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, Nov. 10 | Three Strikes, You’re Out
Jessica visits her nephew Johnny, recently recruited onto a Major League Baseball team, and then must solve the murder of a scheming news reporter. Guest stars: Paul Sorvino, Vince Edwards.
Tuesday, Nov. 11 | Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall Pt. 1
Eudora McVeigh, a rival mystery writer, arrives at Jessica’s door with seemingly friendly intentions, but the discovery of a corpse and a web of deceit follows her to Cabot Cove – leading Jessica to suspect the woman of ulterior and sinister motives. Guest stars: Ken Howard, Shelley Fabares, David Hedison.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 | Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall Pt. 2
Jessica fears the worst when Seth is poisoned. Meanwhile, Cabot Cove is abuzz when Eudora McVeigh is determined to fill Jessica’s role in solving a local murder. Guest stars: Ken Howard, Shelley Fabares.
Thursday, Nov. 13 | Appointment in Athens
Jessica is detoured from a scheduled book tour after she meets MI6 agent Michael Haggerty and he convinces her to pose as his wife in Greece. Guest stars: Ian Ogilvy, Peter Van Norden.
Friday, Nov. 14 | Seal of the Confessional
Cabot Cove’s new, young priest recruits Jessica to help him uncover the truth about a murder that was confessed to him, so he doesn’t have to break his oath of silence. Madlyn Rhue and Bonnie Bartlett guest star.
Monday, Nov. 17 | The Grand Old Lady
Jessica narrates a story from 40 years ago when another female mystery writer helped to solve a mysterious murder aboard the Queen Mary. Guest stars: Robert Vaughn and June Havoc.
Tuesday, Nov. 18 | The Error of Her Ways
In Palm Springs, Jessica teams up with the local chief of police to figure out who killed a local investor and what happened to a large amount of money. Elliott Gould and Kathy Cannon guest star.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | Jack and Bill
When Jessica’s private-eye friend agrees to dog-sit, he finds himself involved in murder and an attempted assassination. Pat Harrington and Ken Howard guest star.
Thursday, Nov. 20 | Dead Letter
An undelivered letter, which Jessica finds in an antique bureau, unleashes arson and murder. Max Gail guest stars.
Friday, Nov. 21 | Night of the Tarantula
While visiting a friend in Jamaica, Jessica encounters voodoo and black magic. Guest stars: John Rhys-Davies and Shani Wallis.
Monday, Nov. 24 | 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. Guest stars: Jerry Stiller, Theodore Bikel and Carol Lawrence.
Tuesday, Nov. 25 | Test of Wills
Jessica is invited to visit the island retreat of a millionaire who believes his life is in danger. Guest stars: Keir Dullea, Cassie Yates.
Wednesday, Nov. 26 | Class Act
A Los Angeles homicide detective confronts a baffling murder case with political overtones, which places his career in jeopardy. Guest stars: Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Robert Pine.
Thursday, Nov. 27 | 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. Guest stars: Lee Purcell and Richard Paul.
Friday, Nov. 28 | Good-bye 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 stars: Faith Ford, David Huddleston, Clyde Kusatsu.
Monday, Dec. 1 | If the Shoe Fits
Jessica comes to the defense of a Cabot Cove newcomer who is suspected in the murder of the town lecher. Lorna Luft and Kiel Martin guest star.
Tuesday, Dec. 2 | How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying
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. Guest stars: Edd Byrnes, Farley Granger and Morgan Brittany.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 | 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. Chad Everett, Brenda Vaccaro and Marty Ingels guest star.
Thursday, Dec. 4 | The Big Show of 1965
Jessica attends a variety-show reunion to research a 25-year-old unsolved murder case. Donald O’Connor, Sheldon Leonard, Anne Lloyd Francis and Gavin MacLeod guest star.
Friday, Dec. 5 |Murder According to Maggie
Jessica’s former student, the creator of a highly-rated television series, becomes a suspect when the network programmer is murdered. Dwayne Hickman and Denis Arndt guest star.