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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)"
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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: 63702
Aired: December 18th, 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 is summoned to California where a recently recovered Air Force plane could pin a decades-old murder on her dead husband, Frank.


The vintage "Dixie Damsel", one of the few "Air Fortresses" still in mechanical order for flight, was flown into Burbank from where the airplane is berthed in Idaho State.

Second episode where Jessica solves a years old murder with no additional recent murder; the first is The Days Dwindle Down.

First appearance of Lee Goddard, who will only appear in this, and the subsequent episode.

Lee Goddard was played by Dale Robertson but his name did not appear in the credits of either episode due to a disagreement regarding MSW policy of alphabetical listing of guests. Robertson stated he'd rather not have any credit.

Only time we see Jessica's deceased husband Frank, albeit in black & white newsreel footage.

Victim: Sgt. Peter Gagliano

Killer: Nicholas Rossi/Vito Ciccarelli

Cause of death: 45. caliber gunshot

Motive: None revealed, though likely Ciccarelli thought he'd expose their smuggling operation.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Dale Robertson as Lee Goddard

Guest Stars[]

Michael Ansara as Nicholas Rossi

Jane Greer as Bonnie Phelps

Clifton James as Ray Dressler

Martin Milner as Clint Phelps

Richard Roundtree as Major Kevin Cooper

Robin Strasser as Sylvia Gagliano

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Gen. Marcus Havermeyer