The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries are a series of books written by Charlaine Harris. Each has now been adapted into a movie and how you watch them all will depend on where you live and what kind of streaming subscriptions you have.
The stories are broken into three seasons. There are six episodes in each of the first two seasons and all 12 are available if you have an Acorn subscription via Amazon. However, that will cost you extra each month. Alternatively, there are four episodes available in your Prime subscription. That is in the UK.
In the US, a brand new third season has already started airing on the Hallmark mysteries channel with new episodes dropping every couple of months as they are technically movies!
The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries are made by Hallmark so while they are crime based, they're very mild – like Murder She Wrote for the 21st Century.
The main character is Aurora Teagarden, known as Roe. Played by Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House and F.R.E.D.I.), Roe is a 28-year-old small town librarian who is also a member of the local ‘Real Murders Club'. They try to dig into and solve true crime during the weekly meetings. So with a deep love of all things crime and murder related, it comes as no surprise that she soon finds herself involved in a local murder when she discovers a skull in the house she inherits from one of the club members.
Using all of her detective skills, much to the annoyance of the actual detectives investigating the case, Roe whittles down the suspects to track down the killer. This is basically the theme for all of the movies.
But while the murder plot of each stays the same – murder, Roe investigates, puts herself in danger, gets rescued, case solved – the story of each character does evolve throughout the series. For that reason, it's probably best to watch them in order.
Speaking of the characters, Aurora doesn't solve each murder mystery on her own. She has her best friend, Sally Allison (Lexa Doig) to help her out. Sally works as a local news reporter so has plenty of access to info that can help them out.
She also has her mother Aida Teagarden (Marilu Henner) though to be fair, she doesn't help so much as she tries to dissuade Roe from getting herself into danger. And of course, she has the members of the Real Murders Club to come to her aid when she needs them.
Along the way, Aurora Teagarden also finds a couple of love interests. The first is Martin Bartell (Yannick Bisson) and he lasts for all of the first season. Then professor Nick Miller (Niall Matter) enters her life and love blossoms again.
As Hallmark movies go, an Aurora Teagarden mystery is the perfect way to pass the time if you like your crime scenes relatively tame and not at all based on real murders. It's all good clean fun with plenty of characters living in a small town each with their own quirks.
As mentioned above, the Aurora Teagarden books are written by Charlaine Harris, and she only wrote 11 of them. So the order of the books is not the same as the order of the films!
So if you're looking for a list of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries movies the here it is in order…
Order Of Aurora Tegarden Mysteries Movies
- A Bone To Pick
- Real Murders
- Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
- The Julius House
- Dead Over Heels
- A Bundle of Trouble
- Last Scene Alive
- Reap What You Sew
- The Disappearing Game
- A Game of Cat and Mouse
- An Inheritance to Die For.
- A Very Foul Play
- Heist and Seek
- Reunited and it Feels So Deadly
- How to Con a Con
- Til Death Do Us Part
- Honeymoon, Honeymurder
The thing about the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries is that they are very easy to watch. They have Hallmark stamped all over them. Everybody looks great, not a hair out of place and they all live in beautiful homes and have lovely lives – except for the occasional murder that is. So there's nothing even mildly threatening or gritty about them.
Very similar to Good Witch in look and feel but with the crime aspect akin to Agatha Raisin or Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. These films will either be right up your street or you'll avoid them completely.
And like all movies that she stars in, Candance Cameron Bure (Just The Way You Are), is incredibly likeable and a pleasure to watch.
Are There Any Aurora Teagarden Movies For 2021?
Yes, there are. Candace Cameron Bure has been very busy and Hallmark dropped the first of the new films, Heist and Seek, on May 17, 2020.
The next, Reunited and it Feels So Deadly, was released in October 2020 before How to Con a Con was aired in March 2021.
Since then two more have been added to the collection. First up was Til Death Do Us Part in June 2021 and then Honeymoon, Honeymurder in August 2021.
And if you love Aurora, then check out In For A Murder – very similar style of movie from Poland.