27 September 2023

Hailey Dean Mysteries, Collection One

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

Directors: Terry Ingram, Michael Robison, Via Vision Entertainment.

Cast: Kellie Martin, Chad Lowe, Giacomo Baessato, Matthew MacCaull, Viv Leacock, Cindy Busby, Emily Holmes.

Author Stephen King makes an interesting analogy with this quote: “murder is like potato chips; you can’t stop with just one”. We all like a good whodunnit because solving a puzzle is time to have fun.

Such is the case with this collection of the Hailey Dean Mysteries. In the title role,

Martin (Life Goes On, Christy, Mystery Woman) is a therapist who used to be a prosecutor, but now assists in solving crimes. She’s a powerhouse, Mensa-bright and acutely observant.

Based on characters from Nancy Grace’s best-selling series of Hailey Dean Mystery novels, this collection features three TV movies.

The first – Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love – is a tragic week, as one of her patients loses her parents to separate fatal accidents along with millions of dollars that has seemingly vanished into thin air. When the police begin to question Hailey’s patient, she knows she is innocent, but who is the culprit?

In the second, titled Deadly Estate, when Hailey helps her friend Pam sell her recently deceased parents’ estate, she becomes suspicious when Pam suddenly leaves town without notice.

To make matters worse, Pam’s boyfriend is the sudden victim of an accident and the man Hailey’s dating, Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Jonas McClellan, falls critically ill. The big question is whether all these events are a coincidence. Hailey uses her skills and connections to solve that mystery, she’s also haunted by memories of a past tragic incident

In the third film, Dating Is Murder, Dean is pulled into another investigation when a popular new dating app links multiple missing persons cases from around the city. Reuniting with her old team, Hailey discovers the potential dangers of online interaction and must track down a killer before anyone else gets hurt.

A dating app can kill you. When Hailey starts tracking down the murderer, she suspects that it was over a bad review. Later, however, she realises that someone is doing the job for another reason.

What was the former role of therapist Hailey Dean? If your answer is correct, you may be one of two lucky winners to get DVDs of the Hailey Dean Mysteries, Collection One.
Entries should be sent to [email protected] by next Monday, 10 June 2019. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column next week.

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