I am a huge fan of all the cozy mysteries on Hallmark Movies and Mystery channel. I pretty much watch them any time they are on and they make great background noise, though I will admit that sometimes when they are on I don’t get much done…lol.
One of the first series was The Garage Sale Mysteries starring Lori Loughlin. There are currently eleven of these great movies! 🙂 The strange thing about this series is that in my investigation of trying to find the books they are based on I only found three books. Which is kind of strange since there are so many movies, but the books I found have a character named Jennifer Shannon who loves garage sales and on the book it says it’s going to be made into a Hallmark movie. I was going to grab one and try it so I could do like a book to movie post but I am guessing that the author or publisher thinks since its on Hallmark that the ebook was gold and I am just not one to pay $9.95 for an ebook. So instead I thought I would show you the three books so you can see what they are about. Only two of them are a smidgen close to any of the movies.
Garage Sale Stalker (Book 1)
I have watched all of the movies probably a dozen times or more and I can’t recall one about a twisted world of crime or child abuse. One of the reviews said it involved a bunch of woman getting kidnapped. This one I just can’t place as one of the movies. The only thing it has in common is the name Jennifer Shannon and a passion for garage sales. 🙂 I seen a review that mentioned the hallmark movies and so I left a comment asking which movie this one is based and I do hope they comment back. Only think I can think of is that they made one before Lori Loughlin starred in them. ??
Garage Sale Diamonds (Book 2)
So this one sounds slightly like All that Glitters, at least the diamonds hidden inside an innocent garage sale purchase. The terrorist and Middle-Eastern part not so much. The bad guy in the movie was just a jewel thief who wanted his diamonds back. I am going to guess that terrorist might not sound to cozy for Hallmark as it sounds to me a bit darker than any of the Hallmark movies. 🙂
Garage Sale Riddle (Book 3)
Don’t hold me to it but I am pretty sure the only one with a riddle within is also All that Glitters and it is her son who finds a map and thinks it’s buried treasure and so it’s sort of a side thing going on between clue hunting. There is not an actual movie where she goes to Florida and I have never heard any mention of her mother in any of the movies.
If you have not ever seen the series it’s about Jennifer Shannon who is partners in a antique store, Rags to Riches, with her friend, Dani. Jennifer loves spending time at garage sales and actions and has a knack for solving crimes. She is a mystery enthusiast and loves reading mysteries and has a very patient husband as well as detective friend who isn’t afraid to follow up on one of her leads. Since the first one there has been some casting changes but for the most part the main characters have stayed the same.
It’s a great series check it out!