In Memoriam: Murder, She Wrote guest stars we lost in 2021

It has now been more than 25 years since Murder, She Wrote aired its final episode. Over the past year, I have been struck by how often I would hear the news that yet another actor that I knew from…

Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran

Although I am a long-time fan of Murder, She Wrote the TV show, it wasn't until relatively recently that I discovered and started reading the spin-off novels. Fans of these books already know that they were authored by Donald Bain…

Jerry Orbach on ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and ‘The Law & Harry McGraw’

Prior to his long-running role as the NYPD detective Lennie Briscoe on Law & Order, Jerry Orbach had a recurring role as a Boston private investigator named Harry McGraw. The character was first introduced in an episode of Murder, She…

Jessica Fletcher is NOT allergic to radishes: a Wikipedia cautionary tale

It all started on the Murder, She Wrote subreddit: a Reddit user posted a question asking "Was Jessica Fletcher Allergic to Radishes???" This piqued my interest since (just like the original poster) I couldn't recall this allergy ever being mentioned…

Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans and Murder (Book Review)

While I have watched the Murder, She Wrote TV series over and over multiple times, I must confess that it wasn't until I started this blog almost three years ago that I first discovered the Murder, She Wrote spin-off novels.…

Murder, She Wrote Season 7 “Bookend” episodes

A popular topic among Murder, She Wrote fans involves the so-called "Bookend" episodes --- episodes where Jessica Fletcher provides introductory (and sometimes concluding) remarks, but doesn't actively take part in the main story action. The reason for these episodes had…

A history of skulls on Murder, She Wrote book covers

I have always been interested in book cover design, especially when it comes to book series---which often strive to maintain a consistent "look". So when I first learned about the Murder, She Wrote spin-off novels, I quickly became aware of…