Season 2, Episode 1
Date: 9/29/1985

 

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Directed by: Michael A. Hoey

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Cyd Charisse, Howard Hessman

Anne's Character: Veronica Harrold

Genre: Drama / Crime

Plot Summary: A letter from an old friend sends Jessica Fletcher to a luxury island hotel in the Caribbean, where she arrives in time only to investigate the sender's murder. The motive is apparently a jewellery theft, the police are unhelpful and a long list of suspects includes a teacher celebrating winning a holiday competition she doesn't recall entering, the strange hotel manager, and a one-time skiing celebrity who knew the victim's secret.

Notes: This is Anne’s second appearance in Murder, She Wrote. She appears in a total of four episodes in the series. She also appeared in "Deadly Lady" Season 1, Episode 1 (Pilot); "Three Strikes, You're Out" Season 5, Episode 20; "Fatal Paradise" Season 7, Episode 11

For this episode Al Lehman won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series. And also for this episode Art director Hub Braden and set decorator Wally White were nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Series. Lead actress Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher) was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in this season. She was nominated in this category 12 times, from 1985 until 1996, but actually never won it! She did win 4 Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama, and was nominated another 6 times in the same category between 1985 and 1995.