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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: May 1st, 1988
Teleplay By: Maryanne Kascia & Michael Scheff

Story By: Arthur David Weingarten

Directed By: E.W. Swackhamer
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert E. Swanson


Jessica heads to New York to support playwright Walter Knapf, who is adapting one of her books into a play. Said play is criticized by two tough critics, Danny O'Mara & Elliot Easterbrook. When Danny ends up dead, Jessica must find out who killed him, even if the top suspect has a seemingly tight alibi.


Second episode for both Eugene Roche & Marilyn Hasset. They last appeared in Deadline for Murder & Deadly Lady, respectively.

Victim: Danny O'Mara

Killer: Elliot Easterbrook

Cause of death: Gunshot

Motive: O'Mara panned his play when he was younger, causing him to become a critic to eventually get revenge.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Lloyd Bochner as Jason Richards

Miles Chapin as Walter Knapf

Carole Cook as Shayna Grant

Marilyn Hassett as Barbara Blair

Rich Little as Barney Mapost

Christopher Norris as Denise Quinlan

Eugene Roche as Lt. Aloysius Jarvis

Dean Stockwell as Elliot Easterbrook

John DiSanti as Danny O'Mara

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