American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda

The BEST episodes of American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda

Every episode of American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda!

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.

Last Updated: 9/22/2022Network: discovery+
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Death Roll
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8.62
21 votes

#1 - Death Roll

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/23/2022

Gunshots ring out in broad daylight, killing a young mother of four only steps from her workplace in Carson, California. Veteran detective Louie Aguilera works hard to find the assailant, but the investigation leads him across international borders.

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Hazard Lights
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7.91
35 votes

#2 - Hazard Lights

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/4/2021

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

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Mr. X
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7.88
8 votes

#3 - Mr. X

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/20/2022

A farmhand goes missing from a sprawling cattle ranch, but the case takes a sinister turn when his body shows up miles down the Coweeman river in Washington State.

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Lights Out
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7.83
30 votes

#4 - Lights Out

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/24/2021

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

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Fourteen Stories Down
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7.80
55 votes

#5 - Fourteen Stories Down

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2021

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

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"Murder, Murder, Murder"
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7.80
50 votes

#6 - "Murder, Murder, Murder"

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/4/2021

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

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Goodbye Horses
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7.78
32 votes

#7 - Goodbye Horses

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/27/2021

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

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Blood Bath
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7.78
9 votes

#8 - Blood Bath

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2022

A killer enters a woman's house through a hole in the wall and murders her.

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Lothario
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7.75
8 votes

#9 - Lothario

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/13/2022

Arson investigators find a man dead in a burned-out Kentucky home. The police investigation quickly uncovers victim number two. It's up to Detective Meroni to catch the killer before he strikes again.

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One Drop
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7.75
8 votes

#10 - One Drop

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/10/2022

A dismembered corpse floating in Thunder Bay opens up a vexing mystery.

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The Creek
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7.70
23 votes

#11 - The Creek

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/26/2022

A home health care aide's body floats in a rural Connecticut creek, and detective Garritt Kelly joins the investigation to bring justice to a community gripped by fear. But Kelly will need to employ burgeoning forensic technology to secure a conviction.

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A Face With No Name
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7.65
34 votes

#12 - A Face With No Name

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/3/2021

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

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What She Saw
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7.64
33 votes

#13 - What She Saw

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/10/2021

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

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Black Water
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7.61
36 votes

#14 - Black Water

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/17/2021

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.

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Tale of Two Knives
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7.60
30 votes

#15 - Tale of Two Knives

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/19/2021

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.

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From the Deep
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7.59
41 votes

#16 - From the Deep

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/13/2021

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.

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Run the Wickets
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7.58
19 votes

#17 - Run the Wickets

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/2/2022

The former mayor of Potowan Point, Ohio, turns up dead in his hunting cabin. Detective Ryan Allar and his team begin the search to figure out if this is political retaliation or something more personal. What they find hits a little too close to home.

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Radio Silence
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7.53
17 votes

#18 - Radio Silence

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/9/2022

The body of a promising young radio host turns up near a road in south Houston. Det. Harris takes the case, and uncovers a tragic tale of love and deceit.

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Prodigal Son
star
7.47
19 votes

#19 - Prodigal Son

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/26/2022

A hardworking father of five lies dead on his kitchen floor with a bullet to the back of the head. To get to the bottom of the mystery, Det. James Colley must untangle a web of twisted relationships and bizarre fantasies.

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Body Parts
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7.46
13 votes

#20 - Body Parts

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/6/2022

Det. Flavell is called in to solve his career’s most gruesome and senseless crime after two women from Greenville, South Carolina, find horrifying discoveries on their doorstep, along with ominous death threats and trash bags filled with severed human appendages.

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Murder Capitol
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7.40
10 votes

#21 - Murder Capitol

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2022

After a young mother goes missing on the streets of Washington, DC, Detective Jackie Middleton must get to the bottom of a cold-blooded conspiracy.

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Drugstore Cowboy
star
7.06
17 votes

#22 - Drugstore Cowboy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/16/2022

The murder of a young entrepreneur in the entranceway of his family home, sends shockwaves through his affluent seaside community. To catch the killer, Detective Dale Mason must navigate a tangled conspiracy and outwit a band of career criminals.

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