The BEST Episodes of American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2022

Network: Discovery+

In American Detective, Kenda trades in his own case files to bring viewers astounding investigations from across the country, with each episode featuring a different homicide detective whose tireless efforts helped put a killer behind bars and bring justice for the victim.

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Hazard Lights

#1 - Hazard Lights

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 4, 2021

A depraved killer snuffs out the life of a promising young schoolteacher.

star 8.16
25 votes
Lights Out

#2 - Lights Out

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 24, 2021

A gruesome attack on a couple sets of a nationwide hunt for the culprit.

star 8.09
23 votes
Goodbye Horses

#3 - Goodbye Horses

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 27, 2021

A young mother is viciously gone down on Virginia’s Chincoteague Island.

star 8.04
23 votes
"Murder, Murder, Murder"

#4 - "Murder, Murder, Murder"

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 4, 2021

A Seattle woman is brutally murdered close to a homeless encampment.

star 7.89
38 votes
Black Water

#5 - Black Water

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 17, 2021

In Pennsylvania, the body of a computer programmer is found submerged in a bathtub. Leads are scarce until detectives uncover a series of troubling voicemails.

star 7.81
27 votes
What She Saw

#6 - What She Saw

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 10, 2021

A slain woman's disabled child may hold the key to solve a double murder.

star 7.71
24 votes
Fourteen Stories Down

#7 - Fourteen Stories Down

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2021

A presumed suicide shifts to foul play when a second dead body turns up.

star 7.64
44 votes
 From the Deep

#8 - From the Deep

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 13, 2021

Some three miles off the Jersey shore, boaters discover the remains of a 16-year-old girl. An unlikely clue leads detectives to the killer’s cold-blooded conspiracy.

star 7.60
30 votes
Tale of Two Knives

#9 - Tale of Two Knives

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 19, 2021

A med student is found pinned to her bedroom floor with a large knife. Det. Frank Dillard must employ his skills as an interrogator to hunt down a serial killer.

star 7.57
23 votes
A Face With No Name

#10 - A Face With No Name

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 3, 2021

An industrious teen learns there's a fine line between friends and killers.

star 7.44
27 votes