Hallmark Mystery Movies Based on Books

Looking for a cozy mystery to curl up with or a more intense story to sink your teeth into? Whether you’re a fan of Hallmark Mystery movies or love thrilling suspense stories, these mystery books based off of beloved Hallmark Mysteries have something for everyone! 

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Hallmark Mysteries Based on Books

Gilded Newport Mysteries

Gilded Newport Mysteries by Alyssa Maxwell is a captivating 12-book series that delves into the shadowy aspects of America’s 19th-century upper class society.

Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers, Hallmark Mystery

Movie #1: Murder at the Breakers

Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers
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Curious Caterer

The Goldy Schulz Culinary Mystery series by Diane Mott Davidson is full of delectable suspense – 17 books in all! 

HallmarkJenny reading Dying for Chocolate, Goldy Shulz Series from Curious Caterer Hallmark Mysteries

Movie #1: Dying for Chocolate

Curious Caterer Mystery Series on Hallmark | Nikki DeLoach as Colorado Caterer, Goldy Berry and Andrew Walker as Detective Tom Schultz
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Catering to Nobody

Book 1 of Goldy Schulz series | The opening credits of movie #1 say that the movie is based off of this title.

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Dying for Chocolate

Book 2 | The movie title references this book title.

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Movie #2: Grilling Season

Curious Caterer Series with Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker grilling season
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Movie #3: Fatal Vows

Hallmark Mystery Curious Caterer 'Fatal Vows' with Andrew Walker & Nikki DeLoach
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Movie #4: Sticks and Scones

Hallmark Mystery Curious Caterer 'Fatal Vows' with Andrew Walker & Nikki DeLoach
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Family History Mysteries

Uncover forgotten secrets of the past with the Family History Mystery Series by Brynn Bonner.  This four-book series inspired the Hallmark Mystery series of the same name, giving readers an intriguing and inspiring look at the past.

Hallmark Mystery Family History Mysteries Buried Past
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Haunted Harmony Mysteries

Gethsemane Brown, a former orchestra conductor, embarks on an exciting new chapter in Ireland as she unravels perplexing puzzles and embraces the magic of Ireland in A Gethsemane Brown Mystery series by Alexia Gordon.

Movie #1: Murder in G Major

Haunted Harmony Mysteries: Murder in G Major with Tamera Mowry-Housley
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Murder, She Baked & Hannah Swensen Mysteries

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

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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Movie #2: A Plum Pudding Mystery

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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Movie #3: A Peach Cobbler Mystery

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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Movie #4: A Deadly Recipe

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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Movie #5: Just Desserts

Murder, She Baked Hallmark Mystery with Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison
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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

Hannah Swensen Mysteries, Carrot Cake Murder with Alison Sweeney | Hallmark Mystery
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Movie #8: A Zest for Death

Hallmark: Hannah Swensen Mystery 'A Zest for Death'
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Movie #9: One Bad Apple

One Bad Apple, A hannah Swensen Mystery
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Gourmet Detective Mysteries

Explore the exciting world of crime-solving with The Gourmet Detective Mystery Series by Peter King, by Peter King, the inspiration behind the Hallmark Mystery series. Follow a culinary mastermind as he solves complex cases and assists chefs with everything from locating rare ingredients to achieving Michelin-star status.

Movie #1: The Gourmet Detective

The Gourmet Detective Hallmark Mystery Series with Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal
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Movie #2: A Healthy Place to Die

The Gourmet Detective Hallmark Mystery Series with Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal
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Movie #3: Death Al Dente

The Gourmet Detective Hallmark Mystery Series with Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal
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Movie #4: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried

The Gourmet Detective Hallmark Mystery Series with Brooke Burns and Dylan Neal
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Movie #5: Roux the Day

The Gourmet Detective Roux The Day
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Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

Follow Aurora, a small-town librarian and true crime buff, as she teams up with the Real Murders Society to crack the cases in the acclaimed Aurora Teagarden Mystery 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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Martha's Vineyard Mysteries

Discover the charm and mystery of Martha’s Vineyard with Philip R. Craig’s acclaimed series, the Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries. With 19 books, follow beloved amateur sleuths, Jeff “J.W.” Jackson and Zee. Hallmark Mysteries made 4 movies based on the series.

