Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Halloween Mysteries AND Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Nook Halloween Mysteries – October 9, 2014

Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher" (Halloween theme mystery)Being that this is October, I have decided to do the Free and Cheap Kindles a little differently. I just went through the Halloween Mystery Book list (click on that link to go there) and thought I’d see which of these Halloween mysteries are on sale for less than $5.00.

Here are the Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Mysteries that are Halloween themed. This list is made up of the Kindle (and Nook) Halloween mysteries that cost less than $5.00.

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HALLOWEEN
Kathleen Bacus
Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming ..… $3.99 (Calamity Jayne Mysteries – book #3)
Nook

Donald Bain and “Jessica Fletcher”
Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery  ..… $4.56 (Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series – book #14)

Laura Belgrave
In the Spirit of Murder ..… $2.99 (The Claudia Hershey Mystery Series – book #1)
Nook

Juliet Blackwell
A Haunting Is Brewing: A Haunted Home Renovation and a Witchcraft Mystery  Novella..… $2.99
Nook

Elisabeth Crabtree
Deadly Magic ..… FREE (A Grace Holliday Cozy Mystery – book #1)

Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block)
A Catered Halloween ..… $4.30 (Mystery with Recipes – book #5)

Kathi Daley
Halloween Hijinks: A Zoe Donovan Mystery ..… $0.99 (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book – book #1)
Nook
Pumpkins in Paradise: A Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery ..… $2.99 (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery – book #1)
Haunted Hamlet ..… $2.99 (Zoe Donovan Mystery – book #9)

Abby Deuel
Farmcall Fatality ..… $3.99 (Mandy Bell DVM Series – book #1)

Denise Dietz
Throw Darts at a Cheesecake ..… $2.99 (Diet Club Mysteries – book #1)

Jerrilyn Farmer
Sympathy for the Devil ..… $1.99  (Madeline Bean Catering Mysteries – book #1)
Nook

Honora Finkelstein & Susan Smily
The Lawyer Who Died Trying ..… $1.99 (Ariel Quigley Mystery Series – book #1)

Jeanne Glidewell
Haunted ..… $2.99 (Lexie Starr Mystery Series – book #3)
Nook

Kerry Greenwood
Trick or Treat ..… $4.99 (Corinna Chapman Mysteries – book #4)
Nook

Jackie Griffey
The Snafued Snatch ..… $4.95 (Maggie and Joe Cozy Mystery Series – book #2)
Nook

Jane Haddam
Quoth the Raven ….. $1.99 (Gregor Demarkian Mystery Series – book #4)
Nook

Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
Murder on the Ghost Walk ..… $3.99 (Magnolia Mystery Wilmington Series – book #1)

Judith K. Ivie
Murder on Old Main Street ..… $2.99 (Kate Lawrence Mystery – book #2)
Nook
Dirty Tricks ..… $3.99 (Kate Lawrence Mystery – book #7)

Melanie Jackson
The Pumpkin Thief ..… $2.99 (Chloe Boston Mystery book #2)
The Great Pumpkin Caper ..… $2.99 (Chloe Boston Mystery #11, novella)

Jonnie Jacobs
Murder Among Us ..… $2.99 (Kate Austen Mystery Series – book #3)
Nook

Heather Justesen
Muffins & Murder ..… $4.99 (Sweet Bites Mysteries – book #3)
Nook

Faye Kellerman
Day of Atonement ….. $4.99 (Decker & Lazarus Mystery Series – book #4)
Nook

Andrew Klavan
The Animal Hour ….. $1.99
Nook

Elaine Macko
Poisoned ..… #3.99 (An Alex Harris Mystery – book #2)

Ed McBain
Tricks ..… $3.99 (87th Precinct)

G.A. McKevett
Poisoned Tarts ..… $4.58 (Savannah Reid Mystery – book #13)

Donna McLean
A Sparrow Falls Holiday ..… $2.99 (Sparrow Falls Anthology)

Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters)
Prince of Darkness ..… $3.79
Nook

Tamar Myers
Nightmare in Shining Armor ….. $3.99
Nook

Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Moonlight ….. $4.99 (Faith Fairchild Mystery Series – book #11)
Nook

Lora Roberts
Murder in a Nice Neighborhood ..… $3.99 (Liz Sullivan Mystery Series – book #1)
Nook

Maria E. Schneider
Tracking Magic ..… $1.99 (Max Killian Investigations – book #1)
Nook

Mark Schweizer
The Tenor Wore Tapshoes ..… $0.99 (Liturgical Mystery Series – book #3)
Nook

Cathy Spencer
Town Haunts ..… $3.99 (Anna Nolan Mystery Series – book #2)
Nook

J.B. Stanley (aka Ellery Adams & Jennifer Stanley)
Carbs and Cadavers: A Supper Club Mystery ..… $3.99 (Supper Club Mysteries – book #1)
Nook

Wendy Corsi Staub
In the Blink of an Eye ..… $3.79
Nook

Kathleen Taylor
Mourning Shift ..… $2.99 (Tory Bauer Mystery Series – book #4)
Nook

L.L. Thrasher
Charlie’s Web ..… $3.99 (Lizbet and Charlie Mystery Series – book #2)

Teresa Trent
A Dash of Murder ..… $3.99
Nook

Mary V. Welk
The Scarecrow Murders ..… $2.99 (Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series – book #4)
Nook

Charles Williams
All Hallows’ Eve ..… $1.99

J.L. Wilson
Mayhem, Marriage, and Murderous Mystery Manuscripts ..… $2.99
Nook

the Body in the Moonlight by Katherine Hall Page***** ***** ***** *****

If you’re interested in seeing all of the Halloween theme mystery books, click on this link:

Halloween Mystery Book List

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(All of these mystery Kindle and Nook Halloween mystery books are on sale right now, but I don’t know how long this will last, so please check the price before you get one. Also, if you take a look at some of the older Free and Cheap Kindle/Nook mysteries, you may find some that are still under $5.00. The link is below.)

For more Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books click here.♦

Donald Bain Interview

Murder, She Wrote: Killer in the Kitchen by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"I am absolutely delighted to tell you that my newest Cozy Mystery Author Interview is with Donald Bain. That’s right!!! THE Donald Bain, “co-author” (with “Jessica Fletcher”) of the Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series.

Over the course of our many months of the monthly Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, Donald Bain’s Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series is one of the most recommended series you all have submitted. That’s saying a lot!

