"A Fashionable Way to Die"
Lee Bergere [ Maxim Soury ], Bill Beyers [ Peter Appleyard ], Danielle Brisebois [ Claudia ], Randi Brooks [ Lou Waters ], Taina Elg [ Kim ], Juliet Prowse [ Valerie ], Barbara Rush [ Eva Taylor ], Fritz Weaver [ Inspector ], Louis R. Plante [ Albert ], Karen Hansel [ Marie ], Michael Voletti [ Officer Luter ], Bonnie Ebsen [ Yvette ], Louise Dorsey [ Dede ], Jean-Paul Vignon [ Emcee ], Julie Silliman [ Margo ], Alain St.Alix [ Bellman ]
In Paris, a fashion designer with financial trouble is accused of killing a shady loan shark.
b: 20 Sep 87 pc: 63303 w: Donald Ross d: Nick Havinga
"When Thieves Fall Out"
John Glover [ Andrew Durbin ], Kenneth McMillan [ Coach Kevin Cauldwell ], Dack Rambo [ Bill Hampton ], John Bennett Perry [ Perry Sillman ], Michael Lembeck [ Arnie Wakeman ], Shelley Smith [ Alison Hampton ], Caitlin O'Heaney [ Tara Sillman ], Mark Voland [ Dan Pulling ]
A parolee released after 20 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, vows to find out who did.
b: 27 Sep 87 pc: 63304 w: Arthur David Weingarten d: Seymour Robbie
"Witness for the Defense"
Claire Trevor [ Judith Harlan ], Patrick McGoohan [ Oliver Quayle ], Juliet Mills [ Annette Pirage ], Simon Jones [ Barnaby Friar ], Christopher Allport [ Jim Harlan ], Richard Cox [ Clay MacLeod ], Dianne Kay [ Monica Blane ], Stefan Gierasch [ Dr. Thornwall ], Marilyn Hasset [ Patricia Harlan ], James Staley [ Fouchet ], Charlie Brill [ Rudy ], Sean G. Griffen [ Klebber ], Ivan Bonar [ His Lordship ], Dori Arnold [ Secretary ]
Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.
b: 4 Oct 87 pc: 63311 w: Robert E. Swanson d: Seymour Robbie
"Old Habits Die Hard"
Jane Powell [ Reverand Mother Claire ], Robert Prosky [ Bishop Patrick Shea ], Eileen Brennan [ Marion Simpson ], Ed Nelson [ Mayor Allen Simpson ], Mark Kayloun [ Mike Phelps ], Scott Paulin [ Dr.Greg Marshall ], Clu Gulager [ Ray Carter ], Cindy Fisher [ Nancy Bates ], Sherri Stoner [ Sarah ], Evelyn Keyes [ Sister Emily ], Audrey Totter [ Sister ], Fay DeWitt [ Sister Mary Margaret ], Carol Swarbrick [ Sister Margaret-Marie ], M'el Dowd [ Sister Margaret-Mary ], Wendy Brainard [ Amy ]
A terminally ill nun seems to have committed suicide which would be an unacceptable sin.
b: 11 Oct 87 pc: 63308 w: Chris Manheim d: John Llewellyn Moxey
"The Way to Dusty Death"
Cornel Wilde [ Duncan Barnett ], Richard Beymer [ Morgan McCormack ], Joanna Pettet [ Virginia McCormack ], Lawrence Pressman [ Tom Dutton ], Nancy Dussalt [ Kate Dutton ], Sandy McPeak [ Spruce Osborne ], Jenilee Harrison [ Serena ], Andrea Marcovicci [ Anne Hathaway ], Richard Jaeckel [ Dr. Chatsworth ], Ray Walston [ Q.L. Frubson ], Joanna Barnes [ Lydia Barnett ], Lynn Carlin [ Nicole ], Jay Robinson [ Paddock ], Hank Brandt [ Lt.Grayson ], Flo Di Re [ Maid ], Bob Snead [ Board Member #1 ], E.R. Davies [ Board Member #2 ]
Jessica tries to unravel the intrigues and power struggles of the boardroom when the chairman of Barnett Industries is murdered.
b: 25 Oct 87 pc: 63310 w: Philip Gerson d: Nick Havinga
"It Runs in the Family"
Anthony Newley [ Inspector Frost ], Richard Johnson [ Geoffrey Constable ], Rosemary Murphy [ Sybil Constable ], Carolyn Seymour [ Pauline Constable ], John Standing [ Arthur Constable ], Christopher Hewett [ Humphrey Defoe ], Mark Lindsay Chapman [ Johnny Constable ], John David Bland [ Derek Constable ], Jane Leeves [ Gwen Petrie ], Ian Abercrombie [ Dr. Blandings ], Lester Fletcher [ Rev. Twilley ], Pamela Kosh [ Mrs. Dexter Hundley ], Peter Browne [ Butler ], Peter Ashton [ Burt ], D.J. Sullivan [ Pru ]
Jessica's cousin Emma MacGill, a colorful dance hall performer, must solve the murder of a wealthy friend.
