'MURDER, SHE WROTE'
"INCIDENT IN LOT 7"
From the IMDb:When Jessica leaves the room to take a call from Seth, she says, "Excuse me, Ellen." The woman she was talking to is named Leonora.
This isn't a real Zonk. Jessica Fletcher just happened to know the truth about Leonora Holt.
Leonora Holt was a movie actress, still a super-star in her own mind. But by 1992, her career was on a downward turn. Although she thought she had the lead locked down in the movie version of Mrs. Fletcher's latest novel "Messengers Of Midnight" (a role that was somewhat based on Jessica Fletcher herself), it appeared the producer was planning on making her drop out of contention.
But Leonora Holt was not her real name and Jessica Fletcher was familiar with this. (This was probably due to her research into Hollywood gossip for one of her earlier novels.)
"Leonora Holt" was her stage name. Although "Holt" was her true family name, her actual first name had been "Ellen".
Originally she was going to change her name to "Eleanor" in order to provide a more regal sound, but decided to make it even more imperious by rearranging the letters in a fashion to become "Leonora".
No matter what her name was, Ellen Holt was the aunt of Laura Holt, a private eye in Los Angeles and sister-in-law to Laura's mother, Abigail Holt..