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Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick 

A Bone to Pick (original title)
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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My Wife And I Are Hooked
10 September 2019 | by FudgeMillerSee all my reviews

I am not a fan of chick flicks. My wife is not a fan of the more gruesome, bloody crime and mystery flicks. So, we have enjoyed finding different movies and shows that are something in-between, especially those that are a series like Aurora Teagarden Mystery. We've seen every Columbo, Matlock and a few others, and were looking for something along those lines.

We found it.

I do not write this as a "fan" of Candace Cameron Bure's other works. As a matter of fact, I had very low expectations. Not because she is not a good actress. But because I just haven't enjoyed the sitcoms she's been in and haven't enjoyed the other movies I've seen her in. Now, I'm a FAN. I just hope she keeps doing these type of films.

And what a nice surprise to see Marilu Henner, again. I was a big fan of her work on Taxi. And the supporting actors are a pretty solid crew.

What I don't understand is why some reviewers claim that this show is "predictable". I believe we could gather them all up in a room and at 15 minute intervals, take their predictions! What a good time that would be, because... I believe they would get a lot of their predictions WRONG and disprove their own claims.

And I can only speak for my wife and I at this point, but we enjoyed this first installment (that I understand is based on the second book) and do NOT find it predictable.

But you ARE watching a Hallmark movie. If you come expecting Aurora to be Laura Croft or Wonder Woman (or have that kind of budget), you are in for a disappointment.

On the other hand, if you turn on, "A Bone To Pick," without a bone to pick and expect something along the lines of Murder She Wrote or Diagnosis Murder? You're gonna enjoy this.

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Release Date:

4 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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