Hallmark Mystery Movies

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While I tend to focus on TV shows on this website, I have to admit that the distinction between a movie and a TV show is a fuzzy one. In the case of Hallmark Mystery Movies, it’s notable that many of them are not produced as stand-alones. Rather, they are part of a series featuring the same characters and settings, and thus they are not much different from a limited-run TV series.

Below, I outline the various mystery movies that Hallmark has produced that are part of a series. Where relevant, I include links to where these movies may be streamed or purchased. Additionally, I also mention if the movie series are based on book series, so if you’re a fan of the TV movies you may also want to check out the books. And finally, I also note if more movies in the series have been commissioned.

The movie series are listed chronologically, according to the year that the first movie in the series first aired.


Sherlock Holmes (2000–2002)

This first series of mystery movies produced by Hallmark are about the famous consulting detective in Victorian London: Sherlock Holmes (played by Matt Frewer). The movies are based on the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first two movies are based on the novels of the same name. The third movie is based on two short stores: “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans”. Finally, the fourth movie is an original story written for the screen.

Movies produced (and original air date):

  1. The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000) [stream here]
  2. The Sign of Four (2001)
  3. The Royal Scandal (2001)
  4. The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)

Mystery Woman (2003–2007)

The protagonist of this series is Samantha Kinsey (played by Kellie Martin) who is the owner of a bookstore that specializes in mystery books.

Movies produced (and original air date):

  1. Mystery Woman (August 31, 2003)
  2. Mystery Weekend (January 7, 2005) [available on DVD]
  3. Snapshot (January 28, 2005) [available on DVD]
  4. Sing Me a Murder (February 25, 2005) [available on DVD]
  5. Vision of a Murder (June 5, 2005)
  6. Game Time (August 21, 2005)
  7. At First Sight (January 21, 2006)
  8. Wild West Mystery (March 18, 2006)
  9. Oh Baby (August 19, 2006)
  10. Redemption (November 6, 2006)
  11. In the Shadows (January 13, 2007)

The second, third, and fourth movies are available as a DVD collection.

Jane Doe (2005–2008)

The protagonist of this series is Cathy Davis/Jane Doe (played by Lea Thompson), a soccer mom who is secretly an agent for the federal “Central Security Agency”.

Movies produced:

  1. Vanishing Act (January 21, 2005)
  2. Now You See It, Now You Don’t (February 18, 2005)
  3. Til Death Do Us Part (March 11, 2005)
  4. The Wrong Face (June 19, 2005)
  5. Yes, I Remember It Well (January 14, 2006)
  6. The Harder They Fall (March 4, 2006)
  7. Ties That Bind (March 17, 2007)
  8. How to Fire Your Boss (May 8, 2007) [stream here]
  9. Eye of the Beholder (January 12, 2008)

McBride (2005–2008)

The protagonist of this series is Mike McBride (played by John Laroquette), a former LAPD officer who now works as a lawyer.

Movies produced (and original air date):

  1. Murder Past Midnight (January 14, 2005)
  2. The Chameleon Murder (February 4, 2005) [available on DVD]
  3. It’s Murder, Madam (March 4, 2005)
  4. The Doctor is Out … Really Out (June 12, 2005)
  5. Tune in for Murder (August 14, 2005)
  6. Anybody Here Murder Marty? (August 28, 2005)
  7. Fallen Idol (March 11, 2006)
  8. Semper Fi (January 20, 2007)
  9. Dogged (March 17, 2007)
  10. Requiem (May 31, 2008)

Jesse Stone (2005–2015)

The protagonist of this series is Jesse Stone (played by Tom Selleck), the chief of police in a Paradise, Massachusetts, who used to be a homicide detective for the LAPD and, before that, a minor league baseball player. The movies are based on the Jesse Stone book series by Robert B. Parker.

Movies produced (and original air date):

  1. Stone Cold (February 20, 2005) [stream here]
  2. Night Passage (January 15, 2006) [stream here]
  3. Death in Paradise (April 30, 2006) [stream here]
  4. Sea Change (May 22, 2007) [stream here]
  5. Thin Ice (March 1, 2009) [stream here]
  6. No Remorse (May 9, 2010) [stream here]
  7. Innocents Lost (May 22, 2011) [stream here]
  8. Benefit of the Doubt (May 20, 2012) [stream here]
  9. Lost in Paradise (October 18, 2015) [stream here]

The first eight movies were actually produced by CBS, but Hallmark picked up the series in 2015. There is apparently a 10th movie in the works. The nine movies produced so far are available as a DVD collection.

