Angela Lansbury made famous the former high school English teacher and famed mystery writer, Jessica Beatrice (J.B.) Fletcher from 1984-1996. Living in small town Cabot Cove on the coast of Maine, Jessica had an inexhaustible list of friends and relatives scattered around the country and for 12 seasons the widowed Mrs. Fletcher’s penchant for solving crimes led her into some strange and surprising situations.
Over its twelve year run Murder, She Wrote received numerous award nominations. Angela Lansbury herself holds the record for the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series with twelve, one for each season. Murder, She Wrote has been syndicated in over 40 countries.
Monday, Mar. 24 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder in White”
A producer staging an adaptation of one of Jessica’s novels finds no joy in London. With Jean Marsh and Anne Meara.
Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Northern Explosion”
In Canada, a land war breaks out between Native Americans and a mining company. With Graham Greene, Ana Alicia.
Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Proof in the Pudding”
When the chef of a restaurant who recently had over half his stock bought up by a well-known mobster dies, suspicion turns to Jessica’s young friend Lorna Thompson. With Heide Swedberg and John Saxon.
Thursday, Mar. 27 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Portrait of Death”
A piece of sculpture does double duty as a murder weapon. With Loretta Swit and Edward Hibbert.
Friday, Mar. 28 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Deadly Assets”
A mobster is upset when he learns that a petty thief has found an unexpected $900,000. Guest stars: Matt Mulhern and Wayne Rogers.
Monday, Mar. 31 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder on the Thirtieth Floor”
Jessica is shocked to learn that her editor has taken a flying leap from his high-rise office. Robert Desiderio guest stars.
Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Time to Die”
Jessica’s teen writing class has two promising students, Alida and Chris. But when Chris’ loan-shark stepfather turns up dead after pursuing Alida and fleeing a hit-and-run, Chris is the prime suspect.
Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Dying Game”
Jessica has worked to have Larkin sold to a museum, but an embezzled pension plan leads to a rival bid and murder. Martin Milner guest stars.
Thursday, Apr. 3 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Trouble with Seth”
Seth vanishes, and everyone is convinced of foul play. Guest stars: William Windom and Ron Masak.
Friday, Apr. 4 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Roadkill”
A truck hijacker comes to the end of the road. Guest stars: Earl Holliman and Patrick Cassidy.
Monday, Apr. 7 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “A Murderous Muse”
The strict mentor of a piano prodigy is found dead, and Jessica doubts the guilt of the prime suspect – the prodigy’s father. Guest stars: Ronald Guttman and Jenny Lewis.
Tuesday, Apr. 8 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Wheel of Death”
A crooked carnival magician is murdered. Ron Masak guest stars.
Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “A Nest of Vipers”
When Jessica spends some time at a zoo researching her latest novel, the fiancé of one of the zoo workers is found murdered and another employee is charged. Guest Stars: Susan Blakely, Gregory Sierra.
Thursday, Apr. 10 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Amsterdam Kill”
While investigating a woman’s disappearance, Jessica is charged with the murder of someone else. With Theodore Bikel.
Friday, Apr. 11 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “To Kill a Legend”
The discovery of an old document may make Cabot Cove rewrite its history. Guest starring: Gail Strickland, Anthony Heald.
Monday, Apr. 14 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Death in Hawaii”
Jessica runs into a murder mystery on her Hawaiian vacation after an election campaign goes bad. With Ken Howard and Nina Foch.
Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Dear Deadly”
While Jessica prepares her book for serialization in a newspaper, real trouble is brewing in the newsroom. With Laurence Luckinbill and John Rhys-Davies.
Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Murder Channel”
In a friend’s apartment, Jessica realizes that the drama she is watching on television is actually the feed from a surveillance camera, and she may be witnessing the planning of a robbery and murder. Guest starring Doris Roberts, Jessica Walter.
Thursday, Apr. 17 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Fatal Paradise”
Private investigator Charlie Garrett is in luck when Jessica is in Martinique vacationing at the same time he is accused of murdering the woman he’s been trying to locate for a client. Guest stars: Wayne Rogers, Cassie Yates.
Friday, Apr. 18 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Crimson Harvest”
Jessica investigates two brutal murders at a struggling winery in Sonoma Valley. Guest star: Lainie Kazan.
Monday, Apr. 21 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder by Twos”
A Cabot Cove resident is killed in Jessica’s garage. With William Windom and Ron Masak.
Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Murder of the Month Club”
Murder, plagiarisim, and blackmail stalk those around Jessica on her promotional book tour. Guest starring Anthony Zerbe, George Di Cenzo, Jeff Conaway.
Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “An Egg to Die For”
A book fair in Miami becomes Jessica’s backdrop when she teams with a Russian detective to solve an art theft and murder. Guest star: David Ogden Stiers.
Thursday, Apr. 24 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Scent of Murder”
Jessica helps Seth solve family problems when his rich southern cousin is murdered. Guest stars: Dakin Matthews and Sally Kirkland.
Friday, Apr. 25 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Death ‘N Denial”
A dear friend’s involvement with the theft of a priceless Egyptian relic and a murder birng Jessica to the rescue. Guest starring Lee Meriwether, Turhan Bey.