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!
Thirty years ago, Sam Wilson was sent to prison for murdering his boss, Malcolm Jarvis. After finally being released, Sam goes home to his wife and now-grown son who is expecting his first child with his wife, Terry. At Georgia Jarvis' request, Jessica looks into the crime, and through flashbacks, Sam remembers when Jarvis had offered him $10,000 to make his suicide look like murder. While Jessica believes that Sam is innocent, she doesn't believe it was suicide, and asks Sam's son Rod, a police officer, to lend a hand.
The legend of a stage coach robber's hidden treasure leads to the murder of an old mining town entrepreneur.
The return of a Gulf War veteran and his reunion with his fiancee is marred by his big secret.
A new Victorian house owner is killed in the manner befitting a vampire -- a wooden stake in his chest.
A producer staging an adaptation of one of Jessica's novels finds no joy in London.
A piece of sculpture does double duty as a murder weapon.
In Canada, a land war breaks out between Native Americans and a mining company.
Jessica is shocked to learn that her editor has taken a flying leap from his high-rise office.
A media tycoon may have been killed by a literary agent who seems as substantial as smoke.
A mobster is upset when he learns that a petty thief has found an unexpected $900,000.
Was a Beverly Hills florist killed because he was supplying more than flowers for gossip magazine editors?
It's a bad day for the jurors when Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband.
Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist in tax shelters, is found dead and he is the main suspect.
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.
The prospective owner of a radio station in the prairies is killed before the sale goes through.
Jessica sets out to prove that the death of a young movie buff is murder.
Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.
Jessica knows her former researcher is a congenital liar, so why should she believe her now?
The puppets are dancing to a different tune, much to the dismay of the young designer.
Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.
People in a sleepy Arizona town, are threatened by a truck- stop bandit and suspicious treasure hunters.
During a short black-out in the studio where Jessica is recording a book for the blind, the studio co-owner is murdered.
Jessica is fascinated by a demo of a VR game based on her book, but, while playing it, she thinks she sees a real murder.
Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.
An archaeological dig at the site of Coronado's City of Gold does not please everyone and a new corpse is dug up.
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