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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: March 13th, 1988
Teleplay By: Robert Van Skoyk

Story By: Wendy Graf & Lisa Stotsky

Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert Van Skoyk


The death of an eccentric shut-in brings the burden of executing her will to Jessica. Several individuals are interested in the house, including an Englishman who believes it has a letter that exonerates famed traitor Benedict Arnold and local pawn shop owner Benny Tibbles. When Benny is later found murdered, a supposed "treasure" hidden in the house appears to be the motive, but it may turn out to be something else entirely.


Starting with this episode, Robert F. O'Neill is now billed as "supervising producer."

This is the third episode where the victim was murdered with a fireplace poker; it was also used in Trial by Error & Witness for the Defense.

Final appearance of Cabot Cove sheriff Amos Tupper, as Tom Bosley left the show to star on Father Dowling Mysteries.

For some reason, the end credits list the actors from the opening credits and the roles they play, which has never been done in any previous episodes.

Victim: Benny Tibbles

Killer: Alistair Andrews

Cause of death: Blunt force trauma from fireplace poker.

Motive: Benny caught him looking for the note supposedly exonerating Benedict Arnold and was going to call the police on him.


Jessica still can't prove that Alistair was in the house that late at night to murder Benny, with the way old British homes & castles have their electricity & light switches in the oddest of places & Eve Simpson could have told him about the newspaper photo of Tillie & the sampler, which could have him cracked the code & show up & take out of what was behind the third brick of the chimney & left before Benny had gotten there, remember, there was no story to explain Benny being in Tillie's home that late at night, now was there?


Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Julie Adams as Eve Simpson

Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper (Final Appearance)

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Brian Bedford as Alistair Andrews

Barbara Carson as Emily Goshin

David Clennon as Wilton Tibbles

Shea Farrell as Kevin Tibbles

Lois Foraker as Liza Adams

Katherine Moffat as Lauren Hastings

Dick O'Neill as Benny Tibbles

DVD Release[]