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  1. "Trials & Tribulations"
  2. "Deadly Misunderstanding"
  3. "See You in Court, Baby"
  4. "Hannigan's Wake"
  5. "The Family Jewels"
  6. "A Body to Die For"
  7. "The Return of Preston Giles"
  8. "The Great Twain Robbery"
  9. "Ballad for a Blue Lady"
  10. "Murder in F Sharp"
  11. "Family Doctor"
  12. "Suspicion of Murder"
  13. "Moving Violation"
  14. "Who Killed J.B. Fletcher?"
  15. "The Taxman Cometh"
  16. "From the Horse's Mouth"
  17. "The Prodigal Father"
  18. "Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy"
  19. "Thursday's Child"
  20. "Murder, Plain & Simple"
  21. "Tainted Lady"
  22. "The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane"
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: May 12th, 1991
Written By: Tom Sawyer
Directed By: Walter Grauman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer

and Richard Levinson

& William Link

Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producers: Anthony Magro

Robert F. O'Neill

Robert E. Swanson

Robert Van Scoyk


Nick Culhane, a former cop turned writer, sends his latest manuscript to Jessica Fletcher, who finds herself hounded by representatives of brewery heir Ogden Schemesser, since the manuscript too closely resembles his kidnapping. When Nick goes to Cabot Cove to retrieve it, loan shark Vikki Palumbo sends Harry McGraw to retrieve him; Nick is soon found dead and Harry is found near his body, leading Jessica to try and clear her friend's name and find the real killer and their motive.


This was originally intended as the series finale, hence Harry's "well, that's all she wrote" line, and Jessica, Harry & Mort appearing to glance at the camera in the last shot. However, Angela Lansbury decided to continue doing the show, and it ran for 5 more seasons.

This is the only episode in which Harry & Mort interact.

Victim: Nick Culhane

Killer: Phil Mannix

Cause of death: Gunshot

Motive: Nick's manuscript was a recount of when a drunken Phil told him about how he, Ogden Schmesser & Gordon Forbes faked Ogden's kidnapping, which would implicate them and cause Phil to lose his cushy job with Forbes.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Ron Masak as Sheriff Morton Metzger

Jerry Orbach as Detective Harry McGraw

Will Nye as Deputy Floyd

Guest Stars[]

Leslie Easterbrook as Vikki Palumbo

Pat Harrington as Nick Culhane

Alex Hyde-White as Ogden "Oggie" Schmesser

Tony Lo Bianco as Phil Mannix

Michael McGrady as Richard

Jameson Parker as Gordon Forbes


Tricia Long as Florence

Postmaster General Anthony Frank as The Mailman

DVD Release[]

Episode Chronology[]

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