Between 1984 and 1996, CBS aired the American crime drama, Murder, She Wrote. The television series – created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, and William Link – starred Angela Lansbury as author turned amateur sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, and focused on a seemingly never-ending series of murders taking place in the town of Cabot Cove.

During its run, Murder, She Wrote clocked up 12 seasons, equating to a whopping 264 episodes (or 265 if you include a crossover episode with Magnum P.I.). The show was a huge hit with audiences in the US, was also sold around the world, and is still in regular rotation on television today.

Although the final episode of Murder, She Wrote (‘Death by Demographics’) hit TV screens in May 1996, this wasn’t the end for the show. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the series, Jessica Fletcher made a comeback in a collection of television movies, which continued the story.

But what are the Murder, She Wrote television movies, and what is the order to watch them? Read on for all those details and more.

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The order of the Murder, She Wrote series & television movies

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In total, there are four Murder, She Wrote television movies, which aired between 1997 and 2003. If you wish to watch the Murder, She Wrote TV movies in order, then view them as follows:

  • Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997)
  • Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000)
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)

And don’t forget, all four movies aired after the show had concluded. So, if you’re new to Murder, She Wrote and you want to watch the show/movies in its entirety (and in chronological order), view the television show & TV movies as follows:

  • Murder, She Wrote Season 1 – 12 (1984 – 1996) + The Magnum P.I. episode ‘Novel Connection’ (1986) (this crossover takes place during the third season of Murder, She Wrote)
  • Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997)
  • Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000)
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)

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What is the best Murder, She Wrote television movie?

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According to IMDb, the Murder, She Wrote television movies are ranked best to least-best as follows:

  • Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997) – 7.3/10
  • Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000) – 7.3/10
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001) – 7.1/10
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003) – 6.9/10
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