Also known as Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery, the new Hallmark movie was directed by Terry Ingram and written by Dylan Neal and Becky Southwell. It stars Brooke Burns as Maggie Price, Dylan Neal as Henry Price, Aaron Douglas as Frank, Samantha Ferris as Captain Forsyth, Camille Sullivan as Sara, Ali Skovbye as Abigail, Matthew Kevin Anderson as Munro, Christine Willes as Doris, Chris William Martin as Steve, and Jordana Largy as Claudia, as stated on IMDb.
Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente Movie Synopsis
Henry Ross, a world-renown chef and food blogger, teams up with police detective Maggie Price to help solve the latest crime in San Francisco. This time, a restaurant owner is gunned down in his own kitchen. Before Henry and Maggie can solve the case, a local news reporter is also found murdered.
As they piece the mystery puzzle together, Henry finds out that the victim, his close friend, may have kept an old secret, one that may make San Francisco’s top executive chefs suspects.
Things become even more complicated after Maggie’s old flame comes back into the picture, which threatens to snip the budding relationship between Maggie and Henry at the root.
Meanwhile, Henry is looking for a talented Italian chef for the new eatery, and Maggie believes that someone is stalking her to keep the truth from coming out. Before more bodies are served up, will Maggie and Henry pinpoint the killers and solve the mystery?
About The Cast
Actor Dylan Neal (via Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)
“Neal is a well-recognized face on television having had series regular roles in eight American television series, including Aaron Spelling’s ‘Pacific Palisades,’ ‘Hyperion Bay’ and ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch.’ He has had many major recurring roles including ‘Dr Anthony Ivo’ in the CW’s breakout TV series ‘Arrow,’ and his five-year stint on ‘Dawson’s Creek’ playing Pacey’s brother, ‘Doug Witter.’ He has had the good fortune of working opposite some of the biggest names in Hollywood and recently had a lead role opposite Val Kilmer in the Paramount Pictures thriller, ‘The Traveler’ and a supporting role in the Universal feature ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.'”
Actress Brooke Burns (via Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)
“Brooke Burns has worked as an actress, host and TV personality in the entertainment industry since she was 18 years old. She is currently hosting her third season of ‘The Chase,’ GSN’s speed trivia game show that has attracted nearly 20 million viewers since its premiere in August 2013. Burns landed her first television role on ‘Ally McBeal.’ Burns has also appeared on ‘Baywatch,’ ‘Just Shoot Me,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ ‘Pepper Dennis’ and ‘Melrose Place’ among others.”
According to Family Choice Awards, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries’ movie, Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente is based on the book series by Peter King. The book that corresponds with the movie is Death Al Dente of the Gourmet Detective Mysteries. Fans of this book call it a “fascinating culinary read” (via Amazon).
Another book with a similar title is Death Al Dente: A Food Lover’s Village Mystery by Leslie Budewitz. Readers love this mystery tale, which is filled with mouthwatering recipes.
Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente is produced by Gourmet Det 3 Productions and Muse Entertainment Enterprises. Dylan Neal, Michael Prupas, Joel S. Rice, Becky Southwell, and Steve Valentine are listed as executive producers on the television film. Filming took place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Get drawn deeper into the murder mystery by tuning in this Sunday, October 9 at 9/8 p.m. Central on Hallmark Movies And Mysteries (HMC). In case you missed it last week, Hallmark presented Love on a Limb.
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