The Cabot Cove Confab: A Murder, She Wrote Podcast

By Sean and Steve

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Sean and Steve dedicate each episode doing a deep-dive of a "Murder, She Wrote" episode which is expertly and randomly curated. Some imbibing may be involved.

Episode Date
Episode 28: Deadpan (1988)

All the world's a stage when a critic who raved about a Broadway play based on one of Jessica's books becomes a murder victim.

Aug 08, 2022
Episode 27: Death Takes a Dive (1987)

Jessica enters the world of high-stakes boxing when she agrees to invest in the career of boxer Blaster Boyle, who is managed by her friend, Harry McGraw.  When Harry is arrested for the death of a boxing manager, it's up to Jessica to get Blaster into shape while trying to find who's planning on fixing the fight.

Aug 01, 2022
Episode 26: Joshua Peabody Died Here...Possibly (1985)

Plans for a new hotel in Cabot Cove must be put on hold when a skeleton is discovered at the construction site.  Amos and Jessica visit the location to look for clues, but instead find a second body!  Tom Bosley guest stars.

Jul 27, 2022
Episode 25: Tough Guys Don't Die (1985)

Jessica meets tough-as-nails Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach of TV's "Law & Order") when they must pinpoint the motive for the murder of a private detective.

Jul 04, 2022
Episode 24: Something Foul in Flappieville (1996)

A child's toy becomes an instrument of death when a security guard is found murdered, and the only "suspect" is a puppet based on a character that Jessica created in a short story.

Jun 27, 2022
Episode 23: The Scent of Murder (1995)
Jessica's friend Dr. Seth Hazlitt takes her to visit his wealthy cousin's plantation, but the trip takes an unexpected turn when their host is killed and the doctor becomes co-owner of the estate with the victim's young fiancee.
Jun 20, 2022
Episode 22: Deadly Assets (1994)

A young Cabot Cove fisherman unwittingly brings the Mob to town, and with them comes Jessica's shady acquaintance, Charlie Garrett,

Jun 13, 2022
Episode 21: The Wind Around the Tower (1992)

Jessica's trip to Ireland tarnishes more quickly than a pot of gold when her host dies under mysterious circumstances.

May 30, 2022
Episode 20: A Killing in Vegas (1991)

Jessica reluctantly attends a book fair in Sin City, but the stakes get really high when she finds herself involved in a murder investigation.

May 03, 2022
Episode 19: Moving Violation (1991)

Politics and payoffs don't mix when Jessica investigates an ambassador who has a talent for making his son's crimes "disappear."

Apr 11, 2022
Episode 18: Seal of the Confessional (1989)

A troubled parishoner goes to confession seeking absolution for murder, creating a moral dilemma for a young priest who knows that the man accused of the crime is innocent.

Mar 28, 2022
Episode 17: Snow White, Blood Red (1988)

There's something sinister on the slopes when Jessica finds herself snowed in at a resort with the U.S. Ski Team and a murderer.

Mar 22, 2022
Episode 16: Murder Through the Looking Glass (1988)

Her quiet life in Cabot Cove is drastically changed when a hit man's dying confession involves Jessica in a top-secret government plot.

Feb 28, 2022
Episode 15: Obituary for a Dead Anchor (1986)
Cabot Cove becomes a media magnet when a television news reporter is presumed dead on a chartered boat.  But Jessica finds there's even more action off-camera, when the murder turns out to be a publicity ploy by the reporter in order to avoid one of his former sources.
Feb 07, 2022
Episode 14: Widow, Weep for Me (1985)
Jessica's trip to a Caribbean resort is filled with sun, sand - and a murder investigation.  Len Cariou and Cyd Charisse guest star.
Jan 24, 2022
Episode 13: Broadway Malady (1985)

There's murder lurking the wings for a popular Broadway legend and her daughter.  Co-starring Lorna Luft and comedy legend Milton Berle.

Jan 17, 2022
Episode 12: Frozen Stiff (1995)

Some people do get their just desserts as Jessica discovers when she investigates an unpleasant ice cream company owner found on ice in the corporate freezer.

Jan 10, 2022
Episode 11: Crimson Harvest (1994)

With the fate of a struggling winery hanging in the balance, Jessica looks into two brutal deaths in beautiful Sonoma and finds help in the form of a telepathic dog and an unusual cellarman.

Jan 03, 2022
Episode 10: Northern Explosion (1994)

Unexpectedly delayed in a small Canadian town while on her way to a wedding, Jessica finds herself involved in a case involving a bounty-hunting ex-policeman, a young Native American troublemaker, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Dec 20, 2021
Episode 9: Threshold of Fear (1993)

Jessica helps an agoraphobic girl break down her inner walls to the memories of her mother's death in order to solve a five-year-old case.

Dec 06, 2021
Episode 8: Incident at Lot 7 (1992)

Jessica is anything but star-struck when she travels to Hollywood to consult on the film adaptation of her latest book.

Nov 22, 2021
Episode 7: Hannigan's Wake (1990)

A dying journalist believes that an innocent man has been convicted of murder, so he passes his unfinished book project to Jessica and asks that she set the record straight.

Nov 09, 2021
Episode 6: The Grand Old Lady (1989)

The death of Lady Abigail Austin, a mystery writer at least a century old, causes Jessica to reflect on the past and recount a 50-year-old non-fiction mystery.

Nov 01, 2021
Episode 5: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1989)

Life imitates art when the once renowned mystery writer Eudora McVeigh arrives at Jessica's doorstep looking for clues on maintaining success - and creates a real-life would-be murder mystery.  The mystery continues as Jessica ponders whether the struggling fiction writer McVeigh could really be a nonfiction killer.

Oct 25, 2021
Episode 4: A Fashionable Way to Die (1987)

Ooh la la!  Jessica travels to gay Paris to spend some time with an old friend...herself entangled in a case involving fashion, finance, and murder.

Oct 04, 2021
Episode 3: The Corpse Flew First Class (1987)

Jessica's flying the unfriendly skies to London when a murder and theft occurs in the first-class section of her plane.  Luckily, Errol Pogson from Scotland Yard is also on the flight, but so is the murderer and a number of witnesses with very good alibis.

Sep 27, 2021
Episode 2: Sing a Song of Murder (1985)

When a threat is made on her life, Cousin Emma (also played by Angela Lansbury) pretends to be dead, and so Jessica dons her trench coat and travels to London as heir to the estate.

Sep 13, 2021
Episode 1: Funeral at Fifty-Mile (1985)

Something is a -brewin' in the Old West when a Wyoming rancher leaves everything to an unlikely stranger rather than his own daughter.

Aug 31, 2021