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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: December 13th, 1987
Written By: Kenneth A. Berg
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Jessica is in New York to visit her nephew Grady and finds herself living in a luxury suite at a posh hotel when his apartment has to be fumigated. It's all courtesy of of Grady's friend and fraternity brother Garrett Harper married to the older Cornelia Montaigne Harper, owner of the hotel. Grady is also surprised and happy to hear that a high school girl he was quite taken with, Sandra, is also at the hotel. What he doesn't realize is that Garrett and Sandra are up to something. When Grady finds her dead in her hotel room, he is naturally the main suspect. His friend Garrett keeps asking him for odd favors however. Jessica has no doubt as to Grady's innocence in all of this and works with the police to solve the crime.


Charlotte Rae plays Nettie Harper, mother of Garrett Harper. Charlotte Rae played Edna Garrett in Diff'rent Strokes (1978), The Facts of Life (1979) and Hello, Larry (1979).

Victim: Sandra Clemons

Killer: Mark Havlin

Cause of death: Smothered with a pillow, after hitting head on table.

Motive: Refused to cut Mark in on the blackmail she was using on Garrett Harper, by claiming she was married to him.


The character 'Garrett' is referred to as 'Gary' several times. This is not a mistake as 'Gary' is a valid nickname for 'Garrett'


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Michael Horton as Grady Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

John Callahan as Garrett Harper

Janet Leigh as Cornelia Montaigne Harper

Monte Markham as Insp. Donald Matheney

Jennifer Holmes as Sandra Clemons

Macon McCalman as Hotel Det. Fritz Rice

Charlotte Rae as Nettie Harper

Robert Desiderio as Mark Havlin

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