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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 7th, 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 F. O'Neill


Vikram Singh has a nightmare (memory?) about an expedition's discovery on the Indian continent and the lethal curse of the Daanav, a legendary divine ruby. After meeting their Congressman in Washington D.C., Jessica convinces Seth to accept an invitation to a polo-match in nearby Maryland hosted by his wealthy, estranged brother Richard Hazlitt. Seth grudgingly accepts provided she joins him. Richard's new wife, considered a threat by his son Mark Hazlitt and daughter, actually sent the invitation, but it works, the brothers finally make up in a trip to memory lane with whiskey and cigars at the estate. However the ruby Richard bought for his wife, seems to work its spell to kill anyone not of pure heart who wears it: she nearly suffocates in the garage. Next, Richard takes the ruby to his room, and is killed while the door is locked from the inside. Jessica works out how both crimes connect with the ruby and refuses to believe Singh, now government agent to purchase it, is guilty, even after the ruby is found on him, as her trap proves.


Although it is said here that Seth Hazlitt's brother Richard, his nephew Mark and his niece Carolyn are his only relatives, he is later shown to have several cousins who live on a plantation down south in Dixie.

Much, less having a niece who lost her fiancee in the episode What You Don't Know Can Kill You, that was the episode, where a young mother's father killed a boy he thought sired his grandchild & three local thugs had harassed.

Victim: Richard Hazlitt

Killer: Bert Davies

Cause of death: Unknown, most likely poison.

Motive: Felt Richard viewed his wife (and Bert's daughter) Alice as only a trophy to show off and didn't appreciate her.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Jane Badler as Carolyn Hazlitt

Douglas Barr as Mark Hazlitt

Clive Revill as Bert Davies

Richard Bradford as Richard Hazlitt

Jane Windsor as Alice Davies Hazlitt

Kabir Bedi as Vikram Singh

Larry Linville as Lt. Steven Ames

DVD Release[]

Episode Chronology[]

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