Bakery owner Hannah and her sister find the sheriff's body. Hannah promises cop detective wannabe boyfriend not to get involved, but her sister's husband is running at the sheriff election making him prime suspect and suspended.
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 »
Aurora goes to show a 3 BR house for her Realtor mom. The handsome client finds the body of a Realtor in the backyard. Suspicion is aimed at all Realtors. Aurora starts investigating with help from her friends at Real Murders Club.
Aurora hosts Martin's niece and her newborn for the night, but then his niece disappears, the baby is found hidden in the bathtub and Aurora discovers a stranger in her linen closet, along with $10,000 cash in a diaper bag.
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 »
When Henry Roth is hired to find the best Italian chef for a new high-end eatery, murder was not on the menu. As the body count climbs, Henry and Maggie find themselves at the heart of another mystery with deadly consequences.
Matthew Kevin Anderson
After evaluating her feelings about the two men vying for her affections, Hannah Swensen, the owner/operator of Hannah's Cookie Jar bakery and coffee shop in Eden Lake, Minnesota, believes she is more attracted to Police Detective Mike Kingston, the more exciting one, than she is to dentist, Dr. Norman Rhodes, the safer one. These feelings are despite Norman being more prepared to make a commitment, while widowed Mike is still not ready, having not even talked to her about his marriage to his recently deceased wife, Lydia. Before telling either Mike or Norman of her feelings, Hannah believes she may have made the wrong choice when Melanie Quinn, an old college friend of Mike and Lydia's, moves to Eden Lake on Mike's suggestion. Not only does Hannah think Mike did so as they are mutually attracted to each other, but Melanie decides to open a bakery, the Magnolia Blossom, across the street to be in direct competition to the Cookie Jar. Despite Hannah getting unbiased opinions that the ...Written by
This episode really develops various aspects of the triangle of Hannah, Mike and Norman. For one thing, we find out more about Mike's past, his late wife, and one of their mutual friends who also had a crush on Mike. Meanwhile, with Mike distracted by events, Norman has a chance to strengthen his relationship with Hannah.
We see the results of the murder at the start of the movie, and then there is a flashback of what leads up to it. These things take up about half the movie. Personally I hate this type of flashback. I also hate when the lead character, who is also an established upstanding citizen, is suspected of the murder. Yep, Hannah literally walks right into being a suspect.
I also hate when the protagonist ignores the law doing illegal things in the name of "helping" the investigation. Admittedly, Hannah has skirted the line on this in previous episodes, but this time ...
I have liked previous episodes of the series of movies, primarily because of Alison Sweeney. Hannah's heart is so big, it is hard not to like her. In this one, there were too many of my pet peeves, so I didn't care for it. However, many viewers without my prejudices will probably enjoy this one because there is so much going on.
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