Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hallmark Mysteries Channel: The Garage Sale Mysteries

The Hallmark Channel is busy playing Christmas shows, but for mystery fans, there are still lots of mysteries to watch as well. Kerry Hammond is here today to tell us about The Garage Sale Mysteries on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel.

The Garage Sale Mysteries stars Lori Loughlin as Jennifer Shannon, co-owner of the Rags to Riches consignment shop. Jennifer and her business partner, Danielle (played by Sarah Strange), frequent estate and garage sales looking for treasures to resell in their store. Lucky for us mystery fans, looking at antiques and heirlooms often leads to the unraveling of family secrets—and even murder.

Hallmark has produced eleven Garage Sale Mysteries surrounding the characters created by author Suzi Weinert. Weinert’s series only contains three books so Hallmark has added to the storylines and created additional mysteries. I have not read any of the books in the series but I believe that they are a bit darker than the television series. One involves a terrorist group and another a criminal preying on senior citizens, whereas the Hallmark version deals with things like a string of neighborhood burglaries and a cold case involving a wedding dress.

I think it’s safe to say that the show is loosely based on Weinert’s characters and concept and I think the formula works well. I’ve watched every episode and they’re extremely well made and entertaining. The supporting actors are well cast and really add to the value of the series. This is one series that I hope to see Hallmark continue filming.

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