A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery online movie review - As good a detective as any who do this for a living
If it weren't for the fact that our lead character is more than flirting with an obstruction of justice charge I would rate the A Bone To Pick a bit higher than I do.
In real life good looks and appeal wouldn't get you out of the jackpot that Aurora Teagarden, town librarian and amateur sleuth finds herself working toward.
Candace Cameron Bure the younger, as religious, but less controversial than her brother Kirk produces and stars in this and currently two other films with Aurora Teagarden in the lead. She has an interesting hobby and she and a group meet to discuss old murder cases. Influenced no doubt by Agatha Christie's Jane Marple she knows that she can be as good a detective as any who do this for a living. In fact she's a charter member in a club for people who like to review famous old murders and look at them from different angles to solve.
In fact it's almost a dream come true when an old spinster woman played by Barbara Wallace, member in good standing of that amateur murder fanciers club dies and not only leaves Bure her house and money, but an actual human skull. Even a mystery all her own to solve.
Though she leads the local cops to the rest of the body when she finds it, she keeps the skull for herself. Bure's ace in the hole to solving the crime. It does lead her in many directions before the right one. She also exasperates the local police including detective Miranda Frigon who even though as pregnant as the female police chief in Fargo is still working.
Bure has her posse including her mother Marilu Henner and her best friend reporter Lexa Doig. She exasperates both, but Bure and Doig have an interesting Lucy and Ethel like relationship.
I guess all's forgiven when you solve a murder, especially since two more Aurora Teagarden films have been made for Hallmark.