At Andy Kenesaw's 90th birthday party, an attempt is made on his life, just before a stockholders' meeting of the company he founded with Mac's grandfather years before (Kenemac Alfalfa Corporation, est. 1901) is held to consider a merger bid from Harvest Foods Incorporated.Watch Now:Amazon
Radio star Vera Bethune is poisoned during the taping of her show. She survives and asks Ellery from her hospital bed to look into things. Unfortunately for both Vera and Ellery, she is shot to death while in the hospital. Ellery and the Inspector are both guilt stricken over failing to protect Ms. Bethune and are determined to find her killer from among the usual numerous suspects. But radio mystery star Simon Brimmer is determined to beat both Queens to the solution in order to retain a sponsor to his radio program. A golden girl might have a hard time with this one.
The grand prize of the 20th Annual Golden State Rally in Monterey is an antique car collection willed by a late millionaire. Mischief develops into mishaps and worse, until an entrant is killed.Watch Now:Amazon
A producer staging an adaptation of one of Jessica's novels finds no joy in London.Watch Now:Amazon
Brilliant photographer Paul Galesko plans to murder his domineering wife, Frances, and pin the crime on an ex-convict named Alvin Deschler. His plan is to make it look as if Alvin kidnapped his wife and killed her before picking up the ransom money.Watch Now:Amazon
Columbo unwittingly becomes part of a deranged woman's diabolical plot to destroy the two men she believes responsible for her husband's death in prison. After murdering one, she moves in on the other, Columbo, to kill the person closest to him, his wife.
The airplane her late husband bailed out of in 1952 has finally been found -- with a body inside.Watch Now:Amazon
A long missing heir turns up and trouble ensues.Watch Now:Amazon
Jessica is blamed for the death of an escapee who was wrongly convicted.
Jessica's niece is terrorized on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent death...or is he dead?Watch Now:Amazon
Jessica meets Harry McGraw and they figure out which one of three cases may contain the motive for the death of a private detective. One dates back 25 years.Watch Now:Amazon
A journalist died before finishing his book trying to show a man was unjustly convicted of murder 16 years ago. Jessica is asked to use his notes to finish his book.
After Jessica's great-niece Carol receives a wedding gift of a silver leprechaun, she confides in Jessica that it was the one gift her grandfather had always promised her. Years earlier Neil was presumed dead in a boating accident, but his body was never found. Jessica agrees to search for Neil, and her search leads her to the Carmody circus, and a roustabout named Carl Schum, who she soon realises is Neil. Unfortunately, when a body is found on the grounds, Neil is the primary suspect, even though everyone had good reason to want Hank Sutter dead.Watch Now:Amazon
The time: 10:00 pm, New Year's Eve, 1947. The place: The ballroom of the Hotel Astor. The victim: Mr. Marcus Halliday. And the suspects (all the usual ones): the son (and his gold-digging girlfriend), the untrusted nephew, the long-time secretary (and her brand new fiance), and the new business partner (of course, stealing from the company behind the victim's back). The soon-to-be victim has just announced that he plans to disinherit all of the above before the night is out - only to be found minutes later, slumped over in a nearby phone booth. Can Ellery figure out the clues as they play out? Of course, he can. But can you?Watch Now:Amazon
Eudora admits she stole Jessica's notes, but denies poisoning the apples she brought or murdering the detective who was following her.Watch Now:Amazon
After a terrible storm, Stephen Earl's four daughters tell Sheriff Tupper that their father died while they were out on the boat. Jessica is only midly intrigued; she finds Ralph, the older gentleman who has offered to work for food, much more intriguing, especially since it is obvious he comes from money. The womens' stories about what happened on the boat change constantly, but once Ralph is found dead and later found to be Stephen Earl, Jessica has to help Amos wage through the inconsistencies in the four Earl daughters storylines to determine who killed their father and why.
A Fletcher novel is the entree to a legendary actress who is a hermit refusing to meet anyone. The occasion is the theft of a famous tiara.
