The protagonist of the Hallmark Channel movie Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery is attorney Claire Darrow (Kimberly Williams Paisley), who’s great at protecting the rights of clients — but not great as a rainmaker for her firm.
When her estranged mother/nemesis Joanna Darrow offers to join her firm to make it more profitable, Claire hesitates but agrees after Joanna confesses: “I’m unemployed, homeless and broke.” Joanna also asks Claire to defend her old colleague who has been accused of murder.
Joanna Darrow is portrayed by actress Wendie Malick. The 5’10” former Wilhelmina model is known for her roles on American Housewife (Katie’s mother Kathryn), Hot in Cleveland (Victoria), Frasier (Ronee Lawrence), Just Shoot Me! (former model Nina Van Horn), and Dream On (Judith), among others.
Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery premieres on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, September 8 at 8 pm. The fourth Darrow & Darrow movie, subtitled Burden of Proof, will premiere on October 15. [So many Hallmark movies, streaming here.]