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  1. "A Death in Hong Kong"
  2. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  3. "The Legacy of Borbey House"
  4. "The Phantom Killer"
  5. "A Virtual Murder"
  6. "Bloodlines"
  7. "A Killing in Cork"
  8. "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove"
  9. "Murder at a Discount"
  10. "Murder in White"
  11. "Northern Explosion"
  12. "Proof in the Pudding"
  13. "Portrait of Death"
  14. "Deadly Assets"
  15. "Murder on the Thirtieth Floor"
  16. "Time to Die"
  17. "The Dying Game"
  18. "The Trouble with Seth"
  19. "Roadkill"
  20. "A Murderous Muse"
  21. "Wheel of Death"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

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One of Jessica's best-selling mysteries makes her the target of a lawsuit by a man who was tried and acquitted for murder.


Julianna Margulies would go on to play another lawyer in The Good Wife (2009). 

Victim(s): Janet Trent Novaro (happened 5 years prior) and Dave Novaro

Killer: Iris Novaro

Cause of Death: Struck over the head with an unknown object to frame Dave Novaro; bludgeoned with a cane to frame Norman Trent.

Motive: Jealousy after learning she planned to reconcile with Dave; he threatened to call the police after deducing she was Janet's killer.

Rachel is in no position to continue with the lawsuit against Jessica, when the summons was given to Jessica & Ted Hartley, the plaintiff's name is on the summons, not his daughter, so when the plaintiff is killed, & his name was on the summons, can his daughter continue with the lawsuit, given the plaintiff was killed & his name on the summons, which does not include the name of his daughter, you tell me as to how she can continue the lawsuit, given her name isn't on the summons ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Sam Anderson as Neil Fraser
Herb Edelman as Lt. Artie Gelber (as Herbert Edelman)
John Enos III as Randy Konig (as John Enos)
Morgan Fairchild as Iris Novaro
Spencer Garrett as Aaron Woodman
Bruce Gray as Ted Hartley
Elaine Joyce as Lillian Conway
Julianna Margulies as Rachel Novaro
George Segal as Dave Novaro
Sandy Ward as Norman Trent
Leonard Lightfoot as Detective Henderson
John Allsopp as Jed Collins
John Petlock as Man
James Daughton as Minister
Darnell Harrison as Video Director
Robert Rigamonti as Maitre D'
Jenny Burgess as Receptionist
Sylvia Sage as Bag Lady (as Sylvia Sage Lane)

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