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


  1. "Widow, Weep for Me"
  2. "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly"
  3. "Murder in the Afternoon"
  4. "School for Scandal"
  5. "Sing a Song of Murder"
  6. "Reflections of the Mind"
  7. "A Lady in the Lake"
  8. "Dead Heat"
  9. "Jessica Behind Bars"
  10. "Sticks and Stones"
  11. "Murder Digs Deep"
  12. "Murder by Appointment Only"
  13. "Trial by Error"
  14. "Keep the Home Fries Burning"
  15. "Powder Keg"
  16. "Murder in the Electric Cathedral"
  17. "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder"
  18. "If a Body Meet a Body"
  19. "Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday"
  20. "Menace, Anyone?"
  21. "The Perfect Foil"
  22. "If the Frame Fits"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three
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: February 9th, 1986
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxley
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


The justice system is tested when a group of angry rednecks form a lynch party and plan to hang a murder suspect.


Victim: Ed Bonner

Killer: Frank Kelso

Cause of death: Gunshot (set up to look like multiple stabbings to frame Matthew Burns).

Motive: Ed was blackmailing Frank after having witnessed him accidentally kill his wife in a jealous rage.


When Jessica (Angela Lansbury) and Prof. Ames Caulfield (Craig Stevens) are checking into the hotel, the clerk tells them that she has two adjoining rooms in a private wing. Then, when Jessica and Ames are in Jessica's room, Ames tells Jessica that after she's freshened up to knock on his door and that he's right across the hall. Rooms that are on opposite sides of the hall can't be adjoining.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Pat Corley as Frank Kelso

Mariclare Costello as Cassie Latham Burns

Cindy Fischer as Linda Bonner

Brian L. Green as Matthew Burns

Jackie Earle Haley as Billy Willets

Dorian Harewood as Sheriff Claudell Cox

John Dennis Johnston as Peter Fargo

Bill McKinney as Charlie Demsey

Jeffrey Osterhage as Ed Bonner

Craig Stevens as Professor Ames Caufield

Stuart Whitman as Farmer Phil Bonner

Larry Wilcox as Andy Crane

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