In 1990, Charlaine Harris (author of The Southern Vampire novels), published the murder mystery novel, Real Murders. The book was the first in a collection of novels featuring librarian turned sleuth, Aurora Teagarden.
As the series developed, Harris continued to publish Aurora Teagarden books throughout the ‘90s, into the ‘00s, and then into the ‘10s. To date, there are 11 books in the series:
- Real Murders (1990)
- A Bone to Pick (1992)
- Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (1994)
- The Julius House (1995)
- Dead Over Heels (1996)
- “Deeply Dead” in Murder, They Wrote (1997)
- A Fool and his Money (1999)
- Last Scene Alive (2002)
- Poppy Done to Death (2003)
- All the Little Liars (2016)
- Sleep Like a Baby (2017)
The popularity of the books didn’t go unnoticed and in 2015, the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel turned the novels into a long-running collection of TV movies.
In this post I am going to take a look at the film series, to provide the running order. So, if you’re not sure if Dead Over Heels comes before A Very Foul Play, or you don’t know where Last Scene Alive falls in the movie collection, this post is for you.
The Aurora Teagarden Mystery movies in order
The movie series focused on the character, Aurora ‘Roe’ Teagarden and began with two films, the first of which – A Bone to Pick – aired on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel in April 2015. This was shortly followed by the second film, Real Murders (which was based on the first novel) arriving in July 2015.
From here, the film series settled into a pattern of two new movies a year, with Three Bedrooms, One Corpse and The Julius House airing in 2016, and Dead Over Heels and A Bundle of Trouble hitting screens in 2017.
In 2018, the movies settled into a new release schedule of three films per year, with Last Scene Alive, Reap What You Sew, and The Disappearing Game all arriving in quick succession. 2019 then saw the arrival of A Game of Cat and Mouse, An Inheritance to Die For and A Very Foul Play.
In 2020, the thirteenth entry hit TV screens. The film was Hide and Seek.
Across all 13 movies, Candace Cameron Bure played the title character, alongside a cast that included Lexa Doig, Marilu Henner and Peter Benson. If you want to watch the Aurora Teagarden Mystery movies in order then use the following list:
- 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 a Mouse (2019)
- An Inheritance to Die For (2019)
- A Very Foul Play (2019)
- Heist and Seek (2020)
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