Who doesn’t know (and love!) Jessica Fletcher? She is the epitome of a Cozy Mystery sleuth. I actually used her as an example in my 2006 Cozy Mystery definitions.

The interview was quite insightful for me. I was surprised to see when he started writing Margaret Truman’s Capital Crimes Mystery Series, as well as how Mr. Bain feels about Jessica leaving Cabot Cove. (You’ll have to read the interview, no SPOILERS here!)

Please take a few minuted to read the Donald Bain interview. I think you’ll find it as informative as I do!

Click here for the Donald Bain Interview.

November 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlayThe following Mystery Books will be released in November 2014:

Ellery Adams (aka Jennifer Stanley, J.B. Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington): Lethal Letters (This will be the 6th in the Books by the Bay Mystery Series.)

David Baldacci: The Escape (This will be the 3rd in the Puller Mystery series.)

Jenna Bennett (aka Jennie Bentley & Bente Gallagher): Dirty Deeds (This will be the 9th in the Savannah Martin Mystery Series.)

Stephen Booth: The Corpse Bridge (This will be the 15th in the Cooper & Fry Mystery Series.)

Rita Mae Brown: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (This will be the 9th in the Fox Hunting Mystery Series.)

Jan BurkeCase Closed (This will be a collection of Jan Burke short stories.)

Lynn Cahoon: If the Shoe Kills (This will be the 3rd in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas theme mystery.)

JoAnna Carl (aka Eve K. Sandstrom): The Chocolate Clown Corpse (This will be the 14th in the Chocoholic Mystery Series.)

Kate Carlisle: A High-End Finish (This will be the 1st in the NEW Fixer-Upper Mystery Series.)

Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke: The Cinderella Murder (This will be a Stand Alone mystery.)

Michael Connelly: The Burning Room (This will be the 18th in the Harry Bosch Mystery Series.)

Patricia Cornwell: Flesh and Blood (This will be the 22nd in the Kay Scarpetta Mystery Series.) (Not Cozy)

Kathi Daley: Christmas Cozy (This will be the 11th in the Zoe Donovan Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas theme mystery.)

Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg: The Job (This will be the 3rd in the Fox and O’Hare Mystery Series.)

Charles Finch: The Laws of Murder (This will be the 8th in the Charles Lenox Mystery Series.)

Anthea Fraser: Justice Postponed (This will be the 9th in the Rona Parish Mystery Series.)

Lee Goldberg & Janet Evanovich: The Job (This will be the 3rd in the Fox and O’Hare Mystery Series.)

Parnell HallSafari (This will be the 19th in the Stanley Hastings Mystery Series.)

Victoria Hamilton (aka Amanda Cooper): No Mallets Intended (This will be the 4th in the Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series.)

Betty Hechtman: Knot Guilty (This will be the 9th in the Crochet Mystery Series.)

Sue Ann JaffarianHell on Wheels (This will be the 9th in the Odelia Grey Mystery Series.)

J.A. Jance: A Last Goodbye (This will be an Ali Reynolds Mystery Series novella.) (This is a Christmas theme mystery.)

Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Dae’s Christmas Past (This will be the 6th in the Missing Pieces Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas theme mystery.)

Rett MacPherson: Sleeping the Churchyard Sleep (This will be a Stand Alone mystery.)

Molly MacRae: Plague by Quilt (This will be the 4th in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series.)

Mary Marks: Knot in My Backyard (This will be the 2nd in the Martha Rose Quilting Mystery Series.)

Jenn McKinlay (aka Josie Belle & Lucy Lawrence): On Borrowed Time (This will be the 5th in the Library Lover’s Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas theme mystery.)

Catriona McPherson: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone (This will be the 8th in the Dandy Gilver Mystery Series.)

Tyora Moody: Oven Baked Secrets (This will be the 2nd in the Eugeena Patterson Mystery Series.)

James Patterson: Hope To Die (This will be the 22nd in the Alex Cross Mystery Series.)

Anne Perry: A New York Christmas (This will be the 12th of the Christmas novels.)

R.T. RaichevThe Killing of Olga Klimt (This will be the 9th in the Antonia Darcy and Major Payne Mystery Series.)

Deanna RaybournBonfire Night (This will be a Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series novella.)

Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine): The Girl Next Door (This will be a Stand Alone mystery novel.)

Lisa Scottoline: Betrayed (This will be the 13th in the Rosato & Associates Mystery Series.)

Maggie Sefton: Bloody Politics (This will be the 3rd in the Molly Malone Mystery Series.)

Connie Shelton: Legends Can Be Murder (This will be the 15th in the Charlie Parker Mystery Series.)

Alexander McCall Smith: The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Cafe (This will be the 15th in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series.)

Janice Thompson: Don’t Rock the Boat (This will be the 6th in the Bridal Mayhem Mystery Series.)

Diane VallereSuede to Rest (This will be the 1st in the NEW Material Witness Mystery Series.)

Elaine Viets: A Dog Gone Murder (This will be the 10th in the Mystery Shopper Mystery Series.)

To go back to the Cozy Mystery New Book Release page, click here.

Here is the entry I wrote about the mystery book releases of this month – October 2014. If you would like to see it, click on this link:

October 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

(These are the mysteries by authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery site.)

Upcoming Halloween Television Movies for October 2014

Topper - 1937 w/ Cary Grant & Constance BennettAs I told you several days ago, my October television movies are going to be a little different. I have just posted them Upcoming Television Mystery Movies that will be airing this month, but now I want to tell you about some Halloween Television movies that will be airing during October 2014.

I have broken this entry into three Paranormal categories (well, actually there are four categories since I found a Christmas movie that will be airing this month): Ghosts, Halloween/Horror, and  Vampires.

I have gone through the Turner Classic Movies channel, as well as the Hallmark Movie channel mystery movies. Also, I took a look at what I could on the Hallmark Channel, and for all of you fans of The Good Witch - I have posted the Hallmark Channel’s marathon at the very bottom of the entry. This year will be bringing us a new movie in the series. I know there are more than a few of you who (like me) enjoy that Hallmark movie series!

You will see that I highlighted Vincent Price every time he appears in a movie this month. What can I say? Lists of Halloween movies just don’t seem complete without his (sometimes quite campy!) appearances.

If you know of any other Television Halloween Movie that will be airing during the month (October), please post a comment. We’d all love to know about it. Thank you!

