Mystery Woman (2003–2007)
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Un enfant dans la tourmente 

A couple accused of a murder go on the run, leaving their baby in the care of bookshop owner & amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey. Can Samantha look after the baby and solve the case?


David S. Cass Sr.


Michael Sloan (creator), Joyce Burditt | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kellie Martin ... Samantha Kinsey
Clarence Williams III ... Philby
Nina Siemaszko ... Cassie
Casey Sander ... Chief Connors
Vicki Davis ... Suzi
Richard Lee Jackson ... Johnny
Christopher Curry ... Jackson Chandler
Travis Schuldt ... Evan Chandler
David Chokachi ... Dave
Ray Proscia ... Ben
Alex Paez ... Ortiz
Pamela Dunlap ... Mrs. Marris
Sean Whalen ... Jake Cowlings
Tom Bresnahan ... Stan Ferrone
Ron Michaelson ... Motel Manager


A couple accused of a murder go on the run, leaving their baby in the care of bookshop owner & amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey. Can Samantha look after the baby and solve the case?

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When Samantha and Philby call the couple from outside the school, Suzi answers the phone and asks how Samantha found them. Samantha called Suzi from her cell phone to Suzi's cell phone, so there is no way Suzi could have known that Samantha was just outside. See more »


Follows Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005) See more »

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Better than some
8 August 2008 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Let's face it: "Mystery Woman" "McBride" and "Jane Doe" are about as bad as you can get. They have no pacing and most of the time suffer from poor direction and bad scripts.

What these series have going for them are attractive leads, sometimes okay mysteries, and if you have an elderly relative at home who is affronted by just about everything else on television, the Hallmark Channel is perfect for them.

"Mystery Woman" stars Kellie Martin as the owner of a mystery bookstore with no customers. We know it's a mystery store because there's an establishing shot of it every two minutes. Obviously, these shows run short - there are lots of scenes where we see a car from way off driving down the street, into a driveway...endless.

In this episode, Sam winds up taking care of a fugitive's wife and baby though at first, she thinks the woman is just a family friend. The woman's husband is sought in a murder that took place on a golf course - he was seen bending over the body. There are people after him and they're not all police. At one point, he's shot and his wife leaves Sam with the baby and goes to his motel to take care of him. Sam's investigation uncovers an FBI case and blackmail.

It's hard not to like Kellie Martin as both an actress and an individual. I love her, and she's good as Samantha. She doesn't have a lot to work with, yet she always manages to give a charming performance. As her best friend and the DA, Nina Siemaszko does well with an impossible role. Clarence Williams III, as the mysterious Philby, is certainly mysterious - it's a mystery how he was cast. Dead man barely talking.

Okay if there's nothing else on television.

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Release Date:

19 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La libreria del mistero: Libri, ricatti e biberon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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