Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Write, She Murdered 

When murder novelist Kay Ludlow has writer's block, she stabs her agent to death (with a letter opener, just after he reads her the riot act about fulfilling her Publishers' Friday deadline... See full summary »

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Dr. Mark Sloan
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Amanda Bentley-Livingston / Danielle Slade
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Dr. Jesse Travis
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Steve Sloan
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Archie Mullen
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When murder novelist Kay Ludlow has writer's block, she stabs her agent to death (with a letter opener, just after he reads her the riot act about fulfilling her Publishers' Friday deadline no matter what - lest she be forced to return the $25 million advance) - and Kay sets up several ridiculously false clues. However - she didn't act on the spur of the moment, nor had a motive for his death, she just wants to get inspiration from a real murder, and finds a clever way to have her (now deceased) Agent call her, providing herself with an alibi by having him phone her, and Dr Sloan and Amanda over hearing the call. She's delighted to see one of her dead-end suspects murdered in a copycat-like way, until it appears that she committed the second murder: she'll get the death penalty if neither murder is solved. Written by KGF Vissers/edited by canadazbest

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5 November 1998 (USA)  »

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A brilliant Shelley Long
1 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

It took me absolutely ages to get this episode but was it worth it. Diagnosis Murder as most people know is a very professionally done murder mystery and suspense and of course Dick Van Dyke is an excellent anchor man around which everybody revolves. In this episode Shelley Long alias Kate Ludow a writer suffering from writers block decides to commit the perfect murder then follow Mark Sloane around and see how he investigates the crime and write a book based on her observations. Miss Long was exceptional extremely funny in places and played her character as only she can with style. The way Miss Long speaks which sounds like she has a plum in her mouth I find absolutely fascinating and when she rolls those eyes of hers brilliant. Watch it if you get a chance on the re runs because I think you will thoroughly enjoy it.


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