Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 30, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Murder, She Wrote

Former substitute English teacher and famed mystery writer Jessica Fletcher has a gift for solving mysteries. You see, it seems murder follows her around, whether it be to the houses of her seemingly endless number of friends, nieces, and nephews or right in her hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine.

Murder, She Wrote Season 4 (1987-1988)

4x01 4 4x01 A Fashionable Way to Die
- Ooh la la! Jessica travels to gay Paris to spend some time with an old friend.. . and finds herself entangled in a case involving fashion, finance and murder.
Sep. 20, 1987
4x02 4 4x02 When Thieves Fall Out
- A walk down memory lane is anything but pleasant for Jessica when she re-examines a 20 year-old case involving her close friends and former students.
Sep. 27, 1987
4x03 4 4x03 Witness for the Defense
- Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.
Oct. 04, 1987
4x04 4 4x04 Old Habits Die Hard
- Jessica cannot believe that a nun who was ill took her own life.
Oct. 11, 1987
4x05 4 4x05 The Way To Dusty Death
- The apparent accidential death of a business tycoon sets of a fight between all his would-be successors.
Oct. 25, 1987
4x06 4 4x06 It Runs In The Family
- Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring.
Nov. 01, 1987
4x07 4 4x07 If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly
- When Deputy Martin becomes a widower by murder, the investigation turns up some surprising activity.
Nov. 08, 1987
4x08 4 4x08 Steal Me a Story
- The special effects used by a TV producer are a real bomb.
Nov. 15, 1987
4x09 4 4x09 Trouble in Eden
- Hostility and other surprises await Jessica in a town where she's posing as her friend to investigate the rumoured murder of the friend's sister.
Nov. 22, 1987
4x10 4 4x10 Indian Giver
- A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who claims to own the land, and later is found dead.
Nov. 29, 1987
4x11 4 4x11 Doom with a View
- Grady gets into a spot again when he is found with the body of woman known from college days and now had been dating a frat brother who was married.
Dec. 13, 1987
4x12 4 4x12 Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
- After Sheriff Tupper’s sister left her husband and arrives in Cabot Cove, she tries to move on by setting her sights on Seth. However, when her husband and his siblings arrive ...
Jan. 03, 1988
4x13 4 4x13 Harbinger of Death
- Jessica is thrilled to be visiting her niece Carrie and her husband Leonard, an astronomer dreaming of seeing a long-lost comet, but when Carrie's ex-boyfriend Drake Eaton is murdered ...
Jan. 24, 1988
4x14 4 4x14 Curse of the Daanau
- Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.
Feb. 07, 1988
4x15 4 4x15 Mourning Among the Wisterias
- Jessica visits her old friend Eugene McClendon, who soon stands accused of the murder of an old friend, Jonathan Keeler. While helping clear Eugene's name, Jessica learns that ...
Feb. 14, 1988
4x16 4 4x16 Murder Through the Looking Glass
- Jessica gets herself into a mess of trouble after overhearing the dying words of a professional hitman. When she investigates the murder of Adam Cosgrove, she soon discovers ...
Feb. 21, 1988
4x17 4 4x17 A Very Good Year for Murder
- The Gambini family gathers to celebrate the 75th birthday of the patriarch and a murder.
Feb. 28, 1988
4x18 4 4x18 Benedict Arnold Slipped Here
- Following the death of an eccentric shut-in, the residents of Cabot Cove start discussing what will happen to her historic house. After learning that she is the executor of ...
Mar. 13, 1988
4x19 4 4x19 Just Another Fish Story
- Somebody put the maitre d' on ice. Jessica wonders if she has made a bad investment.
Mar. 27, 1988
4x20 4 4x20 Showdown in Saskatchewan
- Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient permanently.
Apr. 10, 1988
4x21 4 4x21 Deadpan
- 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.
May. 01, 1988
4x22 4 4x22 The Body Politic
- The suicide of a campaign manager who is suspected of having an affair with a married woman excites the press.
May. 08, 1988
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Season 4 Characters

Jessica Fletcher played by Angela Lansbury
Sheriff Amos Tupper played by Tom Bosley
Dr. Seth Hazlitt played by William Windom
Cop played by Conrad Hurtt
Eve Simpson played by Julie Adams
Grady Fletcher played by Michael Horton
Wife played by Judy Kerr
Policewoman played by Rosemary Alexander
Deputy played by Rob Zapple
Secretary played by Eileen T'Kaye
Maid played by Flo Di Re
Policeman played by Layne Beamer
Emma McGill played by Angela Lansbury
Garrett Harper played by John Callahan
Jason Richards played by Lloyd Bochner
Jackson Lane played by Eddie Albert
Consuela Schaeffer played by Rosanna DeSoto
Michele Gambini played by Kristian Alfonso
Bert Puzo played by Vincent Baggetta
Marian Simpson played by Eileen Brennan
Lydia Barnett played by Joanna Barnes
Jim Harlan played by Christopher Allport
Carolyn Hazlitt played by Jane Badler
Sgt. Kettler played by George DiCenzo
Professor Harold Crenshaw played by Theodore Bikel

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Season 4 Videos

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Season 4 Quotes

04x11 - Doom with a View Season 4 / Episode 11: - Doom with a View

Nettie Harper: Mark my words, Jessie. There's going to be fireworks in this hotel tonight, and I love it.
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Season 4 Trivia

  • Episode 07 - Goof (revealing mistake): When Seth Hazlitt is examining Audrey Martin's body, he opens her left eye to look at her pupil. As he does this, her other eye opens.
  • Episode 21 - Goof (revealing mistake): Though the Play based on JB Fletcher's book is stated several times to be opening on Broadway, outside the theatre after the starting credits, you can clearly see the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also, the interior of the theatre matches no Broadway house of the period.
  • Episode 07 - Goof (continuity error): At the very end of the episode, there is a still picture of Jessica's house. It is clearly dark out and various room lights are on. A second later Amos knocks on the back kitchen door. Jessica opens it and there is bright sunshine outside.
  • Episode 18 - The title refers to General Benedict Arnold who tried to betray the colonies during the American Revolution to the British. Though he did escape to England, his name has become a noun meaning the worst kind of treason and betrayal.
  • Episode 10 - The title is an old English expression to describe a person who gives a gift and then later wants it back.

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