It's off to a film festival in Milan for middle-aged mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) as Murder, She Wrote launches its ninth season. Rest assured that Jessica will encounter a real-life homicide during her working vacation -- and it's an equal surety that she will solve the mystery long before the local constabulary has done so! In a later episode, a case of mistaken identity finds Jessica being kidnapped -- and by the time she has extricated herself from this dilemma, she is faced with the dilemma of solving the murder of the person who was supposed to have been snatched in her stead. Still later, Jessica butts heads with a nasty cartoonist who has caricatured her as a nosy fox in his comic strip. In other words, Jessica Fletcher is one busy gal during her ninth year on the air. Guest stars appearing during this season include Susan Blakely, Phyllis Thaxter, Joseph Bologna, Harvey Fierstein, Native American actor Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves), Mariette Hartley, Margot Kidder, Julie Adams, Carroll Baker, and Neil Patrick Harris. There is also a courtesy appearance by Jessica's friend and fellow sleuth, reformed jewel thief Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell).
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