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Murder, She Wrote: Season One
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Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six


  1. "Appointment in Athens"
  2. "Seal of the Confessional"
  3. "The Grand Old Lady"
  4. "The Error of Her Ways"
  5. "Jack & Bill"
  6. "Dead Letter"
  7. "Night of the Tarantula"
  8. "When the Fat Lady Sings"
  9. "Test of Wills"
  10. "Class Act"
  11. "Town Father"
  12. "Goodbye Charlie"
  13. "If the Shoe Fits"
  14. "How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying"
  15. "The Fixer-Upper"
  16. "The Big Show of 1965"
  17. "Murder - According to Maggie"
  18. "O'Malley's Luck"
  19. "Always a Thief"
  20. "Shear Madness"
  21. "The Szechuan Dragon"
  22. "The Sicilian Encounter"
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 5th, 1989
Written By: Paul Schiffer
Directed By: Anthony (Pullen) Shaw
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producers: Robert E. Swanson & Robert Van Scoyk


Jessica's acquisition of an old bureau at a rummage sale unleashes a chain of events that leads to the death of a local volunteer fireman in a furniture store.


The title refers to a term used by the United States' Postal Service for a letter that cannot be delivered due to the illegibility or absence of a forwarding or return address.

Guest star Max Gail is best known as Stanley "Wojo" Wojochewitz on Barney Miller.

Bud Fricksey played by Jonathan Goldsmith who was "the most interesting man in the world" from Dos Equis commercials.

Victim: Bud Fricksey

Killer: Stanley Holmes

Cause of death: Smoke inhalation after being knocked out with a varnish can in a fire

Motive: Was surprised by Bud as he was burning down the furniture store he worked at to cover his embezzlement.


Why would Stanley fear his photograph of his lady friend burning up in the fire that he had set ? Remember, at the time he was setting the fire, he said he saw it staring at him from his knapsack, indicating that it would survive the fire when Jessica showing it off when it was on his mantel when the denouement of the episode was when Stanley was exposed as the arsonist.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Ron Masak as Sheriff Morton Metzger

Richard Paul as Mayor Samuel Booth

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Susan Anspach as Lois Fricksey

Rosemary DeCamp as Agnes Diller

Peter Fox as Ron Stiller

George Furth as Fred Owens

Max Gail as Stanley Holmes

Jonathan Goldsmith as Bud Fricksey

Robin Riker-Hasley as Connie Kowalski

Al Waxman as Carl Wilson

DVD Release[]

Murder, She Wrote; the Complete Sixth Season

Episode Chronology[]