When it comes to movies, nothing gets me wrapped up and locked in like a good murder mystery. When they’re done right it’s almost impossible to figure out who did it. Was it the butler in the study with the candelabra? Who knows? That’s what so great about a good mystery. There are so many plot twists and turns that half the time I think I might even be the prime suspect. There are a lot of great murder mystery movies to choose from. In my humble opinion you can’t go wrong with these little gems.

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Not all of the greats come from yesteryear. Every once in a while we are rewarded with an instant classic. Hallmark Channel is set to give us another gold standard in murder mysteries. Jennifer Shannon is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department investigate crimes. While arranging a charity garage sale event, Jennifer finds a body in the attic of a local residence. While working to crack the case, Jennifer offers support to her loving husband, Jason, whose upcoming birthday has sparked a mid-life crisis. As Jennifer prepares to buy him the perfect gift, she receives an urgent voicemail from Tina, pleading for her immediate assistance. When she responds, the garage sale-expert-turned-sleuth finds herself standing face-to-face with a killer

Murder-On-The-Orient-Express-19741When a wealthy American is stabbed to death, Poirot concludes that the killer must be one of the 13 other passengers on board and questions all of them to figure out the motive. The mystery becomes more complicated when it is discovered that the dead man was actually an Italian gangster responsible for the kidnapping and murder of a child.

The-Name-of-the-RoseAdapted from Umberto Eco’s acclaimed historical novel, Annaud’s film stars Sean Connery as the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville who, with his apprentice Adso, played by Christian Slater, is sent to investigate the death of a monk at an important Abbey. When they begin investigating, however, it becomes clear that someone does not want them to uncover the secrets that the Abbey houses and more deaths occur. Before the investigation is taken over by the unjust Holy Inquisition, William and Adso are forced to work quickly and take rash actions in order to figure out who the real culprit is.

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Chinatown-1974Private detective Jake Gittes is hired to follow a water engineer around during the Water Wars in California during the early 20th century. Although Jake was following the man to investigate a possible affair, the man ends up drowned in a reservoir and Jake suspects foul play. As he dives deeper into the man’s murder he becomes tangled in a web of corruption, murder and dark secrets whose influence reaches to Los Angeles’s most powerful.

When it comes to great family movies and entertainment, there is no place like Hallmark Movie Channel. They have it all when it comes to solving mysteries. From great original movies like the soon to be instant classic, Garage Sale Mysteries: The Art of Murder, about Jennifer Shannon is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department investigate crimes While arranging a charity garage sale event, Jennifer finds a body in the attic of a local residence. While working to crack the case, Jennifer offers support to her loving husband, Jason, whose upcoming birthday has sparked a mid-life crisis. As Jennifer prepares to buy him the perfect gift, she receives an urgent voicemail from Tina, pleading for her immediate assistance. When she responds, the garage sale-expert-turned-sleuth finds herself standing face-to-face with a killer. Lead by a stellar cast of Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange and Kevin O’Grady, This one is sure to be a gripping tale.  They are also the home to classic mystery programs like Hart to Hart, Matlock and Murder She Wrote. Hallmark Movie Channels wants to know what you love about a great mystery. Use #Sleuthers in your comment to be entered into the Hallmark Movies Channel’s giveaway for a $50 Visa gift card. The winner will be chosen after the movie. So get out your note pad and start searching for clues in what is sure to be a whopper of a mystery in Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder premiering this Sunday, Jan 8th at 8p/7c.

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