Season One (1984-1985)
Episode # 1 The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (pilot episode) When a guest dressed as Sherlock Holmes is murdered at a costume party held by Jessica’s publisher, Grady is arrested for the crime. Episode # 2 Deadly Lady When a multimillionaire disappears, his daughters claim he was swept overboard from his yacht during a hurricane. Episode # 3 Birds of a Feather When Jessica goes to San Francisco for a family wedding, she must first clear the groom-to-be of murder charges before the ceremony can take place. Episode # 4 Hooray for Homicide When a movie producer who planned turning one of Jessica’s novels into a trashy film is found murdered, Jessica is suspected of the crime. Episode # 5 It's a Dog's Life Jessica delves into the investigations behind the mysterious deaths of her cousin and his daughter. Episode # 6 Lovers and Other Killers Jessica is faced with the challenge of proving her secretary has nothing to do with a local murder. Episode # 7 Hit, Run and Homicide When an eccentric inventor is accused of murdering his former partner, Jessica must prove who really committed the crime. Episode # 8 We're Off to Kill the Wizard Jessica investigates the murder of an amusement park owner. Episode # 9 Death Takes a Curtain Call A special night at the ballet turns from entertainment to an investigation when Jessica encounters murder. Episode # 10 Death Casts a Spell After a flamboyant hypnotist places several journalist in a trance and is murdered, Jessica must find the culprit. Episode # 11 Capitol Offense Blackmail and political intrigue await Jessica when she is assigned to replace a dead congressman in Washington, D.C. Episode # 12 Broadway Melady A Broadway legend's life is threatened after her daughter is seriously injured by a mugger during an attack. Episode # 13 Murder to a Jazz Beat Jessica searches for clues when a famous musician drops dead onstage. Episode # 14 My Johnny Lies over the Ocean Trying to cope with her husband’s suicide, Jessica's niece takes a cruise but ends up being terrorized on the journey. Episode # 15 Paint Me a Murder A famous artist's birthday celebration ends tragically when he is murdered. Episode # 16 Tough Guys Don't Die In doing research for her next book, Jessica hires a Private Investigator to look into a 25 year-old cold murder case. When the PI is murdered, Harry McGraw must help Jessica solve the case. Episode # 17 Sudden Death Jessica must figure who belongs on the list of suspects when the unpopular owner of a football team is found dead. Episode # 18 Footnote to Murder Jessica is determined to clear the name of a friend who is declared a prime suspect in a murder case. Episode # 19 Murder Takes the Bus Jessica's bus trip to Portland, Maine, takes a killer turn when a passenger is murdered. Episode # 20 31Armed Response While hospitalized with a broken leg, Jessica investigates the murder of a fellow patient. Episode # 21 Murder at the Oasis When her old college roomate’s husband is murdered, Jessica investigates. Episode # 22 Funeral at Fifty-Mile While attending the funeral of her late husband's military buddy, Jessica unravels the mystery behind another mourner's death.
Season Two (1985-1986)
Episode # 23 Widow Weep For Me In an effort to capture the man who murdered her good friend, Jessica masquerades as a wealthy widow at a luxurious tropical hotel. Episode # 24 Joshua Peabody Died Here-Possibly A stingy tycoon is found dead on the construction site of his high-rise hotel, but the list of suspects is long as he had many enemies. Episode # 25 Murder in the Afternoon Jessica's niece, an actress in a daytime drama, becomes a suspect when the head writer for the show is murdered. Episode # 26 School for Scandal Jessica faces a conundrum when her latest murder investigation ends with two innocent people confessing to the crime. Episode # 27 Sing a Song of Murder Jessica's cousin, a famous actress in England, fears for her life and calls Jessica for help. Episode # 28 Reflections of the Mind When Jessica finds out her wealthy friend is being terrorized, she investigates. Episode # 29 A Lady in the Lake When a championship swimmer is found drowned, Jessica investigates. Episode # 30 Dead Heat Jessica is determined to prove that her niece, an aspiring jockey, isn't responsible for the murder of a horse owner. Episode # 31 Jessica Behind Bars Jessica races against time to find the culprit responsible for the death of a prison doctor. Episode # 32 Sticks and Stones Jessica attempts to uncover the evidence that links a land sale to a murder. Episode # 33 Murder Digs Deep A New Mexico archaeological dig leads Jessica on the