Jessica aids yet another dear old friend in his search for his missing grandson.



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Episode cast overview:
Jessica Fletcher
Danny Schubert
Sgt. Joe Rice
Alma Goodrich
Leona Schubert
Edie Lorraine
Andrew Kerry
Rick Barton
Pol. Chief Miles Underwood
John Petlock ...
Medical Examiner
Uniformed Policeman
James O'Connell ...


For years, old multimillionaire Andrew Kerry's ultimate wish was to find his grandson Peter, missing for years. While meeting Jessica about a charity donation, Peter's college friend Danny Schubert recognizes the restaurant pianist Rick Barton's tune as Peter's unpublished composition. He, his ex and Rick are actually faking this. Jessica not only realizes this when all invited to Andrew's Calvisburg estate, but snoops along with apparently inept police chief Miles Underwood when Danny is stabbed in the garage. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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5 February 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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"Slander can be an expensive indulgence"
12 September 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.

While not quite one of my top 5 favourites of Season 5, "The Search for Peter Kerry" is still a winner and one of the best of the season. It does wonders with a not exactly tasteful, pretty cruel come to think of it, premise and manages to make an entertaining and intelligent episode out of it, with a diverting mystery that manages to be a brain-teaser.

Angela Lansbury is terrific as always as Jessica, and William Prince, Lorna Patterson and Mason Adams all give very good supporting turns. The standouts though are a smouldering Marc Singer and Anita Morris and a sly and entertainingly inept Lane Smith.

Production values as ever are slick and stylish. 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.

The writing is thought-provoking, light-hearted and amiable, while the mystery as said intrigues and the solution is not hard to figure out thankfully.

All in all, a Season 5 winner. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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