Nikki & Nora: Sister Sleuths is a 2022 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries starring Rhiannon Fish and Hunter King.
The mystery is written by Marcy Holland and directed by Kevin Fair.
Fraternal twins Nikki and Nora are forced back into each other’s lives when they inherit a detective agency. As they solve a murder, they realize their differences may be their greatest advantage.
A New Direction
As sleuthers know Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has really shaken up their mystery offerings. A number of ongoing titles have been formally cancelled while others just seem to have been left in limbo. At the time Hallmark said that they were re-evaluating their approach and this seems to be the first of their new approach.
Traditionally the mystery titles featured will-they-won- they ‘central pairings. Not all titles fell into that but a lot did, having mystery solving sisters at the forefront is something new. It is noticeable that the central pair is also significantly younger than other mystery leads.
We covered what was different about Nikki & Nora: Sister Sleuths but what this debut instalment also does is stick to what works. The tone stays reasonably light throughout which makes the plot twists and serious beats hit harder. The chemistry between the sisters is solid and the journey of the two finding their way back to each other is worth a watch with the mystery excellent icing on the cake. The mystery itself is engaging enough and combining the lawyer stuff with police was a nice touch.
A Hidden Past
The thread that reunites the sisters is this mysterious private detective that left his detective agency to them. We get a little more information about their connection to the detective right at the end of the film which means an ongoing mystery to solve. This touch reminds me of one of my top three Hallmark mysteries – Hailey Dean Mysteries let’s hope this mystery gets a few instalments so we can find out what happens next.
Nikki and Nora Forever
I see more than enough here to justify more instalments, whether Hallmark Media will share my thoughts is another question entirely. I applaud taking a chance with younger leads and putting sisters as the central pairing. It definitely takes Hallmark a long time to modernize but it should be recognize when it does.
Did you manage to watch Nikki and Nora, what did you think?