- 1 The Murder of Sherlock Holmes
Retired schoolteacher Jessica Fletcher is shocked to find out that not only did her nephew send her manuscript to a publisher, but it's been accepted! Jessica is caught up in a whirlwind of publicity tours, book signings, and public appearances, but everything takes a turn when she attends a costume party and a private investigator dressed as Sherlock Holmes ends up facedown in the pool, shot. Jessica initially tries to stay out of things until her nephew Grady becomes the prime suspect, and Jessica decides to take matters into her own hands while fighting her attraction to Preston Giles, the first man to interest her since the death of her husband Frank.
Air Date: 1984-09-30
- 2 Deadly Lady
After a terrible storm, Stephen Earl's four daughters tell Sheriff Tupper that their father died while they were out on the boat. Jessica is only midly intrigued; she finds Ralph, the older gentleman who has offered to work for food, much more intriguing, especially since it is obvious he comes from money. The womens' stories about what happened on the boat change constantly, but once Ralph is found dead and later found to be Stephen Earl, Jessica has to help Amos wage through the inconsistencies in the four Earl daughters storylines to determine who killed their father and why.
Air Date: 1984-10-07
- 3 Birds of a Feather
Jessica heads to San Francisco for the wedding of her niece, Victoria Brandon, only to learn that Victoria is having second thoughts because she suspects that her fiancé, Howard, is having an affair. Although Jessica and Victoria are relieved to learn that Howard isn't cheating but rather dressing up as a woman to perform at a nightclub, the relief is short lived when Howard is arrested for murdering his boss, Al Drake, who had been refusing to pay him. The police are convinced that Drake was shot during Freddy York's act, which doesn't leave a lot of time, but Jessica is determined to prove Howard's innocence.
Air Date: 1984-10-14
- 4 Hooray for Homicide
Jessica's first book, The Corpse Danced at Midnight, is being made into a major Hollywood motion picture, backed by producer Jerry Lydecker. Jessica is furious to see how her book is being butchered by Lydecker and his crew. She heads out to Hollywood to confront Lydecker, but things take a turn when Lydecker is found dead on stage. Jessica ends up being the prime suspect in the murder, but luckily the officer in charge of the investigation believes she's too smart to be the killer and sets her up to find the real murderer.
Air Date: 1984-10-28
- 5 It's A Dog's Life
While visiting her cousin at Langley Manor, a country estate in the South, a man dies during a fox-hunt under strang circumstances, and Jessica tries to find out what really happened.
Air Date: 1984-11-04
- 6 Lovers and Other Killers
While in Seattle lecturing at the university, Jessica is convinced that the young man she hired as her secretary is not a killer.
Air Date: 1984-11-18
- 7 Hit, Run and Homicide
Jessica helps a most unconventional neighbor who is accused of murdering his former partner with one of his inventions.
Air Date: 1984-11-25
- 8 We're Off To Kill the Wizard
Jessica is asked to help solve the ""impossible"" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.
Air Date: 1984-12-09
- 9 Death Takes a Curtain Call
While attending a special ballet performance, Jessica helps solve the backstage murder of a young dancer by a defecting ballerina.
Air Date: 1984-12-16
- 10 Death Casts A Spell
Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance.
Air Date: 1984-12-30
- 11 Capitol Offense
Jessica is assigned to fill the empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a great deal of political game-playing in Washington.
Air Date: 1985-01-06
- 12 Broadway Malady
Broadway legend Rita Bristol and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that murder is lurking in the wings.
Air Date: 1985-01-13
- 13 Murder to a Jazz Beat
While in New Orleans, Jessica must solve the mysterious murder of a famous musician who died while performing onstage.
Air Date: 1985-02-03
- 14 My Johnny Lies Over The Ocean
Jessica's niece is terrorized on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent death...or is he dead?
Air Date: 1985-02-10
- 15 Paint Me A Murder
The life of a famous artist is threatened on what would be otherwise an idyllic Mediterranean island.
Air Date: 1985-02-17
- 16 Tough Guys Don't Die
Jessica meets Harry McGraw and they figure out which one of three cases may contain the motive for the death of a private detective. One dates back 25 years.
Air Date: 1985-02-24
- 17 Sudden Death
Jessica suddenly must learn all about football when she inherits an interest in a professional team.
Air Date: 1985-03-03
- 18 Footnote to Murder
An unpublished manuscript is stolen and its author murdered during an awards convention.
Air Date: 1985-03-10
- 19 Murder Takes the Bus
Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.
Air Date: 1985-03-17
- 20 Armed Response
Over Jessica's protests, she is taken to a hospital after a minor accident in the airport.
Air Date: 1985-03-31
- 21 Murder at the Oasis
An unpopular show-business personality discovers that elaborate security systems are no guarantee of safety.
Air Date: 1985-04-07
- 22 Funeral at Fifty-mile
A Wyoming rancher leaves all to an ill-fated stranger, to the disgust of his disinherited daughter.
Air Date: 1985-04-21