Chronicle Mysteries Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Chronicle Mysteries is a 2019 mystery film series that aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in the United States. The series is set in the small Pennsylvania town of Harrington, and it follows Alex McPherson, a podcast host, and Drew Godfrey, the editor of a local newspaper.

Chronicle Mysteries centers around Alex as she investigates and solves cold murder cases for her podcast. Everything starts with the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, which leads to a team-up between Andrew and Alex. But that is not the only mystery they tackle together. This is a perfect post if you are new to the series, trying to catch up, or you are simply curious about this classic Hallmark mystery film series.

How Many Chronicle Mysteries Movies Are There?

There are five Chronicle Mysteries movies. The first one is Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered which came out in 2019. Only a few months later, Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man came out. The next installments, Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind and Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End were also released in 2019. Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End was made in 2020. In 2021 the fifth one, Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death came out.

Chronicle Mysteries Movies In Order (At A Glance)

The main cast is comprised of several recurring characters. Alexandra “Alex” McPherson, is a podcast host who moves to her hometown and stays to manage the local newspaper. Andrew “Drew” Godfrey, is a single father who works as the editor-in-chief at The Chronicle newspaper. Miles Lewiston, the publisher, and owner of The Chronicle. Eileen Bruce, a lifestyle journalist at the newspaper. Kendall Godfrey, Drew’s teenage daughter who interns with the newspaper

  1. Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered (2019)
  2. Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (2019)
  3. Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind (2019)
  4. Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End (2020)
  5. Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death (2021)

Alexandra “Alex” McPherson is played by Alison Sweeney, a Hallmark channel star, who is also known for her TV Mini-Series Murder, She Baked. The best-rated movie in the film series is Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End (2019) with a 6.9 IMDb rating.

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What Is The Best Way To Watch Chronicle Mysteries Movies?

The best way to watch Chronicle Mysteries movies is in their release order. All movies are part of the same film series, and all the same recurring characters appear, but the mysteries they solve aren’t connected.

Chronicle Mysteries Movies In Order (By Release Date)

1. Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered (2019)

Director: Jason Bourque

Writer: Melissa Salmons

Runtime: 2h 0m

Synopsis: Alex McPherson returns to the small Pennsylvania town where she spent her childhood summers to record the next episode of her true-crime podcast about the disappearance of a childhood friend 20 years ago. But after teaming up with the local newspaper editor, who reluctantly agrees to help her retrace the girl’s last steps, Alex uncovers not only the shocking truth behind the girl’s disappearance but also a decades-old murder and its cover-up.

2. Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (2019)

Director: Terry Ingram

Writer: Melissa Salmons

Runtime: 2h 0m

Synopsis: The body of a woman who had been missing for three years is discovered. Her husband, acquitted for lack of evidence but now seen as guilty, asks Alex for help to clear his name. As she investigates for her podcast, Drew investigates fishy river shipping for a local scoop.

3. Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind (2019)

Director: David Weaver

Writer: Melissa Salmons, Kraig Wenman

Runtime: 1h 30m

Synopsis: Alex’s friend and colleague at the newspaper, Eileen, enlists her help to look into the one-year-old, suspicious death of the owner of a vineyard. After his death from carbon dioxide poisoning, Colton Saunier will divide the vineyard between his sons – Jackson and Gil but the discovery of mysterious news will now leave everything to only one son leading to new suspicious events as Alex, Drew and Eileen investigate.

4. Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End (2020)

Director: Nimisha Mukerji

Writer: Melissa Salmons

Runtime: 2h 0m

Synopsis: Alex’s best friend Katie (Karen Holness) is the defense attorney for Stephanie Burke (Chelan Simmons), a young mother of two who is on trial for the murder of her ex-husband Eliot. Katie asks Alex to help and Alex and the team at the newspaper decide to investigate. Drew and Alex work closely and discover Eliot had many secrets including being a pilot and owning his own plane. As they dig deeper they find that Eliot could have had friends and enemies that they don’t know about.

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5. Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death (2021)

Director: Jason Bourque

Writer: Melissa Salmons

Runtime: 1h 26m

Synopsis: Alex and Drew investigate a self-help retreat and the controversial life coach who oversees it.

Where To Watch Chronicle Mysteries Movies?

You can always watch all five Chronicle Mysteries on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. Hallmark Channel Everywhere is free for everyone who has a cable TV log-in. All movies are also available to rent or purchase on Amazon.

Do You Need To Watch Chronicle Mysteries Movies In Order?

No, you don’t have to watch them in order. Every movie is a separate mystery, and you won’t have a problem following along. But, of course, we recommend you watch them by release order, so you can follow the character developments and arcs.

Are Chronicle Mysteries Movies Connected?

Yes, the Chronicle Mysteries movies are connected, but not by the plot. They are connected by recurring characters, more like a TV series than a movie series. In every installment, Alex and Drew try to solve a mystery together, while some other personal problems make things more complicated.

Will There Be More Chronicle Mysteries Movies?

The next “season” of Chronicle Mysteries movies is yet to be announced. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has yet to announce its decision on the renewal or cancelation of Chronicle Mysteries. However, Chronicle Mysteries Season 2022 is very likely to happen, because of the mainly positive statistics of the current 2021st season, an overall good score of Chronicle Mysteries on IMDb, as well as high television ratings and a good reception on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.

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