Movie #1: A Beautiful Place to Die

A Martha's Vineyard Mystery: A Beautiful Place to Die, based on books
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Movie #2: Riddled With Deceit

Martha's Vineyard Mystery, Riddled with Deceit with Jesse Metcalfe
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Movie #3: Ships in the Night

Martha's Vineyard Ships in the Night Based on a Book
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Movie #4: Poisoned in Paradise

Martha's Vineyard Mystery, Poisoned in Paradise with Jesse Metcalfe
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Crossword Mysteries

The book series, Crossword Mysteries by Nero Blanc, serves as inspiration for 5 Crossword Mystery movies on Hallmark. These movies follow the story of a crossword puzzle editor who experiences a major disruption in her life when the clues in her puzzles become connected to unresolved crimes. 

Crossword Mysteries with Lacey Chabert & Brennan Elliott
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Flower Shop Mysteries

The Flower Shop Mystery Series by Kate Collins has 19 books full of intrigue and suspense. Follow Abby Knight, a former lawyer who has opened her own flower shop, as she deftly navigates the delicate balance between arranging beautiful bouquets and unearthing the hidden secrets of murder. 

HallmarkJenny reading a book based on a Hallmark Msytery, Flower Shop Mysteries

Movie #1: Mum's The Word

Hallmark Mystery Movies: Flower Shop Mysteries based on a book
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Movie #2: Snipped in the Bud

Hallmark Mystery Movies: Flower Shop Mysteries based on a book
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Movie #3: Dearly Depotted

Hallmark Mystery Movies: Flower Shop Mysteries based on a book
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Morning Show Mysteries

Wedding Planner Mystery

Wedding Planner Mystery is adapted from Deborah Donnelly’s Veiled Threats from the 6 books in the Carnegie Kincaid series. Carnegie Kincaid, an amateur detective, possesses extensive knowledge in both weddings and crime.

Wedding Planner Mystery on Hallmark with erica durance and Andrew Walker
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Hailey Dean Mysteries

Discover the heart-pounding suspense of the Hailey Dean Series by Nancy Grace. With three books and nine Hallmark movies based on the series, follow the thrilling story of former lawyer-turned-therapist Hailey Dean as she returns to her case-solving roots to unravel a series of mysterious deaths. 

Hallmark Mystery Movies: Hailey Dean Mysteries based on a book
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Fixer Upper Mysteries

Join Shannon Hughes, a skilled home renovation specialist, as she partners with an investigative reporter to solve mysteries and enjoy thrilling suspense in Fixer Upper Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle.

Movie #1: Framed for Murder

Hallmark Mystery: Fixer Upper Mysteries with Jewel
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Movie #2: Concrete Evidence
Hallmark Mystery: Fixer Upper Mysteries with Jewel
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Movie #3: Deadly Deed
Hallmark Mystery: Fixer Upper Mysteries with Jewel
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Emma Fielding Mysteries

Meet Emma Fielding, brilliant, dedicated and driven archaeologist who has a remarkable talent for uncovering lost treasures that have been buried for centuries in Emma Fielding Mysteries book series by Dana Cameron.

Movie #1: Site Unseen

Hallmark Mystery Movies: Emma Fielding Mysteries
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Movie #2: Past Malice
Hallmark Mystery Movies: Emma Fielding Mysteries
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Movie #3: More Bitter Than Death
Hallmark Mystery Movies: Emma Fielding Mysteries
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Garage Sale Mysteries

Jennifer Shannon owns an antique store called ‘Rags To Riches’ and loves looking for treasures by exploring local garage and estate sales in Suzi Weinert’s Garage Sale Mysteries Series.

Garage Sale Mysteries with Lori Loughlin
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