October 2014 Turner Classic Movies Channel Halloween – Paranormal -Movies (Central time zone):

GHOSTS -

Thursday – October 2, 2014

7:00 PM
TOPPER (1937)
A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband.
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast:  Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young.
BW-98 mins, CC

9:00 PM
THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946)
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
The Canterville Ghost - 1944 w/ Charles Laughton & Robert YoungDir: Charles Barton Cast:  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds.
BW-82 mins

10:30 PM
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (1944)
A ghost who died a coward tries to inspire U.S. GIs to become heroes.
Dir: Jules Dassin Cast:  Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O’Brien.
BW-96 mins, CC

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Friday – October 3, 2014

12:15 AM
A PLACE OF ONE’S OWN (1945)
An elderly woman’s caregiver becomes possessed by a murdered girl’s spirit.
Dir: Bernard Knowles Cast:  Margaret Lockwood,  James Mason, Barbara Mullen.
BW-93 mins

2:00 AM
THE COCKEYED MIRACLE (1946)
Father and son ghosts sort out their family’s problems.
Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast:  Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Cecil Kellaway.
BW-82 mins

3:30 AM
BEYOND TOMORROW (1940)
A ghost tries to smooth the way for two young lovers he knew during his lifetime.
Dir: A. Edward Sutherland Cast:  Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger.
BW-84 mins

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Thursday – October 9, 2014

7:00 PM
PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948)
An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.
Dir: William Dieterle Cast:  Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore.
C-86 mins, CC

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - 1947 w/ Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison8:45 PM
THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947)
A spirited widow rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost.
Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast:  Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders.
BW-104 mins, CC

10:45 PM
PANDORA AND THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (1951)
A Spanish temptress falls for a haunted ship’s captain.
Dir: Albert Lewin Cast:  James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick.
C-124 mins, CC

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Friday – October 10, 2014

1:00 AM
A GUY NAMED JOE (1943)
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
Dir: Victor Fleming Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson.
BW-120 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 16, 2014

7:00 PM
THE GHOST BREAKERS (1940)
A radio broadcaster running from the mob helps an heiress deal with her family’s haunted mansion.
Dir: George Marshall Cast:  Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson.
BW-85 mins, CC

8:30 PM
THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1963)
An eccentric millionaire invites a car salesman to visit his decaying family home.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott.
BW-86 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

The Smiling Ghost - 1941 w/ Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, & Alexis Smith.10:15 PM
THE SMILING GHOST (1941)
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
Dir: Lewis Seiler Cast:  Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith.
BW-71 mins, CC

11:45 PM
THE GHOST GOES WEST (1936)
An American millionaire moves a Scottish castle to Florida, not realizing it’s haunted.
Dir: René Clair Cast:  Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette.
BW-82 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 17, 2014

1:15 AM
GHOST CHASERS (1951)
The Bowery Boys take on a fake medium.
Dir: William Beaudine Cast:  Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Lloyd Corrigan.
BW-69 mins

2:30 AM
SPOOK BUSTERS (1946)
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
Dir: William Beaudine Cast:  Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Douglass Dumbrille.
BW-68 mins

3:45 AM
GILDERSLEEVE’S GHOST (1944)
Two ghosts help a small-town eccentric run for mayor.
Dir: Gordon Douglas Cast:  Harold Peary, Marion Martin, Richard LeGrand.
BW-64 mins

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – October 22, 2014

3:30 PM
TOPPER TAKES A TRIP (1939)
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast:  Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke.
BW-80 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 23, 2014

7:00 PM
THE INNOCENTS (1961)
A governess convinces herself the children in her charge are haunted.
Dir: Jack Clayton Cast:  Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins.
BW-99 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

The Uninvited - 1944 w/ Ray Milland & Ruth Hussey9:00 PM
THE UNINVITED (1944)
A brother and sister buy a house with a ghostly secret.
Dir: Lewis Allen Cast:  Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp.
BW-99 mins, CC

11:00 PM
THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1948)
Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate.
Dir: Peter Godfrey Cast:  Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet.
BW-109 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 24, 2014

1:00 AM
NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (1971)
Newlyweds try to survive life at a haunted family estate.
Dir: Dan Curtis Cast:  David Selby, Grayson Hall, Kate Jackson.
C-94 mins

3:00 AM
THE OTHERS (2001)
The mother of two children comes to suspect her remote country estate is haunted.
Dir: Alejandro Amenßbar Cast:  Nicole Kidman, Fionnuala Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston.
C-104 mins

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 30, 2014

7:00 PM
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958)
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long.
BW-75 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

8:30 PM
THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973)
Scientists and psychics team to crack the secrets of a murderously haunted house.
Dir: John Hough Cast:  Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
13 GHOSTS (1960)
A family inherits a house haunted by 13 ghosts and a living killer.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner.
BW-82 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 31, 2014

12:00 AM
The Haunting - w/  Julie Harris & Claire BloomTHE HAUNTING (1963)
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.
Dir: Robert Wise Cast:  Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson.
BW-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
BURNT OFFERINGS (1976)
A family moves into a haunted house that seems to be stealing their lives.
Dir: Dan Curtis Cast:  Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith.
C-116 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

HALLOWEEN/HORROR

Saturday – October 25, 2014

7:00 PM
THE HAUNTING (1963)
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.
Dir: Robert Wise Cast:  Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson.
BW-112 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

9:00 PM
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1961)
After a mysterious blackout, the inhabitants of a British village give birth to emotionless, super-powered offspring.
Dir: Wolf Rilla Cast:  George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens.
BW-77 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:30 PM
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957)
A scientist’s attempts to create life unleash a bloodthirsty monster.
Dir: Terence Fisher Cast:  Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart.
C-83 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 26, 2014

12:15 AM
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE HORRORS OF STEPHEN KING (2011)
Author Stephen King discusses the various types of horror films and why they are so popular with moviegoers.
Dir: Laurent Bouzereau
C-58 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – October 28, 2014

7:00 PM
DEAD OF THE NIGHT (1945)
Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.
Dir: [Alberto] Cavalcanti Cast:  Mervyn Johns, Hartley Power, Roland Culver.
BW-103 mins, CC,

