A Reel Murder
Jennifer (Lori Loughlin - Empty Cradle) and her business partner Dani (Sarah Strange - Honor Student) head out for a garage sale and buy several things including a vintage tape recorder and a collection of tapes. Back at the shop Jennifer listens to one of the tapes and is convinced what she hears is the murder of who ever used it last. With her inquisitive nature stoked Jennifer returns to the property and discovers a dead body who, have called in Detective Lynwood (Kevin OGrady), learns is Dr. Vedders (Malcolm Stewart - Christmas in the Air) who had been running a therapy group up until he had recently retired to write his memoirs. With that inquisitive side going in to overdrive Jennifer can't but help start snooping; be it chatting to those who attended therapy as well as the late Dr's wife, Mae (Sarah-Jane Redmond - The Irresistible Blueberry Farm), coming to the conclusion that all could have theoretically done it. The question is did any of them do it and will who ever did it try to put a permanent stop to Jennifer's investigating.
As I have come to expect "Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder" follows the usual 3 storyline set-up which the previous "Garage Sale Mystery" movies have used. As such there is the main storyline which sees Jennifer doing her amateur detective stuff but we also get some comic relief with firstly her husband Jason and children trying to turn a spare room into a "man cave" which doesn't run smoothly. And we also have Dani who is still looking for some thing more from her life which sees her not only trying speed dating but attending a group which encourages you to make vision boards.
But of course you have the main storyline which is the murder of Dr. Vedder with the wife suggesting it could have been one of his female patients, but there is a second male voice on the tape and there is one person of interest which no one can find. Whilst I wouldn't say that "Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder" features the most gripping of murder mystery storylines it keeps you in the dark just enough to keep you intrigued as to who the killer is and how far they will go to protect themselves from amateur sleuths.
What this all boils down to is that "Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder" is a solid addition to the "Garage Sale Mystery" franchise with it delivering exactly what you expect which is the formula of murder, mystery and of course some supporting character fun.