TV Series | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher (Dame Angela Lansbury) uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.
Besides Dennis Stanton (Keith Michell), other recurring characters who helped Jessica (Dame Angela Lansbury) solve the various murders she encountered were private investigators Harry McGraw (Jerry Orbach) and Charlie Garrett (Wayne Rogers), British Intelligence Agent Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou) and N.Y.P.D. Detective Lieutenant Artie Gelber (Herb Edelman). However, the only one of these characters to be spun off onto his own series was Harry McGraw, in the short-lived series titled, The Law and Harry McGraw (1987).
I don't want to see a surprise telegram that says "elopement."
We see Jessica Fletcher constantly ask the local Sheriff's and homicide detectives working with her (or the Sheriff's and detectives themselves) to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found the police just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for Mrs. Fletcher and the Sheriff's/detective's to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare.
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