.
Murder Through the Looking Glass
Jessica hears the confession of a dying hit-man only to discover his last “target” is not dead.
A Very Good Year for Murder
A wine maker’s heirs become suspects when a body is found in a wine cellar.
Guest starring Billy Zane
Benedict Arnold Slipped Here
When an argument over a piece of historic Cabot Cove property escalates to murder, Jessica investigates.
Just Another Fish Story
Jessica invests in a trendy New York restaurant where murder is on the menu.
Showdown in Saskatchewan
Jessica heads to Canada to visit her niece and while there, is involved in the investigation of a murder at the rodeo.
Deadpan Talk about a killer review!
Jessica investigates the murder of a drama critic who reviewed a play based on one of her books.
Guest starring Dean Stockwell
The Body Politic
When a friend’s political campaign is threatened by scandal, Jessica is caught in a game of deadly politics with a fierce opponent.
Aired: 1988 – 1989
JB as in JailBird
When Jessica is arrested for murder, secret agent Michael Haggerty and her nephew Grady conspire to keep her safely in jail while they seek the real killer.
A Little Night Work
While at a swank fund-raiser in New York, a mysterious stranger turns up on Jessica's balcony. The next day she finds out a murder took place in the room directly above hers. With suspects galore, Jessica sets out to prove her mysterious stranger innocent of the crime. Keith Mitchell appears as Dennis Stanton.
Mr. Penroy's Vacation
Mort Metzger takes Amos Tupper's place as Sheriff of Cabot Cove. His first mystery is investigating a corpse (Mr. Penroy) found in the garden of two old spinsters boarding house. With Jessica's help the crooks don't stand a chance.
Snow White, Blood Red
A jealous husband, an angry wife, a frustrated agent and a lodge full of competitors are suspects in a champion skier's death.
Coal Miner's Slaughter
Jessica goes to West Virginia to bail out a former student who has been arrested for murder as the murder weapon was found in her car. The unfriendly town hinders Jessica's investigation for clues.
Wearing of the Green
While doing research for her next book, Jessica visits a New York jewelry store. While there, an explosion occurs and the fabled Queen of Tara diamond tiara turns up missing. The trail of the theft leads in many directions. Lucie Arnez and Patricia McCormack do a spoof of Cagney & Lacey in this episode.
The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel
An old war plane,a C97 used during the Korean war, surfaces with a dead body found aboard. Jessica's deceased husband was part of the military crew aboard the plane. Now the authorities are trying to find the killer and evidence points to Frank Fletcher. Jessica, along with many of Franks military friends, is searching for clues to prove Frank was innocent of the crime.
Jessica visits long-time friend Lee, at his ranch in Arizona, At a barbecue, a psychic entertains the group and his predictions start to come true. A kidnapping and a murder have Jessica helping her old friend eliminate suspects.
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
At Grady and Donna's wedding the maid turns up dead with a meat thermometer in her back. Jessica must clear up the mystery so that the wedding can take place.
Weave a Tangled Web
Jessica discovers that one of Cabot Coves prominent female residents is a bigamist. When she is seen at the scene of a murder, an arrest is made and the truth must come out about her two husbands. An investigation is then launched to find the real killer.
The Search for Peter Kerry
Jessica attends a funeral in New York of a long-time friend, who had spent the past few years searching for her missing son. While in town, Jessica has dinner with the son's old roommate. At dinner the roommate hears a song he knows was written by the missing son. This launches a search to find the answers to several mysteries.
Jessica discovers corrupt physicians while investigating the death of a wino. To help with the case is Lieutenant Timothy Hanratty, one of Manhattans best.
Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble
A sighting of the ghost of a Pilgrim woman accused of witchcraft forshadows a Cabot Cove murder. Episode # 101 From Russia with Blood Jessica is accused of espionage while attending a writers conference in Moscow.
Jessica learns that an old college professor has admitted to murder and has been jailed. She travels to New Hampshire to get the facts to clear his name.
Jessica and her screenwriter are stranded near a dilapidated desert motel and diner when their car breaks down. Having to stay the night, they witness much tension and an ultimate death takes place. Complicated plot twists done in film noir makes Jessica a perfect gumshoe for the case.
