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 legend of a stage coach robber's hidden treasure leads to the murder of an old mining town entrepreneur.
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.
A new Victorian house owner is killed in the manner befitting a vampire -- a wooden stake in his chest.
A piece of sculpture does double duty as a murder weapon.
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.
Jessica is shocked to learn that her editor has taken a flying leap from his high-rise office.
In Canada, a land war breaks out between Native Americans and a mining company.
Was a Beverly Hills florist killed because he was supplying more than flowers for gossip magazine editors?
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.
Eve is appalled to find the body of a friend of the local gym owner in her bedroom, but at a loss to explain it.