Jessica's acquisition of an old bureau at a rummage sale unleashes a chain of events that leads to the death of a local volunteer fireman in a furniture store.


(as Anthony Shaw)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lois Fricksey
Ron Stiller
Fred Owens
Stanley Holmes
Bud Fricksey
Connie Kowalski (as Robin Riker-Hasley)
Carl Wilson
Kevin Bourland ...


At the Cabot Cove volunteer fire force rummage sale, Jessica takes Carl Wilson's furniture store clerk, Stanley Holmes's, advice to buy an old table he'll fix up for her. When she hand-delivers an old letter found in it to Bud Fricksey, it makes him believe his wife Lois had an affair with a fellow volunteer firemen which he picks a fight with. Shortly after Bud dies in the fire of Carl's shop, which is found arson. And Bud was first knocked unconscious. Jesscia helps the sheriff discover secret motives for either fire or murder. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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5 November 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title refers to a term used by the United States' Postal Service for a letter that cannot be delivered due to the illegibility or absence of a forwarding or return address. See more »

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A classic
8 December 2016 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

There is a certain ambivalence in this series about Jessica the sleuth zigzagging the country and the globe, yet consistently coming up with the most compelling tales in her sleepy hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine. Walking in the footsteps of Miss Marple, it is in the seemingly mundane, familiar, day-to-day settings and situations that she shows us real depth. There are timeless themes of passion, repression and intrigue. There are finely- drawn personalities, marvelous acting and the occasional comic relief coming from some unexpected quarters. It all gets very nearly ruined by a contrived, slapsticky epilogue to the story, which might as well have been cut & pasted from 'I Love Lucy'. But no matter. This story is surely one of the highlights of the entire series.

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