The Sins of Castle Cove
The town is buzzing over a new book about Cabot Cove. Supposedly fiction, about a town called Castle Cove, it has more than one person worried that the wrong prople will read the book. When a murder takes place, everyone looks to the book for answers to who the killer might be. Jessice has to sort out fact from fiction to solve the crime.
Trevor Hudson's Legacy
Jessica recommends a young writer to help edit a dying mans notes for his final book. When Jessica visits, she finds the young writer in a distressed state. The notes are mere ramblings. When the young writer is found dead in the library, Jessica sets out to find his killer.
While in Boston, Jessica runs into an old friend who denies knowing her. Puzzled, she calls his wife in Chicago and she states that her husband died a few weeks earlier. Jessica gets her old friend Harry McGraw to help her sort out the mystery.
Three Strikes, You're Out
Jessica visits her baseball player nephew, Johnny, in Arizona. When a TV pre-game hostess is murdered, Johnny's friend is the prime suspect. Jessica, feeling him innocent, sets out to prove that someone else did the crime.
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Part One
A fading mystery writer, who is jealous of Jessica's continued success, becomes a prime murder suspect.
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall: Part Two
A fading mystery writer, who is jealous of Jessica's continued success, becomes a prime murder suspect.
Aired: 1989 – 1990
Appointment in Athens
While in Athens, Michael Haggerty talks Jessica into posing as a rich lumber heiress to help save a fellow M16 agent that has been kidnapped. When a murdered woman is found in Jessica's hotel room, Jessica is under suspician and ordered not to leave town. Jessica sets out to clear her name.
Seal of the Confessional
A young priest faces a moral dilemma when a parishioner confesses to a murder and an innocent man is charged with the crime.
The Grand Old Lady
The death of a legendary mystery writer prompts Jessica to recount a 1947 murder aboard the Queen Mary.
The Error of Her Ways
The puzzling suicide of a woman who has been charged with her husband's murder prompts Jessica to question her guilt.
Jack and Bill
When Jessica's private-eye friend agrees to dog-sit, he finds himself involved in murder and an attempted assassination.
An undelivered letter that Jessica finds in an antique bureau unleashes arson and murder.
Night of the Tarantula
While visiting a friend in Jamaica, Jessica encounters voodoo and black magic when a family celebration is marred by murder.
When the Fat Lady Sings
Jessica becomes involved in a double-murder investigation when she attends an opera opening with old friend Dennis Stanton in San Francisco.
Test of Wills
Jessica is invited to visit the island retreat of a millionaire who believes his life is in danger.
A Los Angeles homicide detective confronts a baffling murder case with political overtones which places his career in jeopardy.
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.
The questionable identity of a body found by a railroad track leads to murder and becomes the inspiration for Jessica's latest novel.
Guest starring Bryan Cranston
If the Shoe Fits
Jessica comes to the defense of a Cabot Cove newcomer who is suspected in the murder of the town lecher.
How to Make a Killing Without Really Tryiing
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.
While in California, Jessica is reunited with her niece, Victoria, a real estate broker who becomes a suspect when a wealthy client is murdered.
The Big Show of 1965
Jessica attends a variety-show reunion to research a 25-year-old unsolved murder case.
Murder - Accordiing to Maggie
Jessica's former student, creater of a highly rated television series, becomes a suspect when the network programmer is murdered.
Jessica's old friend, NYPD Detective Lt. O'Malley, investigates the suspicious suicide of a wealthy New York developer's wife.
Always a Thief
Charming jewel thief Dennis Stanton, now an insurance investigator, becomes involved in two murders while checking into the theft of a valuable silver dollar.
While Jessica is in Texas to attend her cousin Ann's wedding, the bridegroom is murdered, as was Ann's first fince 15 years earlier.
The Szechuan Dragon
Jessica's nephew Grady and his wife Donna enjoy housesitting in Cabot Cove until they discover the body of a peg-legged murder victim on the living room floor.
While on a case in Sicily, British intelligence agent Michael Haggerty becomes involved with a widow who is under the wathcful eye of volatile in-laws.
Aired: 1990 – 1991
Trials and Tribulations
Jessica is accused of bribery and false testimony by the daughter of a convicted murderer who is killed in an attempted jailbreak.
