Cleaning out my hard drive of collected pics, I found this newspaper clipping (from the NY Post, ugh). It's from May of 1996, I guess, since that's when 'Murder, She Wrote' came to an end as a series. (There would be several more TV movies a few years later.)
In my open letter contribution, in case the print is too small for you to read, I wrote: "Even though your show boasted over 280 murders in 12 years, it was always a gentle, classy puzzler that never stooped to using shock instead of suspense. But even so, if I was at a party and you showed up, I'd get out before I ended up as the corpse of the week!"