trail of a murder. Episode # 34 Murder by Appointment Only Jessica launches an investigation when a former student gets entangled in a love triangle that ends in murder. Episode # 35 Trial by Error Jessica's stint as a juror leads to her investigation of a double murder. Episode # 36 Keep the Home Fries Burning When a woman dies after eating at a popular inn, Jessica suspects tainted strawberry preserves. Episode # 37 Powder Keg Jessica investigates when an aspiring singer is unjustly accused of murdering his girlfriend's brother. Episode # 38 Murder in the Electric Cathedral Jessica investigates the suspicious circumstances behind the death of a wealthy woman who leaves her fortune to an evangelist instead of her family. Episode # 39 One Good Bid Deserves a Murder A famous actor's murder revolves around a woman's tragic past. Episode # 40 If a Body Meet a Body Jessica takes on a baffling case when two dead bodies vanish and then reappear. Episode # 41 Christopher Bundy-Died on Sunday When the ruthless owner of a periodical is murdered, Jessica takes it upon herself to find the criminal. Episode # 42 Menace Anyone? While in Boston to appear as honorary chairperson at a charity tennis tournament, Jessica investigates two murders and the maze of clues left by the killer. Episode # 43 The Perfect Foil When Jessica's cousin is charged with murder during the Mardi Gras celebration, Jessica investigates. Episode # 44 If the Frame Fits Jessica finds herself faced with two crimes, both of which need investigating: a string of art thefts and a murder. Season Three (1986-1987)
Episode # 45a Death Stalks the Big Top-part one Jessica is forced to go to extreme lengths to clear her brother-in-law when he is suspected of murder. Episode # 45b Death Stalks the Big Top-part two Jessica is forced to go to extreme lengths to clear her brother-in-law when he is suspected of murder. Episode # 46 Unfinished Business Jessica discovers ulterior motives behind the reopening of an unsolved murder case by a retired lieutenant Episode # 47 One White Rose for Death Jessica becomes involved in the defection of two European musicians and the murder of a British intelligence agent. Episode # 48 Corned Beef and Carnage Jessica must work to clear her niece’s name after she is declared the prime suspect in her boss’s murder. Episode # 49 Dead Man's Gold Jessica takes on a case a determined man's quest to find buried treasure ends in murder. Episode # 50 Deadline for Murder Jessica joins an old friend to investigate a corrupt publisher's unexpected death. Episode # 51 Magnum on Ice While in Hawaii at the request of a friend in trouble, Jessica looks for evidence to clear Magnum of two murder charges. Episode # 52 Obituary for a Dead Anchor When a TV crew comes to Cabot Cove to interview Jessica, murder overshadows the event. Episode # 53 Stage Struck When an understudy dies onstage during opening night of a production, Jessica investigates. Episode # 54 Night of the Headless Horseman When the new poetry teacher in town is accused of the murder of his rival, Jessica must prove his innocence. Episode #55 The Corpse Flew First Class Jessica investigates when an heiress’s bodyguard is murdered on board a flight to London and a valuable necklace is stolen. Episode # 56 Crossed Up Jessica accidentally overhears a telephone conversation between two men who are plotting a murder. Episode #57 Murder in a Minor Key Jessica narrates her latest story of three bright graduate students who find themselves involved in plagiarism and murder. Episode # 58 The Bottom Line is Murder Jessica's heads to Denver to appear on a television book-review program, but her trip takes a detour when a controversial consumer activist is murdered. Episode # 59 Death Takes a Dive Harry asks for Jessica's help when he inherits the controlling interest in a boxer and the fight promoter is murdered. Episode # 60 Simon Says, Color Me Dead Jessica investigates the murder of one of Cabot Cove's most illustrious citizens, a world-famous artist. Episode # 61 No Laughing Matter When the father of the bride is stabbed in the back at an engagement party, Jessica must investigate. Episode # 62 No Accounting for Murder Jessica investigates when her nephew Grady is charged with tax fraud and the murder of his boss. Episode # 63 The Cemetery Vote Jessica investigates political graft and gambling that play roles in two murders. Episode # 64 The Days Dwindle Down Jessica attempts to prove a man is innocent of a cold-case murder that occurred 30 years ago. Episode # 65 Murder She Spoke A murder occurs while Jessica is recording one of her novels for the Mystery Books for the Blind series.
