Grady Fletcher is in big trouble again when his boss is found dead and he is the main suspect.

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Jessica Fletcher
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Grady Fletcher
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Mrs. Ellis
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Lester Grinshaw
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NYPD Lt. Timothy Hanratty
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Lana Whitman (as Patricia McCormack)
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Jessica is visiting her nephew Grady who has a job working as an accountant at an investment firm. He likes the work and is very busy and working long hours, even if there is supposedly a ghost in the building. He returns to the office late one evening and finds his boss, Ralph Whitman, dead. To top it off, there's also an IRS auditor sniffing around looking into one of the firm's investment funds, Neptune Ventures. Grady becomes the prime suspect in the case but Jessica works with police Lt. Timothy Hanratty. She soon learns that Whitman's wife visited him at the office on the evening he died. Then there's the supposed ghost in the building which is more than just people's overactive imagination. Jessica sorts it all out. Written by garykmcd

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Ron Masak, who played Cabot Cove's Sheriff Mort Metzger from 1988 until the end of the series, first appeared in Episode: # 1.17."Footnote to Murder" as Lt. Meyer, and also #3.19, "No Accounting for Murder", as a sleazy NYC business owner, Marty Giles. See more »

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Murder at the accountancy agency
11 August 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Have always been quite fond of 'Murder She Wrote'. It is a fun and relaxing watch that makes you think as you try to unwind in the evening. If one wants more complex, twisty mysteries with lots of tension and suspense 'Murder She Wrote' may not be for you, but if you want something light-hearted and entertaining but still provide good mysteries 'Murder She Wrote' fits the bill just fine.

"No Accounting for Murder" is a decent episode but not a great one. The main thing that it suffers from is Grady, the character has always been bland, annoying and often useless and Michael Horton sucked energy out of his scenes more often than not, both are the case here to the extent that it's not easy to root for him or whether he's innocent or not (though it is rather predictable what the answer is). The mystery itself is not always compelling, with a sometimes dull pace and a "who cares" feel to the story.

The victim is the typical uniformly hated "victim stamped over forehead" one, and one doesn't really get to know the murderer either.

However, there are a lot of good things about "No Accounting for Murder". Production values are slick and stylish as ever with 'Murder She Wrote'. The music has energy and has presence but also not making the mistake of over-scoring, while it is hard to forget or resist the theme tune.

Writing is thought-provoking, light-hearted and amiable and it is fun figuring out with both amusement and bewilderment at the whereabouts of Grady's business and affording an apartment like the one he has.

Excepting Horton (which has everything to do with the character himself, Horton has been capable elsewhere), the acting is solid. Angela Lansbury can do no wrong and Michael Tolan and Dorothy Lamour are particularly note-worthy of the guest supporting cast. It was interesting to see Ron Masak before he became Amos Tupper's replacement Sheriff Mort Metzger.

In conclusion, decent if lacking. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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