Manufacturer Fred Berrigan, whose shoe factory in Cabot Cove has problems and scheming involving him, his wife Meg, employees George Parkins and Wendy Arnold and businessman Craig Haber, is nasty, especially to deputy Andy Broom, who owes him money, when nearly arrested by sheriff Mort Metzger for drunk driving. The quiet Leverett Boggs is found strangulated at home with a cord just like one Jessica notices to be cut off in the marina. Deputy Broom bought a house from his high school nemesis Berrigan for his bride Patty, but finds expensive hidden costs. Next day Andy finds in Fred's car a roll of the strangulation cord, and after his arrest in Boggs's apartment a letter, indicating he was probably meeting and blackmailing Berrigan, whose wife Meg fiercely defends Fred's innocence. After Fred makes bail, he's knocked on the head and found dead by Andy, who was already suspended... Written by
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One of the characters in the episode "Evidence of Malice" claims someone is "gaslighting" him, meaning that someone wants him to think he is going crazy. This term came from the 1944 movie "Gaslight," which was Angela Lansbury's first movie. See more