Season Four (1987-1988)
Episode # 66 A Fashionable Way to Die When Jessica travels to Paris to attend the premiere of an old friend's fashion collection, a murder puts her in the middle of another investigation. Episode # 67 When Thieves Fall Out A retiring high-school coach and a mysterious stranger provide Jessica with new leads in a 20-year-old murder case. Episode # 68 Witness for the Defense Jessica travels to Canada to testify at the trial of a colleague accused of murdering his wife. Episode # 69 Old Habits Die Hard When Jessica's plans a reunion with an old friend who is now a Mother Superior, she becomes involved in the investigation of an elderly nun's apparent suicide. Episode # 70 The Way to Dusty Death Murder is on their minds when senior executives and their wives meet at a powerful tycoon's estate. Episode # 71 It Runs in the Family Jessica's British cousin Emma is charged with an old flame's murder and Jessica must prove her innocence. Episode # 72 If it's Thursday, It Must be Beverly Jessica helps Sheriff Tupper when his deputy is accused of murder. Episode # 73 Steal Me a Story While in Los Angeles to promote her new novel, Jessica is told her latest mystery book has been optioned by a notorious Hollywood producer. Episode # 74 Trouble in Eden When a woman is hit by a car shortly after finding out her sister has died, Jessica investigate to see if there is any foul play involved. Episode # 75 Indian Giver The descendant of an American Indian tribe that once lived in the Cabot Cove area brandishes a land grant that seems to prove his claim to the territory. Episode # 76 Doom With a View Jessica's nephew Grady is a suspect when their stay at a luxury hotel is interrupted by murder. Episode # 77 Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder? A murder occurs shortly after Sheriff Tupper's sister leaves her husband and seeks refuge in Cabot Cove. Episode # 78 Harbinger of Death After a young executive is murdered the list of suspects include an unhappy wife, a government official, a lovesick assistant and a self-centered astronomer. Episode # 79 Curse of the Daanu Seth's brother presents his new wife with a priceless cursed ruby, but he is later found strangled and the gem missing. Episode # 80 Mourning Among the Wisterias When Jessica visits a celebrated playwright friend, she encounters murder and an unexpected marriage proposal. Episode # 81 Murder Through the Looking Glass Jessica hears the confession of a dying hit-man only to discover his last “target” is not dead. Episode # 82 A Very Good Year for Murder A wine maker’s heirs become suspects when a body is found in a wine cellar. Episode # 83 Benedict Arnold Slipped Here When an argument over a piece of historic Cabot Cove property escalates to murder, Jessica investigates. Episode # 84 Just Another Fish Story Jessica invests in a trendy New York restaurant where murder is on the menu. Episode # 85 Showdown in Saskatchewan Jessica heads to Canada to visit her niece and while there, is involved in the investigation of a murder at the rodeo. Episode # 86 Deadpan Talk about a killer review! Jessica investigates the murder of a drama critic who reviewed a play based on one of her books. Episode # 87 The Body Politic When a friend’s political campaign is threatened by scandal, Jessica is caught in a game of deadly politics with a fierce opponent. Season Five (1988-1989)
Episode # 88 JB as in JailBird When Jessica is arrested for murder, secret agent Michael Haggerty and her nephew Grady conspire to keep her safely in jail while they seek the real killer. Episode # 89 A Little Night Work While at a swank fund-raiser in New York, a mysterious stranger turns up on Jessica's balcony. The next day she finds out a murder took place in the room directly above hers. With suspects galore, Jessica sets out to prove her mysterious stranger innocent of the crime. Keith Mitchell appears as Dennis Stanton. Episode # 90 Mr. Penroy's Vacation Mort Metzger takes Amos Tupper's place as Sheriff of Cabot Cove. His first mystery is investigating a corpse (Mr. Penroy) found in the garden of two old spinsters boarding house. With Jessica's help the crooks don't stand a chance. Episode # 91 Snow White, Blood Red A jealous husband, an angry wife, a frustrated agent and a lodge full of competitors are suspects in a champion skier's death. Episode # 92 Coal Miner's Slaughter Jessica goes to West Virginia to bail out a former student who has been arrested for murder as the murder weapon was found in her car. The unfriendly town hinders Jessica's investigation for clues. Episode # 93 Wearing of the Green While doing research for her next book, Jessica visits a New York jewelry store. While there, an explosion occurs and the fabled Queen of Tara diamond tiara turns up missing. The trail of the theft leads in many directions. Lucie Arnez and Patricia McCormack do a spoof of Cagney & Lacey in this episode. Episode # 94 The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel An old war plane,a C97 used during the Korean war, surfaces with a dead body found aboard. Jessica's deceased husband was part of the military crew aboard the plane. Now the authorities are trying to find the killer and evidence points to Frank Fletcher. Jessica, along with many of Franks military friends, is searching for clues to prove Frank was innocent of the crime. Episode # 95 Prediction: Murder Jessica visits long-time friend Lee, at his ranch in Arizona, At a barbecue, a psychic entertains the group and his predictions start to come true. A kidnapping and a murder have Jessica helping her old friend eliminate suspects. Episode # 96 Something Borrowed, Something Blue At Grady and Donna's wedding the maid turns up dead with a meat thermometer in her back. Jessica must clear up the mystery so that the wedding can take place. Episode # 97 Weave a Tangled Web Jessica discovers that one of Cabot Coves prominent female residents is a bigamist. When she is seen at the scene of a murder, an arrest is made and the truth must come out about her two husbands. An investigation is then launched to find the real killer. Episode # 98 The Search for Peter Kerry Jessica attends a funeral in New York of a long-time friend, who had spent the past few years searching for her missing son. While in town, Jessica has dinner with the son's old roommate. At dinner the