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  1. "Murder in Milan"
  2. "Family Secrets"
  3. "The Mole"
  4. "The Wind Around the Tower"
  5. "The Dead File"
  6. "Night of the Coyote"
  7. "Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice"
  8. "The Classic Murder"
  9. "A Christmas Secret"
  10. "The Sound of Murder"
  11. "Final Curtain"
  12. "Double Jeopardy"
  13. "Dead Eye"
  14. "Killer Radio"
  15. "The Petrified Florist"
  16. "Threshold of Fear"
  17. "The Big Kill"
  18. "Dead to Rights"
  19. "Lone Witness"
  20. "Ship of Thieves"
  21. "The Survivor"
  22. "Love's Deadly Desire"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

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Jessica's friend Holly uses her contacts to help Jessica land a session to tape her first novel The Corpse Danced at Midnight for the blind, but what starts out as a simple recording session ends up turning into a murder investigation when a ruthless music producer is killed.


This is the second time Jessica is shown recording books for the blind. The first time was in Murder, She Wrote: Murder, She Spoke (1987).

Richard Paul, who played Cabot Cove Mayor Sam Booth in several episodes, regularly donated his time to recording books for the blind.

This was the fourth time Richard Beymer has guest-starred. He guest-starred a total of six times.

The title is a play on word from the movie and musical 'The sound of Music'.

Victim: Freddie Major

Killer: Charles George Drexler

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Motive: He'd lose a large sum of money in the stock market if Major successfully sold the company.


Jessica went to a lot of trouble to find the file from the private detective's office, agrees to meet the cop for lunch, leaves the apartment with Holly, but without the file.

Freddie may have put the notes indicating Charles George Drexler, CGD, into the electronic piano, but, Jessica fails to prove that Drexler was in the room with Major at the time of Freddie's murder.

Also, who keeps the weapon after using it, given that Jessica can't prove that Drexler was in the room with Freddie at the time of his death, given that they can't prove he had the weapon at the time he set off the squib that he had planted & triggered it ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Richard Beymer as Rick Lefko

Edd Byrnes as Freddie Major

Mary Beth Evans as Julie Knight

Robert Knepper as Charles George Drexler

Miles O'Keeffe as Paul Atkins

Alexia Robinson as Holly Chase

Michael Tolan as Lt. Alan Terwilliger


Johnathan Goldsmith as Mitch Randall

Kevin Hicks as Willi Piper

Kenny Long as Video Director

Danny Woodburn as Giorgi Pappavasilopoulos

Meadow Williams as Michelle

Lori Hart as "Mirabilis Duo" Member #1

Jeffrey Steele as "Mirabilis Duo" Member #2

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