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  1. "Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 1)"
  2. "Death Stalks the Big Top (Part 2)"
  3. "Unfinished Business"
  4. "One White Rose for Death"
  5. "Corned Beef & Carnage"
  6. "Dead Man's Gold"
  7. "Deadline for Murder"
  8. "Magnum on Ice (Part 2)"
  9. "Obituary for a Dead Anchor"
  10. "Stage Struck"
  11. "Night of the Headless Horseman"
  12. "The Corpse Flew First Class"
  13. "Crossed Up"
  14. "Murder in a Minor Key"
  15. "The Bottom Line is Murder"
  16. "Death Takes a Dive"
  17. "Simon Says, Color Me Dead"
  18. "No Laughing Murder"
  19. "No Accounting for Murder"
  20. "The Cemetery Vote"
  21. "The Days Dwindle Down"
  22. "Murder, She Spoke"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
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[]

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Aired: January 4th, 1987
Written By: R. Barker Price
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Jessica is in the wrong place at the right time to help her friend Dorian Beecher when he is accused of a murder he didn't commit.


The title refers to the Headless Horseman, the ghost that rides through Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and chases the schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane.

Re-united here are Doug McClure and Guy Stockwell who previously co-starred in two movies: Beau Geste (1966) and The King's Pirate (1967).

The Headless Horseman has the pumpkin for his head, the pumpkin was never carried by the rider of the horse.

The kids weren't the ones that gave Dorian the sabre, it was the ruffian friends of Nate's that did, remember, they were in the truck on the bridge, the kids aren't at an age to know how to drive, now are they ?

Victim: Nate Findley

Killer: Dr. Penn Walker

Cause of death: Stabbed in neck with dental pick.

Motive: Anger over Nate causing the death of Walker's former girlfriend Gretchen, and his callous dismissal of her death.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Thom Bray as Dorian Beecher

Karlene Crockett as Sarah Dupont

Judy Landers as Bobbie

Hope Lange as Charlotte Newcastle

Doug McClure as Sheriff Sam Rankin

Charles Siebert as Dr. Penn Walker

Guy Stockwell as Dorn Van Stotter

Fritz Weaver as Edwin Dupont

Barry Williams as Nate Findley

Brandon Douglas as Todd Carrier

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