Season 4

Season 4 (1987)

The fourth season of Murder, She Wrote originally aired Sundays at 8:00-9:00 pm on CBS from September 20, 1987 to May 8, 1988. The Region 1 DVD was released on October 17, 2006.


Episodes: 22

Star Cast: Angela Lansbury ,



Episodes List

Ep.1 A Fashionable Way to Die

Air Date: 1987-09-20

Ooh la la! Jessica travels to gay Paris to spend some time with an old friend... and finds herself entangled in a case involving fashion, finance and murder.

Ep.2 When Thieves Fall Out

Air Date: 1987-09-27

A walk down memory lane is anything but pleasant for Jessica when she re-examines a 20 year-old case involving her close friends and former students.

Ep.3 Witness for the Defense

Air Date: 1987-10-04

Jessica goes to Quebec to testify at the trial of a friend who is accused of killing his wife and burning his house.

Ep.4 Old Habits Die Hard

Air Date: 1987-10-11

A terminally ill nun seems to have committed suicide which would be an unacceptable sin.

Ep.5 The Way To Dusty Death

Air Date: 1987-10-25

After the 'accidental' death of a tycoon, his associates battle for position to succeed him.

Ep.6 It Runs In The Family

Air Date: 1987-11-01

Cousin Emma in London has a new problem when someone serves her lover poisoned herring.

Ep.7 If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly

Air Date: 1987-11-08

When Deputy Martin becomes a widower by murder, the investigation turns up some surprising activity.

Ep.8 Steal Me a Story

Air Date: 1987-11-15

The special effects used by a TV producer are a real bomb.

Ep.9 Trouble in Eden

Air Date: 1987-11-22

Hostility and other surprises await Jessica in a town where she's posing as her friend to investigate the rumoured murder of the friend's sister.

Ep.10 Indian Giver

Air Date: 1987-11-29

A resident of Cabot Cove threatens the Native American who claims to own the land, and later is found dead.

Ep.11 Doom with a View

Air Date: 1987-12-13

Grady gets into a spot again when he is found with the body of woman known from college days and now had been dating a frat brother who was married.

Ep.12 Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?

Air Date: 1988-01-03

Somebody laced Mrs. Fletcher's chowder and Amos' brutish brother-in-law was in for the long sleep.

Ep.13 Harbinger of Death

Air Date: 1988-01-24

Jessica is thrilled to be visiting her niece Carrie and her husband Leonard, an astronomer dreaming of seeing a long-lost comet, but when Carrie's ex-boyfriend Drake Eaton is murdered in the home she's been staying in, Jessica has to prove not only her niece but also her husband innocent of murder.

Ep.14 Curse of the Daanav

Air Date: 1988-02-07

Seth's family is touched by an ancient curse attached to the history of a ruby.

Ep.15 Mourning Among the Wisterias

Air Date: 1988-02-14

Jessica visits her old friend Eugene McClendon, who soon stands accused of the murder of an old friend, Jonathan Keeler. While helping clear Eugene's name, Jessica learns that her friend believes he is dying, and is surprised when he asks her to marry him so that she can look after his affairs once he's gone. Jessica agrees, but only so that they can expose Jonathan's true killer.

Ep.16 Murder Through the Looking Glass

Air Date: 1988-02-21

Jessica gets herself into a mess of trouble after overhearing the dying words of a professional hitman. When she investigates the murder of Adam Cosgrove, she soon discovers that no one seems to want to admit he's missing, let alone dead. With the help of a prickly police sergeant and a priest who isn't quite what he seems, Jessica discovers that the man who was killed was in charge of leading a top-secret government mission to protect a foreign diplomat, and that someone in the safehouse has gone to the other side.

Ep.17 A Very Good Year for Murder

Air Date: 1988-02-28

The Gambini family gathers to celebrate the 75th birthday of the patriarch and a murder.

Ep.18 Benedict Arnold Slipped Here

Air Date: 1988-03-13

Someone wants the old historic house enough to kill for it and its supposed hidden treasure AND Jessica is executor of the late owner's will.

Ep.19 Just Another Fish Story

Air Date: 1988-03-27

Somebody put the maitre d' on ice. Jessica wonders if she has made a bad investment.

Ep.20 Showdown in Saskatchewan

Air Date: 1988-04-10

Arson is intended to remove the Rodeo doctor and his patient permanently.

Ep.21 Deadpan

Air Date: 1988-05-01

Two critics take opposite views of a play based on one of Jessica's novels, 'Mainly Murder'. One is suspected of the murder of the other.

Ep.22 The Body Politic

Air Date: 1988-05-08

The suicide of a campaign manager who is suspected of having an affair with a married woman excites the press.