Murder 101 (2006–2008)

The protagonist of this series is Dr. Jonathan Maxwell (played by Dick Van Dyke), a criminology professor.

Movies produced:

  1. Murder 101 (pilot) (January 7, 2006)
  2. College Can Be Murder (January 29, 2007)
  3. If Wishes Were Horses (August 9, 2007) [stream here]
  4. The Locked Room Mystery (January 14, 2008) [stream here]

The last two movies are also available as a DVD collection.

Garage Sale Mysteries (2013–2018)

The protagonist of this series is Jennifer Shannon (played by Lori Loughlin), the owner of a consignment store called “Rags to Riches”. The plot of the first movie in the series as well as the recurring characters are based on Garage Sale Stalker and the Garage Sale Mystery Series by Suzi Weinert.

Movies produced:

  1. Garage Sale Mystery (pilot movie) [stream here]
  2. All that Glitters [stream here]
  3. The Deadly Room
  4. The Wedding Dress
  5. Guilty Until Proven Innocent
  6. The Novel Murders
  7. The Art of Murder
  8. The Beach Murder
  9. Murder by Text
  10. Murder Most Medieval
  11. A Case of Murder
  12. The Pandora’s Box Murders
  13. The Mask Murder
  14. Picture a Murder
  15. Murder in D Minor
  16. Searched & Seized

Following the cancellation of the show, the 16th movie was produced but never aired. It is still available to watch as part of the Complete DVD Collection. Most of the movies are also available on DVD alone or as part of smaller collections.

Click here to see my post about The Garage Sale Mysteries.

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (2015–present)

The protagonist of this series is Aurora “Ro” Teagarden (played by Candace Cameron-Bure), who is a librarian and member of the “Real Murders Club” for fans of true crime. The plots of the first nine movies as well as the recurring characters are based on the Aurora Teagarden Mystery book series by Charlaine Harris.

Movies produced:

  1. A Bone to Pick (first aired April 4th 2015) [stream here]
  2. Real Murders (first aired July 26, 2015) [stream here]
  3. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (first aired June 12, 2016)
  4. The Julius House (first aired August 16, 2016)
  5. Dead Over Heels (first aired March 19, 2017)
  6. A Bundle of Trouble (first aired May 21, 2017)
  7. Last Scene Alive (first aired January 7, 2018)
  8. Reap What You Sew (first aired April 15, 2018)
  9. The Disappearing Game (first aired July 29, 2018)
  10. A Game of Cat and Mouse (first aired August 4, 2019)
  11. An Inheritance to Die For (first aired August 11, 2019)
  12. A Very Foul Play (first aired August 18, 2019)
  13. Heist and Seek (first aired May 17, 2020)
  14. Reunited and It Feels So Deadly (first aired October 18, 2020)

Another Aurora Teagarden Mystery movie titled “How to Con a Con” has also been commissioned.

The first twelve movies are available as a DVD collection.

Click here to see my post about The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.

Murder, She Baked (2015–2017)

The protagonist of this series is Hannah Swensen (played by Alison Sweeney), who owns a bakery/cafe in Minnesota. The movies are based on the Hannah Swensen Mystery book series by Joanne Fluke.

Movies produced:

  1. A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015) [stream here]
  2. A Plum Pudding Mystery (2015) [stream here]
  3. A Peach Cobbler Mystery (2016) [stream here]
  4. A Deadly Recipe (2016) [stream here]
  5. Just Desserts (2017) [stream here]

All five movies are available as a DVD collection.

Click here to see my post about Murder, She Baked.

Gourmet Detective (2015–present)

The protagonist of this series is Henry Ross (played by Dylan Neal), a chef and gourmet consultant. He assists Detective Maggie Price (played by Brooke Burns) who works for the San Francisco Police Department. The movies are based on The Gourmet Detective Mystery book series by Peter King.