b: 1 Nov 87 pc: 63313 w: Peter S. Fischer d: Walter Grauman
"It It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly"
Rick Lenz [ Deputy Jonathan Martin ], Ruth Roman [ Loretta Spiegel ], Gloria DeHaven [ Phyllis Grant ], Kathryn Grayson [ Ideal Molloy ], Dody Goodman [ Beverly Overwise ], Ray Girardin [ George Tibbits ], Antoinette Bower [ Audrey Martin ], Sally Klein [ Coreen ]
Jessica and Amos investigate the death of his night deputy's wife and learn he went beyond the call of duty in servicing Cabot Cove's lonely ladies.
b: 8 Nov 87 pc: 63309 w: Wendy Graf, Lisa Storsky d: Peter Crane
"Steal me a Story"
Bradford Dillman [ Avery Stone ], Gail Strickland [ Kate Hollander ], Doug McClure [ Gary Patterson ], Gail Youngs [ Diane Crane ], Vincent Baggetta [ Bert Puzo ], Lenore Kasdorf [ Brenda Blake ], Ken Swofford [ Sid Sharkey ], Kim Miyori [ Gayle Yamada ], Fionnula Flanagan [ Freida Schmidt ], Yaphet Kotto [ Lieutenant Bradshaw ], Joe Horváth [ Sgt. Gates ], Barry Pearl [ P.R. Staffer ], Jeff Abbott [ Attorney ], Kate Williamson [ Lady Customer ], Scott Lawrence [ Asst. Director ], Jay Roberts Jr. [ 2nd Assistant ], Matt Stetson [ Male Secretary ], Chris Hubbell [ Policeman ], Bill Dunnam [ Heavy ]
Jessica learns that the plot to her new book has been stolen and will be used for an episode of a TV series. At the same time, she tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder of the same show's executive producer.
b: 15 Nov 87 pc: 63316 w: Peter S. Fischer d: John Llewellyn Moxey
"Trouble in Eden"
Joan Caulfield [ Mary Rose Welch ], Roy Thinnes [ Sheriff Landry ], Macdonald Carey [ Dr. Lynch ], Stuart Whitman [ C.J. Dobbs ], Thom Christopher [ Manchester ], Mills Watson [ Snooks Sitwell ], Tom Fitzsimmons [ Lewis Framm ], Tricia O'Neil [ Lila Benson ], Betty Garrett [ Martha Neilsen ], Kerry Brennen [ Beth ], Renata Scott [ Charlotte ], Rosanna Huffman [ Dora Manchester ], Rebecca Forman [ Sherry ]
Posing as a recently deceased woman's sister, Jessica travels to the small town of Eden and discovers it is far from paradise.
b: 22 Nov 87 pc: 63301 s: John D.F. Black t: John D.F. Black, Paul Savage d: Nick Havinga
Bernie White [ George Longbow ], Theodore Bikel [ Prof. Crenshaw ], Heidi Bohay [ Donna Crenshaw ], Jack Colvin [ Harris Atwater ], Charles Siebert [ Norm Edmonds ], Gary Lockwood [ Tom Carpenter ], Jennifer Salt [ Helen Langley ], Otto Felix [ Deputy ], Ralph Meyering Jr. [ Reporter ], Terry Burns [ TV Reporter ], Gerald York [ Buddy #2 ], Lonny Chapman [ Abbott Langley ], Maggie Kedron [ Second Reporter ], Lawrence Bullock [ Townsperson ]
A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who claims to own the land, and later is found dead.
b: 29 Nov 87 pc: 63306 w: Gerald K. Siegel d: Walter Grauman
"Doom With a View"
Janet Leigh [ Cornelia Montaigne Harper ], John Callahan [ Gary Harper ], Charlotte Rae [ Nettie Harper ], Robert Desiderio [ Mark Havlin ], Monte Markham [ Inspector Matheney ], Macon McCalman [ Det. Herman Rice ], Jennifer Holmes [ Sandra Clemens ], Tony Ballen [ Workman ], Mary Ingersoll [ Cashier ], Kenny Davis [ Husband ], Judy Kerr [ Wife ], Sheila Shaw [ Maid ], Steve Tschudy [ Sommelier ], Juli Reding Hutner [ Mrs. Townsend ], Lynn Holt [ Aquarium Lady ]
While staying in an opulent hotel, courtesy of Grady's fraternity brother Gary, Jessica must clear Grady of a woman's murder that is tied to Gary's past and blackmail.
b: 13 Dec 87 pc: 63314 w: Kenneth A. Berg d: Walter Grauman
"Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?"
