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Murder, She Wrote: Season One
Murder, She Wrote: Season Two


  1. "Widow, Weep for Me"
  2. "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly"
  3. "Murder in the Afternoon"
  4. "School for Scandal"
  5. "Sing a Song of Murder"
  6. "Reflections of the Mind"
  7. "A Lady in the Lake"
  8. "Dead Heat"
  9. "Jessica Behind Bars"
  10. "Sticks and Stones"
  11. "Murder Digs Deep"
  12. "Murder by Appointment Only"
  13. "Trial by Error"
  14. "Keep the Home Fries Burning"
  15. "Powder Keg"
  16. "Murder in the Electric Cathedral"
  17. "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder"
  18. "If a Body Meet a Body"
  19. "Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday"
  20. "Menace, Anyone?"
  21. "The Perfect Foil"
  22. "If the Frame Fits"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three
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: March 9, 1986
Written By: Peter S. Fischer and Richard Levinson
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinsion, & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


What begins as a routine murder investigation leads the police to discover that a coffin contains the wrong body.


The title is based on a line from the poem 'Comin Thro' The Rye' by Robert Burns. "Gin a body meet a body" (or "Should a body meet a body").

The is the last film project for Robert Sterling.

Joe Maross' final TV role.

The needlepoint being worked on by Connie Vernon (Carrie Snodgress) is the same one featured in Columbo: the Conspirators (1978) being worked on by Kate O'Connell (Jeanette Nolan) of the O'Connell company emblem.

Victim: Henry Vernon

Killer: Connie Vernon

Cause of death: Blunt force trauma via a pipe.

Motive: Henry decided to give up his "faking death for the insurance" scam, so Connie decided to take the money he'd stolen from the citizens, frame Phyllis Walters, who was attracted to him, and get the insurance money as well.


Behind the actors in the diner scene, a bearded extra in a blue jacket enters the restaurant twice.

When the corpse is discovered to have been taken from the doctor's office, Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) goes over to a closed window and claims that the suspect(s) took the body out that way. The next shot of her by the window shows the closed window to now be open.

The guy that changed the flat tire for the Vernon couple was tall & lanky, the one that was in the casket that Phyllis had toppled was Paddock, the psychic for the McCormack couple in the episode Way to Dusty Death.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Robert Donner as Silas Pike

Anne Jeffreys as Agnes Shipley

Audrey Landers as Phyllis Walters

Lori Lethin as Christy Olson

Monte Markham as Ned Olson

Rex Smith as Stew Bennett

Carrie Snodgress as Connie Vernon

Richard Stahl as Reverend Matthews

Robert Sterling as Ben Shipley

Joe Maross as Henry Vernon

DVD Release[]

Episode Chronology[]

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