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Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick 

A Bone to Pick (original title)
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Is librarian Roe the best sleuth in Real Murders Club? When Jane, a member of the club dies, Roe inherits her house, a skull hidden inside, and a mystery to solve.


Martin Wood


Charlaine Harris (based on the "Aurora Teagarden" series by), Teena Booth





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Candace Cameron Bure ... Aurora Teagarden
Lexa Doig ... Sally Allison
Marilu Henner ... Aida Teagarden
Bruce Dawson ... John Queensland
Peter Benson ... Arthur Smith
Sonya Salomaa ... Marcia
Dan Payne ... Torrance
Miranda Frigon ... Lynn Liggett
Stephen Huszar ... Father Scott Aubrey
David Ingram ... Macon Turner
Fiona Vroom ... Carey Reilly
Daniel Bacon ... Lemaster Cane
Barbara Wallace Barbara Wallace ... Jane Engles
Ellie Harvie ... Lillian Tibbett
Craig March ... Captain Frederick Burns


When Aurora, or Roe, Teagarden's acquaintance from the hobby group, "Real Murders", dies, Roe is bequeathed a big old house and a small fortune. Roe soon discovers that her generous benefactress has left her more than she bargained for when she uncovers a skull, showing signs of blunt force trauma, hidden in a carpeted window seat in the inherited house. Roe sets out to find out who the victim is and how his or her skull ended up in a spinster's window seat. Will Roe discover the murderer on Honor Street?

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Crime | Mystery


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Did You Know?


The Aurora Teagarden mystery series is authored by Charlaine Harris, who wrote the wildly popular Sookie Stackhouse vampire books series, from which the True Blood (2008) series was developed. The Sookie Stackhouse books are on the end of the bookshelf in one of the library scenes. See more »


When Aurora is chasing John through the house, she begins at her "murder board" and ends right back there despite having chased him half way around the house. It is unlikely that this could happen. See more »


Lillian: You always have to be here earlier than everyone else!
Aurora Teagarden: Good morning to you too, Lillian.
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A piece of puzzle and the murder mystery.
14 November 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Another year, another November, it's time to pick a new film series and I have chosen Aurora Teagarden. This is a fictional character based on the series of a crime novel published in the last three decades. The book series is not over yet. There are ten books total for now, but only six films were made so far. All of them a television production, made for Hallmark channel.

They have chosen a second book to open the account for a new film franchise. I haven't read the original source, but I did not find any difficulties in the introduction of the characters. Once I watch the next film, which was actually based on the first book, I'll know the reason why. It all started off nice and slowly. Aurora is divorced young woman, works in a library. Decent life with one best friend, rent paying mother and people likes her. She's enthusiastic in unsolved crimes. A member in one of those kind of clubs where people gather and talk about stuffs.

So it all begins when an old woman died and leaving behind all the wealth and property to her. They were never known well each other, but soon she finds there something behind it. Then she discovers a potential evident. And using that, she tries to find what actually happened and who did. The attempt fails, though she never gives up. Finally decides to go on an alternate way where the truth must come out. Does it all go accordingly! And how the rest of the story progresses were told with a twist.

❝Reading it won't help you solve every mystery, but it might help with one or two.❞

There's a difference between cops solving crimes and ordinary people doing the same. Aurora is not one of those ordinary women. She just misplaced with her profession. Even her ex husband was a cop. That tells why they had married in the first place, even though they never truly loved one another. Despite her passion to solve the crimes, seems nobody around her encouraging enough. That's including her best friend and her own mother. Then there is no give-up attitude, that makes her to take wild decisions, not worrying about the consequences.

Being a crime-mystery, they have included some nice moments. Overall decently written. Nothing like that you haven't seen them before. But interests enough to hook up for an 80 minute. Especially for a television quality, it passes. But, there's no clear picture what was the objective. Was it a murder-mystery or any other crime. Yes, the opening few seconds had given a big clue, but the real crime scene was never revealed in pictures like how it all happened. I was very curious to see it rather hear about it. That's why I watch films instead of reading books.

It was just a first film, fairly familiarised the universe. Going to the second, surely I would find more comfortable. Especially anticipating other characters to contribute in the main story stream. Not everything's about the crime, I hope the romance part would be progressed well in the following films. As usual the television world is ruled by women, this is also a woman oriented tale. But for all ages. Just don't expect big, like Hollywood level. This little Canadian film definitely worth a watch.


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4 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16 : 9
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