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  1. "Appointment in Athens"
  2. "Seal of the Confessional"
  3. "The Grand Old Lady"
  4. "The Error of Her Ways"
  5. "Jack & Bill"
  6. "Dead Letter"
  7. "Night of the Tarantula"
  8. "When the Fat Lady Sings"
  9. "Test of Wills"
  10. "Class Act"
  11. "Town Father"
  12. "Goodbye Charlie"
  13. "If the Shoe Fits"
  14. "How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying"
  15. "The Fixer-Upper"
  16. "The Big Show of 1965"
  17. "Murder - According to Maggie"
  18. "O'Malley's Luck"
  19. "Always a Thief"
  20. "Shear Madness"
  21. "The Szechuan Dragon"
  22. "The Sicilian Encounter"
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 12th, 1989
Written By: Chris Manheim
Directed By: Vincent McEveety
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producers: Robert E. Swanson & Robert Van Scoyk


Voodoo black magic is the apparent cause of death of her host, leaving Jessica to figure out the truth while visiting an old friend in Jamaica.


Partially filmed on the set of Fantasy Island (1977). To be more precise, the home of Mr. Roarke.

Darrow Igus, who plays the Sergeant. is best known as a cast member of the sketch series Fridays, which served as a competitor to Saturday Night Live in the late 80's.

Victim: Harry Waverly

Killer: Jean-Pierre Dusant

Cause of death: Strangulation

Motive: To eliminate all the Waverlys, save Mark who would marry his daughter Michelle, so she would inherit their estate.


The constant bird sound heard is a native Australian Kookaburra.

There was no voodoo of any kind in this episode, because the whole story was to prove that Jean-Michel made the obeah doll & planted the rat poison in the drink & George used horror movie make-up to give the illusion of the voodoo curse. Yes, the beginning showed the voodoo practices, but Helen Keller can see for herself that it was all staged, because one of the followers showed that, that he didn't want to be there, now did he ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Cheryl Arutt as Michelle Dusant

Grand L Bush as George Gordon

Hurd Hatfield as Jean-Pierre Dusant

Ji-Tu (Cambuka) as Calder Williams

James Lancaster as Mark Waverly

Patrick Massett as Adam Waverly

John Rhys-Davies as Harry Waverly

Nancy Valen as Selina Waverly

Shani Wallis as Olivia Waverly

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