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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: November 13th, 1988
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
Directed By: Vincent McEveety
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.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

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