Based on a series of novels by author Peter King, the Gourmet Detective movies is a long-running series of films, about a chef turned sleuth and a police detective. The series – which stars Dylan Neal and Brooke Burns – made its debut with two movies on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel in 2015, before leading to sequels in 2016, 2017, and 2020.

In this post, I am taking a look at the Gourmet Detective movies to provide details about the series, and provide you with a running order. So, if you have never watched the series, or you simply want to play catch up, this is the post for you.

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The Gourmet Detective movies in order

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To date, there are five Gourmet Detective movies. If you wish to watch the movies in order, you should watch them as follows:

  • The Gourmet Detective (2015)
  • Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die (2015)
  • Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2016)
  • Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (2017)
  • Roux the Day: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2020)
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Are all of the Gourmet Detective movies part of the same series?

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All five Gourmet Detective movies are part of the same series, with Dylan Neal and Brooke Burns in the lead roles.

The series also shares a number of the same directors. Scott Smith directed two movies, Mark Jean directed two movies, with Terry Ingram directing one movie.

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Who are the cast of the Gourmet Detective movies?

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Notable cast members in the Gourmet Detective movie series include Dylan Neal, Brooke Burns, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Marc Senior, Samantha Ferris, Ali Skovbye, Christine Willes, and Bruce Boxleitner.

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What is the best Gourmet Detective movie?

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The Gourmet Detective films tend to be viewed as being of equal quality. According to IMDb, the Gourmet Detective films are ranked (from best to least-best) as follows:

  • Roux the Day: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2020) – 7.3/10
  • Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2016) – 6.9/10
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Buried: A Gourmet Detective Mystery (2017) – 6.9/10
  • Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die (2015) – 6.8/10
  • The Gourmet Detective (2015) – 6.7/10
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If you’re a fan of the Gourmet Detective movies, or you’re just getting into the Gourmet Detective movies, then you may wish to know that a collection of the movies is currently available on DVD.

The Gourmet Detective: Complete Movie Collection is available on Region 1 DVD and includes four movies: Gourmet Detective, A Healthy Place to Die, Death Al Dente and Eat, Drink and Be Buried.

The Gourmet Detective: Complete Movie Collection is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US.

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