The BEST episodes of It Takes a Killer

Every episode of It Takes a Killer ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of It Takes a Killer!

Investigation of the crimes from the perspective of the killers, trying to get inside their minds and determine their motives. Leading homicide investigators and experts from such agencies as the FBI and Scotland Yard take a look at the evidence pulled from crime scenes and profile the killer’s behavior to try to piece together the details of each murder, explaining when, why and how each criminal committed the crime. For the wannabe detectives watching the show, the experts also reveal how the crime was solved — which often requires authorities to think like a killer.

Last Updated: 11/25/2022Network:Oxygen
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Of Disbelief & Death
star
8.00
12 votes

#1 - Of Disbelief & Death

Season 1 - Episode 85 - Aired 1/22/2018

A controversial family of atheists walks away from their life's work without warning. When law enforcement stops investigating the disappearances, an intrepid journalist picks up the torch and hunts down a mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

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Mad Maksim
star
8.00
20 votes

#2 - Mad Maksim

Season 1 - Episode 73 - Aired 10/30/2017

A disgruntled man snaps and goes on killing spree, terrorizing the entire borough of Brooklyn, New York. Cops track the killer's trail of victims for more than 24 hours before they finally hunt him down across the city.

The Burial He Wanted
star
7.94
18 votes

#3 - The Burial He Wanted

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired 9/18/2017

The disappearance of a wealthy retiree in South Florida quickly turns from a missing person's case to a full blown homicide investigation focused around an unexpected perpetrator and her convoluted plan to get away with murder.

Down In Flames
star
7.91
11 votes

#4 - Down In Flames

Season 1 - Episode 77 - Aired 11/20/2017

The discovery of a burned body on the side of the road in suburban Dallas kick starts a furious race to find a killer. With surveillance footage and a string of eyewitnesses, it takes local police less than 72 hours to identify the perpetrator.

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Blood on the Chef's Apron
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7.86
14 votes

#5 - Blood on the Chef's Apron

Season 1 - Episode 83 - Aired 1/15/2018

When a chef's wife goes missing from Southern California, it initially appears she may have left voluntarily, yet, after months of investigation, detectives uncover she was the victim of a ruthless homicide and an even more savage cover up.

Mrs. Wrong
star
7.86
14 votes

#6 - Mrs. Wrong

Season 1 - Episode 82 - Aired 1/1/2018

A heartbroken millionaire marries a much younger woman, ending with a shotgun blast to the stomach and a lethal dose of poison.

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The Grim Sleeper
star
7.82
17 votes

#7 - The Grim Sleeper

Season 1 - Episode 64 - Aired 8/21/2017

A merciless killer terrorizes South Los Angeles during the 1980s then appears to go dormant for 14 years only to resurface in the most hideous way possible. But through technological advances law enforcement is able to bring the madman to justice.

They'll Never Find Her Body
star
7.73
15 votes

#8 - They'll Never Find Her Body

Season 1 - Episode 78 - Aired 12/4/2017

A mother disappears, leaving behind three kids and a husband she planned to divorce. Law enforcement determines she's been the victim of a homicide but it takes them nearly two decades to unravel the mystery, and bring her killer to justice.

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The Green River Killer
star
7.73
37 votes

#9 - The Green River Killer

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/9/2016

Four-dozen women are murdered in Washington State, and five of the victims found in the Green River.

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An Axe to Grind
star
7.71
17 votes

#10 - An Axe to Grind

Season 1 - Episode 89 - Aired 2/21/2018

A husband and wife are savagely attacked in their upstate New York home. When the wife survives, but loses her memory of the attack, police must rely on the evidence to see if her pre-amnesia identification of the killer proves true.

Blood Thicker Than Marriage
star
7.68
22 votes

#11 - Blood Thicker Than Marriage

Season 1 - Episode 71 - Aired 10/16/2017

Cops investigate the apparent carjacking of a husband and wife in East Los Angeles, California only to discover that the ambush was a ruse, carried out by cousins, to kill the husband for insurance money.