Vincent Price MGM Scream Legend Collection9:00 PM
TWICE-TOLD TALES (1963)
A poisonous young beauty, the secrets of eternal life and a haunted house chill this collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne stories.
Dir: Sidney Salkow Cast:  Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Mari Blanchard.
C-120 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:15 PM
KWAIDAN (1965)
Four stories mix love and the supernatural in exotic settings.
Dir: Masaki Kobayashi Cast:  Rentaro Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe.
C-161 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – October 29, 2014

2:00 AM
THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1970)
Scotland Yard investigates four mysterious murders connected to the same old house.
Dir: Peter Duffell Cast:  Denholm Elliott, Joanna Dunham, Tom Adams.
C-102 mins

4:00 AM
TORTURE GARDEN (1967)
A sideshow exhibit on torture predicts the deaths of those who view it.
Dir: Freddie Francis Cast:  Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams.
C-100 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

7:00 PM
PSYCHO (1960)
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin.
BW-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 31, 2014

5:00 AM
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927)
In this silent film, vampires are suspected in an unsolved murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall.
BW-47 mins

7:15 AM
THE DEVIL-DOLL (1936)
A Devil’s Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O’Sullivan, Frank Lawton.BW-78 mins, CC

8:45 AM
I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943)
A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she’s in love with the woman’s husband.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast:  James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway.
BW-69 mins, CC

10:00 AM
CAT PEOPLE (1942)
A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast:  Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph.
BW-73 mins, CC

11:15 AM
THE TINGLER (1959)
A scientist discovers an organism that lives on fear.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman.
C-82 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

12:45 PM
SPINE TINGLER!  THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY (2007)
The last great American showman, producer-director William Castle used outrageous hype to sell his low-budget horror films.
Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz Cast:  Terry Castle, John Waters, Joe Dante.
C-82 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 PM
DEMENTIA 13 (1963)
Members of an Irish family are being killed off by one of their own who wishes to inherit the family fortune.
Dir: Francis Coppola Cast:  William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton.
BW-75 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:45 PM
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)
After surviving a car crash, a church organist is haunted by the undead.
Dir: Herk Harvey Cast:  Candace Hilligoss, Herk Harvey, Frances Feist.
BW-83 mins, CC

5:15 PM
REPULSION (1965)
Strange dreams haunt a beautiful young woman left alone in her apartment.
Dir: Roman Polanski Cast:  Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser.
BW-105 mins

7:00 PM
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
A space probe unleashes microbes that turn the dead into flesh-eating zombies.
Dir: George A. Romero Cast:  Judith O’Dea, Russell Streiner, Duane Jones.
BW-96 mins, CC

9:00 PM
CURSE OF THE DEMON (1958)
An anthropologist investigates a devil worshipper who commands a deadly demon.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast:  Dana Andrews , Peggy Cummins , Niall MacGinnis .
BW-82 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

House of Wax - 1953 w/ Vincent Price10:45 PM
HOUSE OF WAX (1953)
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
Dir: Andre DeToth Cast:  Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk.
C-88 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – November 1, 2014

12:30 AM
POLTERGEIST (1982)
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family’s daughter causing chaos and havoc.
Dir: Tobe Hooper Cast:  Jobeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight.
C-114 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

2:30 AM
STRAIT-JACKET (1964)
Murder follows an axe murderer home when she’s released from a mental hospital.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson.
BW-93 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:15 AM
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1959)
A surgeon steals young women’s faces hoping to heal his daughter’s scars.
Dir: Georges Franju Cast:  Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Edith Scob.
BW-90 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

VAMPIRE -

Tuesday – October 28, 2014

6:45 AM
THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933)
Villagers suspect the town simpleton of being a vampire.
Dir: Frank Strayer Cast:  Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas.
BW-61 mins

8:00 AM
DEAD MEN WALK (1943)
A small-town doctor’s twin returns from the grave seeking vengeance.
Dir: Sam Newfield Cast:  George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young.
BW-63 mins

9:15 AM
ISLE OF THE DEAD (1945)
The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire.
Dir: Mark Robson Cast:  Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer.
BW-72 mins, CC

The Return of the Vampire - 1944 w/ Bela Lugosi10:45 AM
THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)
A vampire terrorizes a British family during World War II.
Dir: Lew Landers Cast:  Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch.
BW-69 mins

12:00 PM
HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (1970)
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.
Dir: Dan Curtis Cast:  Jonathan Frid, Joan Bennett, Grayson Hall.
C-97 mins

2:00 PM
HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)
The legendary count tries to turn his enemies’ women into his bloodthirsty brides.
Dir: Terence Fisher Cast:  Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling.
C-81 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 PM
DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1965)
Four travelers unwittingly revive the bloodsucking count.
Dir: Terence Fisher Cast:  Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir.
C-90 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

5:15 PM
DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1969)
Dracula goes after the niece of the monsignor who destroyed his castle.
Dir: Freddie Francis Cast:  Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson.
C-92 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 31, 2014

6:00 AM
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast:  Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allen, Lionel Atwill.
BW-61 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Christmas -

Wednesday – October 8, 2014

Holiday Affair - 1949 w/ Robert Mitchum,  Janet Leigh, & Wendell Core11:00 PM
HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949)
A young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic ne’er-do-well.
Dir: Don Hartman Cast:  Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Core .
BW-87 mins, CC

(All of the above TCM descriptions were copied from the TCM site.)

***** ***** ***** *****
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Here are the Halloween Movies I found on the Hallmark Channel:

October 2014 Hallmark Channel Halloween (Paranormal) Movies (Central time zone):

Wednesday – October 1, 2014

9:00 AM
Home & Family
“Haunt & Family” kicks off with scary fun DIY decorations for Halloween.

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday, October 02, 2014

11:00 AM
Home & Family
“Haunt & Family” kicks off with scary fun DIY decorations for Halloween. (a repeat of yesterday’s show)

***** ***** ***** *****The Good Witch

Saturday – October 25, 2014

(These are all in the correct chronological order, except The Good Witch’s Family is not being shown today.)

10:00 AM
The Good Witch
When Cassandra Nightingale moves into a small town’s supposedly “haunted house” and opens an aromatherapy shop, she changes the lives of the local residents with her magical ways. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

12:00 PM
The Good Witch’s Garden
Good witch Cassie Nightingale has finally found a home at stately Grey House and her relationship with handsome police chief Jake Russell is blossoming when mysterious stranger Nick Chasen arrives in town. Nick claims to be a long lost relative of the house’s original owner and soon threatens the new life Cassie has found. Sequel to the popular Hallmark Channel original The Good Witch. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

2:00 PM
The Good Witch’s Gift
Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale always has a few tricks up her sleeve, but is surprised when her handsome fiancé, chief of police Jake Russell, proposes they set their wedding date for Christmas Eve—only six days away! The two hurry to plan the wedding, but run into trouble when a criminal from Jake’s past returns to town. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

(The Good Witch’s Family is not being shown in this sequence of movies.)