When Jessica suffers a broken arm, she hires a typist to meet her deadline, but first she must clear the woman of a murder charge.
See You in Court, Baby
A contested divorce settlement involves insurance investigator Dennis Stanton in a complex inquiry into a wealthy attorney's murder.
Jessica searches for the truth surrounding a 16-year-old murder case at the request of a dying Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
The Family Jewels
A murder during a political fund-raiser for Jessica's old friend reveals a wealthy woman's colorful past.
A Body to Die For
A physical-fitness instructor who has captivated Cabot Cove's female population is linked to the murder of a con artist.
The Return of Preston Giles
Jessica's first publisher, imprisoned for murder, is paroled and requires her help when he is suspected of a similar crime.
The Great Twain Robbery
Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes suspicious when a shady former associate produces a manuscript attributed to Mark Twain.
Ballad for a Blue Lady
While in Nashville, Tenn., visiting a country singer, Jessica discovers a web of infidelity and greed that leads to murder.
Murder in F Sharp
Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton confronts murder and arson while on a case involving a famous pianist.
Jessica investigates a mob hit when Seth is asked to help a crime boss shot at a Boston restaurant.
Suspicion of Murder
Reformed jewel thief Dennis Stanton becomes a murder suspect when the estranged husband of an old flame is found dead.
Jessica attempts to clear Sheriff Metzger when he arrests the son of an ambassador and is later accused of his murder.
Who Killed J.B. Fletcher
A member of Jessica's fan club mysteriously dies while impersonating her to investigate cheating at a dog show.
The Taxman Cometh
Jessica is in Missouri this time visiting her old class mate, Edna. Edna owns a company "Edna's Baked Goods" and is being audited by the IRS, and getting a divorce as well. To make matters worse, a killing in the area has the finger pointing to Edna. Jessica must add her expertise to find the truth.
From the Horse's Mouth
Jessica and detective Harry McGraw investigate the murder of a Thoroughbred whose prize horse has sired two unplanned foals.
The Prodigal Father
Jessica probes the murder of her neighbor's long-lost father, a suspected bank robber thought to be already dead.
Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy
Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes involved in a murder case while delving into the disappearance of a shy ventriloquist's dummy.
A woman seeks Jessica's help in clearing her son, whom she claims was fathered by Jessica's late husband.
Murder, Plain and Simple
While traveling with her publisher's assistant in Amish country, Jessica's involvement in a traffic mishap leads her to murder.
Jessica comes to the aid of a small-town diner's owner who becomes an outcast when she is blamed for three arsenic poisoning deaths.
The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane
A writer asks Jessica to critique his latest work, an expose of a real-life kidnapping, which results in a murder.is under the wathchful eye of volatile in-laws.
Aired: 1991 – 1992
Bite the Big Apple
When Jessica rents a New York apartment to accommodate her new college teaching position, she discovers the previous tenant has been murdered.
A policeman-turned-professor challenges Jessica to solve a series of campus muggings that soon escalates to murder.
Jessica aids an old friend who is suspected of killing an author who had planned to write an unauthorized biography of his famous wife.
Thicker Than Water
Sheriff Metzger asks Jessica to help him keep his perspective when his troublesome younger brother is suspected of murdering his employer.
Lines of Excellence
Jessica accidentally discovers a case of computer tapping which leads to murder when she trades in her manual typewriter for a computer.
Jessica attends the New Orleans funeral of a jazz musician and attempts to solve a 20 year-old murder that is haunting his family.
Jessica attempts to prove a battered wife innocent of killing her husband after failing to convince the woman to defend herself.
A Killing in Las Vegas
While attending a Las Vegas convention, Jessica becomes involved when the boyfriend of her editor's daughter becomes a murder suspect.
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.
The List of Uri Lermentov
While in Washington, Jessica awakens in her hotel to discover her room has been ransacked and a KGB agent is lying dead on the floor.
Jessica is convinced that a ballerina who died during her premiere performance in a new ballet was actually murdered.
The Witch's Curse
When a Cabot Cove newcomer is accused of being a witch and perpetrating several crimes, Jessica is the only citizen who doesn't suspect her.
