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Full List of Murder, She Wrote Episodes

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Below is a complete Murder, She Wrote episodes list that spans the show's entire TV run. The success series starred Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, a retired schoolteacher turned mystery novelist "JB" Fletcher, who ends up solving many murders in her real life. The show ran from 1984 to 1996, with 264 episodes in all, plus a few TV movies after the show itself ended. 

This Murder, She Wrote episode guide includes original air dates, as well as plot summaries. Click on the each individual episode from the entire Murder, She Wrote series for more detailed information such as the director, season number, and other info. Everything from season one's "Birds of a Feather" and "Sudden Death" to Lansbury's later appearances as busybody detective Fletcher in the TV movies A Story to Die For and The Celtic Riddle are included.  

Are you remembering a funny or melodramatic scene, but can't think of the name that the Murder, She Wrote episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for. 

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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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Murder in a Minor Key Episode: 14, Season: Murder
Jessica tells the tale of a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarized his music.
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South by Southwest Episode: 1, Season: Murder
Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She shares a table in the dining car with a woman who subsequently vanishes, leaving her purse on the table. ...more
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The Last Free Man Episode: 3, Season: Murder
Jessica discovers a shocking old family secret that leads her on a journey to the deep South to bring to light the mysterious details surrounding the death of a slave owned by one of her long ...more
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The Celtic Riddle Episode: 4, Season: Murder
Jessica Fletcher travels to Ireland, where she attends the reading of an old acquaintance's will. The will contains the clues to finding a secret treasure, one that will require an already ...more
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Magnum, P.I.: Novel Connection Episode: 5, Season: Murder
Higgins is driving visiting Pamela Bates - an old editor friend of Robin Master's - along with her friend, and her secretary, to the Estate, when someone tries to run them off the road and over ...more
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A Story to Die For Episode: 2, Season: Murder
Jessica Fletcher puts her sleuthing skills to work at a writer's conference after a Russian author is found dead.
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Episode: 11, Season: Murder
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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Episode: 1, Season: Murder
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 ...more
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Death Takes a Curtain Call Episode: 8, Season: Murder
Jessica is asked to help solve the ""impossible"" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.
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Footnote to Murder Episode: 17, Season: Murder
Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.
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Hit, Run and Homicide Episode: 6, Season: Murder
Jessica helps a most unconventional neighbor who is accused of murdering his former partner with one of his inventions.
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Hooray for Homicide Episode: 3, Season: Murder
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 ...more
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It's a Dog's Life Episode: 4, Season: Murder
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 ...more
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Episode: 5, Season: Murder
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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Murder at the Oasis Episode: 20, Season: Murder
An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.
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Murder Takes the Bus Episode: 18, Season: Murder
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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Episode: 12, Season: Murder
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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Episode: 13, Season: Murder
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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Episode: 14, Season: Murder
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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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes Episode: 0, Season: Murder
Retired schoolteacher Jessica Fletcher is shocked to find out that not only did her nephew send her manuscript to a publisher, but it's been accepted! Jessica is caught up in a whirlwind of ...more
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Episode: 15, Season: Murder
The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.
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Episode: 7, Season: Murder
Jessica is asked to help solve the ""impossible"" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.
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Episode: 2, Season: Murder
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 ...more
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Episode: 16, Season: Murder
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.