4:00 PM
The Good Witch’s Charm
Good witch Cassie Nightingale has her hands full juggling her jobThe Good Witch Collection as mayor and new motherhood so she is looking forward to a planned family vacation. However, a crime wave in town and a reporter threaten the plans and even cause her to consider stepping down as mayor. With encouragement from her friends and a little magic, Cassie finds a way to solve their problems and bring her family together. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

6:00 PM
The Good Witch’s Destiny
All Good Witch Cassie wants for her birthday is for her family and friends to be together, but new family member Gwen’s estranged son makes trouble for Cassie while her own stepson seems determined to take a step neither Cassie nor her husband think he is ready for. Meanwhile, stepdaughter Lori discovers disturbing parallels between Cassie and the original Grey Lady who disappeared at her own birthday party years before. Stars Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

8:00 PM
The Good Witch’s Wonder (New)
In the seventh installment of Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated Original Movie Series, Catherine Bell returns to star as Cassie Nightingale, the benevolent, kind-hearted witch living in the small community of Middleton with her husband Jake and three children. While helping to plan the wedding of her stepson Brandon and raising funds for Middleton’s new botanical gardens project, Cassie takes in a mysterious woman named Audrey who has drifted into town. Coinciding with Audrey’s arrival, Middleton is soon faced with a number of challenges that Cassie can’t solve with magic alone. Stars: Catherine Bell and Chris Potter.

(The Hallmark channel guide currently ends to Oct. 25 , so I am not able to check beyond that date for any more mystery movies.)

(All of the above Hallmark Movie channel descriptions were copied from the Hallmark Movie channel site.)

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If you know of any other Halloween theme movies that are going to be aired on television during October 25, 2014, please post a comment.

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Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for October 2014

Footsteps in the Dark - 1941 w/ Errol Flynn & Brenda MarshallThis month is going to be a little different, since we have Halloween movies to enjoy. I know a lot of you enjoy Paranormal settings in your books, so I will be posting a special entry (in a few days) with the movies that feature Ghosts, Halloween/Horror, Vampires, and even one very early Christmas movie. For now, let’s just focus on the mystery movies that I have been able to find.

Here is the list of the mystery movies for the month of October 2014. I have gone through the Turner Classic Movies channel, as well as the PBS Masterpiece Mystery shows, and the Hallmark Movie channel mystery movies. I hope there are a few that you enjoy! (For those of you who have asked about the Jesse Stone mystery movies and the Mystery Woman mystery movies, please be sure to take a look at the bottom of this entry in the Hallmark Movie Channel section.)

As usual, if you know of any other mystery movie that will be airing during the month (October), please post a comment. We’d all love to know about it. Thank you!

October 2014 Turner Classic Movies Channel Mystery Movies (Central time zone):

Thursday – October 2, 2014

12:30 PM
THE BIG STORE (1941)
A detective and his zany pals take over a failing department store.
Dir: Charles Riesner Cast:  Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx.
BW-83 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 3, 2014

12:15 AM
A PLACE OF ONE’S OWN (1945)
An elderly woman’s caregiver becomes possessed by a murdered girl’s spirit.
Dir: Bernard Knowles Cast:  Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen.
BW-93 mins

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – October 4, 2014

5:00 AM
DARK PASSAGE (1947)
A man falsely accused of his wife’s murder escapes to search for the real killer.
Dir: Delmer Daves Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett.
BW-106 mins, CC

9:00 PM
THE LADY VANISHES (1938)
A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas.
BW-96 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 5, 2014

7:15 AM
GREEN FOR DANGER (1946)
A police inspector investigates an operating room death that may be murder.
Dir: Sidney Gilliat Cast:  Trevor Howard.
BW-91 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – October 7, 2014

6:30 AM
THE LETTER (1940)
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
Dir: William Wyler Cast:  Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson.
BW-95 mins, CC

8:15 AM
THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
The Unfaithful - 1947 w/ Ann Sheridan & Lew AyresDir: John Huston Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George.
BW-100 mins, CC

12:00 PM
THE UNFAITHFUL (1947)
While her husband is away, a woman gets mixed up in murder.
Dir: Vincent Sherman Cast:  Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott.
BW-109 mins

2:00 PM
WHERE DANGER LIVES (1950)
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
Dir: John Farrow Cast:  Robert Mitchum, Faith Domergue, Claude Rains.
BW-80 mins, CC

3:30 PM
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)
A man’s joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker.
BW-101 mins, CC

5:15 PM
A KISS BEFORE DYING (1956)
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
Dir: Gerd Oswald Cast:  Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith.
C-95 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 9, 2014

12:30 PM
MURDER, MY SWEET (1944)
Detective Philip Marlowe’s search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
Dir: Edward Dmytryk Cast:  Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley.
BW-95 mins, CC

7:00 PM
PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948)
An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.
Dir: William Dieterle Cast:  Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore.
C-86 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 10, 2014

5:30 PM
ILLEGAL (1955)
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
Dir: Lewis Allen Cast:  Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe.
BW-88 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 12, 2014

6:30 AM
FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK (1941)
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast:  Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy.
BW-96 mins, CC

7:00 PM
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, MacDonald Carey.
BW-108 mins, CC

9:00 PM
THE STEEL TRAP (1952)
When he has second thoughts, an embezzler races the clock to return what he stole.
Dir: Andrew Stone Cast:  Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale.
BW-85 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – October 13, 2014

12:00 PM
FINGERS AT THE WINDOW (1942)
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Dir: Charles Lederer Cast:  Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone.
BW-81 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Tuesday – October 14, 2014

9:00 AM
SHOOTING STRAIGHT (1930)
A gambler accidentally commits murder and hides under the guise of a clergyman.
Dir: George Archainbaud Cast:  Richard Dix, Mary Lawlor, James Neill.
BW-71 mins

1:15 PM
YELLOW DUST (1936)
After he’s accused of a series of stagecoach robberies, an innocent man has to find the real crooks.
Dir: Wallace Fox Cast:  Richard Dix, Leila Hyams, Moroni Olson.
BW-69 mins

