AURORA TEAGARDEN
Prequel Mysteries

Hallmark Mystery

Hallmark Mystery now offers a prequel series for us Aurora Teagarden fans! It follows her as a young student pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science with a focus on True Crime in her hometown.

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Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

Aurora
Young Aurora from Aurora Teagarden Prequel: Something New
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Arthur
Hallmark Movie Actor Evan Roderick
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Evan Roderick

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Marilu Henner

Movie #1: Something New

2023

Hallmark Mysteries: Aurora Teagarden Prequel: Something New
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Aurora uses Information Science Principles to solve a coding and blogging case. She finishes her thesis on True Crime Literature and Justice Delivery.

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Based on Books

Follow Aurora, a small-town librarian and true crime buff, as she partners with the Real Murders Society to solve mysteries in Aurora Teagarden Mystery Series by Charlaine Harris

Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris

Movie #1: A Bone to Pick

Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Mystery Series with Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter
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Movie #2: Real Murders

Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Mystery Series with Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter
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Movie #3: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Mystery Series with Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter
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Movie #4: The Julius House

Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Mystery Series with Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter
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Movie #5: Dead over Heels

Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Mystery Series with Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter
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Movie #7: Last Scene Alive

Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Mystery Series with Candace Cameron Bure and Niall Matter
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"You're really good at finding things, Roe. You always have been."

Aurora's Fashion

Aurora dresses in jeans, a belt, and a peacoat in cold Washington. She wears sundresses to teach, but adds a jean jacket for her job at a diner.

Fall Cardigan denim Jean Jacket
Aurora often wears denim jackets with sundresses for library school or diner work.
Oversized Denim Jacket

I absolutely love this laid-back denim jacket with buttons. It pairs well with any outfit and is incredibly comfortable!

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Cute Sundresses

I love Lulu's array of sundresses! They're always fashionable, reasonably priced, and right on trend.

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Big Notch Peacoat

Throughout the winter months in Texas, I'm constantly seen sporting this peacoat. It's not only adorable but also adds a touch of fun to any ensemble!

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Librarian Outfit
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Library Items

I became a school librarian after finishing my Master’s in Library and Information Science. I love libraries and literature like Aurora Teagarden, and am fascinated by the Lawrencetown Library!

Personal Library Kit

Loan your books with confidence using the Personal Library Kit, ensuring their safe return.

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Bibliophile Jane Mount

This Bibliophile book is great for fellow book enthusiasts like me! It’s filled with gorgeous illustrations, and you’ll find the same delightful style in the puzzle too!

Bibliophile Puzzle

Over 60 book spines are featured in this 500-piece puzzle. 🧩

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The Library Book by Susan Orleans
The Library Book

Susan Orlean redefines library history and the role of librarians in her non-fiction narrative.

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DIY LIbrary ROom with Billy Bookcases from IKEA
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Bookshelf Décor. What to put on a bookshelf: books, picture frames, baskets, step ladder, art, decorations
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Diner Items

The Prequel series features an adorable retro-style diner with Aurora, who works there while pursuing her Master’s degree and reconnecting with an old friend named Arthur. There’s also a charming chef who catches her eye.

Diner-Style Hot Dog Steamer

Isn't this adorable and awesome for your next outdoor gathering? This Nostalgia diner-style hot dog steamer can cook up to 20 hot dogs at once, and it's also great for steaming breakfast sausages, bratwursts, vegetables, fish, dumplings, and much more.

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Retro Diner Food Baskets

These vintage-inspired fast food baskets with a classic checkered pattern add the nostalgic charm of a diner.

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Paper Hot Dog Trays

These hotdog trays are perfect for all foods at gatherings.

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Checkered Waxed Paper Liners

These deli wrap papers make creating your own diner experience a blast! They keep food fresh and add charm to serving plates or baskets.

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HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERIES

Hallmark Mystery

Hannah Swensen, a baker at The Cookie Jar Bakery, is always on the case when it comes to uncovering mysteries in her town. As Hannah strives to solve the crimes, she never forgets to bake delicious desserts and baked goods!

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Hannah Swensen Mysteries

Themes

Setting

Lake Eden, Minnesota

Nestled in rural Minnesota, the idyllic Lake Eden is a charming and peaceful town, adorned with quaint homes, safe main streets and The Cookie Jar Bakery – a place of happiness and joy. Unfortunately, this small and picturesque town has a sinister side, with many mysterious murders and crimes occurring here.

Dressing Festive at ChristmasCon | Hannah Swensen Murder, She Baked The Cookie Jar Bakery

The series initially started with 5 movies titled Murder, She Baked” before it was rebranded and renamed to “Hannah Swensen Mysteries” films.

All the films are set in chronological order and feature many of the same cast members.

Hannah Swensen Mystery Movies in Order

Movie #1: Sweet Revenge

2021
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Hannah and Mike’s wedding planning is interrupted by a 24-hour gym homicide.

Movie #2: Carrot Cake Murder

2023
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Baker Hannah Swensen investigates a murder after a skeleton is discovered in a rundown building.

Movie #3: A Zest for Death

2023
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Hannah navigates her complicated relationship with Mike while her mother discovers a dead body at The Cookie Jar.

Movie #4: One Bad Apple

2024
One Bad Apple, A hannah Swensen Mystery
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Hannah’s community college baking class leads to murder and a new ally in the town’s prosecuting attorney.

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The Hannah Swensen Mystery Series by Joanne Fluke is an absolute must-read for fans of suspense and delicious desserts, with 29 books in the series!

