His family solicitor and fellow Burma veteran Humphrey Defoe hands Jessica's lookalike cousin, London music hall performer Emma McGill, £1,000 just to visit her terminally ill old acquaintance Geoffrey Constable, recently the 18th viscount Blackraven since the 17th, Rupert, died at 87. Geoffrey tells her he's leaving her a country house with income, feels better and takes her on a picnic she packs, but dies from a heart-attack. Inspector Frost is right to insist on an autopsy: strychnine poison, in the hearing he was so fond of. The heir, eldest brother Arthur Constable, cuts his spoiled rotten 19 year-old son Derek short, who next gets lightly wounded while hunting with the third brother, Johnny Constable, who could have poisoned Rupert with candy he smuggled in against diet rules. Emma, Humphrey and the inspector ultimately set a trap. Written by
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Jessica Fletcher doesn't appear at all in this episode (and this is the only episode in the entire series where this happens). Her cousin Emma MacGill does the sleuthing without any help from her American cousin. See more
References Till the Clouds Roll By
"Early One Morning"
English Folk Song
Performed by Angela Lansbury See more