The BEST Episodes of Murder, She Wrote
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2019
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!
#1 - 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.
#2 - Curse of the Daanav
Season 4 - Episode 14
Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?
Season 4 - Episode 12
Somebody laced Mrs. Fletcher's chowder and Amos' brutish brother-in-law was in for the long sleep.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - Joshua Peabody Died Here ... Possibly
Season 2 - Episode 2
Plans to build a new hotel in Cabot Cove are put on hold when diggers discover an old skeleton that had been buried deeply that many of the townspeople believe to be the remains of Joshua Peabody. Not everyone is thus inclined though, and many people believe it's just a random dead body. But when Jessica and Amos head back to the dig site, they find there's another body there! Jessica not only has to find out who killed Wheatley, she has to help an old friend when his past comes back to haunt him.
#9 - 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.
#10 - Trial by Error
Season 2 - Episode 13
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.
#11 - Alma Murder
Season 5 - Episode 15
An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young girl's body and insists he did it, but a young man later confesses. Whodunit?
#12 - 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.
#13 - If It's Thursday, It Must be Beverly
Season 4 - Episode 7
When Deputy Martin becomes a widower by murder, the investigation turns up some surprising activity.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - Game, Set, Murder
Season 11 - Episode 21
A domineering father forces a teenager to play beyond her desire and she suffers emotional problems.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Incident in Lot 7
Season 8 - Episode 13
The Bates House of the movie, Psycho, is to be the setting of Jessica's book in the film made at Universal Studios.
#20 - Town Father
Season 6 - Episode 11
The town gets a shock when bachelor Mayor Sam is confronted on the speaker's platform by a young woman claiming he is the father of her five children. Julie Adams, Gloria De Haven, Kathryn Grayson and Ruth Roman return as gossips Eve, Phyllis, Idal and Loretta.
#21 - Family Secrets
Season 9 - Episode 2
Jessica's former student, a reporter, returns to Cabot Cove with new evidence on a 30-year-old scandal involving two of the founding families.
#22 - Big Easy Murder
Season 12 - Episode 4
Jessica travels to New Orleans to research a new novel, but gets caught up in a series of voodoo killings.
#23 - Mrs. Parker's Revenge
Season 12 - Episode 23
Jessica somehow gets tangled in a situation involving a deadly virus and an arms deal.
#24 - Harbinger of Death
Season 4 - Episode 13
Jessica is thrilled to be visiting her niece Carrie and her husband Leonard, an astronomer dreaming of seeing a long-lost comet, but when Carrie's ex-boyfriend Drake Eaton is murdered in the home she's been staying in, Jessica has to prove not only her niece but also her husband innocent of murder.
#25 - 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.