Cabot Cove financial adviser Henry Vernon is scheduled to be cremated quickly after dying on vacation in Farnsdale with his wife and sole beneficiary Connie Vernon, who claims it was a heart-attack but is accused during the church service of killing him by his mistress Phyllis Walters. When the closed casket gets knocked over, it contains another man's corpse. Amos wants to solve this case himself, while Jessica has a manuscript deadline, and gets on great with the widow. Phyllis implores Jessica to find her lover's killer, claiming Henry was ready to leave Connie for her. Clients start asking for their investments back from Henry's partner, Ned Olson, who fails to find new takers and disapproves of his daughter Christy's relationship with idealist berry farmer Stew Bennett. Then Phyllis finds Henry's corpse in her place, but he dies two days after his 'funeral'. Connie claims John Doe is a hitchhiker who happened to die from a heart-attack so they staged Henry's death to collect his ...
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When the corpse is discovered to have been taken from the doctor's office, Jessica Fletcher ( Angela Lansbury
) goes over to a closed window and claims that the suspect(s) took the body out that way. The next shot of her by the window shows the closed window to now be open. See more
Morning, Miss Phyllis. My, you do look wonderful in black.
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