Friday, June 16, 2023

The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango (2023) - Hallmark Mystery Movie

The Dancing Detective - A Deadly Tango Movie ReviewHallmark movies offer light entertainment and a temporary escape from the world of responsibilities and difficulties.  

Hallmark mysteries are cozy mystery movies that provide a who-done-it story without gory or graphic images. Our emotions and senses are rarely dragged through the wringer.  They are not epic sagas that will haunt us for days, but sometimes that is exactly what is needed.  Most often, we are able to step away at the end of a Hallmark movie feeling unburdened and happier.  They can provide a much needed break and balance to our everyday lives.

I recently watched "The Dancing Detective" starring Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp.  It was an unusual Hallmark movie because I couldn't figure out who the killer was before the end.  Hallmark movies have frequently been referred to as cookie-cutter movies.  I would not use that term to describe this Hallmark mystery movie.  

A good mystery with a touch of romance, humor and excellent dancing made this movie a wonderful reprieve from reality.


The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango 

When an American business owner dies unexpectedly in Malta, his brother, Senator Aston, requests that an American undercover detective be sent to Malta to investigate.  It is imperative that they go immediately since Aston's ballroom dance company is currently hosting their annual employee dance competition where all of the suspects are present. 

Even though Detective Constance Bailey is an excellent detective that solves crimes, she doesn't work well with partners and she doesn't dance.  In Malta, she will be required to collaborate with Sergeant Ana Spiteri from Interpol, alongside her new partner: dance partner that is.  Fortunately for Bailey, Sebastian Moore is a dance instructor and former actor, which will be helpful since he will also be playing the part of her husband.  Bailey, aka Sally, is supposedly a newly hired married employee who was invited by Mark Aston to bring her husband, Stuart Miller, to Malta and join the employee dance competition.

It is fun to watch this duo work together, dance together, and solve the murder together.

With the promise that this will be a new Hallmark Mystery series, I look forward to the next episode!

I watched this new Hallmark Mystery Movie on Frndly TV.  It is not yet available on DVD or Amazon, but you can see it on any service that includes the Hallmark channel.

There is currently a placeholder link for the movie on Amazon so you can add it to your watchlist now and watch it when it does become available.

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  1. This sounds like a delightful combination - a cozy mystery story in the form of a Hallmark movie. Thanks for introducing me to 'The Dancing Detective', Sylvestermouse.

  2. I love the sound of this delightful romantic cozy mystery, Sylvestermouse! Thanks so much for the link to the placeholder on Amazon as well as the excellent review and recommendation.

  3. You're so informed on Hallmark movies - your collection of reviews is wonderful. I nice cozy romantic clean cut mystery - that is right up my alley!

  4. I think romance, humour and dancing wrapped up in a mystery sounds wonderful! I agree it is just lovely to watch something that is a cosy mystery without graphic images putting our emotions on edge. Thank you for this recommendation and great review!

  5. Sounds totally enjoyable to me. I will have to keep my eyes open for this one for sure. Thank you for this review!


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