The Best Episodes of Murder, She Wrote

Murder seems to follow Jessica Fletcher, a former English teacher and a mystery writer full of charm, zest-for-life, and personality; who happens to become "the investigator" when traveling around the country to promote a series of novels. Murder always occurs when she is present. Even in Cabot Cove!

The Mole

#1 - The Mole

Season 9 - Episode 3

Jessica is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped at the airport. When the woman she is mistaken for is killed, Jessica finds the murderer.

star 8.41
27 votes
Directors: Peter Salim
Curse of the Daanau

#2 - Curse of the Daanau

Season 4 - Episode 14

Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.

star 8.38
24 votes
Directors: Walter Grauman
Nan's Ghost (2)

#3 - Nan's Ghost (2)

Season 12 - Episode 7

Jessica is trapped in the rat-infested dungeon of an ancient Irish castle, but uses her ingenuity to get rescued and find the treasure and a murderer.

star 8.36
25 votes
The Dream Team

#4 - The Dream Team

Season 11 - Episode 18

The townspeople are concerned about a massive development on their shore and it is further complicated for Jessica since the firm employs her nephew, Grady.

star 8.31
16 votes
The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane

#5 - The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane

Season 7 - Episode 22

The brewery family is angry when they find out the writer acting as spokesperson for them has written an expose.

star 8.30
20 votes
Directors: Walter Grauman
The Szechuan Dragon

#6 - The Szechuan Dragon

Season 6 - Episode 21

Grady and his pregnant wife are tending Jessica's house in her absence when an old seaman is killed in her front room.

star 8.30
30 votes
Nan's Ghost (1)

#7 - Nan's Ghost (1)

Season 12 - Episode 6

A spooky story set in an old Irish castle where legend has it that there is a ghost and a hidden treasure.

star 8.27
30 votes
The Wind Around the Tower

#8 - The Wind Around the Tower

Season 9 - Episode 4

While they are visitors at an estate in Ireland, Jessica and friend Seas are convinced that their host's demise is not from natural causes.

star 8.23
30 votes
Directors: Walter Grauman
Shear Madness

#9 - Shear Madness

Season 6 - Episode 20

Jessica's cousin is left waiting at the church when her fiancée is murdered in a similar fashion to a murder 15 years ago for which her brother was blamed.

star 8.19
27 votes
Directors: Walter Grauman
Game, Set, Murder

#10 - Game, Set, Murder

Season 11 - Episode 21

A domineering father forces a teenager to play beyond her desire and she suffers emotional problems.

star 8.17
18 votes
Directors: Walter Grauman
School for Murder

#11 - School for Murder

Season 11 - Episode 19

It seems that there is more than schoolboy pranks going on between a Cabot Cove prep school and its rival.

star 8.16
19 votes
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Bite the Big Apple

#12 - Bite the Big Apple

Season 8 - Episode 1

Jessica heads off to New York to begin teaching and has difficulty finding an apartment. She finally gets one that she likes, only to learn that a murder recently took place in the apartment complex and that someone desperately wants something that is inside her apartment. She's relieved when Seth comes to New York to check up on her, and enlists his help in cracking the case.

star 8.14
36 votes
Tainted Lady

#13 - Tainted Lady

Season 7 - Episode 21

The owner of a diner is accused of using too much 'spice' in the food, when someone finds arsenic.

star 8.14
22 votes
If the Shoe Fits

#14 - If the Shoe Fits

Season 6 - Episode 13

A single mother is accused of killing the landlord that is always harassing her.

star 8.10
30 votes
Ballad for a Blue Lady

#15 - Ballad for a Blue Lady

Season 7 - Episode 9

Jimmy Dean plays a country-music star who's the victim in this story.

star 8.08
25 votes
Directors: Jerry Jameson
Mrs. Parker's Revenge

#16 - Mrs. Parker's Revenge

Season 12 - Episode 23

Jessica somehow gets tangled in a situation involving a deadly virus and an arms deal.

star 8.06
16 votes
Appointment in Athens

#17 - Appointment in Athens

Season 6 - Episode 1

Jessica's old friend, Michael Hagarty, persuades her to play a part in his scheme to free a fellow agent from captivity.

star 8.05
38 votes
Trials & Tribulations

#18 - Trials & Tribulations

Season 7 - Episode 1

Jessica is blamed for the death of an escapee who was wrongly convicted.

star 8.05
39 votes
To Kill a Legend

#19 - To Kill a Legend

Season 11 - Episode 3

The discovery of an old document may make Cabot Cove rewrite its history.

star 8.05
21 votes
The Secret of Gila Junction

#20 - The Secret of Gila Junction

Season 12 - Episode 3

People in a sleepy Arizona town, are threatened by a truck- stop bandit and suspicious treasure hunters.

star 8.05
21 votes
Deadly Bidding

#21 - Deadly Bidding

Season 12 - Episode 9

Jessica agrees to go to New York to bid on a manuscript purportedly by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and while there, she gets mixed up in the murder of a local forger who had been involved in the theft of a priceless Degas painting two years earlier when she tries to help Charlie Garrett out of a jam.

star 8.05
22 votes
Class Act

#22 - Class Act

Season 6 - Episode 10

A homicide detective is farmed out to teach a class. His opening speech reduces his class to two. Together they work on a special 'closed' case as their term project.

star 8.04
23 votes
Directors: Allen Reisner
A Killing in Vegas

#23 - A Killing in Vegas

Season 8 - Episode 8

Jessica stakes her life on slim odds when she investigates a murder.

star 8.04
24 votes
Portrait of Death

#24 - Portrait of Death

Season 10 - Episode 13

A piece of sculpture does double duty as a murder weapon.

star 8.04
26 votes
The Prodigal Father

#25 - The Prodigal Father

Season 7 - Episode 17

A bank robber, long thought dead, returns to see his daughter and face the wrath of the townspeople.

star 8.04
27 votes