Jessica tells her newest book plot, in which a private investigator, who is so unsuccessful he and his girl fiend are about to be evicted, learn his missing uncle Charles Kenneth Anderson, a bum who sponged on them for a few years and then took off, has inherited a fortune from an old flame, but it can't be paid until he's declared legally dead in five more years. They decide to fake his demise by claiming a John Doe and go for one in Huckabee, Nevada. Alas, Sheriff Ed Ten Eyck is most suspicious as the same body is claimed by two other parties and murder seems a definite possibility. After painstakingly getting out of jail and rid of the competition, they get another surprise.
Did You Know?
This is the fifth "bookend" show, and the fourth supposedly based on one of Jessica's novels. Since each of the four has involved a different main character, it implies that Jessica does not use a series character in the vein of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot or Jane Marple. See more
Oh, hello. You caught me at the tail end of my newest book. I've been at it almost ten hours a day for the past week and I am sore from my fingers to my back and, uh, elsewhere.
Murder She Wrote Theme
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