The latest meeting of Lawrenceton librarian Aurora "Ro" Teagarden's real murders discussion club - where fellow member and Ro's best friend, newspaper reporter Sally Allison, had arranged for new Lawrenceton resident, Ro's favorite current mystery novelist and temporary university professor, Robin Daniels, to speak - is canceled after one of the club members is found bludgeoned to death in his/her home. The case is being led by Homicide Detective Lynn Liggett-Smith, the husband of fellow detective, and Ro's ex-boyfriend and ex-club member, Arthur Smith. There is no love lost between Lynn and Ro because of Ro's amateur sleuthing in past murder cases in town. Because of a telephone call to the meeting venue earlier in the evening referring to the Julia Wallace murder, the initial thought by Ro based on this circumstantial evidence is that the murderer is one of the club members. Julia Wallace's unsolved murder from 1934, the case which only the club members would have known was going to...Written by
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"Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" wasn't a movie that I had any particular hopes for, but I still decided to sit down and watch it, as I like watching a diversity of various movies.
Turns out that "Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" actually was enjoyable. Sure, this felt like a televised and updated version of "Murder, She Wrote" or something akin to that particular type of entertainment. It was actually a wholeheartedly enjoyable family-friendly 'who done it' murder mystery.
Initially I was a little bit skeptical about the movie with Candace Cameron Bure in the lead role. But it turns out that she actually carried herself and the movie quite well. Talk about breaking ties with the roles of yonder - thinking about the Full House era here.
"Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" is something that the entire family can watch together, so you shouldn't be expecting anything ghastly or graphic here, for better or worse. It actually worked out well enough, because the incidents in the movie work well to the advantage of the movie, and the audience know what happened without having to visually look at the events.
The characters in the movie were as you'd expect from a movie such as this. And they had a handful of talented actors and actresses to perform the various roles and characters. I've already mentioned Candace Cameron Bure, but the movie also has the likes of Lexa Doig and Marilu Henner on the list.
I am in no way familiar with the Aurora Teagarden character, and this was my first introduction. But it has come to my knowledge that there are more movies available, so given the chance I will also sit down to watch those.
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