roommate hears a song he knows was written by the missing son. This launches a search to find the answers to several mysteries. Episode # 99 Smooth Operators Jessica discovers corrupt physicians while investigating the death of a wino. To help with the case is Lieutenant Timothy Hanratty, one of Manhattans best. Episode # 100 Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble A sighting of the ghost of a Pilgrim woman accused of witchcraft forshadows a Cabot Cove murder. Episode # 101 From Russia with Blood Jessica is accused of espionage while attending a writers conference in Moscow. Episode # 102 Alma Murder Jessica learns that an old college professor has admitted to murder and has been jailed. She travels to New Hampshire to get the facts to clear his name. Episode # 103 Truck Stop Jessica and her screenwriter are stranded near a dilapidated desert motel and diner when their car breaks down. Having to stay the night, they witness much tension and an ultimate death takes place. Complicated plot twists done in film noir makes Jessica a perfect gumshoe for the case. Episode # 104 The Sins of Castle Cove The town is buzzing over a new book about Cabot Cove. Supposedly fiction, about a town called Castle Cove, it has more than one person worried that the wrong prople will read the book. When a murder takes place, everyone looks to the book for answers to who the killer might be. Jessice has to sort out fact from fiction to solve the crime. Episode # 105 Trevor Hudson's Legacy Jessica recommends a young writer to help edit a dying mans notes for his final book. When Jessica visits, she finds the young writer in a distressed state. The notes are mere ramblings. When the young writer is found dead in the library, Jessica sets out to find his killer. Episode # 106 Double Exposure While in Boston, Jessica runs into an old friend who denies knowing her. Puzzled, she calls his wife in Chicago and she states that her husband died a few weeks earlier. Jessica gets her old friend Harry McGraw to help her sort out the mystery. Episode # 107 Three Strikes, You're Out Jessica visits her baseball player nephew, Johnny, in Arizona. When a TV pre-game hostess is murdered, Johnny's friend is the prime suspect. Jessica, feeling him innocent, sets out to prove that someone else did the crime. Episode # 108a Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Part One A fading mystery writer, who is jealous of Jessica's continued success, becomes a prime murder suspect. Episode # 108b Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall: Part Two A fading mystery writer, who is jealous of Jessica's continued success, becomes a prime murder suspect.
Season Six (1989-1990)
Episode # 109 Appointment in Athens While in Athens, Michael Haggerty talks Jessica into posing as a rich lumber heiress to help save a fellow M16 agent that has been kidnapped. When a murdered woman is found in Jessica's hotel room, Jessica is under suspician and ordered not to leave town. Jessica sets out to clear her name. Episode # 110 Seal of the Confessional A young priest faces a moral dilemma when a parishioner confesses to a murder and an innocent man is charged with the crime. Episode # 111 The Grand Old Lady death of a legendary mystery writer prompts Jessica to recount a 1947 murder aboard the Queen Mary. Episode # 112 The Error of Her Ways The puzzling suicide of a woman who has been charged with her husband's murder prompts Jessica to question her guilt. Episode # 113 Jack and Bill When Jessica's private-eye friend agrees to dog-sit, he finds himself involved in murder and an attempted assassination. Episode # 114 Dead Letter An undelivered letter that Jessica finds in an antique bureau unleashes arson and murder. Episode # 115 Night of the Tarantula While visiting a friend in Jamaica, Jessica encounters voodoo and black magic when a family celebration is marred by murder. Episode # 116 When the Fat Lady Sings Jessica becomes involved in a double-murder investigation when she attends an opera opening with old friend Dennis Stanton in San Francisco. Episode # 117 Test of Wills Jessica is invited to visit the island retreat of a millionaire who believes his life is in danger. Episode # 118 Class Act A Los Angeles homicide detective confronts a baffling murder case with political overtones which places his career in jeopardy. Episode # 119 Town Father Jessica may be forced into public office when a woman arrives in town claiming Cabot Cove's bachelor mayor is the father of her five children. Episode # 120 Goodbye Charlie The questionable identity of a body found by a railroad track leads to murder and becomes the inspiration for Jessica's latest novel. Episode # 121 If the Shoe Fits Jessica comes to the defense of a Cabot Cove newcomer who is suspected in the murder of the town lecher. Episode # 122 How to Make a Killing Without Really Tryiing Jessica enters the world of high finance when she attempts to solve the murder of her stockbroker, a partner in a prestigious Wall Street firm. Episode # 123 The fixer-Upper While in California, Jessica is reunited with her niece, Victoria, a real estate broker who becomes a suspect when a wealthy client is murdered. Episode # 124 The Big Show of 1965 Jessica attends a variety-show reunion to research a 25-year-old unsolved murder case. Episode # 125 Murder - Accordiing to Maggie Jessica's former student, creater of a highly rated television series, becomes a suspect when the network programmer is murdered. Episode # 126 O'Malley's Luck Jessica's old friend, NYPD Detective Lt. O'Malley, investigates the suspicious suicide of a wealthy New York developer's wife. Episode # 127 Always a Thief Charming jewel thief Dennis Stanton, now an insurance investigator, becomes involved in two murders while checking into the theft of a valuable silver dollar. Episode # 128 Shear Madness While Jessica is in Texas to attend her cousin Ann's wedding, the bridegroom is murdered, as was Ann's first fince 15 years earlier. Episode # 129 The Szechuan Dragon Jessica's nephew Grady and his wife Donna enjoy housesitting in Cabot Cove until they discover the body of a peg-legged murder victim on the living room floor. Episode # 130 The Sicilian While on a case in Sicily, British intelligence agent Michael Haggerty becomes involved with a widow who is under the wathcful eye of volatile in-laws.
