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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: November 15th, 1987
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


A bomb kills a TV producer who stole a plot from one of Jessica's books.


Two actors had roles they had either performed over several seasons in the past or would perform over several seasons in the future. Lenore Kasdorf plays an actress portraying a nurse. Ms. Kasdorf played nurse Rita Stapleton from 1975-1981 on Guiding Light (1952). Yaphet Kotto played police Lieutenant Bradshaw. Mr. Kotto would go on to play police Lieutenant Al Giardello from 1993-1999 on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).

Actor Bradford Dillman (Avery Stone) appeared in a total of 8 episodes of Murder She Wrote, and Actor Ken Wofford Sid Sharkey) appeared in a total of 11 episodes.

When they had brought up as to who heard footsteps, it was of a woman's heels. Not once did they ever prove that anyone heard a man's footsteps, so how could they prove that Bert had planted the bomb in Sharkey's office, given that no one heard Bert's footsteps. The only time they could prove that he set the bomb in Sharkey's office, was when the bomb was removed from Frieda's car.

Victim: Sid Sharkey

Killer: Bert Puzo

Cause of death: Explosion.

Motive: Tired of Sid bossing him around and making him deal with Gary Patterson.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

Vincent Baggetta as Bert Puzo

Bradford Dillman as Avery Stone

Fionnula Flanagan as Freida Schmidt

Lenore Kasdorf as Brenda Blake

Yaphet Kotto as Lieutenant Alphonse Bradshaw

Doug McClure as Gary Patterson

Kim Miyori as Gayle Yamada

Gail Strickland as Kate Hollander

Ken Swofford as Sid Sharkey

Gail Youngs as Diane Crane

DVD Release[]

Episode Chronology[]

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