Murder, She Wrote Season 1

Season 1

Murder, She Wrote Season 1

First Air Date: September 30, 1984

First Aired on    :   1984
Episodes    :   22 episodes



Episodes

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1x22 Funeral at Fifty-Mile (April 21, 1985)


A Wyoming rancher leaves all to an ill-fated stranger, to the disgust of his disinherited daughter.


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1x21 Murder at the Oasis (April 07, 1985)


An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.


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1x20 Armed Response (March 31, 1985)


Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport.


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1x19 Murder Takes the Bus (March 17, 1985)


Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.


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1x18 Footnote to Murder (March 10, 1985)


An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.


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1x17 Sudden Death (March 03, 1985)


Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.


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1x16 Tough Guys Don't Die (February 24, 1985)


Jessica meets Harry McGraw and they figure out which one of three cases may contain the motive for the death of a private detective. One dates back 25 years.


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1x15 Paint Me a Murder (February 17, 1985)


The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.


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1x14 My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean (February 10, 1985)


Jessica's niece is terrorized on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent death...or is he dead?


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1x13 Murder to a Jazz Beat (February 03, 1985)


While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage.


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1x12 Broadway Malady (January 13, 1985)


Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.


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1x11 Capitol Offense (January 06, 1985)


Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington.


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1x10 Death Casts a Spell (December 30, 1984)


Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance.


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1x09 Death Takes a Curtain Call (December 16, 1984)


While attending a special ballet performance, Jessica helps solve the backstage murder of a young dancer by a defecting ballerina.


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1x08 We're Off to Kill the Wizard (December 09, 1984)


Jessica is asked to help solve the "impossible" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.


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1x07 Hit, Run and Homicide (November 25, 1984)


Jessica helps a most unconventional neighbor who is accused of murdering his former partner with one of his inventions.


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1x06 Lovers and Other Killers (November 18, 1984)


While in Seattle lecturing at the university, Jessica is convinced that the young man she hired as her secretary is not a killer.


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1x05 It's a Dog's Life (November 04, 1984)


While visiting her cousin at Langley Manor, a country estate in the South, a man dies during a fox-hunt under strang circumstances, and Jessica tries to find out what really happened.


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1x04 Hooray for Homicide (October 28, 1984)


Jessica's first book, The Corpse Danced at Midnight, is being made into a major Hollywood motion picture, backed by producer Jerry Lydecker. Jessica is furious to see how her book is being butchered by Lydecker and his crew. She heads out to Hollywood to confront Lydecker, but things take a turn when Lydecker is found dead on stage. Jessica ends up being the prime suspect in the murder, but luckily the officer in charge of the investigation believes she's too smart to be the killer and sets her up to find the real murderer.


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1x03 Birds of a Feather (October 14, 1984)


Jessica heads to San Francisco for the wedding of her niece, Victoria Brandon, only to learn that Victoria is having second thoughts because she suspects that her fiancé, Howard, is having an affair. Although Jessica and Victoria are relieved to learn that Howard isn't cheating but rather dressing up as a woman to perform at a nightclub, the relief is short lived when Howard is arrested for murdering his boss, Al Drake, who had been refusing to pay him. The police are convinced that Drake was shot during Freddy York's act, which doesn't leave a lot of time, but Jessica is determined to prove Howard's innocence.


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1x02 Deadly Lady (October 07, 1984)


After a terrible storm, Stephen Earl's four daughters tell Sheriff Tupper that their father died while they were out on the boat. Jessica is only midly intrigued; she finds Ralph, the older gentleman who has offered to work for food, much more intriguing, especially since it is obvious he comes from money. The womens' stories about what happened on the boat change constantly, but once Ralph is found dead and later found to be Stephen Earl, Jessica has to help Amos wage through the inconsistencies in the four Earl daughters storylines to determine who killed their father and why.


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1x01 The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (September 30, 1984)


Former English teacher Jessica Fletcher travels to New York to celebrate the success of her debut novel, but when an unwanted guest is murdered at a costume party, she wishes she'd stayed home.




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