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So Fletch!: Essential Accessories For Jessica Fletcher Fans

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Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

Some celebrities feel larger than life, as if they’ll always be with us. Angela Lansbury had not only been performing long before I came into the world, and through my entire life so far, but it also felt like she’d just always be here. Which is why I was incredibly surprised, and saddened, when I heard about her passing recently. I was already planning this post, inspired by a new YA release added into the Murder, She Wrote universe: By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Gone by Stephanie Kuehn.

Of course, I do not expect people to live forever, but some people feel like they have and they will. And in many ways Angela Lansbury will through so many iconic roles, including Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote.

Everyone who grew up watching Murder, She Wrote most likely has a sentimental memory. Surely (Don’t call me Shirley!) that is why the reruns still play all the time and people who grew up with the show watch it as a comfort show? Or maybe you’re convinced Jessica Fletcher was a serial killer, the only explanation for the amount of dead bodies around her, and you’re trying to prove your theory. Whatever the case, I’ve rounded up some fantastic items perfect for Jessica Fletcher fans.

sweatshirt with a smiling Jessica Fletcher and the text saying I killed them I killed them all

Murder, She Wrote I Killed Them All Christmas Jumper ($30): This fan theory will always crack me up. Added onto a Xmas sweater it is just *chef’s kiss* for hilarious holiday party attire. But honestly, I’d wear this year round.

a beige tote bag with screen printed images of Jessica Fletcher in many outfits

Jessica Fletcher Tote Bag ($10): Honor Jessica Fletcher’s style in the ’80s and ’90s with this tote bag!

sticker of a graphic image of Jessica Fletcher shooting a prop gun with a flag that says Bang

Murder She Wrote Jessica Fletcher Opening Credits Sticker ($6): Fans certainly remember the scene of Jessica Fletcher shooting a prop gun – this and all the jogging scenes in the intro probably stick out the most to me all these years later.

a prayer candle with an image of Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury – Jessica Fletcher – Celebrity Saint Prayer Candles ($20): It is important to remember to light your prayer candle so St. Jessica Fletcher will watch over you. Yes, this is exactly how these work.

enamel pins of a book that says murder she wrote and one of angela lansbury with so fletch written below

Murder, She Wrote Inspired Enamel Pin Set ($24): This is perfect for splitting between two best friends who are Jessica Fletcher fans. Also, Regina George is somewhere seething.

small pouch case with images of Jessica Fletcher printed on black fabric

Jessica Fletcher Sachet ($7): Keep all your goodies in this small case! I love the ’80s vibe added to the print and can imagine all the smiles from people when you bust this out to pull out your money or lipstick.

Murder She Wrote jigsaw puzzle

Puzzle, She Solved ($25): Work on a Jessica Fletcher jigsaw puzzle while watching the show or listening to one of the audiobooks!

white mug with black printed typewriter and text saying Now I may be wrong but frankly I doubt it

Jessica Fletcher Quote ($19): For fans of letting everyone know you’re always right.

white mug with blue printed design of Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury 11oz mug ($15): If you prefer your hot drinks in a mug without text and are a fan of the style of blue and white ceramics, here’s a lovely mug.

blue tee with a doodle of a lighthouse that says Cabot Cove

Cabot Cove shirt, Maine T-Shirt ($16): Last, but certainly not least, you can’t have Jessica Fletcher without Cabot Cove.

If you need even more Angela Lansbury in your life, check out The Bookish Life of Angela Lansbury.