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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: November 20th, 1988
Written By: Chris Manheim
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert Van Scoyk


The owner of a coal mine is confronted by the daughter of a worker whom she holds responsible for his death, but when the sleazy coal mine owner is murdered and the woman is the prime suspect, Jessica arrives to help clear her name.


Megan Mullally was 30-years-old at this time.

The title pertains to country singing legend Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner's Daughter, who had a hit song, an autobiography and a movie (which won Sissy Spacek an Oscar for Best Actress) named after it.

Victim(s): Tyler Morgan, Joe Stevens & Danny Harmon (the latter 2 took place 10 years earlier)

Killer: Carlton Reid

Cause of death: Gunshot; explosion.

Motive: Morgan threatened to reveal their illegal financial dealings if he didn't deal with Molly Stevens's harassment of him; Joe refused to go along with his illegal dealings and Danny was in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Hoyt Axton as Sheriff Jasper Tate

Barbara Bain as Nora Morgan

Chuck Connors as Tyler Morgan

Cliff DeYoung as Carlton Reid

Marilyn Jones as Bridie Harmon

William R. Moses as Reese Morgan

Megan Mullally as Molly Stevens

Denver Pyle as Eben Connors

Jared Rushton as Travis Harmon

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