A Peach of a Mystery
There's plenty going on in the life of Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney - Christmas at Holly Lodge), especially Melanie (Michelle Harrison - Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate) who has opened up her own bakery right across the street from hers and who is unsurprisingly stealing her customers, she might even steal Mike (Cameron Mathison - At Home in Mitford) as well as she is very friendly towards him. It leads to a very public rivalry forming between Hannah and Melanie over Melanie's trademark peach cobbler. But on the eve of a local wedding Hannah discovers Melanie dead, having been shot in her bakery, and inevitably as a business rival Hannah has to deal with some suspicion falling her way.
I reckon if I was the central character in one of these Hallmark murder mystery movies I would have a "why always me" complex. But that is never the case and so predictably in "Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery", the third movie in this murder mystery movie series, Hannah Swensen takes everything in her stride often dealing with problems by confronting them face on in her likeable way. And to be honest that is why "Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery" works because Hannah is a likeable character who manages to take everything in her stride with a sense of faith that no problem is insurmountable.
Now of course "Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery" is not solely about the likeable nature of Hannah, and as such the appeal actress Alison Sweeney, there is also a small matter of the murder mystery to solve and typically prior to this happening we are made aware that the victim had some problems which of course Hannah knew about. But in truth I am not going to waste time trying to big up the murder mystery side of the movie as whilst we have a crime and some crime solving "Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery" is not about the grit and the details but the easy to watch nature of things for those who want crime solving entertainment without the grit and complexity.
What this all boils down to is that "Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery" is what you expect from a Hallmark murder mystery movie which is light, fun and has characters who are likeable. And as for the murder mystery, well you don't really follow the clues just enjoy Alison Sweeney as Hannanh doing some Nancy Drew style crime solving.