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TV Movie Goodness Preview: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters [VIDEO and PHOTOS]

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

[Warning: Spoilers ahead.]

One of my absolutely favorite film series is the Jesse Stone set with Tom Selleck. I’m still waiting on another one. It’s so rare that a series of films can exactly capture what worked the first time out, and those films have done it–eight times.  I’m thrilled to say we have a promising start to another film series that can do the same, with Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters.

Just 13 months past the first film, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries launches it “Mystery Wheel” cycle with this sequel to last fall’s Garage Sale Mystery–and the third one is already in production. Premiering Sunday night at 9/8c with Lori Loughlin back in action as Jennifer Shannon, the garage sale/collectibles whiz who again stumbles into a mystery, the new film nails it. I loved the first one–it’s still on my DVR, and despite a few casting swaps, the second film is really well done, and just as much fun.

It’s apparent that Loughlin is having a blast, and she’s so good in this role–I love that she’s essentially on staff at Hallmark between these movies and When Calls the Heart, which goes back into production next month. The mystery this time round moves from garage sales to storage lockers, with two seemingly separate crimes that collapse into each other, and a third mystery with a treasure map. There’s a lot going on, but it’s a fluid, tight script. You’re sorry it’s already over by the time it’s wrapped up.

Back in action for All That Glitters are Sarah Strange as Jennifer’s partner, Dani and Brendan Meyer as Jennifer’s son, Logan. Rick Ravanello has been replaced by Steve Bacic as Jennifer’s husband Jason. (I joked with Ravanello on Twitter that he should come back in for the next film a la Bewitched). Kevin O’Grady steps in for Adrian Dunbar as a different detective.

Also new this time are Kavan Smith (from Growing the Big One, one of my favorite Hallmark films), Karin Konoval , who we saw last year on a pivotal episode of Continuum, Michael Kopsa , who was in last weekend’s My Boyfriends’ Dogs, and Jennifer Copping (When Calls the Heart). Sara Canning sits this one out, I’m guessing because she was working on Hell on Wheels and the Canadian series, Remedy, when this filmed in August. Peter DeLuise returns to direct and Walter Klenhard again adapts a novel by Suzi Weinert.

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Photo Credit: Eike Schroter/Crown Media United States, LLC

Here’s the formal logline: A sleuthing garage sale maven gets embroiled in a criminal investigation when a storage facility is the scene of a murder—and she is a key eyewitness. While her keen instincts point to one suspect, the clues that prove the identity of the real perpetrator surprisingly sit in the very second-hand store she owns. Suddenly thrown into danger, she discovers the shiny and precious evidence right under her own fingertips, and races to save a life before it’s too late.

I’m so glad these films were picked up for the franchise treatment (pardon my humble brag that I called/comjured it) in January.

Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters premieres Sunday at 9/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, following an encore of Garage Sale Mystery at 7/6c. Here’s a sneak peek:

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16 Comments

  1. TONY BOBET says:

    i am searching for second sequel of garage sale mystery- all that glitter. and, other movie.

    • Hi Tony. The second sequel, “The Deadly Room,” premieres on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on April 11th. I’m sure the first two films will repeat before that third one airs.

  2. I miss Adrian Dunbar! I really liked him as Detective Doogie! He reminded me of a cuter Dr. Sweet ala Bones. The new detective guy is OK (I’m not a hater) but I’m only halfway through All that Glitters. I have to DVR all Hallmark Channel offerings because of annoyingly LOUD commercials. I hope they keep Lori Laughlan & Sarah Strange they’re so good together – corny but convincing! Thanks for the info about the casting swap – God bless Google! Keep up the great work!
    Cheers!
    Gwyneth

  3. When will garage sale mystery air again?

  4. Help! I recorded this but somehow the recording stopped near the end. Jennifer had just told the detective the license plate number of the guy and that he had driven into Louise’s garage. How does it end?

    Thanks

  5. I watch these over and over every time they come on…Can’t wait for the new ones…I was wondering why the change of husbands…Love them both…Love Lori in these she’s such an amazing actress…Keep them coming…Please don’t ever cancel…These make my day.

    • As I understand it, it was a scheduling issue when they went to shoot the second film, so Steve Bacic stepped in and has stayed.

  6. What is Steve Bacic’s profession supposed to be in the series “Garage Sale Mysteries”. They supposedly live in a very high-end home so he must have a high paying job as I wouldn’t think her antique shop would bring in enough income. Just learned there will be 4 new episodes coming out in August 2017.

    • I believe back in the first film before the character was played by Steve, they mentioned he was a contractor.

  7. Wish they had not changed husband and daughter and detective in Garage sale mysteries

  8. Barbara Lindley says:

    where can I buy a headboard that is shown on the show.

    • Heather M says:

      Hi Barbara. I’d suggest checking the IMDb listing for the specific film you’re referencing and seeing who’s listed as the set decorator, then Google to see if they’re on social media. The movies shoot in the Vancouver area, so there’s no telling whether it’s a boutique company or chain. Good luck!

    • It’s not really a headboard. It’s an architectural salvage piece. Take a picture of it or a screengrab and take it to a carpentry shop. See if they can replicate it with reclaimed wood. Good luck!

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