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Murder, She Wrote/The Murder of Sherlock Holmes

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 30, 1984
Production Number 59274
Teleplay by Peter S. Fischer
Story by Richard Levinson &
William Link and
Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Corey Allen

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes is the first episode of the first season of Murder, She Wrote.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Star in Alphabetical Order: Eddie Barth (Bernie), Jessica Browne (Kitty Donovan), Bert Convy (Peter Brill), Herb Edelman (George), Anne Lloyd Francis (Louise McCallum), Michael Horton (Grady Fletcher), Tricia O'Neil (Ashley Vickers), Dennis Patrick (Dexter Baxendale), Raymond St. Jacques (Doctor)

Special Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Ned Beatty (Roy Gunderson), Arthur Hill (Preston Giles), Brian Keith (Caleb McCallum)

Co-Starring: Rosanna Huffman (Eleanor Thompson), Paddi Edwards (Lois Hoey), Ellen Crawford (Muriel), David Byrd (Davis), Richard Erdman (Eggman), Danny Wells (Talk Show Host), John Hancock (Daniel), Jay Fenichel (Cellini), Stanley Brock (Marvin)

with Hap Lawrence (Young Deputy), Kat Sawyer-Young (Feminist Interviewer), Joseph Perry (Heavy Set Crude Man), Howard Mann (New Holvang Cabbie), Freddye Chapman (Jane), Russell Curry (Black Youth), Johnny Venokur (2nd White Tough), Andy Garcia (1st White Tough), Anne Ramsey (Bag Lady), Jimmy Joyce (Tom), Ken Olfson (TV Book Critic), Paula Victor (Agnes Peabody), Billie Hayes (Peter Pan), Cathey Paine (Young Woman), Beau Starr (Policeman on Boat), Larry McCormick (TV Reporter), Dan Chambers (Cab Driver), Sallee Young (Performer), Donald Elson (Bookstore Owner), Daniel Zippi (Mailman)


Plot Overview

Jessica Fletcher is surprised to learn that her nephew Grady has sent in her manuscript and it soon becomes a big hit. Jessica goes to New York with Grady and begins an attraction to her editor but soon begins her first murder investigation when a private detective dressed as Sherlock Holmes is found dead in a pool outside a mansion and Grady is the prime suspect. Jessica goes to find out what happened and try to clear Grady.


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