Trials and Tribulations
September 16, 1990
Guests: Michael Beck, Kim Hunter, George Maharis
Jessica is accused of bribery and false testimony by the daughter of a convicted murderer who is killed in an attempted jailbreak.
September 23, 1990
Guests: Janet margolin, David McCallum, Cliff
Potts, Bette Rae
Synopsis: When Jessica suffers a broken arm, she hires a typist to meet her deadline, but first
she must clear the woman of a murder charge.
See You in Court, Baby
September 30, 1990
Guests: Judith Chapman, Ed McCready, Vera Miles,
Synopsis: A contested divorce settlement involves insurance investigator Dennis Stanton in a complex
inquiry into a wealthy attorney's murder.
October 28, 1990
Guests: Anthony Geary, Van Johnson, Mala Powers, Isaac
Turner, Stephen Young, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Synopsis: Jessica searches for the truth surrounding a 16-year-old murder
case at the request of a dying Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
The Family Jewels
November 4, 1990
Guests: Mike Farrell, Brenda Vaccaro, Forrest Witt
A murder during a political fund-raiser for Jessica's old friend reveals a wealthy woman's colorful past.
A Body to Die For
November 11, 1990
Guests: Ruta Lee, Patricia McPherson, Sally Struthers
A physical-fitness instructor who has captivated Cabot Cove's female population is linked to the murder of a con artist.
The Return of Preston Giles
November 18, 1990
Guests: Arthur Hill, Arlene Golonka, Regina
Leeds, Michael McKean, Brynn Thayer
Synopsis: Jessica's first publisher, imprisoned for murder, is paroled and requires
her help when he is suspected of a similar crime.
The Great Twain Robbery
November 25, 1990
Guests: Diane baker, David Birney, Nehemiah Persoff,
Synopsis: Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes suspicious when a shady former associate produces
a manuscript attributed to Mark Twain.
Ballad for a Blue Lady
December 2, 1990
Guests: Jimmy Dean, Mickey Gilley, Tom Hallick,
Florence Henderson, Sheb Wooley
Synopsis: While in Nashville, Tenn., visiting a country singer, Jessica discovers
a web of infidelity and greed that leads to murder.
Murder in F Sharp
December 16, 1990
Guests: Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Neal
Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton confronts murder and arson while on a case involving a famous pianist.
January 6, 1991
Guests: Tige Andrews, Diane Franklin, Randall Jeffries, Linda
Larkin, Monte Markham, Amy Yasbeck
Synopsis: Jessica investigates a mob hit when Seth is asked to help a crime boss
shot at a Boston restaurant.
Suspicion of Murder
January 20, 1991
Guests: Susan Blakely, Sam Bottoms, Dennis Cole, Robert
Donovan, Judy Kerr
Synopsis: Reformed jewel thief Dennis Stanton becomes a murder suspect when the estranged husband
of an old flame is found dead.
February 3, 1991
Guests: Susan Clark, Jack Colvin, BrittLeach, Stephen
Macht, Suzanne Snyder
Synopsis: Jessica attempts to clear Sheriff Metzger when he arrests the son of an ambassador
and is later accused of his murder.
Who Killed J.B. Fletcher
February 10, 1991
Guests: Betty Garrett, Terry Moore, Margaret
O'Brian, Lyman Ward, Marie Windsor, Jane Withers
Synopsis: A member of Jessica's fan club mysteriously dies while
impersonating her to investigate cheating at a dog show.
The Taxman Cometh
February 17, 1991
Guests: Phyllis Newman, Kent McCord, Roy Thinnes, Max
Synopsis: Jessica is in Missouri this time visiting her old class mate, Edna. Edna owns a company "Edna's
Baked Goods" and is being audited by the IRS, and getting a divorce as well. To make matters worse, a killing in the area
has the finger pointing to Edna. Jessica must add her expertise to find the truth.
From the Horse's Mouth
February 24, 1991
Guests: Melvin Belli, Maxwell Caufield, Nanette
Fabray, Kevin McCarthy
Synopsis: Jessica and detective Harry McGraw investigate the murder of a Thoroughbred whose
prize horse has sired two unplanned foals.
The Prodigal Father
March 10, 1991
Guests: Don Galloway, Robert Lansing, Kathleen Nolan,
Andrew Prine, Abe Vigoda, Larry Wilcox
Synopsis: Jessica probes the murder of her neighbor's long-lost father, a
suspected bank robber thought to be already dead.
Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy
March 17, 1991
Guests: Marty Ingels, Kevin McCoy, Jim Metzler,
Lyle Waggoner, Susan Welby
Synopsis: Insurance investigator Dennis Stanton becomes involved in a murder case while
delving into the disappearance of a shy ventriloquist's dummy.
April 7, 1991
Guests: John Anderson, John Beck, Alan Fudge, Vera Miles,
Synopsis: A woman seeks Jessica's help in clearing her son, whom she claims was fathered by Jessica's
Murder, Plain and Simple
April 28, 1991
Guests: Hunt Block, Martha Byrne, Michael Sarrazin
While traveling with her publisher's assistant in Amish country, Jessica's involvement in a traffic mishap leads her to murder.
May 5, 1991
Guests: Mary Crosby, Nina Foch, Jack Kruschen, Dee Wallace Stone,
Synopsis: Jessica comes to the aid of a small-town diner's owner who becomes an outcast when she is blamed
for three arsenic poisoning deaths.
The Skinny According to Nick Cullhane
May 12, 1991
Guests: Pat Harrington, Alex Hyde-White,
Tony LoBianco, Jameson Parker
Synopsis: A writer asks Jessica to critique his latest work, an expose of a real-life
kidnapping, which results in a murder.