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Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)

Jessica travels to Ireland, where she becomes involved in a clue-driven hunt for secret treasure.

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Margaret Byrne
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Mr. McCafferty
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Nora Flood
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Tom Molloy
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Harry Ryan
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Eamon Byrne
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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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Two joggers, who discover Nora's body prone under the thicket of the trail's overgrown bushes, introduce the discovery scene. The male jogger is Angela and Peter Shaw's grandson, Peter John Shaw (b.1982), Anthony and Lee Shaw's first born. See more »

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While arriving at Rose Cottage Jessica Fletcher is wearing only a woollen suit jacket, later when she sees Nora peering through the window she puts on her waterproof coat which she didn't arrive with. 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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