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Murder to a Jazz Beat
Season 1, Episode 13
Airdate February 3, 1985
Production Number 59212
Teleplay by Paul Savage
Story by Paul Savage &
David Abramowitz
Directed by Walter Grauman
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Murder to a Jazz Beat is the thirteenth episode of the first season of Murder, She Wrote.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Olivia Cole (Callie Coleman), Bradford Dillman (Lt. Kershaw), George Kirby (Eubie Sherwin), Cameron Mitchell (Dr. Aaron Kramer), Garrett Morris (Lafayette Duquesne), Ed Nelson (Carl Turnbull), Clive Revill (Jonathan Hawley), Stan Shaw (Eddie Walters), Bobby Sherman (Jimmy Firth), Glynn Turman (Ben Coleman)

Co-Starring: David Whitfield (Hec Tattersal), Michael Canavan (Doctor Alan Collyer), Elaine Hobson (Lisa), Robert Clarke (Actor), Jackie Joseph (Actress), Mario Machado (TV Announcer), Wally K. Berns (Proprietor), Bruce Marchiano (Assistant Director)


Plot Overview

In New Orleans, a famous jazz trumpeter collapses and dies while performing. Some superstitious locals attribute the death to black magic, but Jessica suspects human involvement.


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