Jessica sifts two plots for secrets and motives, involving an anonymous school funds embezzlement note, the secret society of mischievous schoolboys Todd Carrier, Robert and Brendan and a past crime. They also seem to enjoy sleuthing around corners, and through the window of the loft. Add plot description Add cast with characters Add other production credits director, editor, etc. A student assigned to be her secretary has a murky past. Starring Regular Cast Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher Recurring Cast Guest Stars Thom Bray as Dorian Beecher Karlene Crockett as Sarah Dupont Judy Landers as Bobbie Hope Lange as Charlotte Newcastle Doug McClure as Sheriff Rankin Charles Siebert as Dr. And so, when he invites his former teacher Jessica Fletcher Angela Lansbury , he doesn't relate the entire story. Lynch Teleplay by: Lynne Kelsey Story by: Gerald K.
However, three of the combination are seen in either scene. Fischer Story by: Peter S. Jessica is in the wrong place at the right time to help her friend Dorian Beecher when he is accused of a murder he didn't commit. Waitress Bobbie Judy Landers tends to serving Jessica and Dorian, as they gather at the Inn with Doctor Penn Walker, but festivities are interrupted by town bully Nate Findley Barry Williams , who picks a fight with Dorian, who grabs a sword from the wall, but is interrupted by the entrance of Sheriff Sam Rankin Doug McClure and his assistants Deputy Gary Pagett and Uniformed Policeman Tom Ohmer when a brawl breaks out. Walking home after an embarrassing fight in a pub with Nate, Dorian is run down by the disguised headless horseman he always assumes to be Nate, on his black stallion, Gunshot.
When the rival is indeed found beheaded for real, she must clear her friend of the gruesome crime. Guest Stars: Dorian Beecher , Sarah Dupont , Bobbie , Charlotte Newcastle , Sheriff Rankin , Dr. When the groom is tied to a murder at a local night club Jessica tags along with the detective working the case. His three daughters fall under suspicion when certain things come to light. Fischer September 30, 1984 1984-09-30 Following the publication of her first mystery book, Jessica travels to New York City on a publicity tour where she gets involved with the murder of a restaurant magnate. When he made the mistake of laughing about this to Walker, the dentist stabbed him. Fischer January 6, 1985 1985-01-06 The death of a sitting Congressman throws Jessica into the world of politics.
Jessica eventually finds out it belonged to his dead fiancée, Gretchen, and the fact that Nate Findley had given it to the waitress told him that he had been involved with Gretchen before her death. Only after arrival at Wenton, Vermont does Jessica learn she was asked by an orphaned literary protégé, Dorian Beecher, who succeeded as boys boarding school poetry teacher due to the car accident-drowned of Gretchen, daughter of Dorn Van Stotter, to play Dorian's 'mother' to impress his employer, Wenton Academy's pedigree-obsessed owner, Edwin Dupont, whose daughter, Sarah, he loves, rivaled only by the studly riding instructor, Nate Findley, an obnoxious womanizer. Jessica then tells him she isn't Dorian's mother. It seems that Dorian has become serious with Sarah Dupont Karlene Crockett , daughter of the stern Edwin Dupont, and needs someone kindly to present. To wrap up all loose ends, Jessica will have to sort through everything from pranks to cold-blooded murder.
Sheriff Rankin jails Dorian after Nate's decapitated corpse is found nearby, clumsily redressed as the horseman. Due to the extremely high volume of messages received and the small size of our team , we unfortunately cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond or take action in every case. Foul play aimed at getting the dog's millions causes Jessica to investigate. The police are baffled, and Jessica tries to help. For other feedback please visit our. It is into this nostalgic community which poet Dorian Beecher Thom Bray accepts a teaching position. Cast: Angela Lansbury, Thom Bray, Karlene Crockett, Judy Landers, Hope Lange, Doug McClure, Charles Siebert, Guy Stockwell, Fritz Weaver, Barry Williams, Brandon Douglas, Donald Thompson, Adam Ferris, Sanford Clark, Gary Pagett.
Written by Wenton, Vermont, maintains its rural Colonial charm from its railroad depot to its old-fashioned inn, from its stables to its covered bridge, from its proclivity to costuming to its conforming school for boys, Wenton Academy. However, he turns out to have embezzled money to pay a detective and didn't kill anyone. Please note that we cannot respond to address or phone information requests for any person identified in our database, nor can we forward fan mail. If you can cite the source of your information, that would be a great help to our data team. Cooper December 16, 1984 1984-12-16 A night at the ballet turns deadly as a couple of Russian dancers try to defect during the show.
Fischer November 18, 1984 1984-11-18 Jessica gives a seminar series at a university. Siegel December 9, 1984 1984-12-09 When the events surrounding an amusement tycoon's sudden suicide point instead toward murder Jessica must decipher all the clues. Gretchen's father, Dorn Van Stotter Guy Stockwell , serves as Stablemaster at Wenton Academy, under the supervision of proprietor Edwin Dupont Fritz Weaver and Administrator Charlotte Newcastle Hope Lange , who soon begin to encounter an investigation over swindled funds. March 19, 1995 1995-03-19 Note: Last appearance of: Michael Horton as Grady Fletcher. Changes to written content like reviews and biographies, tagged metadata like Genres, Styles, Moods, Themes and Similar Movies, as well as information about credits, movie posters and movie trailers are provided by our data provider, Rovi.
After the final episode aired in 1996, sporadically reprised the character of Jessica Fletcher in a handful of feature-length Murder, She Wrote specials starting in 1997. However, this soon becomes the least of her worries when Dorian winds up the primary suspect in the death of Nate Findley, with whom he had fought the previous night. Fischer February 10, 1985 1985-02-10 A cruise turns into terror for Jessica's niece, who seems to be haunted by the ghost of her dead husband. He suspects it's Nate Findley, who also has an interest in Sarah and has ready access to horses. Siegel November 25, 1984 1984-11-25 At the Cabot Cove Founder's Day Picnic a series of unusual hit and run accidents leaves the town on edge. Because it happens to be a three-day autumn holiday at Wenton Academy, most of its pupils have left campus, with the exception of Todd Carrier Donald Thompson , Robert Brandon Douglas and Brendan Adam Ferris , who seem to enjoy the stable to the degree of founding a clubhouse upon its loft. Fischer October 7, 1984 1984-10-07 A man falls overboard during a rough storm out at sea, leaving a large estate behind.