BAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE AND PART-TIME SLEUTH HANNAH SWENSEN UNCOVERS A RECIPE FOR MURDER IN
'MURDER, SHE BAKED: JUST DESSERTS,'
NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING SUNDAY, MARCH 26,
ON HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison Star
STUDIO CITY, CA - February 22, 2017 - Crime-solving baker Hannah Swensen's first-ever televised bake-off competition is heating up, but when the judges start dropping like fallen soufflés - and one is found dead of very unnatural causes - Hannah discovers two things; this is no cookie-cutter murder, and as the lead judge she might very well be the next victim, in "Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts." The new, original movie stars Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") and Cameron Mathison ("Entertainment Tonight"), and premieres Sunday, March 26 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Lake Eden, Minnesota's baking queen and The Cookie Jar owner Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) is up to her elbows in a lot more than cookie dough when one of the judges of her first-ever televised bake-off is found dead the night of the semi-finals. And with indications that other judges might be targeted as well, Hannah's knack for crime-solving comes in handy, especially since she is one of the judges and could be the next victim. Together with detective Mike Kingston (Mathison), who she is finally dating after several "strictly sleuthing" adventures, Hannah pulls out all the stops to uncover who killed grumpy high school coach Leonard Bishop (Kurt Evans).
Executive Producers include Brad Krevoy, Stephanie Germain, Jonathan Axelrod, Alan Ett, Susie Belzberg, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips Atkins, Jimmy Townsend, Alison Sweeney and Nancey Silvers. Supervising Producers include Michael Shepard, Doran S. Chandler, K.T. Donaldson, Darcy Wild, Dawn Knight, Nathaniel Lyman, Cameron Mathison and Lorraine Yawney. "Murder She Baked: Just Dessserts" is produced by Jonathan Schwartz. Kristoffer Tabori directs from a script by Melissa Samuels, based on the Hannah Swensen mysteries series of books by Joanne Fluke. The film is A Shortcake Production, In Association with Brad Krevoy Television & Stephanie Germain Productions.
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