Incident in Lot 7
Jessica travels to Hollywood to discuss the film version of her latest novel and discovers the producer dead on the set of "Psycho."
The Monte Carlo Murders
While visiting an old friend who runs a Monte Carlo hotel, Jessica investigates the murder of a ruthless businessman with numerous enemies.
Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief
While in London, Jessica becomes involved in a murder cover-up by the British Intelligence Agency when she happens upon a disappearing corpse.
A daytime television actress involves both Jessica and her on-screen lover in the murder of her new millionaire husband.
To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee
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.
Programmed For Murder
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.
Day of the Dead
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.
Angel of Death
Jessica consoles a playwright after his wife's suicide, then realizes that he was the intended victim of a family member's murder.
Badge of Honor
Jessica becomes involved when Seth's former Army buddy arrives in Cabot Cove and is accused of murdering his new employer.
Murder on Madison Avenue
Jessica designs a murder-mystery board game for a toy company, but suspends her plans when the organization's vice president is found murdered.
Aired: 1992 – 1993
Murder in Milan
While in Italy attending the premiere of a film adapted from one of her books, Jessica searches for the killer when the producer is murdered.
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.
The police refuse to believe Jessica when she is mistaken for a government informant and kidnapped by the town's most respected citizen.
The wind Around the Tower
While in Ireland researching a book, Jessica and a retired police officer encounter a mysterious death which is linked to a local legend.
The Dead File
Jessica is threatened with lawsuits after she is depicted in a newspaper comic strip accusing some of Manhattan's leading citizens of crimes.
Night of the Coyote
Jessica helps the sheriff of an old Western town solve a murder that is connected to a legendary stagecoach robber's long-lost treasure.
Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice
Michael Haggerty's son-to-be son-in-law is involved in a merger with a Hong Kong financial institution operated by drug lords and arms smugglers. When Michael is found standing over the dead body of his soon-to-be son-in-law, he is accused of the murder. Jessica knows better and helps Michael prove he is innocent.
The Classic Murder
Jessica investigates the mysterious disappearance of her editor's millionaire father along with $150 million from his corporate account.
A Christmas Secret
Jessica uncovers embezzlement and blackmail after a Cabot Cove newcomer is suspected of shooting a woman at the local Christmas celebration.
The Sound of Murder
Jessica records one of her novels for the blind. While at the recording studio she gets an invitation to the taping of a rock video. A murder takes place during the taping and Jessica sets off to seek out clues to the mystery.
The community center of Cabot Cove is getting ready to produce an pre-off Broadway play with retired actor, David North at the helm. What follows is interrupted rehearsals and a murder in town. The search is then on for clues to the murder.
Jessica agrees to teach a mystery writing class at a Catholic church in an ethically mixed neighborhood. In the confessional, poison spray is used to murder its occupant. Jessica realizes she had discussed poisons in her class and had mentioned a book called "The Toxic Handbook." Who checked out the book? Off Jessica goes in search of the facts.
Murder, missing persons, and the Kennedy assasination are all part of the mysteries Jessica must face to solve her current case.
While on a book tour, Jessica agrees to guest on a local radio talk show that has feuding co-owners. Jessica gets the last word in when she is interviewed by a "Howard Stern" type interviewer. When a murder takes place Jessica helps sort out the tangled webs of confusion to bring the killer to justice.
The Petrified Florist
While observing the guests at a dinner party held by a Beverly Hills gossip magazine editor, Jessica envisions the plot for her next murder mystery.
Threshold of Fear
Jessica helps a neighbor in her New York building who has a phobia about leaving her apartment since she saw her mother murdered five years ago.
The Big Kill
Two murders result when the CEO of Cabot Cove defense corporation tries to save his company by illegally selling leftover components.
Dead to Rights
Jessica agrees to help clear a former research assistant of killing her new employer, despite the fact that the woman is a pathological liar.
Jessica helps solve the murder of a Cabot Cove neighbor when the only witness, a local delivery boy she has befriended, becomes the prime suspect.
Guest starring Neil Patrick Harris
Ship of Thieves
While on a cruise, Jessica helps an old friend, now a ship's security chief, investigate when a woman is found dead in the cargo area.
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.
