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Murder, She Wrote: Season One


  1. "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"
  2. "Deadly Lady"
  3. "Birds of a Feather"
  4. "Hooray for Homicide"
  5. "It's a Dog's Life"
  6. "Lovers and Other Killers"
  7. "Hit, Run and Homicide"
  8. "We're Off to Kill the Wizard"
  9. "Death Takes a Curtain Call"
  10. "Death Casts a Spell"
  11. "Capitol Offense"
  12. "Broadway Malady"
  13. "Murder to a Jazz Beat"
  14. "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean"
  15. "Paint Me a Murder"
  16. "Tough Guys Don't Die"
  17. "Sudden Death"
  18. "Footnote to Murder"
  19. "Murder Takes the Bus"
  20. "Armed Response"
  21. "Murder at the Oasis"
  22. "Funeral at Fifty-Mile"
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Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
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The Law & Harry McGraw

Production Information[]

Footnote to Murder
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Production Number: 59221
Aired: 10 March, 1985
Written By: Robert Swanson
Directed By: Peter Crane
Created By: Richard Levinson
William Link
Peter S. Fischer
Executive Producer: Peter S. Fischer
Producer Robert F. O'Neill
Associate Producer Mike Stevens


An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.


The characters of "Helmsley Post" -an aggressively macho writer of war stories - and "Adrian Winslow" - a waspish, perhaps homosexual author of historical novels - may be intended as outrageous caricatures of the real-life writers Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal, whose long-standing literary feud had been very much in the news shortly before this was filmed. The name "Post" for the Mailer character is another clue.

Future series Regular as Cabot Cove Sheriff Mort Metzger, Ron Masak, appears as Lt. Meyer in this episode.

After the cancellation of the MSW series (1984-1996), creators William S. Fischer and William Link rehire Ron Masak for a brief appearance in their famous made for television Columbo movies. Masak can be seen in the "Ashes to Ashes" Columbo episode dated 10/08/98.

This is the first murder where it was an accident and done in self-defense.

This is Pat Harrington Jr.'s first appearance on Murder She Wrote. He was also in Season 3's "The Corpse Flew First Class," Season 6's "Jack & Bill," and Season 7's "The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane."

Victim: Hemsley Post

Killer: Debbie Delancey

Cause of death: Stabbed in the chest with Horace Lynchfield's trick umbrella.

Motive: Self-defense after he attempted to force himself on her.


Regular Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

DVD Release[]

This episode was released with the other 21 episodes of the first season of Murder, She Wrote in a variety of formats.

Title Release Date Region
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season March 29, 2005 Region 1 (North America)
Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 August 29, 2005 Region 2 (Europe)
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete 1st Season May 2, 2007 Region 4 (Australasia)

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