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – October 15, 2014

12:00 AM
THE UNGUARDED HOUR (1936)The Unguarded Hour - 1936 w/ Loretta Young & Franchot Tone
A blackmailer tries to stop a woman from revealing evidence that could save a condemned man.
Dir: Sam Wood Cast:  Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone.
BW-87 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 17, 2014

9:00 AM
I CONFESS (1953)
A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden.
BW-95 mins, CC

4:45 PM
THE DEFECTOR (1966)
A shady CIA agent recruits an American physicist to help a Russian scientist defect.
Dir: Raoul Lévy Cast:  Montgomery Clift, Hardy Kruger, Macha Méril.
C-100 mins, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 19, 2014

3:00 PM
HIGH ANXIETY (1977)
A man must come to terms with his own “high anxiety” in this loving parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Dir: Mel Brooks Cast:  Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

4:45 PM
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940)
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall.
BW-120 mins, CC

7:00 PM
MARNIE (1964)
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
Julie - 1956 w/ Doris Day & Louis JourdanDir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker.
C-130 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

9:30 PM
JULIE (1956)
A stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.
Dir: Andrew L. Stone Cast:  Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan.
BW-98 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – October 20, 2014

8:15 AM
SIDE STREET (1929)
A cop discovers the killer he’s chasing is his brother.
Dir: Malcolm St. Clair Cast:  Tom Moore, Matt Moore, Owen Moore.
BW-74 mins

1:30 PM
LADIES OF THE JURY (1932)
A jury hold-out tries to prove the defendant’s innocence.
Dir: Lowell Sherman Cast:  Edna May Oliver, Jill Esmond, Rosco Ates.
BW-63 mins

7:00 PM
SABOTEUR (1942)
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger.
BW-109 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – October 22, 2014

Murder is My Beat - 1955 w/ Paul Langton & Barbara Payton12:15 AM
MURDER IS MY BEAT (1955)
After a businessman is found dead, two detectives scramble to find the killer.
Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer Cast:  Paul Langton, Barbara Payton, Robert Shayne.
BW-77 mins

1:45 AM
DETOUR (1945)
A hitchhiker takes on a dead man’s identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman.
Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer Cast:  Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake.
BW-68 mins

11:15 AM
AFTER OFFICE HOURS (1935)
A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case.
Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast:  Constance Bennett, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin.
BW-72 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 23, 2014

6:45 AM
THEY MADE HER A SPY (1939)
A woman becomes a secret agent to avenge her brother’s death.
Dir: Jack Hively Cast:  Sally Eilers, Allan Lane, Fritz Leiber.
BW-69 mins,

11:30 AM
SABOTEUR (1942)
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger.
BW-109 mins, CC

1:30 PM
THE 39 STEPS (1935)
A man falsely suspected of killing a spy races across Scotland handcuffed to the beautiful blonde who turned him in.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim.
BW-86 mins, CC

3:15 PM
ABOVE SUSPICION (1943)
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast:  Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt.
BW-91 mins, CC

7:00 PM
THE INNOCENTS (1961)
A governess convinces herself the children in her charge are haunted.
Dir: Jack Clayton Cast:  Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins.
BW-99 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:00 PM
THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1948)
Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate.
Dir: Peter Godfrey Cast:  Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet.
BW-109 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 26, 2014

9:00 AM
IN A LONELY PLACE (1950)
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.
Dir: Nicholas Ray Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy.
BW-93 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – October 27, 2014

1:15 AM
DIABOLIQUE (1955)
A cruel man’s wife and lover plot to kill him.
Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot Cast:  Paul Meurisse, Vera Clouzot, Simone Gaslight - 1944 w/  Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, & Joseph CottenSignoret.
BW-117 mins

3:15 AM
GASLIGHT (1944)
A newlywed fears she’s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
Dir: George Cukor Cast:  Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten.
BW-114 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – October 29, 2014

3:30 PM
MARNIE (1964)
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker.
C-130 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

9:00 PM
TOUCH OF EVIL (1958)
A narcotics agent risks his wife’s life to investigate a crooked cop.
Dir: Orson Welles Cast:  Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles.
BW-111 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:00 PM
ACT OF VIOLENCE (1949)
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
Dir: Fred Zinnemann Cast:  Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh.
BW-82 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 30, 2014

12:45 AM
HARPER (1966)
A broken-down private eye sets out to find a rich woman’s missing husband.
Dir: Jack Smight Cast:  Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris.
C-121 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 AM
AN AMERICAN DREAM (1966)
A man suspected of murdering his wife has to elude the police and a gang of hoodlums.
Dir: Robert Gist Cast:  Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker.
C-103 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

5:45 PM
A NIGHT OF ADVENTURE (1944)
A lawyer tries to clear his wife’s lover of murder charges.
Dir: Gordon Douglas Cast:  Tom Conway, Audrey Long, Edward Brophy.
BW-65 mins

(All of the above TCM descriptions were copied from the TCM site.)

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October 2014 PBS Masterpiece Mystery! Movies (Central time zone):

Sundays – October 5 to Sundays – October 19, 2014

8:00 PM
INSPECTOR LEWIS: Season 7
Inspector Lewis nad his sidekick, Hathaway will be returning. Remember that at the end of last season, Lewis was retiring, and Hathaway was working on being promoted to Inspector. (Based on Colin Dexter‘s Inspector Morse mysteries.)

*****

Sundays – October 26 to Sundays – November 2, 2014

8:00 PM
DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY
Remember when I told you that P.D. James had ventured into a Jane Austen novel? Well this will bring that novel to life. Elizabeth and Darcy will be holding a ball at Pemberley, and what do you suppose happens?

***** ***** ***** *****
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Here are the Mystery Movies I found on the Hallmark Movie channel, (which I believe is going to be renamed as the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel):

October 2014 Hallmark Movie Channel Mystery Movies (Central time zone):

Sunday – October 05, 2014

Jesse Stone: Stone Cold w/ Tom Selleck10:00 AM
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold
Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. When a series of murders takes place, he’s forced to face his own demons in order to solve the crimes. Stars Tom Selleck and Mimi Rodgers.
***** All of these Jesse Stone mystery movies are based on Robert B. Parker‘s series.*****

12:00 PM
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
Tom Selleck returns to the role of Jesse Stone, the troubled police chief of Paradise, Mass. As Stone obsesses on solving a local murder, he also works a domestic violence case and faces a run-in with Boston mobsters that may lead to grave consequences. Stars Tom Selleck.

