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Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 May 2003 (USA)
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Jessica Fletcher is off to solve another murder mystery, this time in Ireland.

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Jessica Fletcher travels to Ireland, where she attends the reading of an old acquaintance's will. The will contains the clues to finding a secret treasure, one that will require an already strained family to work together in order to solve the mystery. Written by T.J. Magwire

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Arabesque: Le fils perdu  »

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This was the fourth and last "Murder, She Wrote" movie of the week that CBS Television/Les Moonvies negotiated with Peter and Angela Shaw, "Corymore Productions", fulfilling the negotiated settlement canceling the very popular series in 1996. The original Cabot Cove (Mendocino, California series location) never was considered for use as a basis of a story plot in any of the projected four MOW projects. Peter and Angela wished to close the show-series occurring in Ireland. During the twelve years of the CBS series, many story plots, scenarios, had been set in Ireland. Set in Ireland, second unit filming always was organized to film establishing exterior buildings, landscapes, an automobile driving on country lanes with matching vehicles filmed in conjunction of the film's local Los Angeles exteriors. This last project gave an excuse for Angela and Peter to film the Ireland inserted establishing shots after filming was completed at Universal Studios. After these exterior Ireland street establishing insert shots were completed, the editors completed and delivered the finished two hour special to CBS. Filmed during 2002, the last "Murder, She Wrote" aired in 2003, after Peter Shaw's death in January 29, 2003. The film was dedicated as a memorial to Peter Shaw Pullen. See more »

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While the film is set in Ireland, the Garda (police) cars have Northern Irish registration plates (PIB XXX). See more »

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Dedicated to the memory of Peter Shaw. See more »

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Follows Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997) See more »

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If this is the last MSW-great story to go out on!
10 May 2003 | by (ARCADIA, CA) – See all my reviews

The Celtic Riddle was a richly drawn mystery that captured all the best of the "Murder, She Wrote" episodes, with an additional twist at the end for good measure!

If this is the last MSW-it is a great story to go out on. Angela Lansbury is supreme as Jessica Fletcher, once more traveling to Ireland to hear the reading of a will of a man she only met once. The wonderful Peter Donat makes a cameo appearance and only adds to the spice of the story. One key of this very well written story is the theme of "second chances"-you will have to see this movie to find out more!

I hope this gets lots of reruns on CBS and USA-it is worth it!


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