The Best Episodes of Murder, She Wrote
Last Updated: Jun 1, 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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#9 - Murder at a Discount
Season 10 - Episode 9
A man thinks he should get royalties from a book based on his case, written by Jessica.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Game, Set, Murder
Season 11 - Episode 21
A domineering father forces a teenager to play beyond her desire and she suffers emotional problems.
#13 - 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.
#14 - Mrs. Parker's Revenge
Season 12 - Episode 23
Jessica somehow gets tangled in a situation involving a deadly virus and an arms deal.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - The Dark Side of the Door
Season 12 - Episode 15
The victim of a childhood kidnapping sees more in the manuscript she is editing than coincidence would suggest.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.