Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Mystery 101 movies are a movie series that aires on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and it shouldn’t be confused with Murder 101. The first movie came out in 2019, and it was a hit with the audience.

The story follows an English literature professor Amy Winslow and a police detective Travis Burke who get entangled in mysteries. In this article, we are going to cover everything you need to know about this successful Hallmark movie series. Let’s see how many Mystery 101 movies are there and what is the best way to watch them!

How Many Mystery 101 Movies Are There?

Currently, there are seven movies in the Mystery 101 series. The first installment came out in January 2019, and the last one so far in August 2021. All episodes feature the main characters professor Amy and detective Travis. Amy Winslow is played by Jill Wagner, and detective Travis Burke is played by Kristoffer Polaha.

Mystery 101 Movies In Order (At A Glance)

  1. Mystery 101 (2019)
  2. Mystery 101: Playing Dead (2019)
  3. Mystery 101: Words Can Kill (2019)
  4. Mystery 101: Dead Talk (2019)
  5. Mystery 101: An Education in Murder (2020)
  6. Mystery 101: Killer Timing (2021)
  7. Mystery 101: Deadly History (2021)

What Is The Best Way To Watch Mystery 101 Movies?

The best way to watch the Mystery 101 film series is by release date. This is because none of the movies are connected, in every film Amy and Travis solve a new mystery. The only story that stretches through every movie is the so-called “Story of Amy”, aka how she changes over the course of the movies.

Mystery 101 Movies In Order (By Release Date)

1. Mystery 101 (2019)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Blair Hayes

Writers: Robin Bernheim, Lee Goldberg

Runtime: 1h 24min

Synopsis: Professor Amy Winslow’s star student Lacey goes missing shortly after her boyfriend, Rex Hansford, a crusading campus newspaper reporter, is killed in a motorcycle accident. A suspicious Amy insists the police investigate but the newly appointed Detective at Garrison Police Department, Detective Travis Burke, is less than enthusiastic about Amy’s eagerness to be involved in police work. After a rare genetically engineered plant goes missing from the University’s Life Sciences Department, Amy’s boss suddenly commits suicide, and Rex’s accident has ruled a murder, Detective Burke is forced to team up with Amy to investigate both cases. The two end up striking a friendship as they work together to solve the mystery.

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2. Mystery 101: Playing Dead (2019)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Blair Hayes

Writers: John Christian Plummer, Robin Bernheim

Runtime: 2h

Synopsis: Amy is working as the dramaturge on a play when the main actress Bella Brightman’s life is threatened as two accidents occur. As Travis and Amy look into these incidents, Bella suddenly dies of a heart attack leading Amy to suspect foul play. As Amy and Travis investigate, they discover that a series of burglaries in Garrison may be linked to Bella’s death.

3. Mystery 101: Words Can Kill (2019)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Andy Mikita

Writers: John Christian Plummer, Robin Bernheim

Runtime: 1h 30min

Synopsis: Amy’s University is hosting a book festival bringing together several clashing personalities including Graham Winslow’s old editor, Betsy Crane, and his literary nemesis, fellow writer Rick Fitch, who has long been in love with Amy’s late mother. But the Winslows are soon victims of strange happenings, from being stalked by a New York cop to Graham’s tires being slashed to a man being murdered in front of his house. When Betsy turns up murdered, Amy and Travis clash after he arrests her father. Amy begins to investigate with her suspects including her father’s new British editor Celia Bunton, on who her father seems to have a mild crush. When Rick is murdered as well, Amy and Travis must work fast to uncover the murderer.

4. Mystery 101: Dead Talk (2019)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Winnifred Jong

Writers: Jim Biederman , John Christian Plummer

Runtime: 2h

Synopsis: Amy heads to Seattle to give a TEDTalk-style lecture hosted by her ex-boyfriend Tim Bishop, a brilliant professor of Psychology. When a fellow speaker and tech genius Mitchell McHale dies, Amy suspects foul play. Seattle Police Lt. Rachel Knox turns out to be an old friend of Travis’ but is quick to shut Amy out of the investigation. Amy and Travis investigate with suspects including McHale’s wife and best friend, who were having an affair, and even Tim Bishop himself. Travis and Amy come closer faced with their past love interests.

5. Mystery 101: An Education in Murder (2020)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Michael Robison

Writers: John Christian Plummer, Robin Bernheim

Runtime: 1h 24min

Synopsis: A young writer’s research prompts the police to revisit a famous murder case that convicted Amy’s colleague, Mac McGinnis, at Elmstead, so Travis and Amy get a second chance at clearing the professor’s name. But that becomes all the more difficult when the writer is murdered as well.

6. Mystery 101: Killer Timing (2021)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Fred Gerber

Writers: John Christian Plummer

Runtime: 1h 24min

Synopsis: An escaped serial killer and an attempt on Travis’s life makes this their most dangerous case yet as Amy and Travis team up with his FBI agent ex-wife to find the connection before it’s too late.

7. Mystery 101: Deadly History (2021)

Mystery 101 Movies in Order & How Many Are There?

Director: Stacey Harding       

Writers: John Christian Plummer

Runtime: 1h 24min

Synopsis: Amy and Travis travel to New York to investigate when Amy’s uncle Alistair goes missing, as does all his research on the “accidental” death 20 years ago of a family heir.

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Where To Watch Mystery 101 Movies?

All seven Mystery 101 films can be found on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. Plus, you can find them on Hallmark Channel Everywhere which is free for everyone who has a cable TV log-in. Additionally, all Mystery 101 movies are also available to rent or purchase on Amazon.

Do You Need To Watch Mystery 101 Movies In Order?

There is no need to watch the Mystery 101 movies in order. Every new episode dives into a totally new mystery. The only thing they have in common is the main and recurring characters.

Are Mystery 101 Movies Connected?

The Mystery 101 movies are not connected. Even though they are not connected, in each episode we have recurring characters connecting them. The brilliant professor and the “big city” detective are also a constant in every episode. The only plot that gets connected and built upon throughout the movie series is the personal journey of self-discovery Amy goes through.

Will There Be More Mystery 101 Movies?

This very popular Hallmark mystery movie series is getting an eighth installment very soon. At the end of 2021, Kristoffer Polaha who plays detective Travis confirmed that an eighth installment is happening. It is supposed to be filmed in Canada at some point this year. So, stay tuned for that.

  • Marija is a big TV series and film enthusiast. Her guilty pleasures are sitcoms and cheesy romance novels. She loves discussing high fantasy and fiction, especially LOTR, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Marvel.