Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hallmark Mysteries Channel: The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

Kerry Hammond is here today to tell us about another great mystery series on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel

Mystery author Charlaine Harris is no stranger to the television industry. Her Sookie Stackhouse books were a big hit as the HBO series True Blood. Now readers of her Aurora Teagarden mystery series can see the characters come to life on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel.

Aurora Teagarden, played by Candice Cameron Bure (of Full House fame), is a librarian and fan of murder mysteries. She is a member of a Real Murders Club in her small hometown, and the group meets monthly to discuss actual murders and murderers throughout history.

The supporting cast of characters includes Aurora’s real estate selling mother (played by Marilu Henner), her reporter friend, and lots of quirky and interesting fellow murder club members. The first five movies are named after the first five books in Harris’ series, with the sixth movie having a title of its own.

The book series is on book nine, so there are more story lines to choose from if Hallmark intends to continue the series. I think the movies do a great job of capturing the main elements of the book series. The characters of Aurora, her mother, along with several supporting roles follow the books closely. The movies switch up a lot of the overall story arcs, though, so readers will see things take some different turns, specifically in Aurora’s love life. But I won’t give any spoilers.

The movies are fun to watch, and I think they are a great addition to Hallmark’s lineup. Check out my review of Hallmark's The Flower Shop Mystery series, also based on a book series.

When Charlaine Harris isn't busy writing mysteries, she is busy contributing to The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. See her recipe for Charlaine's Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip.

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