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      Season 12 – Murder, She Wrote

      1995 Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      86% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 100% 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 21, 1995 Nailed After convincing the star stylist at Jessica's beauty salon to jump ship, a sneaky entrepreneur turns up dead in the hair dresser's chair. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 28, 1995 A Quaking in Aspen An insurance investigation reunites detective Garrett (Wayne Rogers) with Jessica who is in Aspen visiting her recently widowed friend (Leigh Taylor-Young). Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 5, 1995 The Secret of Gila Junction Jessica helps an inexperienced sheriff investigate a murder in a small desert town where the government may have conducted dangerous chemical experiments. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 12, 1995 Big Easy Murder A research trip to New Orleans plunges Jessica into the world of the occult, when a businessman dies, and a voodoo doll is evidence. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 19, 1995 Home Care After losing two elderly patients, a young nurse (Megan Porter Follows) is found holding a syringe containing poison and charged with murder. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 2, 1995 Nan's Ghost Jessica's investigation into ghost stories lands her in the dungeon. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 9, 1995 Nan's Ghost Jessica escapes from the dungeon and works with Inspector Lanahan to uncover the killer of an American investor. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 16, 1995 Shooting in Rome Jessica travels to Rome to help rewrite the script for the filming of one of her books, but the filming takes a tragic turn when a stuntman dies. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 23, 1995 Deadly Bidding Detective Charlie Garrett's (Wayne Rogers) high bid on a mediocre painting puzzles Jessica; then, its second-rate artist is found dead. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 30, 1995 Frozen Stiff When Jessica arrives at an ice cream company to get a check for charity, the funds have melted away and the company's co-founder is iced. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 14, 1995 Unwilling Witness After being subpoenaed to testify at the jury probe of a brokerage house, Jessica is charged with contempt for speaking to a witness who is killed. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 4, 1996 Kendo Killing In Japan, Jessica gets involved in the murder of a motorcycle racer, the son of an international CEO (Pat Morita). Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 7, 1996 Death Goes Double Platinum Jessica works hard to get her friend's (Tony Plana) Latino band a recording contract, until a murder rocks her plans. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 11, 1996 Murder in Tempo Seth Hazlitt's benefit concert to save the woods near Cabot Cove is endangered when the lead singer is permanently silenced. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 1, 1996 The Dark Side of the Door Details in a manuscript convince a young editor (Tracy Middendorf) that the author (Richard Beymer) kidnapped her 11 years earlier, but when the author is found dead, the editor becomes the primary suspect. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 8, 1996 Murder Among Friends When the producer of a hit twenty-something series is murdered, Jessica does some directing of her own. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 15, 1996 Something Foul in Flappieville After Jessica's short story for children becomes a television puppet show, she must find the fiend who used one of the puppets as a murder weapon. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 25, 1996 Track of a Soldier A vacation in the Grand Tetons turns into work when the man threatening Jessica's host with blackmail is murdered. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 28, 1996 Evidence of Malice Jessica has to solve two murders to clear the name of her old friend Deputy Andy Broom (Louis Herthum), who becomes a suspect when a murder weapon is found in his car. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 4, 1996 Southern Double-Cross Jessica travels to Australia to prove that she is the rightful heir to 130,000 acres of grazing land, but her arrival results in two murders. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 28, 1996 Race to Death Jessica investigates when a wealthy yachtsman is murdered two days before a big race, and his rival's daughter is charged with the crime. Details Episode 22 Aired May 5, 1996 What You Don't Know Can Kill You When a young man dies in a motorcycle crash, and a local attorney is murdered, Jessica looks for links between the two seemingly unrelated deaths. Details Episode 23 Aired May 12, 1996 Mrs. Parker's Revenge While Jessica is in Atlanta to address mystery writers, a lethal virus is stolen from the Biological Research Institute. Details Episode 24 Aired May 19, 1996 Death by Demographics After a San Francisco radio station changes its music format from classical to rock, the promoter who engineered the switch dies and Jessica searches for the killer. Details Next
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      Previous John Voorhees Seattle Times TV will miss the charming and civilizing presence of Lansbury, even though many of the episodes in recent years have been little more than familiar exercises to give a host of guest stars employment. Aug 3, 2021 Full Review Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune The show's gentility and adherence to formula wasn't exactly my cup of tea. I never tuned in an episode for pleasure (though when I did so for work, I appreciated the program's craft and confidence). I will miss Murder, She Wrote, nonetheless. Apr 21, 2020 Full Review John Carman San Francisco Chronicle It's painful to have seen Sunday's concluding episode and realize how far "MSW" has slipped from the days when Richard Levinson and William Link oversaw the scripts and production. Apr 21, 2020 Full Review Mack Rawden CinemaBlend It's not young. It's not sexy. It's not glamorous or fast-paced or any of the adjectives executives look for, but in a funny way, that's actually what makes the reruns such a joy to watch. Aug 3, 2021 Full Review Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun Fans of MSW should get a kick out of this good-natured (I think) ribbing of the enemy. Non-fans (of which I am admittedly one) will be too busy watching Friends. Apr 21, 2020 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) It's the same sort of story that Murder, She Wrote has been doing for 11 years now. And, all sentimentality aside, that's part of the problem with the show. It's been doing pretty much exactly the same thing for 11 years now. Apr 21, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous sean g JB at her best , not all the best story's , season 1 is still the best Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Kevin Corcoran, Anthony Shaw, Vincent McEveety, Walter Grauman, Paul Lazarus
      Executive Producer
      Angela Lansbury
      Screenwriter
      Robert Van Scoyk, Tom Sawyer, Bruce Lansbury, Jerrold L. Ludwig, Laurence Heath, Donald Ross, Mark A. Burley, Philip John Taylor, Cynthia Deming, James L. Novack, William Royce
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 21, 1995
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