Season Seven (1990-1991)
Episode # 131 Trials and Tribulations Jessica is accused of bribery and false testimony by the daughter of a convicted murderer who is killed in an attempted jailbreak. Episode # 132 Deadly Misunderstanding When Jessica suffers a broken arm, she hires a typist to meet her deadline, but first she must clear the woman of a murder charge. Episode # 133 See You in Court, Baby A contested divorce settlement involves insurance investigator Dennis Stanton in a complex inquiry into a wealthy attorney's murder. Episode # 134 Hannigan's Wake Jessica searches for the truth surrounding a 16-year-old murder case at the request of a dying Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Episode # 135 The Family Jewels A murder during a political fund-raiser for Jessica's old friend reveals a wealthy woman's colorful past. Episode # 136 A Body to Die For A physical-fitness instructor who has captivated Cabot Cove's female population is linked to the murder of a con artist. Episode # 137 The Return of Preston Giles Jessica's first publisher, imprisoned for murder, is paroled and requires her help when he is suspected of a similar crime. Episode # 138 The Great Twain Robbery Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes suspicious when a shady former associate produces a manuscript attributed to Mark Twain. Episode # 139 Ballad for a Blue Lady While in Nashville, Tenn., visiting a country singer, Jessica discovers a web of infidelity and greed that leads to murder. Episode # 140 Murder in F Sharp Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton confronts murder and arson while on a case involving a famous pianist. Episode # 141 Family Doctor Jessica investigates a mob hit when Seth is asked to help a crime boss shot at a Boston restaurant. Episode # 142 Suspicion of Murder Reformed jewel thief Dennis Stanton becomes a murder suspect when the estranged husband of an old flame is found dead. Episode # 143 Moving Violation Jessica attempts to clear Sheriff Metzger when he arrests the son of an ambassador and is later accused of his murder. Episode # 144 Who Killed J.B. Fletcher A member of Jessica's fan club mysteriously dies while impersonating her to investigate cheating at a dog show. Episode # 145 The Taxman Cometh Jessica is in Missouri this time visiting her old class mate, Edna. Edna owns a company "Edna's Baked Goods" and is being audited by the IRS, and getting a divorce as well. To make matters worse, a killing in the area has the finger pointing to Edna. Jessica must add her expertise to find the truth. Episode # 146 From the Horse's Mouth Jessica and detective Harry McGraw investigate the murder of a Thoroughbred whose prize horse has sired two unplanned foals. Episode # 147 The Prodigal Father Jessica probes the murder of her neighbor's long-lost father, a suspected bank robber thought to be already dead. Episode # 148 Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes involved in a murder case while delving into the disappearance of a shy ventriloquist's dummy. Episode # 149 Thursday's Child A woman seeks Jessica's help in clearing her son, whom she claims was fathered by Jessica's late husband. Episode # 150 Murder, Plain and Simple While traveling with her publisher's assistant in Amish country, Jessica's involvement in a traffic mishap leads her to murder. Episode # 151 Tainted Lady Jessica comes to the aid of a small-town diner's owner who becomes an outcast when she is blamed for three arsenic poisoning deaths. Episode # 152 The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane A writer asks Jessica to critique his latest work, an expose of a real-life kidnapping, which results in a murder.is under the wathchful eye of volatile in-laws.
Season Eight (1991-1992)
Episode # 153 Bite the Big Apple When Jessica rents a New York apartment to accommodate her new college teaching position, she discovers the previous tenant has been murdered. Episode # 154 Night Fears A policeman-turned-professor challenges Jessica to solve a series of campus muggings that soon escalates to murder. Episode # 155 Unauthorized Obituary Jessica aids an old friend who is suspected of killing an author who had planned to write an unauthorized biography of his famous wife. Episode # 156 Thicker Than Water Sheriff Metzger asks Jessica to help him keep his perspective when his troublesome younger brother is suspected of murdering his employer. Episode # 157 Lines of Excellence Jessica accidentally discovers a case of computer tapping which leads to murder when she trades in her manual typewriter for a computer. Episode # 158 Judge Not Jessica attends the New Orleans funeral of a jazz musician and attempts to solve a 20 year-old murder that is haunting his family. Episode # 159 Terminal Connection Jessica attempts to prove a battered wife innocent of killing her husband after failing to convince the woman to defend herself. Episode # 160 A Killing in Las Vegas While attending a Las Vegas convention, Jessica becomes involved when the boyfriend of her editor's daughter becomes a murder suspect. Episode # 161 The Committee After Jessica speaks at an exclusive men's club, they ask her to investigate when one of their members is murdered and they are all suspects. Episode # 162 The List of Uri Lermentov While in Washington, Jessica awakens in her hotel to discover her room has been ransacked and a KGB agent is lying dead on the floor. Episode # 163 Danse Diabolique Jessica is convinced that a ballerina who died during her premiere performance in a new ballet was actually murdered. Episode # 164 The Witch's Curse When a Cabot Cove newcomer is accused of being a witch and perpetrating several crimes, Jessica is the only citizen who doesn't suspect her. Episode # 165 Incident in Lot 7 Jessica travels to Hollywood to discuss the film version of her latest novel and discovers the producer dead on the set of "Psycho." Episode # 166 The Monte Carlo Murders While visiting an old friend who runs a Monte Carlo hotel, Jessica investigates the murder of a ruthless businessman with numerous enemies. Episode # 167 Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief While in London, Jessica becomes involved in a murder cover-up by the British Intelligence Agency when she happens upon a disappearing corpse. Episode # 168 Ever After A daytime television actress involves both Jessica and her on-screen lover in the murder of her new millionaire husband. Episode # 169 To the Last Will I Grapple With Thee Jessica suspects a setup when her Irish colleague is charged with murdering his longtime nemesis, who is killed shortly after moving to the United States. Episode # 170 Programmed For Murder Jessica tries to clear Dr. Hazlitt after he is threatened with a possible malpractice suit when the owner of Cabot Cove's computer company dies. Episode # 171 Day of the Dead While in Mexico City, Jessica researches two crimes when a mask stolen from the National Museum is found on the face of a murder victim. Episode # 172 Angel of Death Jessica consoles a playwright after his wife's suicide, then realizes that he was the intended victim of a family member's murder. Episode # 173 Badge of Honor Jessica becomes involved when Seth's former Army buddy arrives in Cabot Cove and is accused of murdering his new employer. Episode # 174 Murder on Madison Avenue Jessica designs a murder-mystery board game for a toy company, but suspends her plans when the organization's vice president is found murdered. Season Nine (1992-1993)
Episode # 175 Murder in Milan While in Italy attending the premiere of a film adapted from one of her books, Jessica searches for the killer when the producer is murdered. Episode # 176 Family Secrets One of Jessica's former students is murdered when he returns to Cabot Cove to write a book exposing new information on a 30 year-old town scandal. Episode # 177 The Mole The police refuse to believe Jessica when she is mistaken for a government informant and kidnapped by the town's most respected citizen. Episode # 178 The wind Around the Tower While in Ireland researching a book, Jessica and a retired police officer encounter a mysterious death which is linked to a local legend. Episode # 179 The Dead File Jessica is threatened with lawsuits after she is depicted in a newspaper comic strip accusing some of Manhattan's leading citizens of crimes. Episode # 180 Night of the Coyote Jessica helps the sheriff of an old Western town solve a murder that is connected to a legendary stagecoach robber's long-lost treasure. Episode # 181 Sugar & Spice, Malice & Vice Michael Haggerty's son-to-be son-in-law is involved in a merger with a Hong Kong financial institution operated by drug lords and arms smugglers. When Michael is found standing over the dead body of his soon-to-be son-in-law, he is accused of the murder. Jessica knows better and helps Michael prove he is innocent. Episode # 182 The Classic Murder Jessica investigates the mysterious disappearance of her editor's millionaire father along with $150 million from his corporate account. Episode # 183 A Christmas Secret Jessica uncovers embezzlement and blackmail after a Cabot Cove newcomer is suspected of shooting a woman at the local Christmas celebration. Episode # 184 The Sound of Murder Jessica records one of her novels for the blind. While at the recording studio she gets an invitation to the taping of a rock video. A murder takes place during the taping and Jessica sets off to seek out clues to the mystery. Episode # 185 Final Curtain The community center of Cabot Cove is getting ready to produce an pre-off Broadway play with retired actor, David North at the helm. What follows is interrupted rehearsals and a murder in town. The search is then on for clues to the murder. Episode # 186 Double Jeopardy Jessica agrees to teach a mystery writing class at a Catholic church in an ethically mixed neighborhood. In the confessional, poison spray is used to murder its occupant. Jessica realizes she had discussed poisons in her class and had mentioned a book called "The Toxic Handbook." Who checked out the book? Off Jessica goes in search of the facts. Episode # 187 Dead Eye Murder, missing persons, and the Kennedy assasination are all part of the mysteries Jessica must face to solve her current case. Episode # 188 Killer Radio While on a book tour, Jessica agrees to guest on a local radio talk show that has feuding co-owners. Jessica gets the last word in when she is interviewed by a "Howard Stern" type interviewer. When a murder takes place Jessica helps sort out the tangled webs of confusion to bring the killer to justice. Episode # 189 The Petrified Florist While observing the guests at a dinner party held by a Beverly Hills gossip magazine editor, Jessica envisions the plot for her next murder mystery. Episode # 190 Threshold of Fear Jessica helps a neighbor in her New York building who has a phobia about leaving her apartment since she saw her mother murdered five years ago. Episode # 191 The Big Kill Two murders result when the CEO of Cabot Cove defense corporation tries to save his company by illegally selling leftover components. Episode # 192 Dead to Rights Jessica agrees to help clear a former research assistant of killing her new employer, despite the fact that the woman is a pathological liar. Episode # 193 Lone Witness Jessica helps solve the murder of a Cabot Cove neighbor when the only witness, a local delivery boy she has befriended, becomes the prime suspect. Episode # 194 Ship of Thieves While on a cruise, Jessica helps an old friend, now a ship's security chief, investigate when a woman is found dead in the cargo area. Episode # 195 The Survivor Jessica becomes involved in an internal police investigation when a colleague is left for dead in an accident in which a rookie policeman is killed. Episode # 196 Love's Deadly Desire Jessica investigates the murder of a visiting romance novelist's assistant, who was having an affair with the writer's publisher husband. Season Ten (1993-1994)
