Mystery Woman Movies in Order: How Many Are There?

Mystery Woman is a series of made-for-television films released by the Hallmark Channel. The movie series run from 2003 to 2007. These mystery movies are even now, almost 15 years later, appearing regularly on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

The mystery Woman series follows Samantha Kinsey, a proprietor of a bookstore specializing in mystery books who gets involved in solving real-life mysteries. Mystery 101, Good Witch, and Mystery Woman are some of the most praised Hallmark movie series, and they are definitely worth watching. This article is all the information you need about the Mystery Woman series.

How many Mystery Woman movies are there?

Hallmark Channel released eleven Mystery Woman in a span of four years. These TV movies center on Samantha Kinsey as she solves new mysteries in each movie with her best friend Cassie and store manager Ian Philby.

Mystery Woman movies in order (at a glance)

Samantha Kinsley, played by Kellie Martin, is a recently divorced woman who decides to move to the town of Walden and starts a new chapter of her life by running a mystery-specialized bookshop that she inherited from her uncle. Now, let’s list her adventures in order:

  1. Mystery Woman: Pilot (2003)
  2. Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)
  3. Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
  4. Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005)
  5. Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder (2005)
  6. Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005)
  7. Mystery Woman: At First Sight (2006)
  8. Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006)
  9. Mystery Woman: Oh Baby (2006)
  10. Mystery Woman: Redemption (2006)
  11. Mystery Woman: In the Shadows (2007)

In all movies, Kellie Martin plays the main protagonist Samantha Kinsley, and Casey Sander appears as Chief Connors. Constance Zimmer plays Cassie Hillman in the first film, and she is later replaced by Nina Siemaszko. J.E. Freeman is in the first film as Ian Philby, but he is changed with Clarence Williams III in subsequent films.

What is the best way to watch Mystery Woman movies?

Best way to watch all eleven Mystery Woman movies in release order. Every movie is a new mystery for our main characters. And the quality of the movies is consistent, so if you like the first one, you will like the others.

Mystery Woman movies in order (by release date)

1. Mystery Woman: Pilot (2003)

Director: Walter Klenhard
Writer: Michael Sloan
Runtime: 1h 28m

Synopsis: Recently divorced from art gallery owner Elliot McCallister (Steven Brand), Samantha Kinsey (Martin) inherits her Uncle Bob’s crime mystery-specialized bookshop. Jack Stenning (Robert Wagner) is Samantha’s former literature professor and is working on a new true crime book. His adopted daughter Tracy tells Samantha that she worries her father’s pursuit of his latest story may turn out to be dangerous. At a party in his home, Jack is murdered by a surprise guest who stages Jack’s death to look like a suicide. Jack’s estranged son Tom (Troy Bishop) and his boss Lieutenant Robert Hawke (William R. Moses) investigate but rule it a suicide. Although the general heir and claiming she loved Jack despite serial adultery, his widow Mary (Joan Severance) asks Samantha and her friend Cassie to investigate it as a murder. Shortly after, Sam is the target of a break-in and sabotage convincing her that there is more to the mystery. She and her uncle’s mysterious friend, Ian Philby (Freeman), discover that Jack’s new book was connected to the disappearance of heiress Rebecca Carlson 10 years ago and his own murder may be linked to Carlson’s murder.

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2. Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)

Director: Mark Griffiths
Writer: Joyce Burditt
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: A recluse hit author Clare Beckman (Beth Broderick) is about to announce her retirement at Samantha’s bookshop when a gunshot is heard. While Clare manages to dodge the bullet, she is killed by cleverly planted bee venom which kills her instantly due to her being allergic to bees, a fact that few people knew about.

3. Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)

Director: Georg Stanford Brown
Writer: Joyce Burditt
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: Samantha’s close friend Barbara (Patty McCormack) is agitated when she is left out of her brother Avery’s will who recently died in a car crash. Barbara now suspects that there may be more to her brother’s death. She requests Samantha to develop some photographs she took on Avery’s birthday (on the day of the crash), certain that an explanation can be found but also worried that she can’t trust anyone from her family including the family lawyer, Benson, who is trying to prove her unstable. Before Samantha can get back to her, Barbara is shot and murdered. Samantha investigates her friend’s death with almost every family member of Barbara’s making it onto the suspect list.

4. Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005)

Director: Stephen Bridgewater
Writer: Joyce Burditt
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: Mystery Woman bookshop owner, Samantha Kinsey, has offered to host a charity concert for a once-famous folk-rock trio out to recapture their old fame. But the band’s promoter is found murdered in his hotel room. Samantha and her partner in crime, Philby, set out to investigate and must ask all the band members to relive memories from their hazy past if they want to find the truth.

5. Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder (2005)

Director: Kellie Martin
Writer: Joyce Burditt
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: Samantha is invited to a state-of-the-art resort and spa to shoot photographs for their brochure. Samantha and her friend Cassie meet the staff and other guests but soon one of the guests, Debbie, is found murdered incidentally right after her friend and fellow guest Alice discovered Debbie was having an affair with her husband. All the guests at the healing center become suspects as Samantha tries to find the killer.

6. Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005)

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Writer: Mark Saraceni
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: An old friend from Samantha’s elementary school days trying to sell his latest mystery video game and a reclusive author holding a book signing at Mystery Woman don’t seem likely to cross paths. But a fatal poisoning using a biological weapon screams GAME OVER for one of them. Now Samantha has to play detective or risk losing more than just a game.

7. Mystery Woman: At First Sight (2006)

Director: Kellie Martin
Writer: Mark Saraceni
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: Samantha finds her mother, who gave her up for adoption. Then Samantha’s mom is arrested for murder. Samantha sets out to solve the crime.

8. Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006)

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Writer: Joyce Burditt, Paul Burditt
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: Samantha is helping plan the Wild West Days event in her town of Walden, which will include the famous Clint Lawson and his gang of actors from the Red River Days Western-themed TV show. But an accident with Clint’s saddle and the shooting of one of the Red River Days cast members forces Samantha, Philby, Cassie, and Chief Connors to saddle up to roust out ugly secrets from these cowboys and cowgirls.

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9. Mystery Woman: Oh Baby (2006)

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Writer: Joyce Burditt, Mark Saraceni
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: A couple accused of a murder go on the run, leaving their baby in the care of bookshop owner & amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey. Can Samantha look after the baby and solve the case?

10. Mystery Woman: Redemption (2006)

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Writer: Joyce Burditt
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: A rare first edition from a pioneer author goes missing in the mystery novels-specialized Kinsey bookshop during remodeling by the local firm of Tyler Dell, who recently lost his father, a Vietnam veteran. Retired English teacher Jim Carter, who overheard everything, is murdered shortly after a row in Reverend Tucker’s homeless shelter Haven with aggressive lush Murphy. Rude police chief Connors isn’t up to an investigation while the killer keeps sniping, so the bookstore’s armchair sleuths duo does it alone, starting from a lacquered box left by Jim for his illegitimate daughter, who never even knew his name. It starts with a set of cues, slowly unraveling a grim intrigue starting during a 1965 US illegal intrusion into Red Khmer territory.

11. Mystery Woman: In the Shadows (2007)

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Writer: Eric Enroth, Patricia Tait
Runtime: 1h 36m

Synopsis: While searching for a KGB double agent who was about to be exposed by another Russian spy-turned-successful author, Samantha and Philby are thrust into the murderous world of international espionage.

Where to watch Mystery Woman movies?

Even though Mystery Woman movies are almost ten years old, you can sometimes catch all eleven Mystery Woman movies on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. If not there, these movies can be found on the Hallmark Channel Everywhere, which 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 Mystery Woman movies in order?

Yes, you need to watch all movies in order, even though every mystery is stand-alone, Samantha’s personal mystery and dramas carry on through every episode.

Are Mystery Woman movies connected?

The movies are connected through the character of Samantha. The story of Samantha evolves in all eleven movies.

Will there be more Mystery Woman movies?

At this time, there are no plans to revive the Mystery Woman franchise. No new movie has come out in 2007, and it looks like no new movies in recent future.

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