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. 3 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Big Kill”
The town is concerned when a local fisherman dies, but concern turns to confusion when a second body is discovered aboard a fishing boat. Guest stars: Hope Lange, Lyle Waggoner.
Tuesday, Mar. 4 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Dead to Rights”
Jessica’s former researcher, a pathological liar, comes to Jessica with a story she has a hard time believing. Guest stars: Richard Libertini, Evelyn Keyes.
Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Lone Witness”
A delivery boy says he was only a witness when he is found kneeling beside a murder victim. Guest stars: Laurence Luckinbill, Sheila MacRae.
Thursday, Mar. 6 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Ship of Thieves”
A pleasant cruise is ruined by the discovery that there are thieves – and possibly a murderer – on board.
Friday, Mar. 7 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Survivor”
Jessica’s computer tech becomes an inadvertent target when she dates an undercover cop. Guest stars: Stan Shaw, Wolfgang Bodison.
Monday, Mar. 10 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “Love’s Deadly Desire”
The death of a novelist’s assistant appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Guest stars: Carroll Baker, Yvonne Suhor, and William Katt.
Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “A Death in Hong Kong”
A trader working on a merger dies at a Chinese banquet in Hong Kong. Guest stars: Barrie Ingham and Soon-Teck Oh.
Wednesday, Mar. 12 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “For Whom the Ball Tolls”
Jessica investigates the murder of one of the parties trying to raze a brownstone where Hemingway once wrote. Guest stars: Hallie Foote and Robert Pine.
Thursday, Mar. 13 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Legacy of Borbey House”
A new Victorian house owner is killed in the manner befitting a vampire — a wooden stake in his chest. Guest stars: David Birney and Roy Dotrice.
Friday, Mar. 14 at 7pm ET/4pm PT: “The Phantom Killer”
A media tycoon may have been killed by a seemingly vacuous literary agent. Guest stars: David Kriegel and Alan Thicke.