Episode # 197 A Death in Hong Kong Jessica's trip to Hong Kong is interrupted by the murder of an American businessman negotiating a merger with a Chinese tycoon. Episode # 198 For Whom the Ball Tolls When Jessica aggrees to help preserve a historic brownstone, she winds up trying to clear her editor of the murder of an opposing developer. Episode # 199 The Legacy of Borbey House A stranger obsessed with restoring a Cabot Cove landmark is killed after he is suspected of being a vampire. Episode # 200 The Phantom Killer Jessica comes to the aid of a promising young reporter when he is suspected of murdering a rival magazine's unscrupulous publisher. Episode # 201 A Virtual Murder Jessica happens on a computerized clue to a murder while writing a mystery story for a friend's interactive video game component. Episode # 202 Bloodiness Jessica's research on a new novel uncovers an unlikely suspect in the murder of a good friend. Episode # 203 A Killing in Cork While visiting Ireland, Jessica searches for clues when a widowed friend's son is suspected of killing an American relative. Episode # 204 Love and Hate in Cabot Cove Jessica returns to Cabot Cove to discover why her accountant is not paying her bills. Episode # 205 Murder at a Discount One of Jessica's best-selling mysteries makes her the target of a lawsuit by a man who was tried and acquitted for murder. Episode # 206 Murder in White When Jessica is called to London to rewrite the stage adaptation of her novel, she must prove her actress friend innocent of killing a producer. Episode # 207 Northern Explosion While stranded in a small Canadian town, Jessica helps the Mounties solve two local murders. Episode # 208 Proof in the Pudding Jessica discovers clues to a puzzling murder when she is a guest star on a friend's television cooking show. Episode # 209 Portrait of Death Jessica comes to the rescue when a friend's sculpture is used as a murder weapon. Episode # 210 Deadly Assets Jessica attempts to clear the name of a Cabot Cove fisherman who is suspected of murdering a Chicago hit man. Episode # 211 Murder on the Thirtieth Floor Jessica refuses to believe that the editor of her latest book has committed suicide and is determined to find out the truth. Episode # 212 Time to Die Infrared cameras seem to prove Jessica's writing student is guilty of killing his abusive stepfather. Episode # 213 The Dying Game Financial problems lead to a double murder at a Larkin department store, forcing Jessica to prove the innocence of a friend. Episode # 214 The Trouble with Seth Jessica searches for Dr. Seth Hazlitt when he suddenly disappears and fresh bloodstains in his office indicate foul play. Episode # 215 Roadkill In Texas, Jessica attempts to help the owner of a small trucking company clear his son of a murder charge. Episode # 216 A Murderous Muse Jessica searches for a motive when a legendary maestro, who is about to lose control of his protege, is found murdered. Episode # 217 Wheel of Death The arrival of a traveling carnival in Cabot Cove coincides with a rash of burglaries and the murder of the troupe's owner. Season Eleven (1994-1995)
Episode # 218 A Nest of Vipers While researching her newest novel at a California zoo, Jessica finds herself in the middle of a murder involving a black mamba snake. Episode # 219 Amsterdam Kill Jessica's investigation of a novelist's kidnapping leads her into the dark world of diamond smuggling and murder. Episode # 220 To Kill a Legend Jessica accidentally discovers a letter from George Washington that leads to a hero's disgrace and a director's murder. Episode # 221 Death in Hawaii Jessica's vacation to Honolulu becomes chaotic when the son of her host, power broker Matt Kinkaid, vanishes during a hotly contested U.S. Senate election. Episode # 222 Dear Deadly When a newspaper columnist becomes the target of a crazed gunman, Jessica's advice to be careful goes unheeded. Episode # 223 The Murder Channel Jessica discovers her neighbor has been inadvertently hooked up to a surveillance system and witnesses a murder. Episode # 224 Fatal Paradise Jessica feels responsible after she helps a couple run off together, and one of them turns up dead. Episode # 225 Crimson Harvest The mysterious deaths of a winery matriarch's son and a rival vintner lead Jessica into a world of greed and betrayal. Episode # 226 Murder by Twos Jessica searches for a link between the town bully's death and the death of the woman he was having an affair with. Episode # 227 Murder of the Month Club The taping of an infomercial by Jessica and two fellow novelists is plagued by problems including the mysterious death of an audience member. Episode # 228 An Egg to Die For Jessica helps a Russian police officer capture the elusive mastermind behind the theft of a Faberge egg. Episode # 229 The Scent of Murder The pervasive stench of death looms over Jessica and Seth's visit to his cousin's South Carolina plantation. Episode # 230 Death 'N Denial Jessica takes a trip to Egypt to finalize a cultural exchange program and ends up searching for a killer and a stolen artifact. Episode # 231 Murder in High 'C' An opera singer tries to make her debut before a stalker can fulfill his promise to kill her. Episode # 232 Twice Dead Jessica tracks the killer of a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist who had previously felt the need to fake his own death. Episode # 233 Film Flam Homicide haunts the release of a restored movie, and Jessica investigates the current crime and the 1960 murder that prevented the original release. Episode # 234 Murder a la Mode Jessica's excursion into the world of the fashion elite in Paris leads to murder, seamy sweatshops and smugglers. Episode # 235 The Dream Team A plan to develop Cabot Cove ends badly when the chief financial investor's wife takes a nose dive into the bay. Episode # 236 School for Murder When a professor is murdered after failing in "humanity," Jessica teaches a lesson in the truth. Episode # 237 Another Killing in Cork While on vacation in Ireland, Jessica fishes for a killer after a tourist is found floating in a wishing well. Episode # 238 Game, Set, Murder Jessica discovers "love" is not the game of the day when a tennis pro's overbearing father is murdered.
