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      Season 7 – Murder, She Wrote

      1990 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 80% 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 Sep 16, 1990 Trials & Tribulations Jessica is accused of false testimony and bribery in the death of an escaping murderer, and the man's daughter (Carrie Hamilton) takes Jessica to court. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 23, 1990 Deadly Misunderstanding When Jessica suffers a broken arm, she hires a typist to meet her deadline, but she must clear the woman of a murder charge. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 30, 1990 See You in Court, Baby Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) tries to clear a man of charges he murdered an unscrupulous divorce attorney. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 28, 1990 Hannigan's Wake Jessica reopens a 16-year-old murder case at the urging of a dying author (Van Johnson) who felt injustice was done. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 4, 1990 Family Jewels Jessica attends a political fundraiser with her friend Drew (Mike Farrell), but the focus turns to murder when another guest's chauffeur is murdered. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 11, 1990 A Body to Die For A physical-fitness instructor (Jason Beghe) who has captivated Cabot Cove's female population is linked to the murder of a con artist. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 18, 1990 The Return of Preston Giles Jessica's first publisher (Arthur Hill), imprisoned for murder, is paroled and requires her help when he is suspected of a similar crime. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 25, 1990 The Great Twain Robbery Jessica's friend Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) is called to investigate when a purported Mark Twain manuscript leads to murder. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 2, 1990 Ballad for a Blue Lady Jessica becomes enmeshed in feuds, infidelity and murder in Nashville when visiting her friend, blues singer Patti Sue Diamond (Florence Henderson), whose country-singer husband, Bobby (Jimmy Dean) is having trouble with his manager. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 16, 1990 Murder in F Sharp Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton confronts murder and arson while on a case involving a famous pianist (Ricardo Montalban). Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 6, 1991 Family Doctor Jessica and Seth inadvertently get entangled in a crime family's power struggle after a sniper attack in Boston wounds a mob boss. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 20, 1991 Suspicion of Murder Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell) investigates when he is accused of murdering his girlfriend's estranged husband. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 3, 1991 Moving Violation Sheriff Metzger (Ron Masak) defies political pressure and arrests an ambassador's son for murder, then is accused of the crime. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 10, 1991 Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? A member of Jessica's fan club mysteriously dies while impersonating her to investigate cheating at a dog show. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 17, 1991 The Taxman Cometh Jessica's old friend (Phyllis Newman) is accused of murder when $2 million in tax payments disappears and her ex-husband is found dead. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 24, 1991 From the Horse's Mouth Jessica and detective Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) investigate the murder of a Thoroughbred owner whose prize horse has sired two unplanned foals. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 10, 1991 The Prodigal Father The presumed-dead perpetrator (Donnelly Rhodes) of a 20-year-old bank robbery resurfaces, then is murdered. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 17, 1991 Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy? Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes involved in a murder case while delving into the disappearance of a shy ventriloquist's (Grant Shaud) dummy. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 7, 1991 Thursday's Child Jessica is pulled into a murder investigation by a woman (Vera Miles) who claims Jessica's husband fathered her son. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 28, 1991 Murder, Plain and Simple While traveling with her publisher's assistant in Amish country, Jessica's involvement in a traffic mishap leads her to a murder. Details Episode 21 Aired May 5, 1991 Tainted Lady Jessica comes to the aid of a small-town diner's owner (Dee Wallace Stone), who becomes an outcast when she is blamed for three arsenic poisoning deaths. Details Episode 22 Aired May 12, 1991 The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane A writer is murdered after sending Jessica a manuscript exposing a kidnapping scam, and Jessica's friend, private investigator Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) is caught near the body. Details Next
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      Previous Simi Horwitz Washington Post As performed by Lansbury, who manages to suggest refinement, intelligence and concern all at the same time, J.B. is so damn likable. Even her old-fashioned shirtwaists and short-jacketed suits are endearing. Aug 3, 2021 Full Review Next
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      Season Info

      Anthony Shaw, Vincent McEveety, Walter Grauman, Jerry Jameson, John Llewellyn Moxey, Kevin Cremin
      Executive Producer
      Peter S. Fischer
      Peter S. Fischer, Tom Sawyer, Robert E. Swanson, Robert Van Scoyk, Donald Ross, Steve Brown, Michael Scheff, William Bigelow, Bill Bigelow
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
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      Release Date
      Sep 16, 1990
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