Murder, She Wrote: The Way to Dusty Death (1987)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Cornell Wilde guest stars as Duncan Barnett, the ruthless founder-CEO of Barnett Industries. Gathering his board of directors (and their wives and loved ones) to his lavish New York estage, Barnett seems poised to name his successor. Instead, he is killed in an accident--or, at least, it looks like an accident. Among the board members is a certain Maine-based mystery writer named Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury), who begins to suspect that there's dirty work afoot as she watches Barnett's employees wheel, deal, bicker and backstab incessantly throughout the balance of the episode.