Movie: Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery
Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Original Air Date: October 9, 2016
*Hallmark sent me a screener of this movie for my review. See my thoughts on this all new mystery movie below!
Dylan Neal ... Henry
Brooke Burns ... Maggie
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Munro
Marc Senior ... Bailey
Samantha Ferris ... Captain Forsyth
Christine Willes ... Doris
Ali Skovbye ... Abigail
Chris William Martin ... Steve
Jordana Largy ... Claudia
Camille Sullivan ... Sara
Aaron Douglas ... Frank
Ben Wilkinson ... Leo
via Hallmark: San Francisco homicide detective Maggie Price and former, world class chef Henry Ross are on the case once again. The crime solving odd couple investigates the murder of Henry’s friend, a well-known local chef found dead in his kitchen. As they begin to unravel an old family secret, Maggie has to stay one step ahead of a mysterious man in the shadows who appears to be stalking her, while her blossoming relationship with Henry is threatened by the arrival of an ex-love from Maggie’s past.
(Please Note: I was careful not to ruin the mystery, but my review may contain a few spoilers.)
The third movie in the "Gourmet Detective" series, "Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery" gives us another delicious mystery to solve! There's a number of potential suspects, right from the start, who look rather guilty.
"The Gourmet Detective"
and the second film is
"The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die".)
When Henry's old friend, Leo, a former chef who now runs a new restaurant in town, ends up being murdered, things suddenly don't add up. Henry Ross (Dylan Neal) and Detective Maggie Price (Brooke Burns) had just had dinner with Leo and his wife Claudia the night before, when they shared news on a recent break-in. The restaurant, which Leo and Claudia live above, had been recently broken into, but nothing of value was taken. This, information, of course, makes Henry and Detective Price quite suspicious that the robber was seeking more than money.
Is it a robbery gone bad or murder? Steve, Maggie's old college boyfriend, who heads up the department on break-ins, decides it would be best for him to team up with them - to solve this case, and maybe get closer to Maggie in the process. It's obvious Henry is quite jealous of Steve, while Detective Maggie Price doesn't seem to mind the extra attention, until the tables are turned. An old girlfriend of Henry's, who he seems rather chummy with, suddenly becomes their prime suspect. Henry defends her, while Maggie keeps pointing her way. Jealousy once again is more evident that who did this crime.
You won't want to miss it, as things finally 'heat up' between Henry and Maggie (in a very sweet way) - and not in the kitchen! In fact, it is at a very crucial time in the investigation - that ultimately puts both of their lives in danger.
Whodunit? You'll have to watch "Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery" to uncover the hidden clues. It's a recipe for a great mystery!
See or Skip:
See, if you enjoy Mysteries! Please remember, this is a Murder Mystery - so this is not suitable for young viewers.