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 John Doe, a bum who sponged on them for a few years and then took off, presumably becoming a hobo again, left him a fortune by testament, 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 Huckelby. Alas the local sheriff Ed Ten Eyck is most suspicious as the same body is claimed by two other parties and murdered 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 second and last appearance of Bill Maher and his mullet on Murder, She Wrote. His first appearance was season 5, episode 13, Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble as a slimy media promoter. See more