Anne Meara [ Winnie Banner ], Barbara Rhoades [ Flo Oaks ], Henry Gibson [ Harold Banner ], Geoffrey Lewis [ Kenny Oaks ], Guy Stockwell [ Elmo Banner ], Donnelly Rhodes [ Ed Bellamy ], Colleen Camp [ Marigold ], Joseph V. Perry [ Ralph's Taxi Driver ], Dennis Bailey [ Deputy Grover ]
Amos Tupper must entertain his sister who has left her husband, but complications arise when his brother-in-law is murdered.
b: 3 Jan 88 pc: 63320 w: Robert Van Scoyck d: John Llewellyn Moxey
"Harbinger of Death"
Dean Jones [ Dr. Leonard Palmer ], Kate McNeil [ Carrie Palmer ], Karen Grassle [ Fay Hewitt ], Marsha Rodd [ Madeline DeHaven ], Jeffrey Tambor [ Russell Armstrong ], Robin Gammell [ Dr. Thor Lundquist ], George DiCenzo [ Sergeant Kettler ], Steven Ford [ Drake Eaton ], Armand Asselin [ Max ], Kirk Thornton [ Forensic Man ]
Jessica, invited to witness the reappearance of a mysterious comet, finds herself involved with astronomy, bodies not quite heavenly, and murder.
b: 24 Jan 88 pc: 63302 w: R. Barker Price d: Anthony Shaw
"Curse of the Daanau"
Jane Windsor [ Alice Hazlitt ], Kabir Bedi [ Vikram Singh ], Clive Revill [ Bert Davies ], Doug Barr [ Mark Hazlitt ], Jane Badler [ Carolyn Hazlitt ], Larry Linville [ Lieutenant Ames ], Richard Bradford [ Richard Hazlitt ], Kres Mersky [ Policewoman ], Michael McNab [ Police Officer ], Michael Blue [ Explorer ]
Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.
b: 7 Feb 88 pc: 63319 w: Chris Manheim d: Walter Grauman
"Mourning Among the Wisterias"
Elliott Reid [ Jonathan ], Barry Nelson [ Eugene McLendon ], Lois Nettleton [ Deidre French ], Frank Gorshin [ Arnold Goldman ], Matt McCoy [ Todd Wendle ], Linda Purl [ Crystal Wendle ], Penny Fuller [ Grace Banfield ], Rene Auberjonois [ Captain Thorn ], Beah Richards [ Ola Mae ], James Brown [ Dr. Church ]
A famous, ailing playwright proposes marriage to Jessica Fletcher and then finds himself charged with the murder of his business manager.
b: 14 Feb 88 pc: 63312 w: Scott Anderson d: Walter Grauman
"Murder Through the Looking Glass"
Laurence Luckinbill [ Sergeant Cooper ], Cliff De Young [ Father Patrick Francis ], Robert Reed [ Jackson ], Mark Shera [ Van Buren ], Dan Shor [ Pierce ], Karen Valentine [ Ellen Cosgrove ], Gregory Sierra [ Sanchez ], Victor Mohica [ Delgado ], Tom Reese [ Hitman ], Wayne Heffley [ Guard ], Kirk Scott [ Adams ], Brian Carpenter [ Desk Clerk ], Rosemary Alexander [ Police Woman ], Hugh McPhillips [ Older Priest ], Elizabeth Kent [ Admirer #1 ], Ken Zavayna [ Admirer #2 ], Kerry Leigh Michaels [ Admirer #3 ], Lynn Seidel [ Dinner Chairman ]
A priest and government agents using a 'safe' house get Jessica into a complicated case.
b: 21 Feb 88 pc: 63307 w: Robert Van Scoyck d: Seymour Robbie
"A Very Good Year for Murder"
Eli Wallach [ Salvatori Gambini ], John Saxon [ Marco Gambini ], Tom Roberts Byrd [ Paul Gambini ], Billy Zane [ Tony Gambini ], Kristian Alfonso [ Michele Gambini ], Bibi Besch [ Fiona Gambini ], Ina Balin [ Stella Gambini ], Arlen Dean Snyder [ Police Chief Kyle ], Grant Goodeve [ Ben Schuyler ], Robert O'Reilly [ Stephen Ridgely ], Rod Zapple [ Deputy ], John C. Mooney [ Doctor ], Paul Lyell [ Guest #1 ], Jeff Albert [ Guest #2 ]
Murder intrudes on a wealthy vintner's 75th birthday party, and Jessica begins one of the most personally difficult investigations of her career.
