article-2191990-0060CA6B00000258-52_306x423For the last couple of weeks I have been recording episodes of one of my favorite older TV shows, Murder She Wrote.  Watching today, it suddenly dawned on me that a lot of people die in that fictional little town!

How many you ask?  I had to Google it … and boy was I surprised!

Amateur detective Jessica Fletcher, played by Angela Lansbury, encountered a total of 274 killings in the small town in Maine, despite it having a population of just 3,500.

And, this does not count those who died in other places she visited and/or worked!

To get an idea of how the murder rate in Cabot Cove, Maine compares to other places, try this website and be prepared to be dumbfounded!

What a place to visit … and it seemed like such a nice place on TV!