Where can I watch American Cozy Comfort Mysteries?

Sure we have our network police procedurals and gritty HBO serials, but are there any cozy comfort mysteries made in the U.S. anymore? We did some digging and it turns out that there is an entire cable channel devoted to cozy comfort mysteries!

The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel shows oldies but goodies like Monk, Matlock, Columbo, and Diagnosis Murder and also shows new series that often have a splash of romance and star old sitcom actors and pop singers. While the acting and storylines are a bit cheesy and aren’t as good as British cozy comforts, we’re happy that at least someone is making new American cozy comfort mysteries. Here are a few to get you started:

The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

Candice Cameron Bure leaves her Full House past behind and stars as Aurora Teagarden, a librarian whose membership in a crime buff group called the Real Murders Club leads her to investigating real murders. The satisfying series of TV movies are based on the novels written by Charlaine Harris.

Movie Buy Read
Real Murders Amazon | iTunes | Amazon DVD Amazon | iBook
A Bone to Pick Amazon | iTunes | Amazon DVD Amazon | iBook
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse Amazon DVD Amazon | iBook
The Julius House Amazon | iBook
Dead Over Heels Amazon | iBook
A Bundle of Trouble
Last Scene Alive Amazon | iBook
Reap What You Sew

Fixer Upper Mysteries

Pop star Jewel plays Shannon Hughes, a residential contractor who investigates the suspicious deaths that come with flipping real estate. Craig Ferguson stars as Mac Sullivan, an investigative journalist who crosses paths with Shannon and helps her hammer out the killer. The series is based on the books by Kate Carlisle.

Movie Buy
Framed for Murder Amazon | iTunes | Amazon DVD
Concrete Evidence
Deadly Deed

Gourmet Detective

Former soap star Dylan Neal takes the lead in this culinary-themed murder mystery series as the charming chef-turned-sleuth Dylan Ross. Brooke Burns turns up the heat as Maggie Price, the San Francisco police detective who works the cases with Ross. The series is based on the books by Peter King.

Movie Read
A Gourmet Detective Amazon DVD | iBook
Eat, Drink & Be Buried Amazon DVD | iBook
Death Al Dente Amazon DVD | iBook
A Healthy Place to Die Amazon DVD | iBook

Murder, She Baked

Soap star Alison Sweeney is Hanna Swensen, a bubbly baker who solves tasteless murders in her small town alongside local detective Mike Kinsgston, played by fellow soap star Cameron Mathison. The show is based on the books by prolific crime writer Joanne Fluke.

Movie Buy Read
A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery Amazon | Amazon DVD Amazon | iBook
A Plum Pudding Mystery Amazon Amazon | iBook
A Peach Cobbler Mystery Amazon Amazon | iBook
A Deadly Recipe Amazon

The Garage Sale Mysteries

Full House alum Lori Loughlin finds her second wind as antique shop owner Jenn Shannon who discovers bodies while treasure hunting for good deals. Nicknamed “Momlock Holmes” by her son, Jenn is assisted by local detectives in this thrilling series based on the novels by Suzi Weinert.

Movie Buy
Garage Sale Mystery Amazon | iTunes | Amazon DVD
All That Glitters Amazon | iTunes | Amazon DVD
The Deadly Room Amazon DVD
The Wedding Dress Amazon DVD
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
The Novel Murders
The Art of Murder
The Beach Murder
Murder by Text
Murder Most Medieval
A Case of Murder
The Mask Murder
Pandora’s Box

What are your favorite American cozy comfort mysteries?

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