On Sunday, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries whips up another tasty tale in the latest installment of the Gourmet Detective Mystery series, based on books by author Peter King. Dylan Neal returns as former world-class chef Henry Ross, and Brooke Burns reprises her role as San Francisco homicide detective Maggie Price in a perilous, all-new adventure.
This time, one of Henry’s chef-friends meets his demise after he’s shot by an intruder and then mysteriously dies while lying in a coma at the hospital. After a mysterious letter is found that hints at a valuable “Family legacy,” hidden in the restaurant, the list of suspects grows to include friends, current and former employees and even family members of the slain chef. After solving two murder cases together, the relationship between Maggie and Henry starts to change as Henry discover that he has a crush on Maggie. I wonder how long the delicious Moonlighting-like tension can go on!
I’ve also wondered why the Gourmet Detective mysteries don’t involve more cooking. In HM&M’s Murder She Baked series, each of the films revolves around a sweet treat. The books which inspire that series are written by best-selling author Joanne Fluke, and are loaded with recipes that Ms. Fluke has created and/or tested. It’s a yummy way to mix oneself into the world of series heroine, Hannah Swensen.
I’d love to get a few savory recipes fresh from Henry Ross’ pan. I know the series is more about what’s cooking between Henry and Maggie than what’s actually cooking, but a girl has gotta eat!
Here’s a tasty tidbit that I didn’t know about the Gourmet Detective Mystery movies: Dylan Neal not only stars in the series but he and his wife, Becky Southwell, co-write and co-executive produce the film series together! What a talented couple!
Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery > Hallmark Movies & Mysteries > Sunday, Oct. 9 at 9pm ET/PT