Yeah, I already did a post on this, but, as Annie pointed out, that was really more of an excuse to show pictures from my trip to Cape Cod.
This one, all about the show.
It's amazing. I'm currently on Season 7. I've watched seasons 1-6, and every episode a priceless gem.
Jessica Fletcher is a retired school teacher from a small town in Maine, Cabot Cove. She writes a first novel, The Corpse Danced at Midnight, for fun, to pass the time. Her nephew, Grady Fletcher, submits it to a New York publisher through a girl who is the first of his many, many love interests. The publisher, Sutton Place Publishers, run by Preston Giles (who will be arrested and sent to jail for a murder he committed to cover up his jail break many years earlier---this happens in the first episode), accepts the manuscript, and Jessica is an overnight success.
She sees a lot of murder, I'll be the first to admit it. But, it's believable, really. She travels a lot, for her books, and just happens to be in a lot of places where murders happen. Some people just attract that kind of thing.
There's an episode in season 3 where she teams up with Magnum P.I. (yeah, you read that right) to solve a crime. It's a two parter; the first half was shown on Magnum, the second on Murder, She Wrote. It's as good as you'd image it is...which is awesome.
Okay, it's on Netflix, you can watch it instantly. I would recommend it.