The many seasons of Murder She Wrote

The show ran for 12 seasons, 264 episodes and probably launched a few careers during that time.

Season: 1

Episodes: 22

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

Deadly Lady

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.

Capitol Offense

Blackmail and political intrigue await Jessica when she is assigned to replace a dead congressman in Washington, D.C.

Broadway Melady

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.

Sudden Death

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.

Armed Response

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.

Season: 2

Episodes: 22

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.

Dead Heat

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.

Powder Keg

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.

Menace Anyone?

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.

Season: 3

Episodes: 22

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

Unfinished Business

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.

Stage Struck

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.

Crossed Up

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.

Season: 4

Episodes: 22

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.

Indian Giver

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.

Season: 5

Episodes: 22

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.

Prediction: Murder

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.

Smooth Operators

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.

Alma Murder

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.

Truck Stop

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.

Double Exposure

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.

Season: 6

Episodes: 22

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.

Dead Letter

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.

Class Act

A Los Angeles homicide detective confronts a baffling murder case with political overtones which places his career in jeopardy.

Town Father

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.

Goodbye Charlie

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.

The fixer-Upper

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.

O'Malley's Luck

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.

Shear Madness

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.

The Sicilian

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.

Season: 7

Episodes: 22

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.

Deadly Misunderstanding

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.

Hannigan's Wake

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.

Family Doctor

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.

Moving Violation

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.

Thursday's Child

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.

Tainted Lady

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 under the wathchful eye of volatile in-laws.

Season: 8

Episodes: 22

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.

Night Fears

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

Unauthorized Obituary

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.

Judge Not

Jessica attends the New Orleans funeral of a jazz musician and attempts to solve a 20 year-old murder that is haunting his family.

Terminal Connection

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.

The Committee

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.

Danse Diabolique

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.

Ever After

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.

Season: 9

Episodes: 22

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.

Family Secrets

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 Mole

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.

Final Curtain

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.

Double Jeopardy

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.

Dead Eye

Murder, missing persons, and the Kennedy assasination are all part of the mysteries Jessica must face to solve her current case.

Killer Radio

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.

Lone Witness

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.

The Survivor

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.

Season: 10

Episodes: 21

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.

Northern Explosion

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.

Deadly Assets

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.

Season: 11

Episodes: 21

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.

Amsterdam Kill

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.

Dear Deadly

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.

Fatal Paradise

Jessica feels responsible after she helps a couple run off together, and one of them turns up dead.

Crimson Harvest

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.

Twice Dead

Jessica tracks the killer of a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist who had previously felt the need to fake his own death.

Film Flam

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.

Season: 12

Episodes: 24

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.

Home Care

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.

Deadly Bidding

Charlie Garrett's outrageous bid at an auction arouses Jessica's suspicions, after the artist becomes the subject of a homicide photographer.

Frozen Stiff

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.

Unwilling Witness

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.

Kendo Kill

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.

Southern Double-Cross

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.