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Murder, She Wrote

The Murder of Sherlock Holmes

Episode: 001 | Aired: September 30, 1984

When Jessica publishes her first murder mystery, it shoots to the top of the best-seller list. Then, at a costume party, Jessica must solve the murder of another guest costumed as Sherlock Holmes.

Deadly Lady

Episode: 002 | Aired: October 07, 1984

Jessica must solve the murder of the wealthy Stephen Earl, and becomes embroiled in a family deceit and greed.

Birds of a Feather

Episode: 003 | Aired: October 14, 1984

A family wedding brings Jessica to San Francisco where the bridegrrom-to-be must first be cleared of murder charges.

Hooray for Homicide

Episode: 004 | Aired: October 28, 1984

Jessica arrives in Hollywood to protest the filming of her novel and prevent it from becoming a trashy movie, only to find herself heading a list of murder suspects.

It's a Dog's Life

Episode: 005 | Aired: November 04, 1984

While visiting her cousin at Langley Manor, a country estate in the South, a man dies during a fox-hunt under strange circumstances, and Jessica tries to find out what really happened.

Lovers and Other Killers

Episode: 006 | Aired: November 18, 1984

While in Seattle lecturing at the university, Jessica is convinced that the young man she hired as her secretary is not a killer.

Hit, Run and Homicide

Episode: 007 | Aired: November 25, 1984

Jessica helps a most unconventional neighbor who is accused of murdering his former partner with one of his inventions.

We're Off to Kill the Wizard

Episode: 008 | Aired: December 09, 1984

Jessica is asked to help solve the "impossible" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.

Death Takes a Curtain Call

Episode: 009 | Aired: December 16, 1984

While attending a special ballet performance, Jessica helps solve the backstage murder of a young dancer by a defecting ballerina.

Death Casts a Spell

Episode: 010 | Aired: December 30, 1984

Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance.

Capitol Offense

Episode: 011 | Aired: January 06, 1985

Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington.

Broadway Malady

Episode: 012 | Aired: January 13, 1985

Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.

Murder to a Jazz Beat

Episode: 013 | Aired: February 03, 1985

While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage.

My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean

Episode: 014 | Aired: February 10, 1985

Jessica's niece is terrorized on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent death...or is he dead?

Paint Me a Murder

Episode: 015 | Aired: February 17, 1985

The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.

Tough Guys Don't Die

Episode: 016 | Aired: February 24, 1985

Jessica meets Harry McGraw and they figure out which one of three cases may contain the motive for the death of a private detective. One dates back 25 years. Guest Star(s): Jerry Orbach

Sudden Death

Episode: 017 | Aired: March 03, 1985

Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.

Footnote to Murder

Episode: 018 | Aired: March 10, 1985

An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.

Murder Takes the Bus

Episode: 019 | Aired: March 17, 1985

Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.

Armed Response

Episode: 020 | Aired: March 31, 1985

Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport.

Murder at the Oasis

Episode: 021 | Aired: April 07, 1985

An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.

Funeral at Fifty-mile

Episode: 022 | Aired: April 21, 1985

A Wyoming rancher leaves all to an ill-fated stranger, to the disgust of his disinherited daughter.