|Aired: November 13th, 1988|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: Vincent McEveety|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert Van Scoyk|
Jessica must solve a series of brutal murders while snowed in at a ski lodge.
Barry Newman previously appeared as Jessica's eccentric author friend in Mourning Among the Wisterias, Barry Nelson was the author friend in Mourning Among the Wisterias, Barry Watson played McMasters in this episode, not Barry Nelson.
This episode has the highest number of murder victims so far, with three.
Second episode where the killer is posing as a cop to take out someone on the orders of an unseen benefactor; the first was Murder at the Oasis.
Victim(s): Gunnar Tilstrom, Larry McIvor, & Karl Anderson.
Killer: "Lt." Ed McMasters and Sylvia McMasters (directly), Tartaglia (indirectly)
Cause of death: The first two were shot with arrows, the third with a gun.
Motive: Tilstrom was sleeping with Tartaglia's wife; likely to create an additional victim to hide that Tilstrom was the main target; to use as a scapegoat for the murders.
This episode is notorious for the extremely gruesome second murder which is probably the most brutal death in the series.
Miss Leeds played by Emma Samms, played Holly Scorpio in General Hospital, Lila Quartermaine, played by Anna Lee was in a movie entitled Bedlam, that Miss Leeds had brought up to Jessica after Gunner was killed by McMasters.
When Jessica was showing McMasters that the killer was left handed, she wrapped her right arm around his neck, when she released her hold of McMasters, she used her right hand to show the stabbing to the left arm, a left handed killer, would use his left arm to stab on the victim's right arm, not left, for when she released McMasters of her grip on him to show that the stabbing was of the left arm, not the right.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Ronnie Claire Edwards as Sylvia McMasters
Eric Allan Kramer as Gunnar Tilstrom
John Laughlin as Mike Lowery
Barry Newman as Lt. Ed McMasters
Tony O'Dell as Larry McIvor
Cyril O'Reilly as Johnny Dowd
Jamie Rose as Annie Lowery
Emma Samms as Pamela Leeds
Bo Svenson as Karl Anderson
George Wyner as Dr. Lewis