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  1. "Trials & Tribulations"
  2. "Deadly Misunderstanding"
  3. "See You in Court, Baby"
  4. "Hannigan's Wake"
  5. "The Family Jewels"
  6. "A Body to Die For"
  7. "The Return of Preston Giles"
  8. "The Great Twain Robbery"
  9. "Ballad for a Blue Lady"
  10. "Murder in F Sharp"
  11. "Family Doctor"
  12. "Suspicion of Murder"
  13. "Moving Violation"
  14. "Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?"
  15. "The Taxman Cometh"
  16. "From the Horse's Mouth"
  17. "The Prodigal Father"
  18. "Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy"
  19. "Thursday's Child"
  20. "Murder, Plain & Simple"
  21. "Tainted Lady"
  22. "The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
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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: February 24th, 1991
Written By: Gerry Day
Directed By: Jerry Jameson
Created By: Peter S. Fischer

and Richard Levinson

& William Link

Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producers: Anthony Magro

Robert F. O'Neill

Robert E. Swanson

Robert Van Scoyk


Jessica travels to Kentucky to visit the horse breeding ranch of her friends, Diana & Tod Sterling. Their neighbor, Lamar Morgan, is disputing the offspring caused by Diana's father, Randolph's stud horse, King Paragon. When Randolph himself ends up dead in the horse's pen, Jessica recruits her old friend Harry McGraw to help solve the case.


Second episode to deal with horse related business; the first was Dead Heat, although that was about horse racing, not breeding.

Victim: Randolph Sterling

Killer: Derek Padley

Cause of death: Beaten repeatedly with cane.

Motive: He learned that King Paragon was not the real horse, but his brother, whom Derek had disguised as the real one.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Jerry Orbach as Detective Harry McGraw

Guest Stars[]

Melvin M. Belli as Judge Charley Harley

Maxwell Caulfield as Derek Padley

Patricia Charbonneau as Diana Sterling

Robert Donner as Sheriff Tyrone McKenna

Nanette Fabray as Emmaline Bristow

Kevin McCarthy as Randolph Sterling

Tricia O'Neil as Althea Mayberry

John Allen Nelson as Tod Sterling

Debra Sandland as Dr. Christie Morgan

Gregory Walcott as Lamar Morgan


Helena Carroll as Martha Jane Stokes

James Bartz as Justin King

Michael Ayr as Attorney Mark Mason

Patricia Huston as Edie

Kathy Hartsell as Young Woman

Richard Balin as Coroner

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