Text M for Murder
Jennifer (Lori Loughlin - Every Christmas Has a Story) and business partner Dani (Sarah Strange - A Christmas Detour) are on high alert as Dani's sister is planning on paying them a visit which means plenty of stress. But whilst they have the visit not to look forwards to local country singer John Dalton (Kurt Teixeira) is about to put on a one off hometown concert and his bass player, Lita Merril (Emily Tennant - Driven Underground) has given Jennifer some tour jackets to sell in their store. But things never run smoothly for long and when first Lisa suddenly quits the band and then is found dead in her hotel room with it being called a case of suicide Jenn's suspicious mind won't let her settle as Lisa didn't come across as the suicide type. Meanwhile Jenn's husband, Jason (Steve Bacic - A Joyous Christmas), has got trouble of his own as he has taken on a contract to tear down a much loved building and there are many, including his daughter, who are attempting to stop the destruction from going ahead.
"Garage Sale Mystery: Murder by Text" is another by the book episode in the "Garage Sale Mystery" series of murder mystery movies, a series which just keeps on running. As such we have that mix of a main story surrounding a mysterious death and then we have a couple of subplots for the regular supporting characters. As such Jenn's husband Jason is facing conflict over plans to tear down a local landmark building and Dani has a pushy sister to deal with.
But even when you focus just on main story, with the death of a bass player, it is pretty typical as during the first half of "Garage Sale Mystery: Murder by Text" we have a couple of obvious suspects such as the band manager as well as John Dalton's wife. But then half way through another character is introduced who of course could have motive to murder Lita. I won't give you the details but I could go on and mention things such as Jenn basically leading Detective Lynwood and the coroner happily showing her the dead body.
The thing about "Garage Sale Mystery: Murder by Text" is that despite it staying to the usual formula it also delivers the usual vibe which comes from the returning cast and their easy going nature. As such I have to say that whilst it is only a week since I watched and reviewed the last "Garage Sale Mystery" movie I enjoyed catching up with Jenn and all the characters which leads me to think that if they ever decided to "Garage Sale Mystery" could make it as a weekly series rather than as TV movies.
What this all boils down to is that "Garage Sale Mystery: Murder by Text" is another enjoyable episode in the "Garage Sale Mystery" series of movies which sticks to the formula set out in the previous movies which means mystery, fun and more development of the regular characters.