2:00 PM
Jesse Stone: Sea Change
The fourth installment of the Jesse Stone series finds restless New England police chief Stone fighting boredom by attempting to solve a twelve year-old cold case involving a murdered bank teller. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and Sean Young.

4:00 PM
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice – Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and William Devane.

6:00 PM
Jesse Stone: No Remorse
Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in Paradise on their own. Jesse pours his energy into his work in an effort to push away his twin demons: booze and women. When his investigation leads to notorious mob boss Gino Fish, Jesse’s pursuit becomes hazardous. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth.

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – October 06, 2014

12:00 AM
Jesse Stone: Sea Change
The fourth installment of the Jesse Stone series finds restless New England police chief Stone fighting boredom by attempting to solve a twelve year-old cold case involving a murdered bank teller. Stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker and Sean Young.

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 12, 2014

8:00 PM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

10:00 PM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – October 13, 2014

4:00 PM
A Painted House
Until the summer of 1952, 10-year-old Luke had never kept a secret or told a lie. But when two groups of migrant workers-and two dangerous men-come to work the family’s Arkansas cotton farm, mysteries suddenly flood Luke’s world. From the John Grisham best-selling novel. Stars Scott Glenn, Melinda Dillon and Robert Sean Leonard.

***** ***** ***** *****

Thursday – October 16, 2014

8:00 PM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 17, 2014

8:00 AM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

***** ***** ***** *****

Saturday – October 18, 2014

Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend w/ Kelli Martin10:00 AM
Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend
Samantha and Philby are back on the call when an attempted murder takes place in the bookstore. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

12:00 PM
Mystery Woman: Snapshot
Samantha’s friend Barbara turns up murdered after accusing her family of rigging her brother’s will. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

2:00 PM
Mystery Woman: Sing Me A Murder
Samantha offers her quaint shop as the perfect venue for a once-famous folk/rock trio to benefit a charity drive. But when a murder brings all-new meaning to Top Ten Hit, Samantha and her partner in crime, Philby, decide it’s time to investigate. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

4:00 PM
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder
Invited to a health spa for the weekend, Samantha Kinsey becomes embroiled in murder when a fellow guest is found dead. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

6:00 PM
Mystery Woman: Game Time
Samantha is thrilled when she finally gets the reclusive mystery writer Donald Fiske to agree to a book signing in her store. But when Mr. Fiske is found dead, Samantha and the team must solve his latest mystery, his own murder. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

08:00 PM
Mystery Woman: At First Sight
When Samantha receives news of a hereditary health problem, she must go in search her birth mother to find answers. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

10:00 PM
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery
When a traveling Wild West Show comes into town, Samantha gets involved in
solving the murder of one of the cowboys. Stars Kellie Martin and Clarence Williams III.

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – October 19, 2014

12:00 AM
Mystery Woman: Oh Baby
When a baby boy is left at the door of the Mystery Woman book store, Samantha gets involved in solving a murdered tied to the baby’s missing parents. Stars Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, and Nina Siemaszko.

10:00 AM
Dear Prudence
Prudence Macintyre is a humorous Martha Stewart-like advice columnist and TV personality, who escapes on a much needed vacation from her work-driven life. While on her vacation, she finds herself embroiled in solving a murder mystery by using her own quick wit and good housekeeping tips. Stars Jane Seymour and Jamey Sheridan.

Mary Higgins Clark: You Belong to Me w/ Lesley Anne Down12:00 PM
Mary Higgins Clark: You Belong to Me
When several wealthy women are murdered after checking in at a variety of “lonely hearts” luxury hotels, Susan launches an investigation, with the help of fellow “radio shrink” Dr. Richards and millionaire Aidan Masters. The key to the mystery may well be a ménage à trois involving two women and one man, but by the time Susan gets to the truth, her own life is in jeopardy. Stars Lesley-Anne Down, Barclay Hope and Daniel Morgenroth. (Based on Mary Higgins Clark‘s mystery.)

2:00 PM
Mary Higgins Clark: Pretend You Don’t See Her
When a young rising star on Manhattan’s high-powered and competitive real estate scene witnesses a murder, she is placed in a Federal Witness Protection Program and starts a new life in Minnesota. But that new life is put in danger when a professional hitman discovers her identity. Stars Emma Samms, Hannes Jaenicke and Beau Starr.  (Based on Mary Higgins Clark‘s mystery.)

4:00 PM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

6:00 PM
Undercover Bridesmaid
Tanya, a highly-trained security guard who lost her zest for romance after being left at the altar, takes an assignment where she poses as a bridesmaid for a woman who has been receiving death threats before her wedding day. While undercover, Tanya not only solves the mystery, but she is finally able to put the past behind her and give love a second chance. Stars Brooke Burns, Nicole Paggi, and Gregory Harrison.

8:00 PM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.  (Based on Deborah Donnelly‘s Carnegie Kincaid Wedding Planner Mystery Series.)

10:00 PM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.  (Based on Deborah Donnelly‘s Carnegie Kincaid Wedding Planner Mystery Series.)

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Monday – October 20, 2014

12:00 AM
Along Came a Nanny
Detective Mike Logan takes on a special undercover assignment as a nanny when a quiet, upscale neighborhood is turned upside down by a string of robberies. When the mystery begins to unravel, new relationships are threatened as he struggles to protect his secret identity and solve a difficult case. Stars Sarah Lancaster and Cameron Mathison.

8:00 AM
The Runaway
Racial tensions flare in 1949 Georgia when an old murder case involving the deaths of three black men is reopened. Stars Dean Cain, Pat Hingle, and Maya Angelou.

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Wednesday – October 22, 2014

8:00 PM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.  (Based on Deborah Donnelly‘s Carnegie Kincaid Wedding Planner Mystery Series.)

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Thursday – October 23, 2014

10:00 AM
Wedding Planner Mystery
A young wedding planner is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. Stars Erica Durance, Andrew Walker and Brandon Beemer.  (Based on Deborah Donnelly‘s Carnegie Kincaid Wedding Planner Mystery Series.)

