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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: November 1st, 1987
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Emma McGill, Jessica's vivacious cousin, must quickly learn the family gumshoe business when she's suspected of poisoning a member of the British aristocracy.


Second episode to star Emma McGill, the first was Sing a Song of Murder. Jeffrey also briefly makes reference to the events of said episode.

The late Christopher Hewitt, who plays Humphrey, the family solicitor, is probably best known as the star of the series Mr. Belvedere, which aired around the same time.

Victim(s): Rudy Constable & Geoffrey Constable.

Killer: Pauline Constable

Cause of death: Poisoning.

Motive: So her husband, Arthur Constable could become the new Viscount and she could gain acceptance from the family, as Sybil Constable always treated her poorly for coming from a baker's family.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Emma McGill

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

John David Bland as Derek Constable

Mark Lindsay Chapman as Johnny Constable

Christopher Hewitt as Humphrey Defoe

Richard Johnson as Lord Geoffrey Constable

Jane Leeves as Gwen Petrie

Rosemary Murphy as Sybil Constable

Anthony Newley as Inspector Victor Frost

Carolyn Seymour as Pauline Constable

John Standing as Arthur Constable

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