Season Twelve (1995-1996)
Episode # 239 Nailed Jessica uses her head to weave through the makeup and hairspray concealing the murderer of a financier at a beauty salon. Episode # 240 A Quaking in Aspen Jessica is fired up to find the true murderer of her friend's husband, but private detective Charlie Garrett is unwittingly putting out the flames. Episode # 241 The Secret of Gila Junction While visiting a friend in Arizona, a green sheriff asks Jessica for her help investigating a murder that followed the discovery of a stash of cash. Episode # 242 Big Easy Murder A research trip to New Orleans plunges Jessica into the world of the occult, when a businessman dies, and a voodoo doll is evidence. Episode # 243 Home Care Jessica immerses herself in the medical profession when a young nurse is accused of murdering two patients to whom she was providing home care. Episode # 244a Nan's Ghost: Part One and Part Two Jessica is in Ireland visiting an old friend and staying at a bed and breakfast at Ballynook Castle. A haunted spirit and antique smugglers are just a few challenges Jessica faces on her Irish vacation. Episode # 245 Shooting in Rome Jessica travels to Rome to help rewrite the script for the filming of one of her books, but the filming takes a tragic turn when a stuntman dies. Episode # 246 Deadly Bidding Charlie Garrett's outrageous bid at an auction arouses Jessica's suspicions, after the artist becomes the subject of a homicide photographer. Episode # 247 Frozen Stiff When Jessica arrives at an ice cream company to get a check for charity, the funds have melted and the company's co-founder is iced. Episode # 248 Unwilling Witness After being subpoenaed to testify at the jury probe of a brokerage house, Jessica is charged with contempt for speaking to a witness who is killed. Episode # 249 Kendo Kill Jessica's delivery to a motorcycle racer in Japan speeds up a series of events that result in the death of another racer. Episode # 250 Death Goes Double Platinum Jessica must investigate after the Latin beat of a new band drowns out the last dying gasp of a petty thug. Episode # 251 Murder in Tempo Seth Hazlitt's benefit concert to save the woods near Cabot Cove is endangered when the lead singer is permanently silenced. Episode # 252 The Dark Side of the Door When the police are reluctant to become involved, Jessica links a recent murder, a possible suicide and an 11-year-old kidnapping. Episode # 253 Murder Among Friends When the producer of a hit twenty-something series is murdered, Jessica does some directing of her own. Episode # 254 Something Foul in Flappieville After Jessica's short story for children becomes a television puppet show, she must find the fiend who used one of the puppets as a murder weapon. Episode # 255 Track of a Soldier A vacation in the Grand Tetons turns into work when the man threatening Jessica's host with blackmail is murdered. Episode # 256 Evidence of Malice Jessica has to solve two murders to clear the name of her old friend Deputy Andy, who becomes a suspect when a murder weapon is found in his car. Episode # 257 Southern Double-Cross Jessica travels to Australia to prove that she is the rightful heir to 130,000 acres of grazing land, but her arrival results in two murders. Episode # 258 Race to Death Jessica investigates when a wealthy yachtsman is murdered two days before a big race, and the daughter of his rival is charged with the crime. Episode # 259 What You Don't Know Can Kill You When a young man dies in a motorcycle crash, and a local attorney is murdered, Jessica looks for links between the two seemingly unrelated deaths. Episode # 260 Mrs. Parker's Revenge Jessica gets caught up in a web of international intrigue and rogue government agents when a deadly virus is stolen from the Biological Research Institute. Episode # 261 Death by Demographics A hot-shot San Francisco radio promoter is murdered after changing the format from classical music to hard rock.