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Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015)

TV-G | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 4 April 2015
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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 ... See full summary »

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Martin Wood

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

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
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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 | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

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. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Lillian: You always have to be here earlier than everyone else!
Aurora Teagarden: Good morning to you too, Lillian.
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Followed by Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2017) See more »

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"Nobody ever suspects the woman!"
12 April 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Librarian and amateur sleuth Aurora Teagarden's elderly friend dies and leaves Aurora her house. After a break-in, Aurora starts poking around the old house and discovers the skull of a murder victim. She begins investigating the crime but this puts her at odds with the police, including the detective assigned to the case -- who just happens to be the pregnant wife of Aurora's ex-boyfriend.

This is based on a book from a series written by Charlaine Harris, the author of the books True Blood is based off of. Don't worry (or get your hopes up?), this is nothing like True Blood. Haven't read the books so I can't compare but this is a light, upbeat mystery with some humor and even a hint of (completely sexless) romance with a minister. It's Candace Cameron Bure and Hallmark. You didn't expect Hannibal Lecter to show up, did you? A cop pointing a gun at someone says "get your dang hands in the air." So yeah, I think it's safe to call this 'family friendly.'

Candace is likable and pretty as usual. The rest of the cast is good. Fairly typical for TV movies -- mostly little-known Canadian actors with a couple of recognizable standouts (TV vet Marilu Henner and the lovely Lexa Doig). Henner is enjoyable as the mom meddling in her daughter's love life and Doig is fun as the sidekick who gets most of the good lines. The scenes between Candace and Lexa are the movie's highlights. Altogether it's a fun movie. Nothing challenging but entertaining. I imagine fans of the books will be more critical than those like me who aren't familiar with the source material. If you're a fan of the kinds of movies Candace makes, you'll most likely enjoy this.


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