The Aurora Teagarden mystery movies are a collection of films shown on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel and based on a book series by Charlaine Harris. To date, there are 18 movies. The first movie aired in 2015, and the 18th installment will air on February 20, 2022.
Here is a complete list of the Aurora Teagarden movies in order of their release:
- A Bone to Pick (2015)
- Real Murders (2015)
- Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (2016)
- The Julius House (2016)
- Dead Over Heels (2017)
- A Bundle of Trouble (2017)
- Last Scene Alive (2018)
- Reap What You Sew (2018)
- The Disappearing Game (2018)
- A Game of Cat and Mouse (2019)
- An Inheritance to Die For (2019)
- A Very Foul Play (2019)
- Heist and Seek (2020)
- Reunited and It Feels So Deadly (2020)
- How to Con a Con (2021)
- Til Death Do Us Part (2021)
- Honeymoon, Honeymurder (2021)
- Haunted by Murder (2022)
The series centers around Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a librarian who lives in the small town of Lawrenceton, Washington. She is also a member of a true-crime group called the Real Murders Club that discusses well-known crimes, especially ones that involve their town.
Roe, played by Candace Cameron Bure, gets to put her true-crime obsession and sleuthing skills to work in each movie because she often finds herself second-handedly involved in murder investigations.
The movies are set in chronological order, so it’s best to watch them in release order to follow the storyline. This article will give you a rundown of every Aurora Teagarden movie released so far, including a preview of the newest film.
1. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015)
Aurora finds out that her friend and fellow Real Murders Club member Jane passed away and left her house to Roe. Jane also leaves Roe a murder mystery, which she discovers when she finds a skull in the window seat. Roe sets out to solve the murder before she becomes the next victim.
2. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Real Murders (2015)
A Real Murders Club member is killed copycat style, resembling a murder case that the group discussed. Roe’s ex-boyfriend, Detective Arthur Smith, and his wife, Detective Lynn Liggett-Smith, investigate the case and discover everyone in the club is a target and possibly a suspect.
3. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (2016)
Roe’s mother, real estate agent, Aida Teagarden, asks her to help by showing a house to her new client, former CIA agent Martin Bartell. While touring the home, Roe and Martin find a dead body.
The body turns out to be real estate agent Tanya Lee Greenhouse. Then another body turns up in another house that Aida is supposed to show. As her mother becomes a suspect, Roe fears Aida may actually be a target and sets out to solve the murders.
4. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: The Julius House (2016)
Roe and Martin are now a couple. Roe buys her dream house, the Julius House, which is notorious for the disappearance of the family that lived there. After Roe moves into the house, she starts uncovering clues about the family’s disappearance and discovers there’s a lot more to the story than people know.
5. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Dead Over Heels (2017)
A body falls out of an airplane and landing at the feet of Roe and her best friend, reporter Sally Allison. Roe discovers the body belongs to Lawrenceton Police Chief Frederick Burns, who Roe didn’t get along with.
Martin becomes a suspect as the chief had business he had wanted to discuss with him but never did before he got killed. The Real Murders Club becomes infatuated with the murder while Roe tries to clear Martin’s name.
6. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bundle of Trouble (2017)
Martin’s niece, Regina, shows up with her baby for a surprise visit. Martin and Roe attend a birthday party at Aida’s house. When they return home, Regina and the baby are missing, but her purse is at the house, hinting that she didn’t leave willingly.
A dead body is also on the porch, which turns out to be Regina’s husband, Craig. Upon further investigation, they find the baby (unharmed) and an acquaintance of Regina and Craig hiding in the house. Roe and Martin juggle taking care of baby Hayden, finding Regina, and solving the crime.
7. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Last Scene Alive (2018)
“Whimsical Murder,” a movie by mystery writer Robin Daniels, is being filmed in Lawrenceton. Shortly after filming begins, the leading lady is found dead, and Robin is the main suspect. Robin is also a former member of the Real Murders Club. Roe and her friends try to help solve the crime and clear Robin’s name.
8. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Reap What You Sew (2018)
Aurora and Sally go to check on their friend and popular Youtuber Poppy Wilson when she doesn’t show up at a dinner in her honor. They find her stabbed to death in her condo. The police have many suspects to look at, including Poppy’s boyfriend, Dustin.
9. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: The Disappearing Game (2018)
Roe and Aida plan to have dinner with her cousin Phillip and his friends Josh and Tammy for Philip’s birthday. When they don’t show up for dinner, Roe goes to look for Phillip and doesn’t find him or Josh but does find Tammy dead. She sets out to find the boys and Tammy’s murderer.
10. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Game of Cat and a Mouse (2019)
Roe is the target of a cat and mouse game with someone leaving clues for her at crime scenes. Roe and her friends work together to find out who is after her before they catch her.
11. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: An Inheritance to Die For (2019)
Sally’s aunt Gladys dies from a heart attack at a family wedding reception. When the police investigate, they find she was poisoned. Her son Cade becomes the main suspect when the police learn she cut him out of her will and left her estate to Roe’s mother, Aida.
12. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Very Foul Play (2019)
Roe is asked to speak at an annual true-crime conference. A murder mystery play is performed, and one of the performers is killed onstage during the play. Roe, the Real Murders Club, and a reluctant Lynn try to find who is behind the murder.
13. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Heist and Seek (2020)
An invaluable crown is stolen from a fundraiser gala hosted by the Public Library. When the main suspect is murdered, Roe and company try to find out who is behind the theft and murder.
14. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Reunited and It Feels So Deadly (2020)
A body is found in the pool at Aurora, Sally, and Arthur’s 20th high school reunion. The trio and Roe’s boyfriend Nick Miller investigate suspecting one of their former classmates is a murderer.
15. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: How to Con a Con (2021)
Roe and college professor Nick Miller are planning their wedding. One of Aida’s clients is murdered. Roe, Nick, and Sally try to solve the case and find out it’s a part of a bigger con-artist scheme.
16. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part (2021)
Roe finds a skull linked to a cold case a few days before her wedding to Nick. Even worse, this time, her father may be a suspect. Roe tries to solve the crime and clear her father before her wedding day.
17. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder (2021)
When their flight for their honeymoon trip is delayed, Nick and Roe decide to stay at a friend’s lakehouse for a couple of days as a romantic pre-honeymoon vacation. While there, they discover a dead body in the lake. They try to solve the mystery before the killer catches up to them.
18. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Haunted by Murder (2022)
The newest movie in the series will air on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on February 20, 2022. A murder investigation is reopened in a “haunted” house where Roe and Sally discovered a body when they were teenagers. Bure and Lexa Doig’s (who plays Sally) real-life daughters play teenage Roe and Sally in this movie.
If you’re looking for an excellent cozy murder mystery movie (or several) to dive into, I recommend the Aurora Teagarden mysteries. They are primarily light-hearted for murder mysteries. The murders aren’t too gory and graphic but exciting enough for you to put your sleuthing skills to work and help Aurora solve the mystery.