Now that I have retired from my long career, I can finally catch up on a few things, including my love of mystery books and movies. I have begun watching the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel (which is different than the regular Hallmark Movie Channel seen on many cable TV packages). There are several very nice mystery series that my wife and I enjoy, especially the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries. For those not familiar with these movies, the Aurora Teagarden character is a librarian in the fictional city of Lawrenceton, Washington, and solves crimes, one step ahead of the police. The storylines are very interesting and well-scripted, featuring Aurora and several recurring supporting actors, as well as guest stars. Aurora is played by Candace Cameron Bure, who is perfect in the part, and there is also a strong regular supporting cast. I highly recommend these movies to all mystery fans. If you are new to this mystery series, start by watching the episode called "A Bone to Pick", since it was the first movie in the series, and introduces the main characters. It also tells some other information, such as the backstory between Aurora and the police detectives, and in general helps to set the scene for the rest of the films.
There are several other good mystery series on this cable channel. I also enjoy the "Garage Sale Mystery" series starring Lori Loughlin, but given her recent legal troubles I don't know where this series is headed! Future discussion material !
Does anyone else like this cable channel, and the mystery films it shows? Which other series are worth watching?