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  1. "A Fashionable Way to Die"
  2. "When Thieves Fall Out"
  3. "Witness for the Defense"
  4. "Old Habits Die Hard"
  5. "The Way to Dusty Death"
  6. "It Runs in the Family"
  7. "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly"
  8. "Steal Me a Story"
  9. "Trouble in Eden"
  10. "Indian Giver"
  11. "Doom With a View"
  12. "Who Threw the Barbitals
    in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
  13. "Harbinger of Death"
  14. "Curse of the Daanav"
  15. "Mourning Among the Wisterias"
  16. "Murder Through the Looking Glass"
  17. "A Very Good Year for Murder"
  18. "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here"
  19. "Just Another Fish Story"
  20. "Showdown in Saskatchewan"
  21. "Deadpan"
  22. "The Body Politic"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
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: February 28th, 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 F. O'Neill


The Gambini family winery is the takeover target of organized crime and it's up to Jessica to discover who is behind the murder of a Mafia hit man.


A pre-Titanic (1997) Billy Zane guests stars in this episode as one of the Gambini family members.

This is another episode where Jessica is shown to discuss the murderer getting off, due to their victim either being a worse person or because they had a sympathetic reason to kill them; she also did in Murder Takes the Bus.

Victim: Ben Skyler

Killer: Salvatore Gambini

Cause of death: Poisoned wine

Motive: Sal had hired Ben to kill him in hopes of uniting his family against the attempted Mafia takeover of their vineyard, but he nearly killed Tony Gambini instead.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Kristian Alfonso as Michele Gambini

Ina Balin as Stella Gambini

Bibi Besch as Fiona Gambini

Tom Roberts Byrd as Paul Gambini

Grant Goodeve as Ben Skyler

John Saxon as Marco Gambini

Arlen Dean Snyder as Chief Thaddius Kyle

Eli Wallach as Salvatore Gambini

Billy Zane as Tony Gambini

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