***** ***** ***** *****

Friday – October 24, 2014

10:00 AM
Dear Prudence
Prudence Macintyre is a humorous Martha Stewart-like advice columnist and TV personality, who escapes on a much needed vacation from her work-driven life. While on her vacation, she finds herself embroiled in solving a murder mystery by using her own quick wit and good housekeeping tips. Stars Jane Seymour and Jamey Sheridan.

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Saturday – October 25, 2014

(It looks like they will be running a marathon of the 2-hour Murder, She Wrote mystery movies.)

10:00 AM
Murder, She Wrote – An Irish ghost story becomes all too real when a killer tries to make a spirit of Jessica.

12:00 PM
Murder, She Wrote – When Jessica publishes her first murder mystery, it shoots to the top of the best-seller list. Then, at a costume party, Jessica must solve the murder of another guest costumed as Sherlock Holmes.

Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest w/ Angela Lansbury2:00 PM
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest – Headed to a lecture by train, Jessica is sent on a mysterious journey after she has a brief encounter in the dining car with a woman who later vanishes. Stars Angela Lansbury and Mel Harris.

4:00 PM
Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For – A former KGB agent is killed at the same writer’s conference Angela Fletcher is attending. Stars Angela Lansbury and Richard Crenna.

6:00 PM
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man – Jessica Fletcher attends a lecture given by Cassandra Hawkins who is trying to clear the name of her ancestor Samuel Pinckney, a slave accused of killing a white plantation owner. Jessica’s investigation reveals that she herself is a descendant of Samuel’s owner and the mystery continues to intrigue both women. Stars Angela Lansbury and Phylicia Rashad.

8:00 PM
Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle – Jessica’s vacation in Ireland is nearly ruined when her friends start dying. Stars Angela Lansbury and Fionnula Flanagan.

10:00 PM
Murder, She Wrote – An Irish ghost story becomes all too real when a killer tries to make a spirit of Jessica.

(When I was getting the Hallmark Movie Channel’s list of mystery movies together, it only ran until Oct. 25, 2014.)

(All of the above Hallmark Movie channel descriptions were copied from the Hallmark Movie channel site.)

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If you know of any other Mystery theme movies that are going to be aired on television during October 2014, please post a comment.

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Soon to be Released Mysteries Page on the Cozy Mystery Site

Here’s a very quick note: I just updated the Soon to be Released Mysteries page on the Cozy Mystery site. I already had a lot of Cozy Mysteries listed on this page, but I found a bunch more today. Here are just two of some of the new mysteries on the page. I thought the Clea Simon book and the J.A. Jance story had two of the cutest covers. Are these two too cute?!?

A Last Goodbye by J.A. Jance

Kittens Can Kill by Clea Simon

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you want to go take a look at a whole lot of new titles, I now have Cozy Mysteries on that page that will be released all the way from September 2014 (one more day!) to July 2015!

Click on this link to take you there: Soon to be Released Mysteries page.

Mystery Book Recommendations – September 2014

Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne FlukeAs it is the end of September, how about if we do our Mystery Book Recommendations list for this month?

If you read an extremely good Cozy Mystery during September, please tell us about it! The rest of us are always looking for another great Cozy Mystery read! Please only tell us about the ones that were above and beyond the others, and also, tell us why you consider this book (or these books!) to have been so good.

[As usual, I ask that you don't tell us about the mystery books you read that you didn't like.]

What Cozy Mystery book (or author) have you read during September 2014, and why did you enjoy it (or him/her)?

Here are the current recommended authors who some of you have read this past month:

Kathy Aarons: A Chocolate Covered Mystery Series (Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates is book #1)

Victoria Abbott (aka Mary Jane Maffini & Victoria Maffini): Book Collectors Mystery Series

Ellery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington ): Book Retreat Mystery Series

Susan Wittig Albert (aka 1/2 of Robin Paige): Darling Dahlias Mystery Series

Tasha Alexander: Lady Emily Mystery Series

Eric Ambler: Journey of Fear (1940s thriller)

Terri Austin: Rose Strickland Mystery Series (Diners, Dives and Dead Ends is book #1)

Josie Belle (aka Jenn McKinlay & Lucy Lawrence): Good Buy Girls Mystery Series

Simon Brett: Charles Paris Mystery Series

Janet Cantrell: Fat Cat Mystery Series (Fat Cat at Large is book #1)

Kate Carlisle: Bibliophile Mystery Series

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): Candy-Coated Mystery Series

Susan Rogers Cooper: Milt Kovak Mystery Series

Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block): Mystery with Recipes Mystery Series

Jessie Crockett: Sugar Grove Mystery Series

Waverly Curtis: Barking Detective Mystery Series

Mary Daheim: Hillside Manor Bed & Breakfast Mystery Series

Jeanne M. Dams: Dorothy Martin Mystery Series

Rosie Genova: Italian Kitchen Mystery Series

Daisy Goodwin: The Fortune Hunter (Not a Cozy nor a Mystery)

Jane Haddam: Gregor Demarkian Mystery Series

B.B. Haywood: Candy Holliday Mystery Series

Lee Hollis: Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series

Maria Hudgins: Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery Series

Julie Hyzie: Manor House Mystery Series

D.E. Ireland: Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery Series (Wouldn’t It Be Deadly is book #1)

Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James): Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series

Mary Kennedy: Dream Club Mystery Series

Victoria Laurie, Nancy Martin, Denise Swanson, & Elaine Viets: Drop Dead Blonde (4 novellas)

Marilyn Levinson: Murder a la Christie

G. M. Malliet: St. Just Mystery Series

Mary Marks: Martha Rose Quilting Mystery Series

Terrie Farley Moran: Read ‘Em & Eat Mystery Series

Sandra Nobel: Fat Women Mystery Series (Fat Woman Mystery is book #1)

Carol J. Perry: Witch City Mystery Series

Susan Santangelo: Baby Boomer Mystery Series

Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mystery Series

Victoria Thompson: Gaslight Mystery Series

Lea Wait: Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series

L.C. Tyler: Crooked Herring

Christine Wenger: Comfort Food Mystery Series

Marty Wingate: Potting Shed Mystery Series (The Garden Plot is book #1)

[If you click on the author's name (blue) link, it will take you to his/her page on the Cozy Mystery site. The pages have all of the authors' books listed chronologically.]

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P.S. While I try to respond to all of the comments that are made on the Cozy Mystery blog, I generally don’t respond to the comments on these monthly recommendation entries. I do, however, list the recommended books that come via the Cozy Mystery blog’s comments!