Producer Shayne Grant mounts Walter Knapf's reworking 'Mainely Murder' of one of his former teacher JB Fletcher's mystery plays. Only after the pre-Broadway-premiere-interviews Walter admits he was railroaded into appalling changes. The critics do a damned destructive job on the play, worst of all ever-condescending TV columnist Eliot Easterbrook. Shortly after, the Chronicle newspaper critic Danny O'Mara, who gave the only glowing review attacking Elliot's, is found murdered after Easterbrook shouted he should be permanently silenced. Jessica and the NYPD work their way through suspects among cast, crew and critical body, starting with Eliot who was found there holding a gun but has a TV alibi, only to find the killer after examining notes and computer files. Written by
Did You Know?
Rich Little's character says that he has an ability to mimic the writing styles of various critics. Little is a professional impressionist, performing impressions of, among others, every U.S. president since Kennedy and several celebrities. See more
When Jessica says "oh no no, I still use my old bucket of bolts typewriter" a laugh is inserted into the middle of the sentence, to hide either a mistake or wrong word and it is very obvious. See more