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  1. "J.B. As in Jailbird"
  2. "A Little Night Work"
  3. "Mr. Penroy's Vacation"
  4. "Snow White, Blood Red"
  5. "Coal Miner's Slaughter"
  6. "Wearing of the Green"
  7. "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
  8. "Prediction: Murder"
  9. "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
  10. "Weave A Tangled Web"
  11. "The Search for Peter Kerry"
  12. "Smooth Operators"
  13. "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble"
  14. "From Russia With Blood"
  15. "Alma Murder"
  16. "Truck Stop"
  17. "The Sins of Castle Cove"
  18. "Trevor Hudson's Legacy"
  19. "Double Exposure"
  20. "Three Strikes, You're Out"
  21. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 1)"
  22. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 2)"
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: January 1st, 1989
Written By: Richard Stanley & Ralph Meyering Jr.
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert E. Swanson


Lee Goddard successfully coaxes Jessica to join him at his ranch in Arizona but intrigue and murder follow them there when a mysterious psychic joins them.


This is the second time Dale Robertson has starred, but has been uncredited in the cast list, the previous one being Murder, She Wrote: The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel (1988)l.

The auto crash sequence was filmed in miniature. The auto was a 'duplicate of the Chrysler hero car' - a miniature toy available at the time of filming.

The final restaurant scene with Dale Robertson and Angela Lansbury was filmed in the Universal Studios VIP commissary dining room prior to the studio's renovation of the room in 1990. The booth they occupy was always reserved for Lew Wasserman.

The ranch house exteriors, interiors, and stables were filmed on location in Hidden Hills. The rear patio area behind the foyer hallway staircase, including the the patio area behind the living room séance scene, were tented (black duvyteen tarp) for the film's night sequence, which were filmed during the day.

Guest star David Birney is probably best known for his brief marriage to Family Ties star Meredith Baxter (causing her to be known as "Meredith Baxter-Birney" for a while) and the sitcom they did together, Bridget Loves Bernie.

Victim: Greta Olsen

Killer: Jill Goddard (with help from Franchesco)

Cause of death: Automobile accident due to tampered brakes.

Motive: To use Greta to fake her death (following a fake kidnapping) as she wanted out of her marriage to Del Goddard and needed money to do so.


When Jill Goddard's car leaps off the top of the cliff when she is returning home after being kidnapped, it bounces down the cliffside before coming to rest firmly on its wheels; there is no explosion or fire. The whole crash is stock footage.

If Greta Olson was the deceased in the fiery accident, then why the need to have Jill Goddard to pass herself off as a dead woman ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Dale Robertson as Lee Goddard

Guest Stars[]

Melody Anderson as Katherine Aaron

David Birney as Franchesco

Michael Parks as Ben Aaron

Lisa Pelikan as Jill Goddard

Geoffrey Scott as Lt. Joshua Turner

Michael Spound as Del Goddard

Steve Kahan as Roy Parks

Lena Pousette as Greta Olsen

DVD Release[]

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