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Murder, She Wrote: Season One
Murder, She Wrote: Season Two
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four


  1. "A Fashionable Way to Die"
  2. "When Thieves Fall Out"
  3. "Witness for the Defense"
  4. "Old Habits Die Hard"
  5. "The Way to Dusty Death"
  6. "It Runs in the Family"
  7. "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly"
  8. "Steal Me a Story"
  9. "Trouble in Eden"
  10. "Indian Giver"
  11. "Doom With a View"
  12. "Who Threw the Barbitals
    in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
  13. "Harbinger of Death"
  14. "Curse of the Daanav"
  15. "Mourning Among the Wisterias"
  16. "Murder Through the Looking Glass"
  17. "A Very Good Year for Murder"
  18. "Benedict Arnold Slipped Here"
  19. "Just Another Fish Story"
  20. "Showdown in Saskatchewan"
  21. "Deadpan"
  22. "The Body Politic"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
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: November 22nd, 1987
Teleplay by: John D.F. Black & Paul Savage

Story by: John D.F. Black

Directed By: Nick Havinga
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


To look into a small-town murder, Jessica poses as the sister of the slain woman.


This is Joan Caulfield's last appearance.

Victim: Charlotte Welch

Killer: C.J. Dobbs

Cause of death: Stabbing

Motive: Threatened to call the police upon finding out Dobbs cheated her out of a valuable piece of land.


There is a place called Eden, Oregon, but it's in the northwest corner of the state. Driving from Eugene instead of Portland, as Lewis suggests, would add two to three hours to the trip.

Sheriff Landry (Roy Thinnes) wears a shirt that has a special fixture sewn in over the left pocket that holds a badge without making holes in the shirt but he never has a badge on his shirt.

In the opening lunch scene between Jessica and Mary Rose, the letter they're passing between each other has no writing on it.

Only Mary Rose, knew that Charlotte was her sister, yes, others knew that Mary Rose was Charlotte's sister, but where's the story for Eddie Mackle to know where to look for Mary Rose ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

MacDonald Carey as Dr. Gordon Lynch

Joan Caulfield as Mary Rose Welch

Thom Christopher as Reverend Wilfred Manchester

Tom Fitzsimmons as Lewis Framm

Betty Garrett as Martha Neilson

Rosanna Huffman as Dora Manchester

Tricia O'Neil as Lila Benson

Renata Scott as Charlotte Welch

Roy Thinnes as Sheriff Howard Landry

Mills Watson as Glen Roy Sitwell

Stuart Whitman as C.J. Dobbs

DVD Release[]

Murder, She Wrote: the Complete Fourth Season.

Episode Chronology[]

See Also[]

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