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  1. "Trials & Tribulations"
  2. "Deadly Misunderstanding"
  3. "See You in Court, Baby"
  4. "Hannigan's Wake"
  5. "The Family Jewels"
  6. "A Body to Die For"
  7. "The Return of Preston Giles"
  8. "The Great Twain Robbery"
  9. "Ballad for a Blue Lady"
  10. "Murder in F Sharp"
  11. "Family Doctor"
  12. "Suspicion of Murder"
  13. "Moving Violation"
  14. "Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?"
  15. "The Taxman Cometh"
  16. "From the Horse's Mouth"
  17. "The Prodigal Father"
  18. "Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy"
  19. "Thursday's Child"
  20. "Murder, Plain & Simple"
  21. "Tainted Lady"
  22. "The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane"
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: December 2nd, 1990
Written By: William Bigelow
Directed By: Jerry Jameson
Created By: Peter S. Fischer

and Richard Levinson

& William Link

Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producers: Anthony Magro

Robert F. O'Neill

Robert E. Swanson

Robert Van Scoyk


Jessica gets enmeshed in feuds, infidelity, and murder in Nashville.


Final film and TV credits for Sheb Wooley and Jimmy Dean.

The late Jimmy Dean, who co-starred in this episode, is best known as the star of the Jimmy Dean Show, which introduced the Muppet character Rowlf, and as the creator of a line of breakfast meats, which is still in business today.

In keeping with the country music theme of the episode, famed country music stars Blake Gibbons, Mickey Gilley & Sheb Wooley all guest starred.

Victim: Bobby Diamond

Killer: Patti Sue Diamond

Cause of death: Poisoned via strychnine laced bourbon.

Motive: Was going to dump her for a younger woman.

When Alice came to the cabin to find her father dead, she saw the note & the vial. I can see that the bottle was already doctored by Patty Sue, in the flashback, we saw Alice pouring the vial in to the bottle, then she put her father's prints on the vial, to give the illusion of suicide. The question that I have is why lace her step-mother's coffee with it, when the bottle that was found at the scene, the prints on it would implicate Patty Sue, now wouldn't it , so why give the illusion of suicide, why not allow Patty Sue to go down, given that her prints on it would implicate her ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Daphne Ashbrook as Alice Diamond

Jimmy Dean as Bobby Diamond

Jeri Gaile as Brittany Brown

Blake Gibbons as Garth

Mickey Gilley as Conrad Booker

Gary Grubbs as Mark Berringer

Tom Hallick as Preston Wardell

Florence Henderson as Patti Sue Diamond

Brandon Maggart as Lieutenant Harvey Jackson

Sheb Wooley as Billy Rae Parker


John Christy Ewing as Dr. Benson

Marji Martin as Mirabelle

Bob Swain as Forensic Man

Cary J. Pitts as First Guard

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