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  1. "Appointment in Athens"
  2. "Seal of the Confessional"
  3. "The Grand Old Lady"
  4. "The Error of Her Ways"
  5. "Jack & Bill"
  6. "Dead Letter"
  7. "Night of the Tarantula"
  8. "When the Fat Lady Sings"
  9. "Test of Wills"
  10. "Class Act"
  11. "Town Father"
  12. "Goodbye Charlie"
  13. "If the Shoe Fits"
  14. "How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying"
  15. "The Fixer-Upper"
  16. "The Big Show of 1965"
  17. "Murder - According to Maggie"
  18. "O'Malley's Luck"
  19. "Always a Thief"
  20. "Shear Madness"
  21. "The Szechuan Dragon"
  22. "The Sicilian Encounter"
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: February 11, 1990
Teleplay By: Oliver Hailey

Story By: Paul Schiffer

Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey
Created By: Peter S. Fischer and Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert E. Swanson & Robert Van Scoyk


Intrigue abounds in sunny California when Jessica's niece, Victoria, is accused of the murder of a rich movie heiress in Beverly Hills.


This is the third time for Genie Francis playing Victoria, Jessica's niece. The first was Murder, She Wrote: Birds of a Feather where her then fiancée is Howard Griffin, played by Jeff Conaway. They are married in Murder, She Wrote: Corned Beef and Carnage. Howard Griffin is still married to Victoria here, but Howard is now played by Dean Butler.

Fourth episode where someone is killed with a fireplace poker; the others are Trial by Error, Witness for the Defense, & Benedict Arnold Slipped Here.

Victim: Deborah Tarkington

Killer: Claire Hastings

Cause of death: Bludgeoned with fireplace poker

Motive: Deborah was going to call the police to report the fraudulent way Claire & her husband Arnold, were attempting to buy her house.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Genie Francis as Victoria Brandon Griffin

Dean Butler as Howard Griffin

Guest Stars[]

Chad Everett as Detective Lieutenant Percy Redick

Vicki Frederick as Claire Hastings

Marty Ingels as Seymour Densch

Andrea King as Unnamed Housekeeper

George Maharis as Alex Burton

Ken Olandt as Kevin Tarkington

Dack Rambo as Arnold Hastings

Brenda Vaccaro as Didi Blair

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