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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: February 17th, 1991
Written By: Donald Ross
Directed By: Anthony (Pullen) Shaw
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


While on a book tour in Minnesota, Jessica visits her old college friend, Edna Hayes, whose store, Miss Edna's Pies, is being investigated by the IRS. When Edna's ex-husband, Nolan, is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, but the truth involves a clever embezzling scheme and a mysterious employee.


This is the second episode in which Gregg Henry plays a killer. He also played one in Broadway Malady.

The late Max Wright is probably best known for his role as Willie Tanner on the sitcom ALF.

Victim(s): Nolan Hayes & J.K. Davern

Killer: Richard Wellstood

Cause of death: Gunshot

Motive: He discovered his and J.K.'s plan to use fake employee "Spencer Prinz" to embezzle money from the company; to use him as a fall guy.

Goof: I can see the motive, given with Jessica in the office when Edna brought up you cut a deal, so I can see that, but with her not knowing where he was killed, how could she have been there to do it ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Robin Dearden as Gail Manning

Gregg Henry as Richard Wellstood

Macon McCalman as Nolan Hayes

Kent McCord as George Harris

Phyllis Newman as Edna Hayes

Roy Thinnes as J. K. Davern

Fred Willard as Lt. Phillips

Max Wright as Gerald Yelverton


Joan Crosby as Maid

Dominic Oliver as Pizza Man

Greg Allan Martin as Officer #1

John Christopher as Officer #2

Annie O'Donnell as Mrs. Leeman

Larry Eisenberg as Clerk

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