b: 28 Feb 88 pc: 63305 w: Peter S. Fischer d: Walter Grauman
"Benedict Arnold Slipped Here"
David Clennon [ Wilton Tibbles ], Dick O'Neil [ Benny Tibbles ], Brian Bedford [ Alastair Andrews ], Katherine Moffat [ Lauren Hastings ], Shea Farrell [ Kevin Tibbles ], Barbara Cason [ Emily Goshan ], Lois Foraker [ Liza Adams ]
A Cabot Cove home, now fallen into disrepair and reputedly once frequented by Benedict Arnold, becomes the scene of deadly competition and murder.
b: 13 Mar 88 pc: 63323 s: Wendy Graf, Lisa Storsky t: Robert Van Scoyck d: Seymour Robbie
"Just Another Fish Story"
Debbia Zipp [ Donna Mayberry ], James Carroll Jordan [ Doug Brooke ], Valerie Landsburg [ Alice Brooke ], Brenda Vaccaro [ Mimi Harcourt ], Sonny Bono [ Valentino Reggiore ], Jack Carter [ Harry Finley ], Norman Fell [ Lieutenant Rupp ], Dick Gautier [ Chad ], Richard Molinare [ Cabbie ], Jack Tate [ Yuppie ], Zale Kessler [ Cook ], Vashik Mangassarian [ Chef ], Elkanah Burns [ Medical Examiner ], Clint Carmichael [ Football Player ], Dallas Cole [ Nerissa ], Layne Beamer [ Policeman ], Duane Edwards [ Waiter ]
Somebody put the maitre d' on ice. Jessica wonders if she has made a bad investment.
b: 27 Mar 88 pc: 63322 w: Philip Gerson d: Walter Grauman
"Showdown in Saskatchewan"
Kristy McNichol [ Jill Morton ], Patrick Houser [ Marty Reed ], Larry Wilcox [ Boone Talbott ], Terry Kiser [ Wally Bryce ], Paul LeMat [ Luke Perdue ], Cassie Yates [ Carla Talbott ], Lance LeGault [ Inspector McCabe ], Philip Abbott [ Ed Cullen ], Rosana DeSoto [ Consuela Schaefer ], Joe A. Dorsey [ Doc Schaefer ], Thomas Middleton [ Warden Burris ], Ed McCready [ Bartender ], Ron Trongatty [ PA Announcer ], Eileen T'Kaye [ Secretary ], Lisa Long [ Flint ], Gerry Okuneff [ Man ], Devon Williams [ Mona ], Michael Frederico [ Medic ], Richard Molinar [ Intern ]
Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient permanently.
b: 10 Apr 88 pc: 63315 w: Dick Nelson d: Vincent McEveety
Dean Stockwell [ Eliot Easterbrook ], Miles Chapin [ Walter Knapt ], Carole Cook [ Shayna Grant ], Christopher Norris [ Denise Quinlan ], Rich Little [ Barney Mapost ], Eugene Roche [ Lieutenant Jarvis ], Lloyd Bochner [ Jason Richards ], John DiSanti [ Danny O'Mara ], Marilyn Hassett [ Barbara Blair ], Philip Abbott [ Lt. Cullen ], Penny Santon [ Mrs. Rizzo ], Carole Cook [ Shayne Grant ], Don Correia [ Shayne's Assistant ], R.J. Arterburn [ Sergeant ], Robert Richmonti [ Maitre D' ], Barbara Beckley [ Sophisticated Lady ], Marcy Goldman [ Assistant ], Sue Bugden [ Wife ], Michael Ashe [ Businessman ]
Two critics take opposite views of a play based on one of Jessica's novels, 'Mainly Murder'. One is suspected of the murder of the other.
b: 1 May 88 pc: 63318 s: Arthur David Weingarten t: Maryanne Kasica, Michael Scheff d: E.W. Swackhamer
"The Body Politic"
Shirley Jones [ Kathleen Lane ], Eddie Albert [ Jackson Lane ], Robert Fuller [ Arthur Drelinger ], George Grizzard [ Edmund Hall ], Harrison Page [ Lieutenant Gowens ], Daphne Maxwell Reid [ Nan Wynn ], Peter Fox [ Bud Johnson ], Marie Chambers [ Cass Malone ], Robin Bach [ Clerk ], James Sloyan [ C.W. Butterfield ], Anthony S. Johnson [ Reporter A ], Ann Walker [ Female Reporter ], Robert Louis Cameron [ Fingerprint Man ], Scott Segall [ Staffer ], Neal Kaz [ Policeman #1 ], David Okarski [ Policeman #2 ]
Jessica moonlights as campaign speechwriter for her friend Kathleen Lane, only to become involved in clearing Kathleen of the murder of her campaign manager.
b: 8 May 88 pc: 63317 w: Donald Ross d: Anthony Shaw