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

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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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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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Back for one more riddle (case) to solve.
26 September 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

It is good to see Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) back in action in the fourth TV movie after the Murder, She Wrote TV series ended. This time, Jessica travels to Ireland to attend the reading of an old acquaintance's will, which contains clues to a secret treasure. The hunt for the treasure leads the strained family to search for it, and Jessica to solve a murder mystery.

This movie possesses the same charm, sleuth tactics and plot twists and turns of the TV series, and is filled with some intriguing and unique plot elements, particular the Ireland setting. The classic treasure-hunt aspect also gives the movie a unique flavor and it adds onto the suspense in the good-paced plot. Lansbury does her role well as always, as does the rest of the actors, who pulled off their roles quite nicely.

With all the finger-pointing and unpredictability elements in the movie, you would be eager to find the answer to the "whodunit" question and would be captivated by this overall TV movie, which is another nice throwback to the heyday of the TV series.

Grade B+


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