Ladies who solve crimes while juggling career and family life.

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In the spirit of Nancy Drew and Jessica Fletcher (Murder She Wrote), the Hallmark Channel has created a  mystery-movie-palooza on their drama-filled sister channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, that is jam-packed with whodunits. Dead bodies drop like flies into the paths of these ladies and in the most unsuspecting places: the body of the local police sergeant fell right at the feet of Librarian Aurora Teagarden (played by Candace Cameron Bure) when it was dropped from an airplane and the body of an old missing friend was found in a shaft during a house renovation by Contractor Shannon Hughes (played by Jewel). Many of these murder mystery movies are based on books and star some of our favorite actresses. Kellie Martin (who played Becca on ABC’s popular ‘90s TV series, Life Goes On) has made her mark on the Hallmark Channel. She stars in and directs two murder mystery series, Mystery Woman and Hailey Dean Mystery (based on Nancy Grace’s crime mystery novels). Brooke Shields (who needs no introduction) plays a lawyer turned shop owner in The Flower Shop Mystery series along with Beau Bridges (also who needs no introduction).

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Candace Cameron Bure (Full House fame and where reruns can now be seen on the Hallmark Channel) and Marilu Henner (Taxi fame) star in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series. Alison Sweeney (long-time Days of our Lives cast member) stars in the Murder She Baked series based on Joanne Fluke's books. Jewel (yes, the singer-songwriter turned actress) plays a contractor and investigator in the Fixer Upper Mystery series.

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Courtney Thorne-Smith (Melrose Place and Ally McBeal) stars in the Emma Fielding Mysteries. We fell in love with Lori Laughlin on Full House but now she is one of the faces of Hallmark Channel playing starring roles in When Calls the Heart and Garage Sale Mystery as well as many Hallmark movies.

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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries newcomer, Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper), plays Billie Blessings in Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps and is produced by Al (the weatherman) Roker.

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Hallmark is making its mark by creating roles for actresses who portray smart, confident, and capable women. And…you’ll get a great mystery mixed in with a little romance and comedy in all of these movies.