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  1. "J.B. As in Jailbird"
  2. "A Little Night Work"
  3. "Mr. Penroy's Vacation"
  4. "Snow White, Blood Red"
  5. "Coal Miner's Slaughter"
  6. "Wearing of the Green"
  7. "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel"
  8. "Prediction: Murder"
  9. "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue"
  10. "Weave A Tangled Web"
  11. "The Search for Peter Kerry"
  12. "Smooth Operators"
  13. "Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble"
  14. "From Russia With Blood"
  15. "Alma Murder"
  16. "Truck Stop"
  17. "The Sins of Castle Cove"
  18. "Trevor Hudson's Legacy"
  19. "Double Exposure"
  20. "Three Strikes, You're Out"
  21. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 1)"
  22. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Part 2)"
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[]

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Aired: January 15th, 1989
Written By: Robert E. Swanson
Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert E. Swanson


The murder of a womanizing gambler leads to double lives being exposed in seemingly quaint and old-fashioned Cabot Cove.


Augie Spector ( Charles Haid ) taps loudly on Jessica's ( Angela Lansbury ) bird cage containing a little yellow bird.

In Oscar Wilde's movie The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Angela Lansbury sings a song called "Goodbye Little Yellow Bird," about a caged yellow bird. She performs the song again as cousin Emma MacGill in Season 2's "Sing a Song of Murder."

The title is based on a quotation from author Walter Scott (1771 - 1832): "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!"

Victim: Eric Bowman

Killer: Frankie the Barman

Cause of death: Stabbed.

Motive: To steal the $50,000 Vivian Proctor had lent him to pay off Augie Specter.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[]

Ron Masak as Sheriff Morton Metzger

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[]

Pamela Bellwood as Vivian Proctor

George Chakiris as Eric Bowman

Mel Ferrer as Miles Austin

Charles Haid as Augie Specter

Gloria Loring as Margo Bowman

James Sutorius as Ralph Proctor

Stanley Kamel as Frankie

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