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Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison in the new Hallmark movie Carrot Cake: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. (Image: Instagram/@alisweeney)

Hallmark star is cooking up something sweet in new mystery

Hallmark star Ali Sweeney is working on a new mystery movie for the Hannah Swensen series.

“In case you haven’t heard …. We’re back!!!” she wrote in an Instagram post. “@cameronmathison & I are working on a new #HannahSwensen mystery with @barbaraniven & @hoganfilm ! and we can’t wait to enjoy another delicious whodunnit with you all. We’re so grateful to @hallmarkmovie & Joanne Fluke for these fun adventures!!”

New mystery

Hallmark has made six movies in the Hannah Swensen series, which is also known as “Murder, She Baked.”

The titles include:

Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015)

Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery (2015)

Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery (2016)

Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe (2017)

Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts (2016)

Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2021)

Alison Sweeney talked about the possibility of a new Murder, She Baked movie
Tess Adkins, Alison Sweeney, and Barbara Niven in Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (Image: Hallmark Media)

The new Hannah Swensen movie is titled Carrot Cake: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. It will star Ali Sweeney as small-town-baker-turned-sleuth Hannah Swensen, Cameron Mathison as her fiancé, Detective Mike Kingston, and Chesapeake Shores star Barbara Niven as her mother, Delores.

Fan favorite

A Hallmark executive said the network was excited to make another movie for the series.

“The adventures of Hannah Swensen have long been a favorite among our viewers and we’re thrilled to bring them a new mystery they can try to solve at home along with Hannah,” said Elizabeth Yost, senior vice president of development at Hallmark Media. “Being able to reunite Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, and Barbara Niven for this latest installment makes it even sweeter.”

“The fans of Hannah Swensen are incredible and we are so excited to make more mysteries to share with them. Plus, working together again with Cam and Barbara is so much fun!” she said.

Carrot Cake: A Hannah Swensen Mystery

According to a synopsis from Hallmark, in Carrot Cake: A Hannah Swensen Mystery, a body is discovered in the rubble of a building undergoing renovation.

“Much to the dismay of her fiancé, Detective Mike Kingston (Mathison), Hannah begins to investigate the case on her own. As she tries to piece together the events that led to the murder and tries to learn the victim’s true identity, Hannah even calls on her mother Delores (Niven) as she works to bring the killer to justice and uncover the truth.”

The Hannah Swensen movies are based on a series of cozy mysteries by author Joanne Fluke.

Hallmark has not yet given a release date for Carrot Cake: A Hannah Swensen Mystery.

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