"Murder, She Wrote" The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (TV Episode 1984) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • In this Pilot episode we are introduced to Jessica Fletcher, a recent widow, who lives in Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica is an English teacher who becomes a mystery book author thanks to her nephew, Grady Fletcher. Grady submits his Aunts manuscript to a publishing company who loves it and publishes it immediately. It is a best-seller and Jessica goes to New York City to promote her new book. While there Jessica gets involved in a murder while at her publishers home for a costume party. When her nephew becomes a suspect of the murder, Jessica must find the real killer.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • Jessica Fletcher gets a call from her nephew Grady who lives in New York and who tells her he's found a publisher for her mystery novel. She wasn't aware that he had shown it to anyone as it was something she did to occupy her time after the death of her husband. As her novel climbs the best seller charts, she is soon in New York making the rounds of TV and radio talk shows and attending book signings. She also attends a costume party at the home of her publisher Preston Giles. The next day however they find one of the guests, Caleb McCallum who was dressed as Sherlock Holmes, floating face down in the pool. Only it turns out to be someone else altogether but wearing the same costume. Jessica is working with the local chief of police, Roy Gunderson, but the key to finding the murderer is to first determine who the victim was supposed to be. When Grady is arrested for murder, Jessica has an even greater incentive to solve the case.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Former English teacher Jessica Fletcher travels to New York to celebrate the success of her debut novel, but when an unwanted guest is murdered at a costume party, she wishes she'd stayed home.


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