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Murder, She Wrote is a one-hour murder mystery. It revolves around a former English teacher named Jessica Fletcher who has become a successful murder mystery writer. She uses her exceptional eye for detail to catch the clues the investigating officers almost always miss and her warm, inviting personality to draw out the people with significant information about the crime. Adding these two skills to her abilities to ask the right questions and recognize the clues, she always solves the case.

Many of the episodes take place in the small town of Cabot Cove, Maine where Jessica makes her home. In these cases, her crime solving skills are accepted by local law enforcement. But when she travels outside of her hometown, the response of the police can vary. Some officers are fans of her books and welcome her interest. At other times, she has to present that police department with a missed clue or an important piece of information she has gotten someone to divulge to earn their respect. Once she has done this, she gets varying levels of opportunities to participate in the investigation.

Another set of episodes has Jessica relocating and working as a university teacher of criminology in New York City. As expected, she continues to solve murders. Also, the transportation system in her new city allows her to continue her crime fighting without benefit of a driver

Sundays at 08:00 pm on CBS
12 Seasons, 264 Episodes - Canceled
September 30, 1984
Drama, Mystery
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Murder, She Wrote Full Episode Guide

  • In her final case of the series' original run, Jessica investigates the murder of a San Francisco radio station owner whose new methods made him plenty of enemies.

  • Upon her arrival in Atlanta for an Amateur Mystery Writers convention, Jessica gets involved with a FBI investigation when a lethal virus is stolen from a Biological Research Institute. Following the death of her friend Mark, Jessica starts an investigation of her own to discover the identity of his murderer and why they wanted him dead.

  • Jessica is the only one who sees a connection between a motorcyclist's fatal accident and the seemingly unrelated murder of a wealthy attorney.

  • Rivalry between two yachtsmen escalates when one is murdered two days before a big race and the other's daughter becomes the key suspect.

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