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Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Romance | TV Movie 23 November 2015
It's one week before Christmas in the small, generally quiet town of Eden Lake, Minnesota. After not pursuing romance for most of her adult life, Hannah Swensen, owner/operator of Hannah's ... See full summary »

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Kristoffer Tabori (as K.T. Donaldson)

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Joanne Fluke (based upon the novel by), Nancey Silvers
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Sweeney ... Hannah Swensen
Cameron Mathison ... Mike Kingston
Barbara Niven ... Delores Swensen
Lisa Durupt ... Andrea Todd
Gabriel Hogan ... Norman Rhodes
Juliana Wimbles Juliana Wimbles ... Lisa Herman
Johannah Newmarch ... Kimberly Whiting
Ona Grauer ... Nancy Schmidt aka Dr. Love (as Ona Graeur)
Kirby Morrow ... Larry Jaeger
Farah Fath ... Courtney Miller
Toby Levins ... Bill Todd
Colleen Winton ... Carrie Rhodes
Richard Keats ... Earl Flinsberg
Kazumi Evans ... Elf Molly
Kyla Wise ... Luanne Granger
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It's one week before Christmas in the small, generally quiet town of Eden Lake, Minnesota. After not pursuing romance for most of her adult life, Hannah Swensen, owner/operator of Hannah's Cookie Jar, a bakery/café, is being wooed by two men, who know about the other in Hannah's life. Hannah likes both a lot, but has not even kissed either. While her mother, Delores Swensen, is pushing her into the arms of dentist Norman Rhodes as the person who will provide her with a stable, comfortable life, her sister, Andrea Todd, is pushing her into the arms of Andrea's deputy sheriff husband Bill Todd's colleague, police detective Mike Kingston, as the more exciting choice. What seems to be becoming a more chronic issue in Hannah's life is that she is the person who finds someone murdered in Eden Lake, this time the victim being one of her customers, Larry Jaeger, co-owner of the Crazy Elf Christmas tree lot with his fiancée, Courtney Miller, the two who got engaged after knowing each other for... Written by Huggo

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23 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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When Hannah is speaking to Luanne in the bakery, Hannah says as an aside to one of her employees to get the Tabori order ready. In reality, Kristoffer Tabori is the name of the movie's director (under his professional name, K.T. Donaldson). See more »

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When Hannah arrives for Monday night dinner to meet Norman, Delores's scarf is first around her neck and then in her hand. As they proceed into the room, Delores is no longer is possession of the scarf. See more »

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"Boiled in his own plum pudding"
7 October 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The small town of Eden Lake in rural northern Minnesota is rapidly becoming the murder capital of the stat per capita. Fortunately they have an able amateur sleuth in the person of Alison Sweeney bakery proprietor and creator of the region's best baked goods.

Other than the film is set at Christmas time and plum pudding has come down to us through Charles Dickens as a Yuletide delicacy and someone urges Sweeney to put it on the menu plum pudding really has nothing to do with the story.

But Christmas sure does. Kirby Morrow has opened a seasonal business the Elf's Christmas Yard where he sells Christmas trees. He winds up shot to death and of course it's Alison Sweeney along with town dentist Larry Hogan who finds him. After that no matter how much she's warned no keeping this woman away from a homicide she discovered.

As it turns out Morrow was one sleazy conman and a lot of people have reason not to mourn him. He's got a long estranged wife in town who hosts a radio show about romantic advice and a current fiancé who invested heavily in the business. And there are others.

I have to say in the end I felt a lot sympathy for the perpetrator. A good lawyer could get the person off.

Sweeney has been wavering between Hogan and police detective Cameron Mattison in the various Murder She Baked films. Whomever she marries I see a Lucy/Ricky like relationship with her being constantly warned you can't get into the homicide investigation.

And when she does she'll have a lot of 'splainin' to do.


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