Hallmark Movies and Mysteries: Signature Mysteries

Oct 5, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, TV

by Doward Wilson

hallmark mysteriesAllison Sweeney stars as Alex McPherson and Benjamin Ayres stars as Drew Goddard in the Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End. Alex and Drew are following the trial of a woman who is being charged with the murder of her husband. As Alex follows the trial on her podcast, she becomes convinced that the woman is innocent and being railroaded into a guilty verdict. Can Alex find the real murderer in time to clear the woman’s name before the trial is over?

hallmarkIn Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery, Kimberly Williams-Paisley stars as Claire Darrow and Tom Cavanagh plays her love interest, Miles Strasberg. Claire and her mother, Joanna, played by Wendie Malick, are attorneys hired by Joanna’s old law firm colleague to defend her in an insider trading case. To complicate things, Miles becomes the opposing prosecuting attorney. Can Claire and Joanna prove the woman innocent of the felony charges and keep her from losing her children in a custody battle? Before the trial can commence Joanna’s colleague is also named as a murder suspect of a lawyer involved in the insider trading scandal. Can Claire also clear the woman of the murder charges?

hallmarkJill Wagner plays college professor Amy Winslow and Kristoffer Polaha plays Detective Travis Burke, Amy’s love interest, in Mystery 101: Words Can Kill. A guest at Amy’s college festival is killed, and Amy is pulled into the investigation when her father, a famous author, becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. The murder victim is her Dad’s first publisher, and the bad blood between them is the reason he becomes Travis’s murder suspect. Can Amy find the real killer and clear her father’s name?

hallmarkIn Mystery 101: Dead Talk, Amy Winslow is off to Seattle to give a talk at a tech meeting. When a tech genius dies at the meeting, Amy is sure it is murder, but the local police shut her out of the case. Detective Travis Burke comes to her aid and intervenes with the lead detective who is an old friend. Can Amy and Travis prove it is murder and narrow down the suspect list to find the cold-blooded killer or will they fail? How is this mixed up with the murder of lawyer who never lost a case until the last few months? Is there a dirty cop involved in tampering with evidence and leaking information or is there another answer?

hallmarkIn Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath, Taylor Cole plays Ruby Herring, a television investigating reporter, and Stephen Huszar plays Jake Killian, a police detective and Ruby’s love interest. When Ruby’s yoga instructor and CEO of a naturals products company is killed in a car accident, it first appears to be operator failure. Then the medical examiner declares it to be death by poisoning, and Ruby and Jake start working together to find the poisoner who committed murder. When it appears that the police have their man, Ruby isn’t convinced and keeps digging. Can Ruby follow the money trail and find the real killer?

I really enjoyed all these new additions to Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries: Signature Movie series. The various casts all work well together to promote some strong story lines which each had a surprising ending. I can’t recommend these fantastic movies enough. The acting and murder story lines are all top notch and make for some very enjoyable television viewing.

You can check out KRL’s reviews of other mystery movies on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, including some very recent ones, in our mystery section. You can also go to the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel website to learn more and check out their schedule for more new movies coming soon.

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Doward Wilson is a retired and avid cozy, paranormal, and adventure reader who can’t say no to most books. He recently moved from Independence, Missouri to Gladbrook, Iowa. Located in Central Iowa, Gladbrook (population 900+) is small town, rural farming at its best.


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