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Murder, She Wrote: Season One
Murder, She Wrote: Season Two
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three


  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[]

Production Number:
Aired: March 22nd, 1987
Written By: Gerald K. Siegel
Directed By: Peter Crane
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Michael Horton as Grady Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Dorothy Lamour as Sophie Ellis

Geoffrey Lewis as I.R.S. Agent Lester Grimshaw

Barney Martin as Lieutenant Timothy Hanratty

Ron Masak as Marty Giles

Patricia McCormack as Lana Whitman

Thom McFadden as Harry Cauldwell

James Noble as Paul Carlisle

Michael Tolan as Ralph Whitman

Kate Vernon as Connie Norton


Grady Fletcher is in big trouble again, when his boss at an accounting firm is found dead and he is the main suspect.


Guest star Ron Masak will later appear in the recurring role of new Cabot Cove sheriff Mort Metzger

This is the first time where Jessica doesn't have the police or any backup waiting nearby when the killer confesses, (likely due to not having set it up ahead of time since the killer suspected she'd already figured them out) and would've have been killed had it not been for the Phantom.

Victim: Ralph Whitman

Killer: Paul Carlisle

Cause of death: Strangulation.

Motive: Ralph was blackmailing him over a dummy account he'd set up to swindle people.

DVD Release[]

Murder, She Wrote: the Complete Third Season

Episode Chronology[]

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