Love's Deadly Desire
Jessica investigates the murder of a visiting romance novelist's assistant, who was having an affair with the writer's publisher husband.
Aired: 1993 – 1994
A Death in Hong Kong
Jessica's trip to Hong Kong is interrupted by the murder of an American businessman negotiating a merger with a Chinese tycoon.
For Whom the Ball Tolls
When Jessica aggrees to help preserve a historic brownstone, she winds up trying to clear her editor of the murder of an opposing developer.
The Legacy of Borbey House
A stranger obsessed with restoring a Cabot Cove landmark is killed after he is suspected of being a vampire.
The Phantom Killer
Jessica comes to the aid of a promising young reporter when he is suspected of murdering a rival magazine's unscrupulous publisher.
A Virtual Murder
Jessica happens on a computerized clue to a murder while writing a mystery story for a friend's interactive video game component.
Jessica's research on a new novel uncovers an unlikely suspect in the murder of a good friend.
Guest starring Mickey Rooney
A Killing in Cork
While visiting Ireland, Jessica searches for clues when a widowed friend's son is suspected of killing an American relative.
Love and Hate in Cabot Cove
Jessica returns to Cabot Cove to discover why her accountant is not paying her bills.
Murder at a Discount
One of Jessica's best-selling mysteries makes her the target of a lawsuit by a man who was tried and acquitted for murder.
Murder in White
When Jessica is called to London to rewrite the stage adaptation of her novel, she must prove her actress friend innocent of killing a producer.
While stranded in a small Canadian town, Jessica helps the Mounties solve two local murders.
Proof in the Pudding
Jessica discovers clues to a puzzling murder when she is a guest star on a friend's television cooking show.
Portrait of Death
Jessica comes to the rescue when a friend's sculpture is used as a murder weapon.
Jessica attempts to clear the name of a Cabot Cove fisherman who is suspected of murdering a Chicago hit man.
Murder on the Thirtieth Floor
Jessica refuses to believe that the editor of her latest book has committed suicide and is determined to find out the truth.
Time to Die
Infrared cameras seem to prove Jessica's writing student is guilty of killing his abusive stepfather.
The Dying Game
Financial problems lead to a double murder at a Larkin department store, forcing Jessica to prove the innocence of a friend.
The Trouble with Seth
Jessica searches for Dr. Seth Hazlitt when he suddenly disappears and fresh bloodstains in his office indicate foul play.
In Texas, Jessica attempts to help the owner of a small trucking company clear his son of a murder charge.
A Murderous Muse
Jessica searches for a motive when a legendary maestro, who is about to lose control of his protege, is found murdered.
Wheel of Death
The arrival of a traveling carnival in Cabot Cove coincides with a rash of burglaries and the murder of the troupe's owner.
Aired: 1994 – 1995
A Nest of Vipers
While researching her newest novel at a California zoo, Jessica finds herself in the middle of a murder involving a black mamba snake.
Jessica's investigation of a novelist's kidnapping leads her into the dark world of diamond smuggling and murder.
To Kill a Legend
Jessica accidentally discovers a letter from George Washington that leads to a hero's disgrace and a director's murder.
Death in Hawaii
Jessica's vacation to Honolulu becomes chaotic when the son of her host, power broker Matt Kinkaid, vanishes during a hotly contested U.S. Senate election.
When a newspaper columnist becomes the target of a crazed gunman, Jessica's advice to be careful goes unheeded.
The Murder Channel
Jessica discovers her neighbor has been inadvertently hooked up to a surveillance system and witnesses a murder.
Jessica feels responsible after she helps a couple run off together, and one of them turns up dead.
The mysterious deaths of a winery matriarch's son and a rival vintner lead Jessica into a world of greed and betrayal.
Murder by Twos
Jessica searches for a link between the town bully's death and the death of the woman he was having an affair with.
Murder of the Month Club
The taping of an infomercial by Jessica and two fellow novelists is plagued by problems including the mysterious death of an audience member.
An Egg to Die For
Jessica helps a Russian police officer capture the elusive mastermind behind the theft of a Faberge egg.
The Scent of Murder
The pervasive stench of death looms over Jessica and Seth's visit to his cousin's South Carolina plantation.
