Mystery 101: Words That Kill opens with an ominous event that draws Professor Amy Winslow (Jill Wagner) right back into a new mystery. Her office has just been broken into, and though she surprises the intruder, he vanishes before she can catch him. This inspires her to call Detective Travis Burke (Kristoffer Polaha). With a report filed and forensics taken, all that’s left to do is wait to see if the work yields results.
In the meantime, Amy and her dad, best-selling mystery author Graham Winslow (Robin Thomas) prepare for the book fair where her father is a featured author. Only trouble is, Graham isn’t happy about a new editor for his new book, the arrival of his literary nemesis and to make things more awkward, his former publisher is also in town. All events that eventually lead to Amy’s father being a murder suspect!
Mystery 101: Words Can Kill (2019) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Review
Amy and the amateur crime-solving company return in the third Mystery 101 “signature mystery.” This one takes a different approach by putting someone Amy loves in the line of a question firestorm, but as we know everything will, the end works out as it should. As I say every time I review one of these, this is easily one of my favorites in the ‘Movies and Mysteries’ group.
They’re fun, sassy and the cast isn’t too shabby either. Like anything from the network, there are strong familial ties, although with this network, the primary is, as always, the mystery. If you ship Amy and Travis, there’s some cute banter and wit between them which never ceases to make me smile. As a result, I’ve decided I quite like these two together, and they suit the roles well, as the banter rolls off them easily in the scenes they share.
The mystery is comprised of a handful of things and events that don’t seem to relate, but of course, everything all ties together eventually. Because as we all know, a good puzzle does, and in this case, the people solving this puzzle know what they’re doing. The Mystery 101 Company returns with a snazzy new little mystery, and as usual, the results are nothing if not fun.‘Mystery 101: Words Can Kill’ and One Big Secret at the Book Fair! A review of the mystery with Jill Wagner & Kristoffer Polaha. Click To Tweet
Content: if you’ve seen anything from the ‘Movies and Mysteries’ channel, content is on par with its peers. There’s nothing troubling, but are a few “tense” moments. The film is probably a TVPG rating.
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