Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
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The Sound of Murder 

Jessica records one of her novels for the blind and while at the recording studio Jessica is invited to a taping of a rock video. When a murder happens during the taping Jessica tries to find the murderer.


(as Anthony Shaw)


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Episode cast overview:
... Jessica Fletcher
... Richard Lefko
... Freddie Major
... Julie Knight
... Charles George Drexler
... Paul Atkins
Alexia Robinson ... Holly Chase
... Lt. Alan Terwilliger
... Mitch Randall
Kevin Hicks ... Willi Piper
Keny Long ... Video Director
... Giorgi Pappavasilopoulos
... Michele
Lori Hart ... Mirabilis Duo
Jeffrey Steele ... Mirabilis Duo


While recording 'The Corpse Danced at Midnight' in RJM's studio, Jessica learns about the bitter business of wheeling and dealing to determine the price of its secret take-over by the Palladium consortium. The (re)signing up an established rock star, whose manager, Charles George Drexler, and sound engineer Paul Atkins's young discovery, are the key men. RJM boss Freddie Major, who played dirty with mob-connected Richard Lefko, is shot during the star's next video clip recording with Paul's gun. Jessica helps Lieutenant Alan Terwilliger investigate. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

3 January 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second episode were Jessica records books for the blind the first one was season three episode 22 Murder, she said. See more »


Jessica went to a lot of trouble to find the file from the private detective's office, agrees to meet the cop for lunch, leaves the apartment with Holly, but without the file. See more »


References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Rock wars
4 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

This MSW episode takes Jessica Fletcher to the world of rock videos. She's at Miles O'Keeffe's record studio recording one of her works for a talking book record when she involves herself in a major label representative trying to steal O'Keeffe's major star for his company. Edd Byrnes isn't subtle with what could happen to all concerned if he doesn't get what he wants.

But during the making of one of the videos Byrnes is shot to death and it's hard to tell where the shots came from because squibs were being used to simulate gunfire. Of course Jessica Fletcher figures it out. As Byrnes wasn't a lovable guy there are a host of suspects.

Fans of the show should enjoy this.

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