Watch: Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – It’s one week before Christmas in the small, generally quiet town of Eden Lake, Minnesota. After not pursuing romance for most of her adult life, Hannah Swensen, owner/operator of Hannah’s Cookie Jar, a bakery/café, is being wooed by two men, who know about the other in Hannah’s life. Hannah likes both a lot, but has not even kissed either. While her mother, Delores Swensen, is pushing her into the arms of dentist Norman Rhodes as the person who will provide her with a stable, comfortable life, her sister, Andrea Todd, is pushing her into the arms of Andrea’s deputy sheriff husband Bill Todd’s colleague, police detective Mike Kingston, as the more exciting choice. What seems to be becoming a more chronic issue in Hannah’s life is that she is the person who finds someone murdered in Eden Lake, this time the victim being one of her customers, Larry Jaeger, co-owner of the Crazy Elf Christmas tree lot with his fiancée, Courtney Miller, the two who got engaged after knowing each other for only six weeks. Larry’s murder is only the second such in recent memory in the town, and the second such body Hannah has discovered. Hannah can’t help but get involved in the investigation, either by accident or usually more on purpose, which irks both Norman and Mike as putting her life in danger. Mike is additionally bothered that her amateur sleuthing is interfering with his official investigation. At the top of the suspect list is Delores’ friend, Nancy Schmidt who is better known in town as radio talk show host on issues of the lovelorn, Dr. Love. Nancy is not Larry’s ex-wife as she had implied to Delores, but rather his wife – at least up until his murder – he who she claims not to have seen in ten years as he bilked her out of her money and disappeared without a trace until now. The further Hannah and Mike investigate, the further they find that Larry was generally not a nice person who had many enemies who had motive to want to see him dead. What Hannah may or may not be aware is that she is getting closer to the truth which truly does put her life in danger as the murderer would probably not hesitate to murder a second time if she gets too close to discovering the truth..
Plot: A young bakeshop owner’s holiday season takes a surprising turn when she finds a body at a local Christmas tree lot and winds up involved in a dangerous murder investigation. With colorful characters popping up as suspects, shady business practices uncovered at the tree lot and holiday romance in the air, the young baker-turned-sleuth must race against time to track down the killer and save the Christmas season.
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Can an amatuer detective outdo real police?
One of the problems with most of these amateur detective series is that they always make it seem like the police are doing practically nothing. Actually this series is better than most in that regard. Mike is often ahead of Hannah. But sometimes not.
In this episode (if you will), Hannah discovers what appears to be a key clue which Mike acknowledges is helpful. If that’s true, Mike is a poor detective. One of the first things modern detectives do is canvas for that particular clue.
Other than that, this is still a decent story. There is some romance too, in the form of a potential love triangle. The characters are appealing, especially Alison Sweeney as Hannah. While none of these actors will win an Oscar or Emmy, the acting is good enough to enjoy the story.
Murder Most Horrid!
I think I’ll stick to the Christmas romances thanks. This was just amateur hour at the crime club. Agatha Christie is rolling in her grave, even Agatha Raisin would be if she was dead.
Despite the gorgeous boys, Cameron Mathison and Gabriel Hogan I could barely maintain a focus watching this one. It had hardly any Christmas content and might as well have been set at any other time of the year. That way I wouldn’t have been tricked into watching it as festive viewing.
I would also guess that you might need to have seen the ones that have come before to know the characters and the town a bit better, but that would probably have made it even easier to see who the killer was and what a ham they were!
No, no, just not good.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Mystery, Romance
Director Kristoffer Tabori
Writer Joanne Fluke (based upon the novel by), Nancey Silvers
Actors Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, Barbara Niven, Lisa Durupt
Country USA, Canada
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