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A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2020)

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A retired Boston PD detective and the acting medical examiner at Martha's Vineyard work together to solve the murder of a mysterious young man.


Mark Jean


Philip R. Craig (based on the "Martha's Vineyard Mystery" series by), Kraig Wenman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Jeff Jackson
Sarah Lind ... Zee Madieras
Eric Keenleyside ... Chief Madieras
Chelsea Hobbs ... Jackie Shawl
Sunita Prasad ... Britt Prajna
Bradley Stryker ... Barista Bob
Naika Toussaint ... Officer Jenkins
Kendall Cross ... Payton Bartel
Keenan Tracey ... Ray Norris
Janet Kidder ... Helena Percy
Houston Stevenson ... Bradley Martin
Jess Brown ... Stacy Martin
Michael Ryan ... Donovan Fletcher
Barry W. Levy ... Gerald Martin
Mark Brandon ... Thomas Percy


Still relatively young Jeff Jackson is forced to retire as a Boston PD detective due to an injury sustained while working a case that killed his partner, the injury-causing bullet, still lodged in his back, too close to the spinal cord to remove and which causes him occasional physical pain. With his father having recently passed, Jeff has settled on Martha's Vineyard in his father's house, the island where Jeff spent much time in the summers growing up. Jeff's relaxed life of fishing and working on his father's boat takes a turn when he discovers the murdered dead body of a young man, Ray Norris, he had seen around the marina the preceding day. With Martha's Vineyard Police Chief Madieras, his father's best friend, having little history working on murder investigations, Jeff, initially reluctant, eventually accepts the offer to consult on the case. Also working on the case is the Chief's daughter, Dr. Zee Madieras, Jeff's childhood friend and now the acting M.E. Ray, who was not ... Written by Huggo

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Jeff Jackson's birth date is shown as September 16, 1985. Assuming that this movie takes place in "present day", that would make the character of Jeff approximately seven years younger than Jesse Metcalfe, whose birth date is December 9, 1978. See more »


Followed by Riddled with Deceit: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2020) See more »

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Interesting Murder Mystery
16 October 2020 | by davyd-02237See all my reviews

Apart from the obvious fact that most of the females within the tale do seem to be a bit "plastic" the locations are pretty decent-an area which doesnt know how to deal with murder when it shows up. In this movie it does. The murderer isnt obvious and clues here and there keep coming up. On the entertaining side if you dont want anything too deep. I wasnt aware of any member of the cast but the offering is watchable

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12 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Mysteries of Martha's Vineyard See more »

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