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TV

by Doward Wilson


Kate Carlisle’s cozy four-book Fixer-Upper Mystery series is brought to life on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries television channel. Framed For Murder introduces us to Shannon Hughes who runs the family’s construction business which specializes in renovating the historic Victorian mansions found in Lighthouse Cove in Northern California.

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by Kathleen Costa


Acorn-TV provides hundreds of the best programming options including news & reviews, mysteries, dramas, comedies, documentaries, foreign language, feature films, and some programs only available on ACORN-TV. Currently there is a free trial, but the regular monthly or annual subscription fees seem reasonable. With hours of commercial-free streaming enjoyment for the true fan of UK productions, you won’t be wondering, “What’s on tonight?”

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by Kathleen Costa


How can I get those popular shows from Australia, Canada, the UK? Sometimes, well after a show has run its course or lacks popularity to be picked up by major US markets, a program might be aired on cable or local PBS. However, there may be a better way…streaming. A new way to provide entertainment is through online subscription networks that provide a wide-range of programming options for a reasonable fee.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel has been taking a lot of cozy mystery book series and turning them into movies and we at KRL have reviewed most of them. We were excited to hear that Kate Carlisle’s Fixer-Upper Mysteries was the next series to be turned into movies, with the first on airing this month. We took some time to chat with Kate about this exciting news.

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by Doward Wilson


Based on the three-book series by Nancy Grace, a former prosecutor and now a nationally famous legal analyst and advocate for victim’s rights, we meet Hailey Dean. A former prosecutor with a stellar record, Hailey has now embraced a career as a therapist.

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by Doward Wilson


The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel has brought Peter King’s eight-book series of The Gourmet Detective to life with three movies to date. Set in San Francisco rather than London, the movies star Dyan Neal as well-known food expert Henry Ross, and Brooke Burns as police detective, Maggie Price.

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Bull: TV Review

IN THE November 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
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by Doward Wilson


On September 20, 2016, CBS TV introduced us to the world of jury trial selection as seen thru the eyes and work of Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his support staff. Five episodes into the season we have seen a wide ranging variety of clients and trial situations.

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by Doward Wilson


18 years ago this month, we fell in love with the wonderful world of Witches, Warlocks, Demons, Whitelighters, Ghosts and every evil creature that you can imagine!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Could there be parts of this world beyond what we know? Creatures we do not know about, the stuff of legends and rumor? Experiences beyond the normal, into the…paranormal?
Jeffrey Gonzalez explores that world with the Sanger Paranormal Society and his online (and sometimes on-the-air) show, Paranormal Central. Born in Sanger, Gonzalez had his first experience with the unexplained in the sixth grade: a UFO. “I knew it shouldn’t be floating,” he says. It looked like “a large beer can with lights.”

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by Jackie Dale


Since the dawn of time, Lucifer has been portrayed in endless forms and blamed for every conceivable evil in the world. He is called, among others, the Devil, Satan, Beelzebub, and the Prince of Darkness. Without going into any deep theological discussions, Lucifer is what is known as the original fallen angel. Lucifer was created by God and was considered to be “a perfect being.”

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The Good Witch On Hallmark

IN THE October 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
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by Kathleen Costa


A shadow is seen in the alley. A light is seen in the abandoned house. A new resident arrives peaking interest and suspicion. The Good Witch opens with the town of Middleton enjoying cooler weather, dressing up in fall colors, and prepping for Halloween. Cassandra Nightingale (Catherine Bell) has taken up residence in the formerly abandoned and dilapidated mansion know as The Grey House with a deed and familial connection as the last living relative of the Grey Lady. She also has opened up a little shop called the Bell, Book, & Candle that offers herbs, elixirs, and unique crystals and charms to help with all sorts of maladies, concerns, and difficulties.

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Aurora Teagarden Mysteries on Hallmark

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
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by Doward Wilson


Meet Aurora Teagarden, librarian and murder mystery fan, played by Candace Cameron Bure in these Hallmark Movies & Mysteries adaptations of the first three books in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris. Aurora’s mother, Aida, owner of a local real estate agency, is ably played by Marilu Henner.

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Flower Shop Mystery Movies on Hallmark

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
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by Doward Wilson


Welcome to the world of Abby Knight as new owner of Bloomers, a flower shop in New Chapel, Indiana. This Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series of cozy mysteries is loosely adapted from the Flower Shop Mystery series by Kate Collins.

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Mr. Lovejoy? …No, Just Lovejoy

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
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by Kathleen Costa


As many will attest, British crime shows peek my interest every time. From dark suspense to quirky ‘dramedies,’ I revel in the varied accents, quaint village settings and it’s just far enough removed from American culture to be fascinating. So sitting enjoying a ‘cuppa,’ exploring YouTube to see if some of my favorites, long gone from even the most independent station, were available. What a delightful surprise to find a show with a wonderful twist on the crime-drama formula was accessible…Lovejoy!

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Murder She Baked Movie Series on Hallmark

IN THE August 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTV
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by Doward Wilson


Today we are introducing you to the Murder She Baked Series on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. These movies are based on Joanne Fluke’s popular and long-running cozy mystery series, starring Hannah Swenson. Hannah’s bakery is called the Cookie Jar and is located in Lake Eden, Minnesota.

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by Kathleen Costa


Inspector Morse concluded its run in 2000, but not its popularity. “What will the next invasion bring?” Two spin-off dramas crossed to our shores providing a positive nod to the original, yet unique enough to become favorites among the “Morse” fans.

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