Movie #1: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery

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Movie #2: A Plum Pudding Mystery

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Plum Pudding Murder

Hannah Swensen Mysteries | During The Cookie Jar's busiest time - Christmas cookies & romance - Hannah discovers a murder at the carnival.

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Movie #3: A Peach Cobbler Mystery

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Movie #4: A Deadly Recipe

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Movie #5: Just Desserts

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Movie #6: Sweet Revenge

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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Movie #7: Carrot Cake Murder

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Movie #8: A Zest for Death

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Movie #9: One Bad Apple

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" Everytime you bake, it's like a new beginning. You can make an old favorite recipe or you can take a chance on something new...but sometimes things blend together. A perfect symphony of choices and flavors. Every choice you make leads you down a different possible path."

Baking Essentials

Hannah Swensen Mysteries inspire me to bake and get creative in the kitchen. It’s a great way to relax and make treats for loved ones, including my daughter.

Hannah Swensen bakery boxes
Just like Hannah, you can use these boxes to present delicious cookies to your friends, neighbors, and maybe even a suspect or two.
Bakery Boxes with Windows

These charming Romantic Baking baking boxes are perfect for sharing your delicious homemade treats with friends, co-workers, and neighbors!

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Non-Stick Silicone Muffin Pan

My silicone muffin pan is a game-changer, leaving my muffins mess-free.

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Baking Accessories

Oh my goodness, have you seen the baking accessories from Pampered Chef? So unique and perfect for all baking needs! 🍰

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The Cookie Jar Bakery Hues

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Blue Stand Mixers

Kitchenaid is a trusted choice for baking, offering a variety of delightful shades of light blue reminiscent of The Cookie Jar Bakery's iconic color🍪

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SOUPER cubes
These leftover containers are ideal for freezing baked goods! 🍰
Souper Cubes Food Storage

These Souper Cubes silicone freezer molds are perfect for baking, freezing, and storing - making it a breeze to prepare and store your favorite treats. Plus, they're dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. I rely on these all the time to freeze leftovers and make meal prep a cinch!

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Silicone Oven Mitts & Tongs

I love the robin's egg blue shade of Hannah's The Cookie Jar Bakery, and these silicone mitts and tongs match that exact color. They have a soft and thick lining for extra comfort.

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Treats & Sweats

Hannah Swensen’s constant baking and icing, perfecting her delicious recipes, always makes me want to bake or order my own! Check out these amazing sweet treats and baked goods gifts to send and receive.

Milk Bar

Christina Tosi’s famous desserts, cakes, & cookies delivered!

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All About Cake, Milk Bar Cookbook
All About Cake

This cookbook awesome, especially if you've caught Christina Tois on various cooking shows and specials. You'll "get" her unique formula for creating delicious cakes!

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Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery has made cherished baked goods for 25 years with fresh ingredients and traditional methods.

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The Magnolia Bakery Handbook cookbook
The Magnolia Bakery Handbook

A photo-filled book with almost 150 delicious recipes, plus tips, tools, and techniques, and 250 illustrations.

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Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

The soft-baked classic vanilla, chocolate chunk, and confetti Magnolia Bakery cookies 🍪

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Baked by Melissa

Hallmark Media sent me the most adorable Happy Birthday Baked by Melissa cupcakes for my birthday! The packaging and cupcakes were absolutely delightful! Honestly, the taste wasn't top-notch, but my daughter adored them. They were so lovely and brought me so much joy, I would definitely suggest sending them for any occasion!

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Cookie and Brownie Assortment

There's absolutely nothing more delightful than a tin filled with an assortment of delicious brownies and cookies!

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Cookbooks

Hannah Swensen, a talented baker, can often be found in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and whipping up beloved classics that are adored by the town! Here are a few fabulous baking cookbooks for you to explore.

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Flour Sugar Joy Cookbook by Joyful Rustic Kitchen
Ever since One Bad Apple, I can't help but imagine the pastry room at the community college where I work as a librarian as the scene of a crime, surrounded by tempting, mouth-watering baked goods.
Butter, Flour, Sugar, Joy

Celebrity cookbook author Danielle Kartes offers easy-to-follow one-bowl wonders that bring joy to your kitchen! 

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100 Cookies

Discover baking techniques and 100 cookie recipes with global inspiration - a must-have cookbook for cookie lovers and bakers.

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What's for Dessert? Cookbook by Claire Saffitz
What's for Dessert

Claire Saffitz's Dessert Person presents 100 streamlined recipes for icebox cakes, pies, cobblers, custards, cookies and more.

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My daughter and I love spending time together in the kitchen, especially using this cookbook. It's a great way for her to combine her passion for math with baking, which makes it even more enjoyable for both of us!
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook

Rosanna Pansino, host of Baketopia, combines geek culture and baking. Recipes include fan favorites like Apple Pi Pie and new options like Dinosaur Fossil Cake and Periodic Table of Cupcakes.

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American Girl Baking

I have a deep connection with American Girl and I'm still crazy about it! My daughter was really into Wellie Wishers, but she's not as passionate about dolls as I am. One fun way to celebrate my love for American Girls is by using this baking cookbook to bake delicious treats together. 🧁

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Hannah's Fashion

Hannah wears baking aprons from The Cookie Jar Bakery, and elegant dresses for parties or dates with Mike.

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Cookie Jar Bakery T-Shirt

The Cookie Jar Bakery shirt is from DressingFestive's booth at ChristmasCon!🍪

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Patisserie Chef Apron

I really like this brand's aprons! This one showcases a delightful array of elegant desserts.

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Aprons

Target's apron selection is fantastic, with an array of super cute options at affordable prices.

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