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  1. "Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 1)"
  2. "Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 2)"
  3. "Unfinished Business"
  4. "One White Rose for Death"
  5. "Corned Beef & Carnage"
  6. "Dead Man's Gold"
  7. "Deadline for Murder"
  8. "Magnum on Ice (Part 2)"
  9. "Obituary for a Dead Anchor"
  10. "Stage Struck"
  11. "Night of the Headless Horseman"
  12. "The Corpse Flew First Class"
  13. "Crossed Up"
  14. "Murder in a Minor Key"
  15. "The Bottom Line is Murder"
  16. "Death Takes a Dive"
  17. "Simon Says, Color Me Dead"
  18. "No Laughing Murder"
  19. "No Accounting for Murder"
  20. "The Cemetery Vote"
  21. "The Days Dwindle Down"
  22. "Murder, She Spoke"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
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: November 9th, 1986
Written By: Robert Van Scoyk
Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


A group of young treasure hunters come to Cabot Cove looking for sunken treasure and one of them ends up dead.


This marks the second time Leslie Nielsen guest-starred. The first was in season 1 episode 13 where he played the captain of the cruise ship Jessica and her niece were on.

As Jessica is talking to David on the boat about her relatives, it is revealed that she also has sisters.

Victim: Alexandra Bell

Killer: Susan Ainsley

Cause of death: Blunt force trauma from tire iron.

Motive: Alex repeatedly belittled her and treated her as an "outsider" and as Bill Ainsley's "trophy wife."

The whole story was for David to have his divers to search for the treasure, why would he halt or stop the search to kill one of them ?

Then with how drunk Alex was, you tell me how she was able to remember the motel number, much less Susan's room number ?

The motel number was inscribed on Alex's room key, which was in her purse.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper

Robert Hogan as Dr. Wylie Graham

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Grant Goodeve as Larry Gaynes

Wendy Kilbourne as Susan Ainsley

John Laughlin as Bill Ainsley

Sean McClory as Ross Barber

Julia Montgomery as Alexandra Bell

Leslie Nielsen as Captain David Everett

J. Eddie Peck as Coby Russell

Ian Ruskin as Gregory Small

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