Movies produced:

  1. The Gourmet Detective (pilot) (May 16, 2015) [stream here]
  2. A Healthy Place to Die (August 2, 2015) [stream here]
  3. Death Al Dente (October 9, 2016) [stream here]
  4. Eat, Drink and be Buried (October 8, 2017) [stream here]
  5. Roux the Day (January 19, 2020)

The first four movies are available as a DVD collection.

Flower Shop Mysteries (2016)

The protagonist of this series is Abby Knight (played by Brooke Sheilds), a former New York City lawyer who has moved back to her hometown in order to open the Bloomers Flower Shop. Her crime solving sidekicks include a local bartender named Marco Salvare (played by Brennan Elliott) and her father Jeffrey Knight (played by Beau Bridges). The movies are based on The Flower Shop Mystery book series by Kate Collins.

Movies produced:

  1. Mum’s the Word (a.k.a. Killer Arrangement) (January 16, 2016) [stream here]
  2. Snipped in the Bud (April 24, 2016) [stream here]
  3. Dearly Depotted (26 June 2016) [stream here]

All three movies are available as part of a DVD collection.

Hailey Dean Mysteries (2016–2019)

The protagonist of this series is Hailey Dean (played by Kellie Martin), an attorney turned therapist. The movies are based on the Hailey Dean Mystery novels by Nancy Grace.

Movies produced:

  1. Murder, with Love (October 23, 2016)
  2. Deadly Estate (April 9, 2017)
  3. Dating is Murder (October 15, 2017)
  4. 2+2=Murder (June 3, 2018)
  5. A Marriage Made for Murder (June 10, 2018)
  6. A Will to Kill (June 17, 2018)
  7. Death on Duty (May 5, 2019)
  8. A Prescription for Murder (May 12, 2019)
  9. Killer Sentence (May 19, 2019)

A tenth Hailey Dean Mystery movie has been commissioned.

All 9 movies are available as part of a DVD collection.

Darrow & Darrow (2017–2019)

The protagonist of this series is Claire Darrow (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley), an idealistic lawyer who runs her own firm. At the beginning of the series Claire’s mother Joanna Darrow (played by Wendie Malick) tries to join her firm after being wrongly fired from her New York City firm. Claire’s cases often find her working with Miles Strasburg (played by Tom Cavanagh), the Assistant District Attorney.

Movies produced:

  1. Darrow and Darrow (October 22, 2017) [stream here or here]
  2. In the Key of Murder (May 6, 2018) [stream here]
  3. Body of Evidence (October 14, 2018) [stream here]
  4. Witness to Murder (September 8, 2019) [stream here]

The first three movies are available as part of a DVD Collection. The final movie is available separately on DVD.

Emma Fielding Mysteries (2017–2019)

The protagonist of this series is archaeologist and professor Emma Fielding (played by Courtney Thorne-Smith). The movies are based on the Emma Fielding Mystery novels by Dana Cameron.

Movies produced:

  1. Site Unseen (a.k.a. The Site of Murder) (June 4, 2017) [stream here]
  2. Past Malice (January 14, 2018)
  3. More Bitter Than Death (February 10, 2019)

A fourth Emma Fielding mystery movie has already been commissioned.

All three movies are available as part of a DVD collection.

Fixer Upper Mystery (2017–2018)

The protagonist of this series is Shannon Hughes (played by Jewel Kilcher), a renovation expert. She is assisted in her crime solving by crime reporter Mac Sullivan (played by Colin Ferguson). The movies are based on the Fixer Upper Mystery book series by Kate Carlisle.

Movies produced:

  1. Framed for Murder (2017) [stream here]
  2. Concrete Evidence (2017)
  3. Deadly Deed (2018)

All three movies are available as part of a DVD collection.

Morning Show Mysteries (2018–present)

The protagonist of the series is Billie Blessings (played by Holly Robinson Peete), a morning show host and chef. Her amateur crime solving attempts frequently bring her into contact with Ian Jackson (played by Rick Fox), a member of local law enforcement. The movies are based on the Billy Blessings mystery book series by Al Roker.

Movies produced:

  1. Mortal Mishaps (January 21 2018) [stream here]
  2. Murder on the Menu (March 18, 2019) [stream here]
  3. A Murder in Mind (April 14, 2019) [stream here]
  4. Countdown to Murder (April 21, 2019) [stream here]
  5. Death by Design (April 28, 2019) [stream here]

A sixth Morning Show Mystery movie has already been commissioned.

