Aurora Teagarden is a series of ten novels that Charlaine Harris wrote between 1990 and 2017. The books follow Aurora Teagarden, the main protagonist; a librarian turned sleuth as she solves crimes. In 2014, the books' author announced that the books would be adapted into a series of two-hour films. It is well known that a movie's success largely depends on how the actors portray their roles, and the Aurora Teagarden cast did not disappoint.
As of 2021, there are 11 books in the series, and over 16 movies have been adapted from them. The books already had a pretty big following, which was why they got aired on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel in April 2015.
Aurora Teagarden movies
The movies were a huge hit among the book fans, mostly because of how well they stuck to the books while still surprising avid readers. For those fans who have read the books and are yet to see the films, you can watch them in the following order:
- A Bone to Pick (2015)
- Real Murders (2015)
- Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (2016)
- The Julius House (2016)
- Dead Over Heels (2017)
- A Bundle of Trouble (2017)
- Last Scene Alive (2018)
- Reap What You Sew (2018)
- The Disappearing Game (2018)
- A Game of Cat and a Mouse (2019)
- An Inheritance to Die For (2019)
- A Very Foul Play (2019)
- Heist and Seek (2020)
- Reunited and It Feels So Deadly (2020)
- How to Con a Con (2021)
- Cold Feet and a Cold Case (2021)
Aurora Teagarden cast members
For both the fans who started watching because of the books and those who love the films, the actors cast to play the book characters were a huge hit. Here are the main Aurora Teagarden cast members who have made watching the show such a delight.
1. Candace Cameron Bure as Aurora Teagarden
Candace is an American actress, producer, author and talk show panellist. She plays Aurora Teagarden in the movies, and honestly, this was nothing short of perfect casting.
Aurora is a librarian in the town where the book is set. in her library, there is a book club called the Real Murders Club. The club members are crime enthusiasts who discuss real crime stories.
2. Lexa Doig as Sally Allison
Alexandra Lecciones Doig is a Canadian actress that kills it every time she gets into character as Sally Allison. Sally is the closest friend of Aurora and is a member of the Real Murders Club. She is also a reporter for a local newspaper outlet in the town.
3. Marilu Henner as Aida Teagarden
Mary Lucy Denise Henner is an American actress, producer, radio host, podcaster, and author who began her acting career in 1971. She was the best choice to play her character, and it is hard to see anyone else in that role.
She plays Aida Teagarden, Aurora's mother. Aida is a real estate agent who greatly disapproves of her daughter solving real murders.
4. Bruce Dawson as John Queensland
Bruce Dawson is the actor that plays John Queensland. John was a member of the Real Murders Club and even dated Aida Teagarden (Aurora's mother). However, he is one of the characters who left Aurora Teagarden.
The series offered a brief explanation for his departure. In the Last Scene Alive, the characters briefly mentioned that John left to be near his grandkids, and Aida could not go with him.
5. Miranda Frigon as Detective Lynn
Miranda Frigon is a Canadian actress, singer and songwriter who plays Lynn Liggett Smith. Lynn is a homicide detective. Miranda has been acting since she was eight, so playing a complicated character like Lynn was not difficult.
6. Peter Benson as Arthur Smith
Peter Benson is the amazing actor that plays Detective Arthur Smith in the movies. Detective Smith is Lynn's husband. He is a detective with the burglary division of the same police station. He plays the character beautifully, and fans have commented that it sometimes seems like he is not acting.
7. Yannick Bisson as Martin Bartell
Yannick is a Canadian film and television actor. His character, Martin Bartell, was introduced in the third movie. Martin is one of Aurora Teagarden boyfriends in the series. He is a CIA agent who moves to town where he meets and falls in love with Aurora.
However, he was written off the show and replaced with Niall Matter in one of the most epic Aurora Teagarden cast changes.
8. Niall Matter as Nick Miller
No decent crime solver solves crimes without knowing a bit of psychology, and for Aurora, Nick Miller is the source. Nick, played by Niall Matter, is a professor at a local college. He lives opposite the protagonist and assists her investigations by providing insight into psychology.
Niall Matter is a Canadian- American actor who chose to pursue an acting career after a serious accident sustained while working on an oil rig. It is safe to say that everyone is better because of this decision.
While the main cast is arguably the most important part of a movie, their work would not be possible without other cast members' help. Here are the other Aurora Teagarden cast members that made the movies such a huge success.
- Scott Lyster as Perry Dell
- Ellie Harvie as Lillian Tibbett
- Jeremy Guilbaut as Tim Prentiss
- Jim Thorburn as Pete Lambert
- Craig March as Captain Burns
- Brad Harder as Officer Heard
- Leah Cairns as Bess Burns
- Catherine Lough Haggquist as Mayor Terry Sternholz
- Robert Corness as Stanford Foley
- Erin Boyes as Receptionist
- Nicole Anthony as Deborah
- Devon Alexander as Larry
The Aurora Teagarden cast is one of the best movie casts out there, which is evident in their work. They manage to infuse their character with the light and fire that makes them a delight to watch.
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