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      Season 4 – Murder, She Wrote

      1987 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 88% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher - a down-to-earth, middle-aged widow - ferrets out the criminals in idyllic Cabot Cove, Maine, which apparently is the murder capital of the United States for the show's 12-season run. Though while traveling, she uncovers a fair number of killers as well. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 20, 1987 A Fashionable Way to Die At a fashion premiere in Paris, Jessica gets involved in the murder investigation of a supper-club owner. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 27, 1987 When Thieves Fall Out A coach's retirement, a stranger's arrival and deadly practical jokes cause Jessica to re-examine a 20-year-old murder. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 4, 1987 Witness for the Defense An attorney (Patrick McGoohan) asks Jessica to testify for a colleague accused of murder on circumstantial evidence in Quebec. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 11, 1987 Old Habits Die Hard Jessica visits a convent to see a former sorority sister (Jane Powell) and winds up searching for a nun's killer. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 25, 1987 The Way to Dusty Death Murder is on the agenda when top executives and their wives meet at a powerful tycoon's country estate. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 1, 1987 It Runs in the Family Jessica's cousin Emma (Angela Lansbury in a dual role) must clear herself in the murder of a nobleman who loved her decades ago. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 8, 1987 If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly Jessica helps Sheriff Tupper (Tom Bosley) when his seemingly harmless deputy (Rick Lenz) is accused of murder. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 15, 1987 Steal Me a Story A bomb kills a TV producer (Ken Swofford) who stole a plot from one of Jessica's books, making Jessica a suspect in his death. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 22, 1987 Trouble in Eden Jessica's friend is hit by a car shortly after being notified of her sister's death. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 29, 1987 Indian Giver The descendant of a tribe once inhabiting Cabot Cove has a land grant claiming the town as Indian territory. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 13, 1987 Doom With a View Visiting her nephew Grady in New York, Jessica probes a murder involving the family of his college buddy. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 3, 1988 Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder? Shortly after Sheriff Tupper's sister leaves her husband and seeks refuge in Cabot Cove, a murder occurs. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 24, 1988 Harbinger of Death An unhappy wife, a government official, a lovesick assistant and a self-centered astronomer are suspects in the murder of a young executive. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 7, 1988 Curse of the Daanau Seth's brother presents his new wife with a priceless cursed ruby, but he is later found strangled, with the gem missing. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 14, 1988 Mourning Among the Wisterias When Jessica visits a celebrated playwright friend, she encounters murder and an unexpected marriage proposal. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 21, 1988 Murder Through the Looking Glass Jessica hears the confession of a dying hit man who has just completed an assignment, only to find the victim isn't dead. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 28, 1988 A Very Good Year for Murder Jessica suspects heirs and employees when a corpse appears in an elderly vintner's (Eli Wallach) cellar. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 13, 1988 Benedict Arnold Slipped Here After an eccentric recluse dies, arguments over a piece of historic Cabot Cove property and the contents of her estate lead to murder. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 27, 1988 Just Another Fish Story A rude maitre d' (Dick Gautier) is murdered at the New York restaurant in which Jessica has just invested. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 10, 1988 Showdown in Saskatchewan Jessica probes a suspicious accident while visiting her niece (Kristy McNichol) on the Canadian rodeo circuit. Details Episode 21 Aired May 1, 1988 Deadpan When the feud of two drama critics ends in murder, Jessica has a full cast of suspects, including the surviving critic. Details Episode 22 Aired May 8, 1988 The Body Politic Jessica is caught in a game of deadly politics when a close friend's campaign is threatened by scandal. Details

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      Audience Member If you love mystery shows, Jessica Fletcher is one of the best detectives around. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Walter Grauman, Seymour Robbie, John Llewellyn Moxey, Nick Havinga, Anthony Shaw
      Executive Producer
      Peter S. Fischer
      Gerald K. Siegel, Peter S. Fischer, Robert Van Scoyk, Philip Gerson, Chris Manheim, Donald Ross, Larry Scott Anderson, Maryanne Kasica, John D. F. Black, Robert E. Swanson
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 20, 1987
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