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Murder, She Wrote

A Fashionable Way to Die

Episode: 067 | Aired: September 20, 1987

In Paris, a fashion designer with financial trouble is accused of killing a shady loan shark.

When Thieves Fall Out

Episode: 068 | Aired: September 27, 1987

A parolee released after 20 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, vows to find out who did.

Witness for the Defense

Episode: 069 | Aired: October 04, 1987

Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.

Old Habits Die Hard

Episode: 070 | Aired: October 11, 1987

A terminally ill nun seems to have committed suicide which would be an unacceptable sin.

The Way to Dusty Death

Episode: 071 | Aired: October 25, 1987

Jessica tries to unravel the intrigues and power struggles of the boardroom when the chairman of Barnett Industries is murdered.

It Runs in the Family

Episode: 072 | Aired: November 01, 1987

Jessica's cousin Emma MacGill, a colorful dance hall performer, must solve the murder of a wealthy friend.

It It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly

Episode: 073 | Aired: November 08, 1987

Jessica and Amos investigate the death of his night deputy's wife and learn he went beyond the call of duty in servicing Cabot Cove's lonely ladies.

Steal me a Story

Episode: 074 | Aired: November 15, 1987

Jessica learns that the plot to her new book has been stolen and will be used for an episode of a TV series. At the same time, she tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder of the same show's executive producer.

Trouble in Eden

Episode: 075 | Aired: November 22, 1987

Posing as a recently deceased woman's sister, Jessica travels to the small town of Eden and discovers it is far from paradise.

Indian Giver

Episode: 076 | Aired: November 29, 1987

A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who claims to own the land, and later is found dead.

Doom With a View

Episode: 077 | Aired: December 13, 1987

While staying in an opulent hotel, courtesy of Grady's fraternity brother Gary, Jessica must clear Grady of a woman's murder that is tied to Gary's past and blackmail.

Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?

Episode: 078 | Aired: January 03, 1988

Amos Tupper must entertain his sister who has left her husband, but complications arise when his brother-in-law is murdered.

Harbinger of Death

Episode: 079 | Aired: January 24, 1988

Jessica, invited to witness the reappearance of a mysterious comet, finds herself involved with astronomy, bodies not quite heavenly, and murder.

Curse of the Daanau

Episode: 080 | Aired: February 07, 1988

Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.

Mourning Among the Wisterias

Episode: 081 | Aired: February 14, 1988

A famous, ailing playwright proposes marriage to Jessica Fletcher and then finds himself charged with the murder of his business manager.

Murder Through the Looking Glass

Episode: 082 | Aired: February 21, 1988

A priest and government agents using a 'safe' house get Jessica into a complicated case.

A Very Good Year for Murder

Episode: 083 | Aired: February 28, 1988

Murder intrudes on a wealthy vintner's 75th birthday party, and Jessica begins one of the most personally difficult investigations of her career.

Benedict Arnold Slipped Here

Episode: 084 | Aired: March 13, 1988

A Cabot Cove home, now fallen into disrepair and reputedly once frequented by Benedict Arnold, becomes the scene of deadly competition and murder.

Just Another Fish Story

Episode: 085 | Aired: March 27, 1988

Somebody put the maitre d' on ice. Jessica wonders if she has made a bad investment.

Showdown in Saskatchewan

Episode: 086 | Aired: April 10, 1988

Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient permanently.


Episode: 087 | Aired: May 01, 1988

Two critics take opposite views of a play based on one of Jessica's novels, 'Mainly Murder'. One is suspected of the murder of the other.

The Body Politic

Episode: 088 | Aired: May 08, 1988

Jessica moonlights as campaign speechwriter for her friend Kathleen Lane, only to become involved in clearing Kathleen of the murder of her campaign manager.