What's Worth Watching: Murder, So Sweet

Aubry D'Arminio
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Murder She Baked

Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (Saturday, May 2, 9/8c, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)

Hallmark has really found a niche adapting "cozies"—a genre of mystery novel set in tight-knit, tighter-wound small towns. Cozies have very little violence (besides a murder, or two), even less sex, and their amateur detective is usually a single woman whose life revolves around her Good Housekeeping-approved job or hobby, like cooking, reading, or needlepoint. (She's got to fill all the time she's not having sex.). Hallmark's oeuvre already includes Wedding Planner Mystery, two Garage Sale Mysterys, and A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery. Tonight we get Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery, based on Joanne Fluke's best-selling Hannah Swenson Mysteries. Hannah (Alison Sweeney) lives in Lake Eden, Minnesota, where she grew up and now owns her own cookie shop. When her childhood friend is murdered outside her store, Hannah attempts to track down the killer and make sure they get their just desserts. Seriously, she brings a tray of cookies to that person's house