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, Hide and Seek, hit TV screens, followed by the fourteenth, Reunited and It Feels So Deadly. Additional movies followed in 2021, including How to Con a Con, Til Death Do Us Part, and Honeymoon, Honeymurder.
An 18th entry was produced for 2022, called Haunted by Murder. This was followed in 2023 by a prequel movie called, Something New, which focused on Aurora’s early years.
Across the first 18 movies, Candace Cameron Bure played the title character, alongside a cast that included Lexa Doig, Marilu Henner and Peter Benson. For the 19th movie, Skyler Samuels took over as the young Aurora.
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)
- 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)
- Something New (2023)
If you’re a fan of Hallmark mystery movies or you just want a touch more Hallmark mystery-drama in your life, then you may wish to know that various Hallmark mysteries are currently available on DVD, including the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Collection.
The Hallmark Aurora Teagarden Mysteries 18-Movie Collection includes a whopping eighteen movies, including films such as A Bone to Pick, Dead Over Heels, Heist and Seek, and How to Con a Con, amongst others.
The Hallmark Aurora Teagarden 18-Movie Collection is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US.
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9 Responses to What is the order to watch the Aurora Teagarden Mystery movies?
Thank you. I want to watch them in order.
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Thank you! I love the series and can’t wait for more movies to be made! All of the actors/actresses play the roles perfectly and I am a huge fan of all of them.
Roe better not die on her honeymoon!
Are all of the rest of the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries movies (2018- 2021) available on DVD? And if so where can they be ordered that is not Amazon?
I’ve watched all of the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries movies, multiple times. I hope they continue. It is definitely going to be difficult waiting until February to see the next one or two or three. I understood there was supposed to be one about how Aurora Met Sally. I didn’t see any mention of that in the write up for the next one, “Haunted By Murder”. I like the Teagarden series, Martha Vineyard series, Murder She Baked series and 3 others (the photography one, the archeologist one, the male chef one and the gal that does construction), I don’t remember the series’ names. They all are very well made and the actors do their jobs well. I don’t care for the Morning Show, Crossword, Matchmaker or the flowershop series. They aren’t of the same quality. I understand we have some “male star” series coming up soon. That’s great.
Hallmark has changed the quality of some of their movies (adding sexual themes did not show its face until recently). Up until recently, Hallmark movies were clean, family quality movies. I hope the trashy ones don’t continue to appear.
Also, is Amazon the only place Hallmark movies can be purchased? They don’t always have the titles I’m looking for. Wasn’t there a Halmark store where all can be purchased individually by name and not just in sets?
I also love the Garage sale mystery series
Please don’t add sexual scenes! We need some safe place for family friendly, great mysteries. Thank you!!!
I love these movie they I just great the An Auroa Teagarder mysteries I also love the garage sale mystery series to they are both just brilliant to watch I watch them every time they are on TV