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  1. "J.B. As in Jailbird"
  2. "A Little Night Work"
  3. "Mr. Penroy's Vacation"
  4. "Snow White, Blood Red"
  5. "Coal Miner's Slaughter"
  6. "Wearing of the Green"
  7. "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
  8. "Prediction: Murder"
  9. "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
  10. "Weave A Tangled Web"
  11. "The Search for Peter Kerry"
  12. "Smooth Operators"
  13. "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble"
  14. "From Russia With Blood"
  15. "Alma Murder"
  16. "Truck Stop"
  17. "The Sins of Castle Cove"
  18. "Trevor Hudson's Legacy"
  19. "Double Exposure"
  20. "Three Strikes, You're Out"
  21. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 1)"
  22. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 2)"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

Production Information[]

Production Number:
Aired: October 30th, 1988
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert E. Swanson


After her publisher announces his impending retirement, Jessica heads to NYC where she is simultaneously wooed by potential new publishers and a smooth-talking jewel thief.


This was Keith Michell's first appearance as recurring character Dennis Stanton.

The title is based on "A Little Night Music" which opened at the Shubert Theater in New York on February 23, 1973 and ran for 601 performances. The opening night cast included Len Cariou, Hermione Gingold and Glynis Johns. The 2010 revival starred Angela Lansbury who also did the musical "Sweeney Todd" with Len Cariou who starred in the original version of "A Little Night Music".

Victim: Axel Weingard

Killer: Miles Hatcher

Cause of death: Strangulation

Motive: Weingard was going to pull out of selling condos with him, which made it hard for him to find other investors and would ruin him.

When Dennis had seen the Weingard safe open, that meant that it was closed before he saw the safe open, so with it closed before he saw it open, how did Miles get the necklace without knowing the combination in order for him to give it to Stanton at the bus terminal in the denouement of the episode ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Keith Michell as Dennis Stanton

Guest Stars[]

John Dye as Andy Broom

Jamie Farr as Theo Wexler

Leann Hunley as Shannon McBride

Conrad Janis as Miles Hatcher

Rick Jason as Axel Weingard

Julie Parrish as Marta Weingard

Joe Santos as Lt. Bert Alfano

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