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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
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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: April 7th, 1991
Written By: Robert E. Swanson
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


Jessica is met by Nancy Landon, who claims that her late husband, Frank, was the father of Nancy's son Steve. While Jessica investigates this shocking claim, Nancy herself is arrested for the murder of contractor Ben Olston, whom Steve had a disagreement with, and Jessica takes the case to prove her innocence.


S. Scott Bullock, who has a small role as a taxi driver, is better known as a voice actor, having done regular roles on shows such as Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Danny Phantom.

Victim: Ben Olston

Killer: Cynthia Olston

Cause of death: Gunshot

Motive: Was fed up with his various affairs, including his recent one with Dawn Bickford.

The only major goof that was in this episode was that with Steve Landon, with him knowing that it was a school & the buidling of the school would endanger the lives of children, is that Dawn Bickford, Ben Olston were a-okay in harming children in order for them to conspire to cover-up the endangerment of children & that they had no guilt or remorse of endangering children.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

John Anderson as Andrew Dixon

John Beck as Ben Olston

Lindsay Frost as Dawn Bickford

Alan Fudge as Councilman Axelrod

Richard Gilliland as Steve Landon

Paul Gleason as Lt. Barney Claymore

Vera Miles as Nancy Landon

Martin Milner as Clint Phelps

Jennifer Warren as Cynthia Olston


Jim Boeke as Crocket

Fredric Cook as Aaronson

S. Scott Bullock as Taxi Driver

Steven Novak as Roy Temple

Elven Havard as Duty Patrolman

Miki Oikawa as Secretary (uncredited).

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