A alleged Twain manuscript begets greed, deception, arson, and murder.

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Anna Louise Barlow
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Lawrence Erlich
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Professor Chandler Fitzpatrick
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Master forger Lawrence Erlich presents to a New york congress of Twain adepts an alleged new manuscript, 'Wild, wicked wench', authentic according to leading expert professor Chandler Fitzpatrick. After it's authenticated on his authority and accepted for $5,000,000 by his insurance company, Dennis Stanton sets out to have that disproved. The manuscript is destroyed in a fire. Expert Constantin Stavros leaves a message he found the answer, but is killed. He left a literary clue, which NYPD lieutenant Catalano assumes to indicate adultery. Stanton later realizes the more intricate meaning and sets a cunning trap, with a twist after a suspicious second death. Written by KGF Vissers

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fire | arson | adultery | forgery | fall | See All (8) »

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25 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Jessica's absent for this one
25 February 2015 | by (Illinois, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Not a bad show, just that Jessica Fletcher. Is on during the first three minutes and not again after that. The lead investigator isn't particularly interesting, and has a weak voice. I guess Angela needed the occasional week off. Some insurance investigator takes this case and what sounds like a cute premise -- a questionable newly discovered Mark Twain work during a Mark Twain convention in. San Francisco -- turns out to not be that cute or memorable. David Birney is good as a smarmy literary guy and Holly Gagnier is an attractive suspect. My goodness, filling up ten lines about an uninteresting show is quite a challenge. The writers try to be clever with a couple other literary references but it's not all that clever.


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