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Murder, She Wrote


22 Episodes 1986 - 1987

Series 3 of Murder, She Wrote follows the amateur sleuth Jessica as she tries to get to the bottom of crimes that include the murder of an heiress' bodyguard and the arrest of one of her friends.

Episode 1

Death Stalks the Big Top

Sun, Sep 28, 1986 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Jessica's niece receives a gift from her grandfather---a man long thought dead---which leads Jessica to a circus beset by accidents and murder.

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Episode 2

Death Stalks the Big Top

Sun, Oct 5, 1986 60 mins

Conclusion. Despite her brother-in-law's confession, Jessica refuses to believe he killed the circus foreman.

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Episode 3

Unfinished Business

Sun, Oct 12, 1986 60 mins

A retired police lieutenant returns to a case he never solved: a 10-year-old murder in which Seth was a suspect.

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Episode 4

One White Rose for Death

Sun, Oct 19, 1986 60 mins

In Washington, DC, Jessica gets involved in the defection of two East Germans and a British agent's murder.

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Episode 5

Corned Beef and Carnage

Sun, Nov 2, 1986 60 mins

Who had the beef against the murdered adman who stood to lose a fast-food account?

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Episode 6

Dead Man's Gold

Sun, Nov 9, 1986 60 mins

A diver is murdered in a search for sunken treasure off Cabot Cove.

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Episode 7

Deadline for Murder

Sun, Nov 16, 1986 60 mins

A reporter felled by a coronary says that the only medicine he needs is his publisher's "head on a plate" for turning the newspaper into a scandal sheet.

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Episode 8

Magnum on Ice

Sun, Nov 23, 1986 60 mins

Jessica offers to assist private investigator Thomas Magnum, who is charged with killing a hit man whose target is still unknown.

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Episode 9

Obituary for a Dead Anchor

Sun, Dec 7, 1986 60 mins

An abrasive newsanchor is killed in a mysterious explosion aboard a boat that Amos had leased for him.

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Episode 10

Stage Struck

Sun, Dec 14, 1986 60 mins

The reunion of two stars in a comedy is marred by the murder of the leading lady's understudy.

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Episode 11

Night of the Headless Horseman

Sun, Jan 4, 1987 60 mins

A riding instructor is unluckily prescient when he disguises himself as Washington Irving's headless horseman to harass his rival, a lovelorn poet.

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Episode 12

Corpse Flew First Class

Sun, Jan 18, 1987 60 mins

Robbery and murder fly first class to London as a jet-setter's diamond necklace is stolen and the bodyguard who was carrying it is poisoned.

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Episode 13

Crossed Up

Sun, Feb 1, 1987 60 mins

Bedridden, Jessica overhears a phone conversation about a murder planned for that night---but no one believes her.

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Episode 14

Murder in a Minor Key

Sun, Feb 8, 1987 60 mins

Jessica narrates her latest novel about a law student who turns sleuth to help a composer accused of killing the professor who plagiarised his music.

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Episode 15

The Bottom Line Is Murder

Sun, Feb 15, 1987 60 mins

An unethical TV consumer advocate is murdered, a man disliked by his colleagues and by the victims of his venom.

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Episode 16

Death Takes a Dive

Sun, Feb 22, 1987 90 mins

Jessica's friend Harry McGraw is accused of sending a fight promoter down for the final count.

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Episode 17

Simon Says, Color Me Dead

Sun, Mar 1, 1987 60 mins

An artist is murdered in his studio, and a mysterious painting that he considered his finest, and which he kept under wraps, is missing.

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Episode 18

No Laughing Murder

Sun, Mar 15, 1987 60 mins

Somebody winds up dead after an engagement party for the children of a long-estranged comedy duo.

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Episode 19

No Accounting for Murder

Sun, Mar 22, 1987 60 mins

Jessica's nephew is a suspect in the murder of his CPA boss, a tax-shelter specialist being investigated for tax fraud.

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Episode 20

The Cemetery Vote

Sun, Apr 5, 1987 60 mins

The probing father of a mayor killed in an "accident" suspects foul play, and is murdered in turn.

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Episode 21

The Days Dwindle Down

Sun, Apr 19, 1987 60 mins

Jeffrey Lynn, Martha Scott and Harry Morgan reprise their roles from the movie "Strange Bargain", as Jessica tries to prove the innocence of a man recently released from a 30-year prison term for the murder of his employer.

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Episode 22

Murder, She Spoke

Sun, May 10, 1987 60 mins

While Jessica is recording one of her mysteries for a series serving the blind, a power failure results in a blackout---and the murder of the studio co-owner.

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