Rain of Terror
Season 05, Episode 16
Air Date January 29, 1998
Previous Drill for Death
Next Baby Boom

Rain of Terror is the sixteenth episode of Diagnosis Murder's fifth season which was broadcast on January 29, 1998.

Plot Edit

A spat between a girl and her boyfriend leads to an apparent murder, leaving the girl and her mother with a dead body, just as dinner guests Mark and Amanda arrive. Panic sets in, when the body disappears, the power goes out, the roads are impassable, and the attacks begin.


When Mark and Amanda arrive drenched at a private dinner party in a canyon, they soon notice their hostess Vivien Sanderson and her daughter act suspicious, and indeed Amy has just knocked in her fiancé Pierce Maxwell's skull with a frying pan. When the other guests arrive, the body has disappeared, and soon a second murder is committed, now overtly but unwitnessed, on uncle David Coopersmith, who managed Amy's trust-fund very tightly. Mark calls Steve, but the connection was to bad to hear he's coming and brings Jesse - but what about the killer meanwhile?