Murder, She Wrote

10 Best Episodes of Murder, She Wrote

An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 26, 2023.

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Murder, She Wrote - S12E4

#15 - Big Easy Murder (Season 12 - Episode 4)

Jessica travels to New Orleans to research a new novel, but gets caught up in a series of voodoo killings.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 38 votes.

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#14 - The Secret of Gila Junction (Season 12 - Episode 3)


People in a sleepy Arizona town, are threatened by a truck- stop bandit and suspicious treasure hunters.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 36 votes.

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#13 - Murder at a Discount (Season 10 - Episode 9)

A man thinks he should get royalties from a book based on his case, written by Jessica.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 38 votes.

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#12 - If It's Thursday, It Must be Beverly (Season 4 - Episode 7)


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

The episode was rated 8.13 from 60 votes.

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#11 - Deadly Bidding (Season 12 - Episode 9)

Jessica agrees to go to New York to bid on a manuscript purportedly by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and while there, she gets mixed up in the murder of a local forger who had been involved in the theft of a priceless Degas painting two years earlier when she tries to help Charlie Garrett out of a jam.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 34 votes.

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#10 - Alma Murder (Season 5 - Episode 15)


An old English professor is caught red-handed over a young girl's body and insists he did it, but a young man later confesses. Whodunit?

The episode was rated 8.15 from 47 votes.

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#9 - Mrs. Parker's Revenge (Season 12 - Episode 23)

Jessica somehow gets tangled in a situation involving a deadly virus and an arms deal.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 25 votes.

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#8 - The Szechuan Dragon (Season 6 - Episode 21)


Grady and his pregnant wife are tending Jessica's house in her absence when an old seaman is killed in her front room.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 44 votes.

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#7 - Bite the Big Apple (Season 8 - Episode 1)

Jessica heads off to New York to begin teaching and has difficulty finding an apartment. She finally gets one that she likes, only to learn that a murder recently took place in the apartment complex and that someone desperately wants something that is inside her apartment. She's relieved when Seth comes to New York to check up on her, and enlists his help in cracking the case.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 56 votes.

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#6 - Tainted Lady (Season 7 - Episode 21)


The owner of a diner is accused of using too much 'spice' in the food, when someone finds arsenic.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 42 votes.

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#5 - Shear Madness (Season 6 - Episode 20)

Jessica’s cousin is left waiting at the church when her fiancée is murdered in a similar fashion to a murder 15 years ago for which her brother was blamed.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 40 votes.

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#4 - The Mole (Season 9 - Episode 3)


Jessica is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped at the airport. When the woman she is mistaken for is killed, Jessica finds the murderer.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 44 votes.

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#3 - Nan's Ghost (1) (Season 12 - Episode 6)

A spooky story set in an old Irish castle where legend has it that there is a ghost and a hidden treasure.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 39 votes.

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#2 - Curse of the Daanav (Season 4 - Episode 14)


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

The episode was rated 8.45 from 42 votes.

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#1 - Nan's Ghost (2) (Season 12 - Episode 7)

Jessica is trapped in the rat-infested dungeon of an ancient Irish castle, but uses her ingenuity to get rescued and find the treasure and a murderer.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 36 votes.

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