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Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
Original Network: CBS
No. of Episodes: 22
Production Line: 637##
Originally Aired: October 23, 1988 - May 21, 1989
Production Credits
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producer: Peter S. Fischer
Theme By: John Addison
Preceded by: Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
Followed by: Murder, She Wrote: Season Six


Jessica Finds herself behind bars when she is mistakenly accused of murdering a Bulgarian operative, Jessica becomes more frustrated when Michael Haggarty, who was present at the murder, does everything he can to keep Jessica in jail while also enlisting her help to solve the case. Notable cases include; Jessica investigating a series of murders when she is snowed in at a ski lodge, Jessica going head to head with the KGB when she is accused of espionage and a man is killed attempting to escape from a state dinner and A Former top selling Mystery Novelist is consumed with jealousy of the prominent rise of JB Fletcher so hatches a plan to kill her.


Regular Cast[]

Recurring Cast[]


Picture Episode Name Episode Number Production Code Original Airdate
J.B. As in Jailbird 67
A Little Night Work 68
Mr. Penroy's Vacation 69
Snow White, Blood Red 70
Coal Miner's Slaughter 71
Wearing of the Green 72
The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel 73
Prediction: Murder 74
Something Borrowed, Someone Blue 75
Weave A Tangled Web 76
The Search for Peter Kerry 77
Smooth Operators 78
Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble 79
From Russia With Blood 80
Alma Murder 81
Truck Stop 82
The Sins of Castle Cove 83
Trevor Hudson's Legacy 84
Double Exposure 85
Three Strikes, You're Out 86
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Part 1 87
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Part 2 88