The new Hannah Swensen mystery A Zest for Death features an awkward reunion between Hannah and Mike. The couple, who broke off their engagement in the last Hannah Swensen movie, come face-to-face when they are — surprise! — investigating the same murder.
“Hannah’s connection with Mike may be on a rough road, but a new mystery is just around the corner,” reads a promo on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries fan page.
New Hannah Swensen
In A Zest for Death, Hannah’s mother (played by Barbara Niven) is house hunting with Hannah’s sister when they discover a dead body. The victim was a regular customer at Hannah’s business, The Cookie Jar, so naturally Hannah gets involved in solving the murder.
This time she gets help from her mother and her two sisters (played by Tess Atkins and Lisa Durupt). There is an awkward reunion with Mike with Hannah becomes convinced his prime suspect is innocent.
“There’s nothing like a murder to bring two people back together,” says the narrator in a preview.
Hannah and Mike
Fans were left reeling after Hannah and Mike broke up in Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery.
In a May interview, Sweeney talked about some of the challenges the couple faced.
“Mike is attracted to Hannah and her crime solving ways, her mind, the fact that she is so interested, the fact that she’s good at it,” she told TV Insider. “She does get people to talk to her in a way that sometimes Mike or other detectives aren’t able to get them to open up. She does have really good instincts and a unique way of getting people to open up to her. I think the cookies help. Mike respects that, and he loves that about her, but it causes him a lot of trouble at work, and for good reasons and maybe also not so good reasons, the sheriff isn’t too keen to have Hannah getting involved in the crime solving business. So that’s been a tricky thing for [Mike] to navigate. And unfortunately, I think Mike is a little old school, so he struggles with how much of that to share with Hannah.”
Fans have made it clear they would like to see Hannah and Mike get back together, but so far Hallmark hasn’t offered any clues as to whether they will reunite.
A Zest for Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, October 6 at 9/8c.