In 2013, Lori Loughlin took on the role of Jennifer Shannon for the movie, Garage Sale Mystery. The film, a loose adaptation of Suzi Weinert’s novel, Garage Sale Stalker saw Loughlin play the owner of an antiques store who also solves murders.
Garage Sale Mystery proved popular with audiences and this led to the development and release of further films in the series. Over the next six years the Garage Sale Mystery movies developed quite the following, with Loughlin appearing in every movie, alongside a cast which included Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange, Eva Bourne, Connor Stanhope and Kevin O’Grady.
But how many Garage Sale Mystery movies are there and what is the viewing order for the series?
Read on for details – as there are probably more movies than you think.
The Garage Sale Mystery movies in order
As noted above, the first Garage Sale Mystery movie made its debut in 2013. The film aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and introduced audiences to Jennifer Shannon, the owner of the Rags To Riches antiques store.
The story continued in a second film, All That Glitters, which made its debut in 2014, before being followed in 2015 by two further movies: The Deadly Room and The Wedding Dress.
Two more entries – Guilty Until Proven Innocent and The Novel Murders – hit screens in 2016, by which point the series had reached a total of six movies. But it was far from over – in fact, it was about to reach a high point.
In 2017, Hallmark aired five new movies all in the same year. These films included: The Art of Murder, The Beach Murder, Murder by Text, Murder Most Medieval and A Case of Murder.
Moving into 2018, the Garage Sale Mystery movies maintained its popularity with the release of four additional movies: The Pandora’s Box Murders, The Mask Murder, Picture a Murder and Murder in D Minor. By this point, the series had reached 15 movies.
The conclusion came in 2019, with the release of Search & Seized. This was the final entry in the series.
In total, 16 Garage Sale Mystery movies aired between 2013 and 2019. All of the movies aired in chronological order, so if you wish to watch them from start to finish, follow this list:
- Garage Sale Mystery (2013)
- All That Glitters (2014)
- The Deadly Room (2015)
- The Wedding Dress (2015)
- Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2016)
- The Novel Murders (2016)
- The Art or Murder (2017)
- The Beach Murder (2017)
- Murder By Text (2017)
- Murder Most Medieval (2017)
- A Case of Murder (2017)
- The Pandora’s Box Murders (2018)
- The Mask Murder (2018)
- Picture a Murder (2018)
- Murder in D Minor (2018)
- Search & Seized (2019)
And now for a little something extra.
As highlighted above, the Garage Sale Mystery series concluded in 2019 with Search & Seized, but this was not supposed to be the final movie. In fact, a 17th movie, Three Little Murders was due for release in 2019!
So, what happened?
In 2019, lead actress Lori Loughlin was arrested in connection to the College Admissions Bribery Scandal – a conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions at leading universities. As a result of the negative publicity, as well as the impending investigation, Hallmark cut ties with Loughlin and abruptly ended the film series.
When the series was cancelled, the majority of Three Little Murders had been filmed, but as production was not completed, the movie never aired. As such, there are 16 movies, but there could have been more.
And now you know.
If you’re a fan of mystery films like the Garage Sale Mystery movies, then you may wish to know that many great mystery movies are currently available on DVD, including the ever-popular, Aurora Teagarden series.
The Aurora Teagarden: 6 Movie DVD Collection is available on Region 1 DVD and includes six movies, including: A Bone to Pick, Real Murders, Three Bedrooms One Corpse, The Julius House, Dead Over Heels, and A Bundle of Trouble.
The Aurora Teagarden: 6 Movie DVD Collection is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US.
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