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


  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[edit | edit source]

Production Number:
Aired: November 29th, 1987
Written By: Gerald K. Siegel
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, William Levinson & Richard Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill

Summary[edit | edit source]

Algonquin George Longbow disturbs a Mayor Sam Booth's speech in full warrior dress to deliver by spear his dead-earnest claim to the hereditary land-rights granted by the British to his ancestors' chief 12 generations ago in gratitude for fighting the French, a land strip including all Cabot Cove. While history professor Harold Crenshaw, George's girl-friend Donna's father, verifies the document's veracity, people panic and protest even if he turns out to be a Harvard law school graduate and only demands reasonable rent, the local businessman involved in an impending major development project is killed with an Algonquin spear, as everybody eagerly assumes by missing George, who is soon after found, roughed up and brought to Amos by local hot-head hoodlums. Jessica however believes in his intelligence-conform innocence and sets out to prove it...

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The title is an old English expression to describe a person who gives a gift and then later wants it back.

Although the actor playing Mister Longbow is not an American Indian, he is an Indian-American, as Bernard White has Sri Lankan ancestry.

This is the second episode in which the late Lonny Chapman plays a murder victim; he was also the victim in Dead Heat.

Third episode in which the murder was in self-defense; the others are Footnote to Murder & If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly.

Victim: Addison Langley

Killer: Helen Langley

Cause of death: Stabbed in the chest (later stabbed with a spear by Tom Carpenter to implicate George Longbow).

Motive: Self-defense after he hit her while drunk.

Starring[edit | edit source]

Regular Cast[edit | edit source]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]

Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Richard Paul as Mayor Sam Booth

Guest Stars[edit | edit source]

Theodore Bikel as Professor Harold Crenshaw

Heidi Bohay as Donna Crenshaw

Lonny Chapman as Addison Langley

Jack Colvin as Harris Atwater

Gary Lockwood as Tom Carpenter

Jennifer Salt as Helen Langley

Charles Siebert as Norman Edmonds

Bernard White as George Longbow

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