After their car breaks down after dinner with the governor, Jessica and her friend Ames Caufield find themselves in a small southern town just in time for local bad boy Ed Bonner to be found dead, and young Matt Burns, the son of a former student of Ames', ends up accused of the murder. At the behest of Linda Bonner, the victim's sister who happens to care deeply about the accused, Jessica takes a look into the murder, but hatred runs deep in this town and it's pure luck (and Andy Crane) that leads Jessica and Ames to the right answer.
Despite Neil's confession to Hank Sutter's murder, Jessica is convinced that he didn't do it, and soon Neil confesses that he only said he did to protect young Charlie McCallum after finding his baseball bat at the scene. When rival circus owner Harry Kingman is found dead in his motel room, Jessica realises that the connection isn't Hank Sutter, but rather the Kingman circus, where many of the employees used to work. Unfortunately, she's up against an arrogant mayor who fancies himself a cop, and a circus full of people who aren't too helpful.
The special effects used by a TV producer are a real bomb.
Retired schoolteacher Jessica Fletcher is shocked to find out that not only did her nephew send her manuscript to a publisher, but it's been accepted! Jessica is caught up in a whirlwind of publicity tours, book signings, and public appearances, but everything takes a turn when she attends a costume party and a private investigator dressed as Sherlock Holmes ends up facedown in the pool, shot. Jessica initially tries to stay out of things until her nephew Grady becomes the prime suspect, and Jessica decides to take matters into her own hands while fighting her attraction to Preston Giles, the first man to interest her since the death of her husband Frank.
Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington.
Jessica's old rival, Eudora, shows up with a smile and a gift, but everyone knows she is up to no good.
The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.
A senatorial hopeful is murdered and his wife's necklace stolen.
Jessica inherits a boxer's contract and her old friend; Harry McGraw is accused of murdering its former owner.
A locked room mystery with the missing ventriloquist's dummy found with the Club owner's corpse.
When cousin Emma's life is threatened, she plays dead and Jessica is summoned to London as the heir to the estate.
Ego-maniac Fielding Chase, is a radio talk show host who in order to prevent his daughter from moving to New York, murders a member of his staff.
A homicide detective is farmed out to teach a class. His opening speech reduces his class to two. Together they work on a special 'closed' case as their term project.
While in Seattle lecturing at the university, Jessica is convinced that the young man she hired as her secretary is not a killer.
Jessica's vacation at a Caribbean resort is not solely for pleasure, but to investigate a friend's murder.
A former athlete cares for a friend's dog and, after his friend is murdered, finds the dog is a target.
The backstage activities are more exciting than the opera as a famous tenor suffers a heart attack after a shooting.
Jessica tells the tale of a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarized his music.
The Gambini family gathers to celebrate the 75th birthday of the patriarch and a murder.
Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring.
Attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets involved with two East German defectors and a murder.Watch Now:iTunes
Dennis is suspected in the murder of the husband of an old flame with whom he has been spending some time.
The producer of a police drama investigates the murder of a programmer who differed with her.
Jessica introduces this story of a lawyer with many enemies who is the victim and Dennis who must investigate.
When a famous mystery writer dies, Jessica recalls a 1947 case that the writer was personally involved in.
Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton, who uses his skills as an ex-thief to solve crimes, returns to investigate a theft and two murders.
Ellery and his agent, Howard Biggers, travel to the estate of the wealthy and eccentric Spencer Lockridge. It seems as though Biggers wants to turn one of Ellery's books into a play and is trying to get Lockridge to provide the financial backing. All goes for naught when Lockridge disappears while wearing a Mad Hatter's costume from the Alice in Wonderland theme party he was throwing. Whodunit? Could it have been someone from New York or maybe even Dallas?Watch Now:Amazon
Kojak investigates a homicide in which the murder was covered up by a torched building.
Ellery's old college chum, Linville Hagen, is accused of murdering mobster Nick Danello and Ellery must find a missing witness who can prove his innocence. This missing witness was a woman wearing a green dress. This description, of course, could fit any woman in New York. Ole Frank Flannigan comes along for the ride too and this time he's not quite so antagonistic towards Ellery.Watch Now:Amazon