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Murder, She Wrote: Season Two
Original Network: CBS
No. of Episodes: 22
Production Line: 603##
Originally Aired: September 29, 1985 - May 18, 1986
Production Credits
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producer: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill
Associate Producer: Mike Stevens
Theme By: John Addison
Preceded by: Murder, She Wrote: Season One
Followed by: Murder, She Wrote: Season Three


Jessica's second year as a published author is just as hectic as her first, as she finds herself investigating another chilling series of murders.

Jessica begins by travelling to Jamaica to investigate the murder of a very dear friend of hers. While investigating her friends death she is introduced to Michael Hagarty, a retired MI6 agent, with whom Jessica would establish a strong friendship. Jessica then moves on to an investigation into the death of a John Doe who may very well have be Cabot Cove's own revolutionary war hero; Joshua Peabody. Whom was supposedly killed by a British redcoat during the battle of Cabot Cove.

Jessica also manages to solve a murder while seving as foreperson on a jury, which was convened pn the same case to judge the innocence or guilt of another suspect. She also has another run in with PI Harry McGraw, The pair find themselves bidding against each other to get their hands on the diary of a sex symbol, however when the friend whom hired Jessica winds up dead, Harry must come to her rescue and the two pair up to solve the case.


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Recurring Cast[]


Picture Episode Name Episode Number Production Code Original Airdate
WWfM Screenshot.JPG Widow, Weep for Me 23 60309 September 29, 1985
Jessica's trip to a Caribbean resort is filled with sun, sand and a murder investigation.
JPDHP Screenshot.JPG Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly 24 60305 October 6, 1985
Plans for a new hotel in Cabot Cove must be put on hold when a skeleton is discovered at the construction site. Amos and Jessica visit the site to look for clues but instead find a second body.
MitA Screenshot.JPG Murder in the Afternoon 25 60302 October 13, 1985
Jessica's niece worries about her job security when the character she plays turns out to be the serial killer. Before long Jessica herself needs to worry when her niece's boss ends up dead and her niece looks like the prime suspect.
SfS Screenshot.JPG School for Scandal 26 60314 October 20, 1985
Following her acceptance of an honorary degree from a university, Jessica must look between the lines to discover the truth and the murderer.
SaSoM Screenshot.JPG Sing a Song of Murder 27 60306 October 27, 1985
Jessica is devastated to be informed of her cousin Emma's untimely passing, but when she arrives in London she learns that Emma isn't dead after all, but has been in hiding after threats on her life. Jessica goes along with the ruse in the hopes of flushing out the would-be killer.
ROtM Screenshot.JPG Reflections of the Mind 28 60304 November 3, 1985
Jessica visits an old friend who claims to be haunted by the ghost of her late husband. But when the woman's second spouse is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect, Jessica is determined to help clear her name.
ALitL Screenshot.JPG A Lady in the Lake 29 60307 November 10, 1985
Jessica spends a little time at a lakeside inn where she witnesses what appears to be a struggle and a woman falling into the lake. Everyone is convinced that the husband did it, but Jessica isn't quite so sure.
DH Screenshot.JPG Dead Heat 30 60303 November 24, 1985
Jessica goes to the races to watch her niece ride the winning horse but then the horse's disagreeable owner is murdered after a dispute.
JBB Screenshot.JPG Jessica Behind Bars 31 60316 December 1, 1985
Jessica agrees to teach an English class at a women's prison for her friend Margaret and soon finds herself being held hostage after Dr. Matthews is murdered and the prisoners are convinced that the warden is responsible
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Sticks and Stones 32 60301 December 15, 1985
Cabot Cove is flooded with poison pen letters which proves hard for the town to handle as Amos prepares to hand the reins over to a new sheriff, Harry Pierce.
MDD Screenshot.JPG Murder Digs Deep 33 60315 December 29, 1985
An archaeological dig at the site of Coronado's City of Gold does not please everyone as a new corpse is dug up.
MbAO Screenshot.JPG Murder by Appointment Only 34 60310 January 5, 1986
One of Jessica's former students is murdered and she takes a personal interest in the investigation and finds herself at the heart of a family feud while taking a look into the company that Grady is working for now.
TbE Screenshot.jpg Trial by Error 35 60317 January 12, 1986
It's a bad day for the jurors when Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband. The jury alternates between wanting to convict him and wanting to set him free, but Jessica realises there's more than just one murder going on here.
KtHFB Screenshot.jpg Keep the Home Fries Burning 36 60320 January 19, 1986
Jessica, Seth and Amos try out a new tourist-oriented restaurant, but after a number of the guests fall ill eating strawberry preserves, one of the women dies. Jessica investigates the murder while everyone in town tries to point the finger at someone else.
PK Screenshot.jpg Powder Keg 37 60326 February 9, 1986
The justice system is tested when a group of angry Southerners form a lynch party and plan to hang a murder suspect.
MitEC Screenshot.jpg Murder in the Electric Cathedral 38 60312 February 16, 1986
Jessica must find the murderer of her close friend whose will is in contention between family and a popular evangelist and soon finds herself in the middle of a feud between different members of the evangelist's family.
OGBDaM Screenshot.jpg One Good Bid Deserves a Murder 39 60318 February 23, 1986
Jessica finds herself in a tough spot when one of the auctioneers of a diary is found murdered and she has to rely on Harry McGraw to help her out.
IaBMaB Screenshot.jpg If a Body Meet a Body 40 60321 March 9, 1986
What begins as a routine murder investigation leads the police to discover that a coffin contains the wrong body.
CBDoS Screenshot.jpg Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday 41 60311 March 30, 1986
The writing's on the wall when a reputable magazine is acquired by a mercenary publisher who quickly changes it into a gossip rag.
MA Screenshot.jpg Menace, Anyone? 42 60319 April 6, 1986
Jessica struggles to protect her former student Carol, a tennis star, when her boyfriend is blown up in her car and Carol is the only suspect.
TPF Screenshot.jpg The Perfect Foil 43 60329 April 13, 1986
Jessica travels to New Orleans, but the good times can't roll when her cousin suspected of murder.
ItFF Screenshot.jpg If the Frame Fits 44 60331 May 18, 1986
The picture's not pretty when an heiress is killed and her art-thief husband is the suspect.

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