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  1. "J.B. As in Jailbird"
  2. "A Little Night Work"
  3. "Mr. Penroy's Vacation"
  4. "Snow White, Blood Red"
  5. "Coal Miner's Slaughter"
  6. "Wearing of the Green"
  7. "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
  8. "Prediction: Murder"
  9. "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
  10. "Weave A Tangled Web"
  11. "The Search for Peter Kerry"
  12. "Smooth Operators"
  13. "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble"
  14. "From Russia With Blood"
  15. "Alma Murder"
  16. "Truck Stop"
  17. "The Sins of Castle Cove"
  18. "Trevor Hudson's Legacy"
  19. "Double Exposure"
  20. "Three Strikes, You're Out"
  21. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 1)"
  22. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 2)"
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 6th, 1988
Written By: Robert E. Swanson
Directed By: Anthony (Pullen) Shaw
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert E. Swanson


Jessica is perplexed by the death of an elderly man as suspicion points to the two simple-minded spinster sisters he was living with.


This was Ron Masak's debut as Sheriff Mort Metzger.

This episode has some similarities to Murder Takes the Bus, as both involve a member of a band of thieves getting murdered by someone not related to their robbery, and said robber's partners showing up to find where they hid the loot.

It's revealed that Amos Tupper retired and moved to Kentucky.

Seth mentions Mort's wife, Adelaide, although she never appears over the course of the series.

Victim: Clifford Coleson

Killer: Marilee "Lee" Coleson

Cause of death: Stabbed with pitchfork.

Motive: He left her once he helped commit the train robbery and had no plans to split the money with her.


Jessica makes a fleeting reference to long-time regular Sheriff Tupper, saying that he "went back to Kentucky." But for 4 years, fans had been listening to Tupper do what might have been the worst Maine accent in history in his portrayal as a local.

When the Appletree sisters buried Mr. Penroy's body, before they covered his body with a tablecloth, Hank Jones' arm moved all on it's own.

The Appletree sisters were not arrested despite commiting numerous crimes throughout the episode.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger (Debut Appearance)

Richard Paul as Mayor Sam Booth

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Norman Alden as Investigator Bart Klapper

Candice Azzara as Marilee Penroy

Don Calfa as Clifford Coleson

Tim Choate as Daryl Croft

Henry Jones as Morris Penroy

Joan Leslie as Lillian Appletree

Teresa Wright as Helen Appletree

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