- The Great '80's TV flashback
- Includes the crossover episode from Magnum P.I.!
Season three of Murder, She Wrote finds peppery mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) periodically leaving the comfort of her hometown of Cabot Cove for business-and-pleasure jaunts in such locales as Washington, D.C., New York City, and California. No matter where she goes, however, murder is sure to follow -- and, of course, Jessica will be able to apply her acute skills as an amateur detective to solve the case. The season opens with the two-part "Death Stalks the Big Top," in which such notable actors as Jackie Cooper and Martin Balsam figure into the intrigue. In later episodes, the guest-star roster includes Pat Hingle, Susan Anton, David Hemmings, Adrienne Barbeau, and future ER leading man George Clooney. Episodes worthy of special notice include "Murder in a Minor Key," wherein for the first time Jessica Fletcher does not appear as the main character, but instead "narrates" an adventure from her latest novel; the two-part "Magnum on Ice," in which Tom Selleck recreates his famous TV role as Hawaii-based detective Thomas Magnum; and "The Days Dwindle Down," a mystery built around black-and-white footage from the 1949 B-picture Strange Bargain, and featuring three of that film's leading players, Jeffrey Lynn, Martha Scott, and Harry Morgan.
Cast & Crew
Angela Lansbury - Jessica Beatrice Fletcher
Tom Bosley - Sheriff Amos Tupper
Michael Horton - Grady Fletcher
William Windom - Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Richard Paul - Mayor Sam Booth