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James Tupper and Courtney Thorne-Smith are back in Hallmark’s “Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death.” Crown Media / Ryan Plummer

Courtney Thorne-Smith and James Tupper reprise their roles in the newest “Emma Fielding Mysteries” movie, titled “More Bitter Than Death,” when it premieres on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday.

The franchise kicked off in 2017 with “Site Unseen,” continued last year with “Past Malice,” and, now, fans are getting the third installment, “More Bitter Than Death,” during Hallmark’s Must Solve Sundays.

Here’s what’s going down this time around:

According to the synopsis, “While hosting the annual gathering of the Association for the Study of American Archaeology at Kenzer College, Emma Fielding (Thorne-Smith) is thrust into the midst of a murder mystery when the President of her organization is poisoned on the eve of announcing her successor.

“With many of the leading archaeologists present having expressed their entitlement to the presidency prior to the murder, Emma and FBI pal Jim Conner (Tupper) have plenty of likely suspects from which to choose, including Duncan Thatcher (Mark Valley), the rather self-important archaeologist who Emma was not expecting to attend, and who just happens to be her former fiancé.”

Follow along as Emma and Jim solve the case when “Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death” debuts on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.