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  1. "A Fashionable Way to Die"
  2. "When Thieves Fall Out"
  3. "Witness for the Defense"
  4. "Old Habits Die Hard"
  5. "The Way to Dusty Death"
  6. "It Runs in the Family"
  7. "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly"
  8. "Steal Me a Story"
  9. "Trouble in Eden"
  10. "Indian Giver"
  11. "Doom With a View"
  12. "Who Threw the Barbitals
    in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
  13. "Harbinger of Death"
  14. "Curse of the Daanav"
  15. "Mourning Among the Wisterias"
  16. "Murder Through the Looking Glass"
  17. "A Very Good Year for Murder"
  18. "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here"
  19. "Just Another Fish Story"
  20. "Showdown in Saskatchewan"
  21. "Deadpan"
  22. "The Body Politic"
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:October 11th, 1987
Written By: Chris Manheim
Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Jessica visits a convent to see a former sorority sister and winds up searching for a nun's killer.


This was Audrey Totter's final acting role before her death on December 12, 2013 at the age of 95.

The convent scenes were filmed at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, CA, an all girls Catholic Jr. High and High School. The school's main building, where most interior and exterior filming was done, was irreparably damaged during the Whittier Narrows Earthquake on October 1, 1987, 10 days before this was aired. The main building was demolished December 11, 1987, 18 months short of it's 100 year anniversary.

Although the building used as the convent dated back to 1889, it did not have any secret passages, underground or otherwise.

The young nun, Sarah Martino, was played by Sherri Stoner, who would later go on to be a writer for such cartoons as Animaniacs & the 7D.

Victim: Sister Emily

Killer: Marian Simpson

Cause of death: Overdose of medication via injection.

Motive: Worried the sister's research would reveal information about Linda Stone, thereby exposing her husband, Mayor Albert Simpson's getting her pregnant and ruin his career and her perfect life.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Eileen Brennen as Marian Simpson

Cindy Fisher as Nancy Bates

Clu Gulager as Ray Carter

Evelyn Keyes as Sister Emily

Mark Keyloun as Mike Phelps

Ed Nelson as Mayor Albert Simpson

Scott Paulin as Dr. Greg Marshall

Jane Powell as Reverand Mother Claire

Robert Proskey as Bishop Patrick Shea

Sherri Stoner as Sarah Martino

Audrey Totter as Sister Paul

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