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      Season 5 – Murder, She Wrote

      1988 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 89% 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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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 23, 1988 J.B. ... As in Jailbird When Jessica is arrested for murder, secret agent Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou) and her nephew Grady conspire to keep her safely in jail while they seek the real killer. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 30, 1988 A Little Night Work Jessica attends a fund-raiser for a New York publisher, and he is found dead, and his wife's diamond necklace is missing from his safe. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 6, 1988 Mr. Penroy's Vacation Jessica investigates when bodies start turning up in the Appletree sisters' (Joan Leslie, Teresa Wright) house and garden. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 13, 1988 Snow White, Blood Red Jessica investigates the murders of U.S. World Cup skiers while snowed in at a ski area holding tryouts. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 20, 1988 Coal Miner's Slaughter Jessica becomes embroiled in a town's tensions while investigating the shooting death of a coal mine owner. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 27, 1988 The Wearing of the Green Searching for a stolen tiara, Jessica meets the reclusive actress (Jean Peters) for whom it was designed. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 18, 1988 The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel A cargo plane abandoned on an Alaskan ice field in 1952 is the scene of a murder implicating Jessica's late husband. Details Episode 8 Aired Jan 1, 1989 Prediction: Murder A psychic's (David Birney) dire predictions disrupt Jessica's visit to a friend's (Dale Robertson) Arizona ranch. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 8, 1989 Something Borrowed, Someone Blue Jessica investigates a murder committed at her nephew's wedding. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 15, 1989 Weave a Tangled Web Jessica poses as a New York jet setter to investigate the murder of Cabot Cove's notorious womanizer (George Chakiris). Details Episode 11 Aired Feb 5, 1989 The Search for Peter Kerry Jessica investigates the reappearance of an heir who had been missing for over 20 years. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 12, 1989 Smooth Operators Jessica poses as a wealthy patient to probe the murder of a vagabond identified as the hospital's accountant. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 19, 1989 Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble Jessica investigates a murder which coincides with Doc Hazlitt's sighting of a 17th-century witch. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 26, 1989 From Russia, with Blood Jessica is detained and accused of espionage while attending an international writers conference in Moscow. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 12, 1989 Alma Murder A former sorority sister asks Jessica's help in clearing the name of a respected college professor who has confessed to murder. Details Episode 16 Aired Apr 2, 1989 Truck Stop Jessica encounters murder when car trouble strands her and a fellow writer at a run-down truck stop owned by a disillusioned woman. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 9, 1989 The Sins of Castle Cove Jessica's former student publishes a tell-all novel with characters resembling Cabot Cove residents, but when a murder occurs that follows the book's plot, Jessica gets involved. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 16, 1989 Trevor Hudson's Legacy Jessica must find the truth when murder befalls a young writer she had recommended to edit a dead author's last novel. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 30, 1989 Double Exposure In Boston Jessica calls on private detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) after running into an old friend who denies knowing her. Details Episode 20 Aired May 7, 1989 Three Strikes, You're Out Jessica investigates when her the friend (Tim Dunigan) of her nephew (Todd Bryant) is accused of murdering a female sportscaster. Details Episode 21 Aired May 14, 1989 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall A jealous mystery-writer (Jean Simmons) creates havoc for Jessica when her own publisher tells her that her work is slipping. Details Episode 21 Aired May 14, 1989 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall A jealous mystery-writer (Jean Simmons) creates havoc for Jessica after a publisher says her work is slipping. Details Episode 22 Aired May 21, 1989 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall With Seth ailing from the poison apple meant for her, Jessica steps up her efforts to find the New York detective's murderer. Details Next
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      Previous Audience Member This is a very good season. This is when the new sheriff Mort Metker comes on to the show. I loved Amos (Tom Bosley) but in the show he retired and went back to Kentucky. I highly reccomend MSW especially if you love shows like law and order. This show is funny and mysterious and the characters become ppl you love. Cabot cove seems like one the nicest places to live. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      John Llewellyn Moxey, Seymour Robbie, Walter Grauman, Anthony Shaw, Vincent McEveety
      Executive Producer
      Peter S. Fischer
      Screenwriter
      Philip Gerson, Chris Manheim, Donald Ross, Robert Van Scoyk, Gerald K. Siegel, Peter S. Fischer, Robert E. Swanson, Tom Sawyer, Richard Stanley
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Oct 23, 1988
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