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  1. "Murder in Milan"
  2. "Family Secrets"
  3. "The Mole"
  4. "The Wind Around the Tower"
  5. "The Dead File"
  6. "Night of the Coyote"
  7. "Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice"
  8. "The Classic Murder"
  9. "A Christmas Secret"
  10. "The Sound of Murder"
  11. "Final Curtain"
  12. "Double Jeopardy"
  13. "Dead Eye"
  14. "Killer Radio"
  15. "The Petrified Florist"
  16. "Threshold of Fear"
  17. "The Big Kill"
  18. "Dead to Rights"
  19. "Lone Witness"
  20. "Ship of Thieves"
  21. "The Survivor"
  22. "Love's Deadly Desire"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

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Murder, missing persons, and the Kennedy assassination are all part of the mysteries Jessica must face to solve both an old murder and a new one.

Victim: Frank Hemet

Killer: Laura Ann Callan

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Motive: To retrieve some of his papers that implicated her father in the Kennedy scandal.


As everyone was looking for some negatives of photographs taken in 1963, Private Investigator Charlie Garrett (Wayne Rogers) stated that he received them back then bearing a postmark of November 25, 1963. That was the day of John F Kennedy's funeral in which then President Johnson proclaimed across the country, schools, businesses, and government offices closed in observance of the day of mourning. This included the post office which could not have produced a cancellation for that date

The next goof is that there is no story whatsoever that the characters in this episode existed on that date, meaning, paying Oswald off to kill & to add more shots in order to play up the author of the book he was peddling knowing the wrong number of shots that Jessica had brought up.

With the rumored connections to the mob that the Kennedy family had to get rid of Marilyn Monroe, why would the Kennedy family pose a threat to the mob in order for them to pay Oswald to kill Kennedy ?

This episode is unique in that justice is not served: The mobsters who had Oswald kill Kennedy are clearly middlemen for someone else, and they are themselves killed before they can say who that person or persons is. The Kennedy assasination remains unsolved. However, it has been proven that Oswald did not act alone, so perhaps the public scandal could lead to a new official investigation in which the masterminds behind the JFK assasination are finally brought to justice. So justice is not neccasarily off the table.

Who puts on their tail-lights to indicate that they were stopping. tail-lights show who is turning left or right, not who's about to stop.

Then, there's this: The main story of the episode is the Kennedy Killing, not the Hemet killing, so why focus on Hemet's killing instead of the main story involving the Kennedy Killing ?

Why implicate Laura Callan's father in anything, given that he's already dead, so why should it matter what he tried to profit off of what?

Crazy Credits[]

Opening scenes plot setting: CORAL CITY, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 24, 1963 - MIAMI, FLORIDA PRESENT DAY


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Wayne Rogers as Charlie Garrett (Debut Appearance)

Guest Stars[]

Lonny Chapman as Frank Hemet

Julian Christopher as FBI Agent James Whitman

Ben Masters as Chief Gillis

Stewart Moss as Dr. Desmond Abner Farrow

Linda Purl as Laura Ann Callan

Al Ruscio as Santo Angelini


John Petlock as Michael

Webster Williams as Hal Frederick

Kevin Quigley as Bernie Callan

Tom Alan Robbins as Assistant Manager

Jason Stuart as Motel Manager

Dennis Paladino as Bartender

Martin Goslins as Houseman

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