Murder, She Wrote Bibliography

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Murder, She Wrote exists not only on screen but in print as well. Below is an overview of various MSW-related books that have been published throughout the years.

It goes from biographies of people involved in the show, to the MSW spin-off novel series, to the MSW novelizations, and finally miscellaneous MSW-related books.

Biographies

If you are in love with the characters on the show, you may be interested in reading about the life of the actors that portrayed those characters.

There are also biographies of the producers and creators of the show that offer a glimpse of what went on behind the scenes.

Me and Murder, She Wrote by Peter S. Fischer (co-creator of MSW)
Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski (who joined the production crew of MSW for Season 8 and 9, and who was responsible for Jessica Fletcher’s move to New York City)

Murder, She Wrote spin-off novels

Fans of the show may not be aware of the series of Murder, She Wrote spin-off novels that have been published. These are supposedly (co-)written by Jessica Fletcher, and feature more of her adventures along with other characters from the show. For more information on the spin-off novels, visit my “Murder, She Wrote Novels” page.

Murder, She Wrote novelizations

Prior to the spin-off series by Donald Bain, there was an attempt to publish novelizations of some of the early MSW episodes.

There were three such novelizations published in 1985, all written by James Anderson.

A fourth one was published in 1986; this time, written by David Deutch.

  • Murder in Two Acts (based on “Sing a Song of Murder” and “Murder in the Afternoon” from season 2)

The books are no longer in print, so they’re quite hard to find.

Miscellaneous Murder, She Wrote publications

Following the series finale in 1996, there was quite a large interest in documenting the series. Shortly after, in 1997, a couple series-related books appeared on store shelves.

The Murder She Wrote Cookbook, recipes from the cast and crew

If you know of any books related to Murder, She Wrote that are not currently listed above, let me know in the comments!

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