The BEST Episodes of Murder, She Wrote
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2020
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 - Night of the Coyote
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 1992
The legend of a stage coach robber's hidden treasure leads to the murder of an old mining town entrepreneur.
#2 - A Christmas Secret
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 1992
The return of a Gulf War veteran and his reunion with his fiancee is marred by his big secret.
#3 - The Days Dwindle Down
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 19, 1987
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.
#4 - The Legacy of Borbey House
Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 1993
A new Victorian house owner is killed in the manner befitting a vampire -- a wooden stake in his chest.
#5 - Murder in White
Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 19, 1993
A producer staging an adaptation of one of Jessica's novels finds no joy in London.
#6 - Portrait of Death
Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 16, 1994
A piece of sculpture does double duty as a murder weapon.
#7 - The Phantom Killer
Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 1993
A media tycoon may have been killed by a literary agent who seems as substantial as smoke.
#8 - The Petrified Florist
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 21, 1993
Was a Beverly Hills florist killed because he was supplying more than flowers for gossip magazine editors?
#9 - Nan's Ghost (2)
Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1995
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.
#10 - Dead to Rights
Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 21, 1993
Jessica knows her former researcher is a congenital liar, so why should she believe her now?
#11 - Deadly Assets
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 23, 1994
A mobster is upset when he learns that a petty thief has found an unexpected $900,000.
#12 - Murder on the Thirtieth Floor
Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 6, 1994
Jessica is shocked to learn that her editor has taken a flying leap from his high-rise office.
#13 - Northern Explosion
Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 2, 1994
In Canada, a land war breaks out between Native Americans and a mining company.
#14 - Killer Radio
Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 14, 1993
The prospective owner of a radio station in the prairies is killed before the sale goes through.
#15 - No Accounting for Murder
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 22, 1987
Grady Fletcher is in big trouble when his boss, a specialist in tax shelters, is found dead and he is the main suspect.
#16 - The Murder Channel
Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 1994
In a friend's apartment, Jessica and her friends are amused by and then puzzled by the strange drama unfolding on TV.
#17 - Film Flam
Season 11 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 1995
Jessica sets out to prove that the death of a young movie buff is murder.
#18 - Something Foul in Flappieville
Season 12 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 15, 1996
The puppets are dancing to a different tune, much to the dismay of the young designer.
#19 - Trial by Error
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 12, 1986
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.
#20 - Murder Takes the Bus
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 17, 1985
Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.
#21 - Witness for the Defense
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 1987
Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.
#22 - What You Don't Know Can Kill You
Season 12 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 1996
Seth's niece returns to Cabot Cove for her wedding only to have her groom die "accidentally" before the event.
#23 - Deadly Bidding
Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1995
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.
#24 - The Secret of Gila Junction
Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 1995
People in a sleepy Arizona town, are threatened by a truck- stop bandit and suspicious treasure hunters.
#25 - Fatal Paradise
Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1994
Private investigator Charlie Garrett is in luck when Jessica is in Martinique vacationing at the same time he is accused of murdering the woman he's been trying to locate for a client.