A Wolf in Woman's Clothing
star
7.68
28 votes

#12 - A Wolf in Woman's Clothing

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 2/3/2017

The murder of a millionaire doctor's wife sets off a massive manhunt throughout New England. Law enforcement quickly locates the suspected killer only to find out he has a history of not only violence but also cross-dressing.

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Scott Peterson
star
7.67
24 votes

#13 - Scott Peterson

Season 1 - Episode 75 - Aired 11/13/2017

A central California community is rocked when a pregnant wife vanishes without a trace on Christmas Eve. After months of tireless investigation, cops make two grisly discoveries that confirm the expectant mom had been targeted for murder.

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Rage & Anger
star
7.67
18 votes

#14 - Rage & Anger

Season 1 - Episode 80 - Aired 12/18/2017

The random murder of a woman in Central Montana sends law enforcement on the hunt for a killer; using a network of informants and good old fashioned methods the authorities track down the mentally unstable man behind the motiveless crime.

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Too Late To Say Sorry
star
7.63
19 votes

#15 - Too Late To Say Sorry

Season 1 - Episode 72 - Aired 10/23/2017

A triple homicide in small town Maine rocks a community and destroys a family. It doesn't take police long to piece together the elements of the crime, and its ruthless cover-up, which point back to a perpetrator close to home.

Body Parts In My Pocket
star
7.63
19 votes

#16 - Body Parts In My Pocket

Season 1 - Episode 66 - Aired 9/4/2017

A serial killer crisscrosses California, leaving a trail of dead bodies in random locations. Law enforcement is nowhere near catching the dangerous sociopath, until he shows up at a Sheriff's Department with a victim's body part in his jacket.

The Informant
star
7.63
16 votes

#17 - The Informant

Season 1 - Episode 97 - Aired 4/23/2018

In Southern California, law enforcement hunt for a serial killer who is targeting elderly women within a few mile radius; after weeks of searching, a survivor comes forward with a description that blows the case wide open.

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Spoiled, Rotten & Ruthless
star
7.62
21 votes

#18 - Spoiled, Rotten & Ruthless

Season 1 - Episode 60 - Aired 7/17/2017

After three members of an affluent family are mowed down inside their home, law enforcement locks in on a primary person of interest.

Cleveland Killer
star
7.60
15 votes

#19 - Cleveland Killer

Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired 4/2/2018

A damaged man turns Cleveland, Ohio into a hunting ground as part of a twisted plan to exact revenge on the women who hurt him.

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The Poughkeepsie Predator
star
7.59
17 votes

#20 - The Poughkeepsie Predator

Season 1 - Episode 62 - Aired 8/7/2017

Law enforcement discovers the man who had been killing prostitutes in upstate New York for two years was living amongst the dead bodies of his victims that were stashed in his home.

The Green Widow
star
7.58
19 votes

#21 - The Green Widow

Season 1 - Episode 69 - Aired 9/25/2017

The murder of a man inside his suburban Los Angeles home sets off a chain reaction of murder, conspiracy and furious cover-ups, which ultimately point back to a mastermind who's in it for the money.

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What Happened to Jana?
star
7.57
14 votes

#22 - What Happened to Jana?

Season 1 - Episode 63 - Aired 8/14/2017

The search a local business woman who vanished quickly morphs into a homicide investigation after police discover microscopic evidence inside the woman's home and car. But with no body or eyewitnesses, can law enforcement bring the killer to justice?

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Process of Elimination
star
7.57
14 votes

#23 - Process of Elimination

Season 1 - Episode 84 - Aired 1/15/2018

A vicious custody battle ends when one of the parents vanishes without a trace. Law enforcement investigates the usual suspects only to uncover a seemingly premeditated murder and a sickening attempt to cover it up.

Partners in Evil
star
7.54
24 votes

#24 - Partners in Evil

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 12/23/2016

Two ex-marines abduct women and keep them as sex slaves. This evil duo carries out their "operation" with military precision, unafraid to kill innocent civilians along the way, until a petty crime unravels their sinister plans.

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The Craigslist Killer
star
7.51
70 votes

#25 - The Craigslist Killer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/7/2016

Three women who advertised erotic services on Craiglist are assaulted, on of them is killed; surveillance video and witness reports match a man who no one would ever suspect to be a killer.

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