A Legacy of Mystery and Intrigue
“Murder, She Wrote” captured the hearts of audiences for 12 seasons, from 1984 to 1992. The show followed the captivating adventures of Jessica Fletcher, played by the talented Angela Lansbury.
Jessica Fletcher, a widow and a mystery writer, also had a remarkable knack for solving crimes. She resided in the charming coastal town of Cabot Cove, Maine, where she was always one step ahead of the local police in solving baffling murder mysteries.
An Enthralling Career Spanning Multiple Projects
Apart from “Murder, She Wrote,” Fischer also left his mark on other beloved crime dramas. He contributed to the making of “Columbo,” a long-running series featuring the brilliant Lieutenant Columbo, portrayed by Peter Falk. Fischer wrote 12 compelling episodes for this iconic show.
Furthermore, he lent his talent to “Ellery Queen,” a series centered around a mystery writer and his crime-solving adventures. Fischer’s involvement in television didn’t go unnoticed, and in 1994, he received an Edgar Allan Poe award from the Mystery Writers of America, recognizing his outstanding contribution to the genre.
Recognition and Success
Throughout his illustrious career, Fischer garnered multiple prestigious nominations. He was nominated three times for Emmys and twice for Golden Globes for his exceptional work on “Murder, She Wrote.” His dedication and creativity earned him a nomination for an Anthony Award from the Boucheron World Mysteries Convention.
A Passion Beyond Television
Beyond the world of television, Fischer was also an accomplished novelist. Inspired by the captivating mysteries of his shows, he wrote over 20 thrilling novels, each set against the backdrop of Hollywood. Just like the protagonists in his stories, Fischer’s imagination and storytelling abilities knew no bounds.
Peter S. Fischer, the talented writer, producer, and novelist, passed away on October 30 at the age of 88. He was known for co-creating the iconic television series “Murder, She Wrote” alongside Richard Levinson and William Link. As we remember his incredible contribution to the entertainment industry, let’s take a moment to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
Fondly Remembered and Forever Missed
As we bid farewell to Peter S. Fischer, we remember a remarkable talent whose creative genius has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Fischer is survived by his daughter Megan and his loving grandchildren Nick, Samantha, Jake, Molly, and Eden, as well as his three great-grandchildren Arabella, Ilyza, and Leah. May his legacy continue to inspire future generations as they embark on their own journeys of mystery and intrigue.
Fischer was born in Queens on August 10, 1935, and took an interest in writing as a child. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1956. Fischer held a series of jobs for the next several years, including editing trade publications and working in direct mail. During this time, he was a resident of Smithtown, New York. However, he sold the script The Last Child when he was 35 years old, and it was produced as a made-for-TV film. He decided to pursue screenwriting as a career, and relocated to Los Angeles.