Death 'N Denial
Jessica takes a trip to Egypt to finalize a cultural exchange program and ends up searching for a killer and a stolen artifact.
Murder in High 'C'
An opera singer tries to make her debut before a stalker can fulfill his promise to kill her.
Jessica tracks the killer of a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist who had previously felt the need to fake his own death.
Homicide haunts the release of a restored movie, and Jessica investigates the current crime and the 1960 murder that prevented the original release.
Murder a la Mode
Jessica's excursion into the world of the fashion elite in Paris leads to murder, seamy sweatshops and smugglers.
The Dream Team
A plan to develop Cabot Cove ends badly when the chief financial investor's wife takes a nose dive into the bay.
School for Murder
When a professor is murdered after failing in "humanity," Jessica teaches a lesson in the truth.
Another Killing in Cork
While on vacation in Ireland, Jessica fishes for a killer after a tourist is found floating in a wishing well.
Game, Set, Murder
Jessica discovers "love" is not the game of the day when a tennis pro's overbearing father is murdered.
Aired: 1995 – 1996
Jessica uses her head to weave through the makeup and hairspray concealing the murderer of a financier at a beauty salon.
A Quaking in Aspen
Jessica is fired up to find the true murderer of her friend's husband, but private detective Charlie Garrett is unwittingly putting out the flames.
The Secret of Gila Junction
While visiting a friend in Arizona, a green sheriff asks Jessica for her help investigating a murder that followed the discovery of a stash of cash.
Big Easy Murder
A research trip to New Orleans plunges Jessica into the world of the occult, when a businessman dies, and a voodoo doll is evidence.
Jessica immerses herself in the medical profession when a young nurse is accused of murdering two patients to whom she was providing home care.
Nan's Ghost: Part One and Part Two
Jessica is in Ireland visiting an old friend and staying at a bed and breakfast at Ballynook Castle. A haunted spirit and antique smugglers are just a few challenges Jessica faces on her Irish vacation.
Shooting in Rome
Jessica travels to Rome to help rewrite the script for the filming of one of her books, but the filming takes a tragic turn when a stuntman dies.
Charlie Garrett's outrageous bid at an auction arouses Jessica's suspicions, after the artist becomes the subject of a homicide photographer.
When Jessica arrives at an ice cream company to get a check for charity, the funds have melted and the company's co-founder is iced.
After being subpoenaed to testify at the jury probe of a brokerage house, Jessica is charged with contempt for speaking to a witness who is killed.
Jessica's delivery to a motorcycle racer in Japan speeds up a series of events that result in the death of another racer.
Death Goes Double Platinum
Jessica must investigate after the Latin beat of a new band drowns out the last dying gasp of a petty thug.
Murder in Tempo
Seth Hazlitt's benefit concert to save the woods near Cabot Cove is endangered when the lead singer is permanently silenced.
The Dark Side of the Door
When the police are reluctant to become involved, Jessica links a recent murder, a possible suicide and an 11-year-old kidnapping.
Murder Among Friends
When the producer of a hit twenty-something series is murdered, Jessica does some directing of her own.
Something Foul in Flappieville
After Jessica's short story for children becomes a television puppet show, she must find the fiend who used one of the puppets as a murder weapon.
Guest starring Bryan Cranston
Track of a Soldier
A vacation in the Grand Tetons turns into work when the man threatening Jessica's host with blackmail is murdered.
Evidence of Malice
Jessica has to solve two murders to clear the name of her old friend Deputy Andy, who becomes a suspect when a murder weapon is found in his car.
Jessica travels to Australia to prove that she is the rightful heir to 130,000 acres of grazing land, but her arrival results in two murders.
Race to Death
Jessica investigates when a wealthy yachtsman is murdered two days before a big race, and the daughter of his rival is charged with the crime.
What You Don't Know Can Kill
You When a young man dies in a motorcycle crash, and a local attorney is murdered, Jessica looks for links between the two seemingly unrelated deaths.
Mrs. Parker's Revenge
Jessica gets caught up in a web of international intrigue and rogue government agents when a deadly virus is stolen from the Biological Research Institute.
Death by Demographics
A hot-shot San Francisco radio promoter is murdered after changing the format from classical music to hard rock.