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The Bookfair Murders (2000)

TV Movie | Mystery

Halifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper reporter Judith Cass is in Frankfurt attending a book fair, she there to write an article on up and coming Canadian author Jonathan Matthews who is writing a book rumored to be of major historical ...See moreHalifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper reporter Judith Cass is in Frankfurt attending a book fair, she there to write an article on up and coming Canadian author Jonathan Matthews who is writing a book rumored to be of major historical significance. Judith's story takes a major turn when Jonathan, during the fair's opening night party, collapses and dies. The police later report that Jonathan was poisoned to death. Jonathan had a personal history with publisher Marsha Hillier, Judith's friend who is also at the fair to promote the yet unfinished book of her star author, Margaret Dourie Cantor. Jonathan's murder is the latest but worst of Marsha's problems at the fair. Marsha has also been having problems with Margaret and Margaret's agent, Martin Barrett - who was also Jonathan's agent - about Margaret's inaccessibility to the book fair's buyers and the questionable quality of the chapters she's written thus far. Judith, looking for the answers to Jonathan's murder in wanting a good story but also to help her friend Marsha, works with Ernst Murnau, the Frankfurt police inspector assigned to the case. They all figure that the answers to Jonathan's murder may be found somewhere in his manuscript. Written by Huggo See less
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Anna Porter (book) | Herman F.G. Stuck (teleplay) (as Herman F.G. Stück)
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Apr 9, 2000 (Canada)

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Samantha Bond
Marsha Hillier Marsha Hillier   See fewer
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Linda Kash
Judith Cass Judith Cass   See fewer
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Bernd Michael Lade
Ernst Murnau Ernst Murnau   See fewer
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Saul Rubinek
Martin P. Barrett Martin P. Barrett   See fewer
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Robert Joy
Peter Schmidt Peter Schmidt   See fewer
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Walter Kreye
Peter Freimann Peter Freimann   See fewer
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Jonathan Higgins
Jonathan Matthews Jonathan Matthews   See fewer
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Geneviève Bujold
Margaret Dourie Cantor Margaret Dourie Cantor   See fewer
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Eli Wallach
Erich Schmidt Erich Schmidt   See fewer
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Richard McMillan
Thurgood Thurgood   See fewer
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Sam White
Frans Frans   See fewer
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Rocky Jones
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Toshie Zens
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Joel Flewelling
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Caspar Arnhold
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5.4 / 10 | 69 votes