The first three movies are available as part of one DVD collection, while the last two movies are available as part of a second DVD collection.

Chronicle Mysteries (2019)

The protagonist of this series is Alex McPherson (played by Alison Sweeney), the host of a true-crime podcast. Her crime-solving team-mate is Drew Godfrey (played by Benjamin Ayres), a local newspaper editor.

Movies produced:

  1. Recovered (February 17, 2019)
  2. The Wrong Man (February 24, 2019)
  3. Vines that Bind (March 3, 2019)
  4. The Deep End (August 25, 2019)

A Chronicle Mystery movie titled “Helped to Death” has already been commissioned.

The first three movies are available as part of a DVD collection.

Crossword Mysteries (2019–present)

The protagonist of this series is Tess Harper (played by Lacey Chabert), the Crosswords editor for a New York newspaper. Her crime solving teammate is NYPD detective Logan O’Connor (played by Brennan Elliott).

Movies produced:

  1. A Puzzle to Die For (March 10, 2019) [stream here]
  2. Proposing Murder (October 13, 2019) [stream here]
  3. Abracadaver (January 5, 2020)

A further three Crossword Mystery movies have already been commissioned. Two of the titles have been announced as “Terminal Descent” and “Riddle Me Dead”.

The first two movies can be streamed by following the links above, or purchased individually: A Puzzle to Die For on DVD; and Proposing Murder on DVD.

Mystery 101 (2019–present)

The protagonist of this series is English professor Amy Winslow (played by Jill Wagner). Her crime solving endeavors frequently find her working with local police detective Travis Burke (played by Kristoffer Polaha).

Movies produced:

  1. Mystery 101 (pilot) (January 27, 2019)
  2. Playing Dead (June 23, 2019)
  3. Words Can Kill (September 15, 2019)
  4. Dead Talk (September 22, 2019)
  5. An Education in Murder (March 29, 2020)

Another Mystery 101 movie titled “Killer Timing” has already been commissioned.

The first four movies are available as part of a DVD collection.

Ruby Herring Mysteries (2019–present)

The protagonist of this series is Ruby Herring (played by Taylor Cole), a crime reporter. She teams up with police detective Jake Killian (played by Stephen Huszar) in her crime solving endeavors.

Movies produced:

  1. Silent Witness (January 20, 2019)
  2. Her Last Breath (September 29, 2019)
  3. Prediction Murder (April 5, 2020)

As this is a very recent series, it is yet to be released for streaming or on DVD.

Matchmaker Mysteries (2019–present)

The protagonist of this series is Angie Dove/Columba (played by Danica McKellar), a professional matchmaker with her own TV series. In her crime solving endeavors, Angie frequently works with local police detective Kyle Cooper (played by Victor Webster), and her ex-police officer father (played by Bruce Boxleitner).

Movies produced:

  1. A Killer Engagement (September 29, 2019)
  2. A Fatal Romance (April 25, 2020)

A third and fourth Matchmaker Mystery movie has already been commissioned.

As this is a very recent series, it is yet to be released for streaming or on DVD.

Picture Perfect Mysteries (2019–present)

The protagonist of this series is professional wedding photographer Allie Adams (played by Alexa PenaVega). While she assists in police investigations, she finds herself working with new police detective Sam Acosta (played by Carlos PenaVega).

Movies produced:

  1. Newlywed and Dead (June 16, 2019)
  2. Dead Over Diamonds (February 16, 2020)
  3. Exit Stage Death (October 11, 2020)

As this is a very recent series, it is yet to be released for streaming or on DVD.

Martha’s Vineyard Mystery (2020–present)

The protagonists of this series are former police detective Jeff Jackson (played by Jesse Metcalfe) and local doctor Zee Madeiras (played by Sarah Lind). The movies are based on the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery book series by Philip Craig.

Movies produced:

  1. A Beautiful Place to Die (January 12, 2020) [stream here]
  2. Riddled with Deceit (February 23, 2020)
  3. Ships in the Night (coming in 2021)

The first movie in the series can be streamed by following the link above, and it is also available on DVD.


If you know of a show that is missing from the list above, or if you have any other additions or corrections, please let me know in the comments!

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