Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
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Death in Hawaii 

Jessica's vacation to Honolulu becomes chaotic when the son of her host vanishes during a hotly contested U.S. Senate election.



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Episode cast overview:
... Jessica Fletcher
... Rebecca Kinkaid
... Liz Dougherty
... D.A. Randall Thompson
... Jeff Kinkaid (as Ted W. Henning)
... Matt Kinkaid
James F. Kelly ... Brett Reynolds
... Danny Kinkaid
... Joe Yoshanaga
Marty Rackham ... Boone Aldrich
... Det. Sharon Matsumoto
David Tress ... Martin Osborn
... Ben Kamaka
Steve Ruge ... Honolulu P.D. Detective (as Steven Ruge)
... Registration Clerk


After an exhausting foreign books tour, Jessica checks in at the Kinkaid Oahu hotel, a penthouse suite, compliments of the owner Matt Kinkaid, who refuses to consider selling the hotel. Meanwhile Matts' son Jeff is running for Senator against his brother Dannys' boss D.A. Randall 'Randy' Thompson. Danny reluctantly works on a dirty Southeast Asian finance investigation involving banker Brett Reynolds (who finances Randys' campaign) and Martin Osborn, to which end financial whiz Joe Yoshanaga just entered the banks service. After his grandmother Rebecca tells Jessica Danny recently had a suspicious diving accident, he has a swim and a masked diver in a motorboat throws shark bait around him - he goes missing. Joe breaks into Reynolds' PC to send his personal files by modem to the abandoned sugar mill, and Jessica finds out that's where Danny's' cellular phone is connected; Dannys' girlfriend (the police detective) and Jessica find him there holding a gun, standing over family gardener ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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16 October 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Kinkaid family values
26 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Murder mysteries follow Jessica Fletcher wherever she goes even to Hawaii on vacation where she stays at the deluxe resort hotel owned by the Kinkaid family, Nina Foch and Ken Howard.

It's a house divided with Ted Henning running for the US Senate and Robert Duncan McNeill working for his opposition, the District Attorney of Oahu Tom Hallick. Such things split many families during the Civil War.

It's a Civil War brewing at the Kinkaid family now especially after McNeill is caught standing over a body by his own girlfriend, Tamlyn Tomita who also is a homicide detective with Honolulu PD.

You can't make a bad looking film or TV episode in Hawaii and this one is no exception.

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