The Internet contains a wealth of other excellent websites about Murder, She Wrote, and no good site would be complete without offering a list of some of them to explore for yourself. These are our top picks:
Donald Bain's Home Page
Donald Bain, author of the long running Murder, She Wrote series of tie-in books, has his own website where he fields questions from readers and gives sneak peaks at what's coming next. He's written a lot of other stuff including his autobiography, which is also available for review on this site.
AndyWorld - Unofficial Angela Lansbury Fan Club
A must-see. Andy's Unoffical Angela Lansbury Fan Club is an excellent, comprehensive website dedicated to Angela Lansbury and Murder, She Wrote. Among the highlights: a way to send fan mail to Angela!
Angela Lansbury Tribute: Italian Unoffical Site
Federico's Italian website dedicated to Angela Lansbury and MSW (in Italian, it's called La Signora in Giallo). Even if you don't read Italian, there's lots of great pictures here. A very professional, well-laid out website.
Beth's Angela Lansbury Page
The page of the Yahoo! MSW club's head founder, this website offers a number of interesting links well worth visiting.
Carl Sperr's Murder, She Wrote and Angela Lansbury page
Carl has assembled an interesting assortment of early season images from the series. He also reviews some of the MSW computer software available.
The classic cable channel that made Betty White "Hot in Cleveland" is also home to MSW. A big bonus is the ability to watch selected episodes on demand right on their website. Also, keep an eye out for their occasional MSW weekend marathons.
Hallmark Movie Channel
Hallmark Movie Channel is also good for the occasional MSW marathon, plus from time to time they show the four post-season TV movies. HCM's website also has an episode guide, a trivia page, and a community forum.
Exploring Jessica Fletcher's Closet
I am in awe of this blog, which is dedicated to examining every aspect of Jessica's extensive wardrobe and then guiding fans as to where they can find similar items of clothing in the present day. The level of detail is simply astounding ... words fail me.
Murder, She Blogged
Skewering twelve seasons of classic "Murder She Wrote" episodes for your amusement and the authors' own superfan enjoyment!
Murder, She Blogged
This is the other "Murder, She Blogged" blog attempting to review all twelve seasons. This one is authored by an Australian fan who has quite the sense of humor, and a thing for captioning screen shots.
Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment
Sarah's primarily Broadway-themed blog often contains news and reviews of Angela Lansbury's latest pursuits on stage.
Murder, She Saw
One girl, one summer, 264 episodes of Murder, She Wrote. That was the idea, anyway - she didn't get very far, but what she did see is talked about here.
Murder, She Wrote Interactive Computer Game by Legacy Interactive
Five all new stories set in an engaging hidden object puzzle game. Download the game at their website and let the fun begin.
Murder, She Wrote 2: Return to Cabot Cove by Legacy Interactive
The sequel features three new stories, improved artwork, and animation.
This site has more fan fiction - and not just about Murder, She Wrote, but about pretty much every other book, movie, game, comic book, or television series you can think of. I love this site's tagline: "Unleash your imagination and free your soul."
Archive of Our Own
Archive of Our Own is a fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fanvids, and podfic. More good MSW stories are to be found here, including some excellent crossovers.
Twisting the Hellmouth
Twisting the Hellmouth is a fan fiction archive of over 15,000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel crossover stories, including a few crossed over with the MSW universe.
The Internet Movie Database: Murder, She Wrote
Lots of cool stuff here at the IMDB, including episode summaries, photos, view reviews, and more.
Murder, She Wrote Wiki
A community effort to categorize all things MSW. New articles are being added all the time!
epguide.com presents: Murder, She Wrote
Jeff DeVouge's MSW Epguide is exactly that - an extremely comprehensive guide to every episode of the series, complete with production numbers, air dates, guest casts, and synopses. The site also provides links to sites with more info about most of the cast and guest stars listed. An excellent resource for those devoted to detail.
Near as I can tell, this site is sort of a Wikipedia for various television series past and present, a place where people fill in the details and contribute reviews themselves. So far this group effort appears to be just getting off the ground so there isn't a whole lot of content yet, but with time it should fill out and prove interesting. There is something appealing about the community approach to this site.
Archive of American Television
"Capturng television history, one voice at a time," this site is an archive of interviews; on this page, Angela Lansbury and others involved in MSW, speak about their experiences. It's very rare footage that is well worth watching.
They say that there are no original stories, only old stories retold in new ways. "Tropes", according to this website, are "devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations." You can find which tropes MSW utilizes here.
Topix.net: Angela Lansbury News
Keep current on what's going on in Ms. Lansbury's life and career with this website, which archives news articles about her from sources all over the World Wide Web.
The official visitor's guide to Mendocino County, California, which was the stand-in for Cabot Cove, Maine.
Mendocino's Blair House Bed and Breakfast Inn
The B&B inn used as the stand-in for Jessica's home in Cabot Cove is featured here in its own webpage. Included are some interesting facts about the filming of the series in Mendocino, California.
Hill House Inn
Cabot Cove's infamous Hill House Inn really exists - not in Maine, but in Mendocino, California, Cabot Cove's left coast twin. Besides featuring lovely pictures and background on Mendocino,there is a live web cam that you can use to see what the weather is like along the rugged Pacific coast.
Odds and Ends
The font used on-screen in MSW is known as "Agatha" (clever name) and you can download it to your computer from this site for free. Mac and PC versions are both available.
CBS.com: MSW: The Celtic Riddle
I stumbled across this artifact of days of yore, when CBS was still in the era of the MSW post-season movies. It's their offical webpage for the fourth and last MSW movie The Celtic Riddle, which aired back in 2003. Aside from the obviously outdated stuff (like when the movie was scheduled to air), it has some clips from the episode, a short bio of Angela, a trivia quiz (pretty easy), and a poll. I don't know how long this page will remain in existance, but as long as it lasts, it's worth looking at - if only for the nostalgia factor.