The Missing Clue - April 2016 - Mysteries on TV by Wendy

Masterpiece Mystery

On Sunday, March 26th the second series of Grantchester will begin. There will be six episodes. The fifth book in the Grantchester series, Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, is being published in June (trade paper, $22).

On Sunday, May 8th the last series based on Henning Mankell’s character, Kurt Wallander, will begin. Wallander: The Final Season will include material from the last Wallander novel, The Troubled Man. Mankell’s autobiography, Quicksand, was published in the UK this past February. No date yet on a North American edition.

Other programmes

Part II of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, will air on CBC on Monday, April 4th. N or M, which is part of the Tommy and Tuppence series, has also been made into a TV movie. Both these titles have been issued with TV tie-in covers and we have them in stock, but we also have used copies of earlier editions.

Joanne Fluke’s A Plum Pudding Murder and Peach Cobbler Murder were shown on Hallmark earlier this year, a channel we do not get. I did see The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder which was released in 2015 on W fairly recently. I thought that it was very well done so I am hoping to catch up with the others. Joanne Fluke’s 19th, Hannah Swensen mystery, Wedding Cake Murder, is in stock (hardcover, $28.95).

Kate Collins ‘Flower Shop Mysteries’ are also being made into TV movies. Brooke Shields plays the part of Abby Knight, in Mum’s the Word. The newest Kate Collins, Moss Hysteria, will be in the store in early April (mass market, $10.49).