Pop singing sensation Jewel has taken on a new gig as town sleuth in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel’s latest franchise: “Framed for Murder.” Based on the “Fixer Upper” mystery novels by New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle, this latest installment of cozies-turn-into-movies premieres Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Starring opposite of Jewel in “Framed for Murder: A Fixer-Upper Mystery” will be Canadian actor Colin Ferguson who is no stranger to Hallmark Channels light-hearted cinema. Ferguson is perhaps best known for his role on the Syfy’s channel’s “Haven” series and as Sheriff Jack Carter on the show “Eureka.”

Singer, songwriter, actress and poet Jewel Murray will play Shannon Hughes.

Not only is Shannon the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove’s expert in Victorian home restoration, but she is also the owner of the Hughes Construction Company. More importantly, Shannon’s renovations often lead her into unearthing clues and secret past histories thus causing her to match wits with the police. Helping her to hammer out motives and reconstruct crime scenes is her new client, author and famed crime reporter Macintyre “Mac” Sullivan, played by Ferguson. Their first case in crime-solving involves trying to nail who killed Shannon’s good friend and next door neighbor.

Building a career out of heart and talent

Jewel, a four-time Grammy nominee, released her first album “Pieces of You” in 1995 and has since sold over 30 million records worldwide.

The Alaska native made her acting debut in the 1999 film “Ride with the Devil.” She also played the role of late country singer June Carter Cash in the Lifetime movie “Ring of Fire.” Jewel has made countless appearances on various television series such as: “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Bones,” “Cold Case,” “Gilmore Girls,” and twice featured as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

Hallmark is home to some lovable heroines

Several female stars from 90’s sitcoms and other shows have recently found a new home on Hallmark’s Movies & Mysteries Channel. “Full House” alums Lori Loughlin and Candace Cameron Bure have both been given starring roles on the “Garage Sale Mystery,” and “Aurora Teagarden Mystery Movie” franchises, respectively.