The BEST Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2020

Network: CBC (CA)

A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition. Based on the books by Maureen Jennings.

The Murdoch Trap

#1 - The Murdoch Trap

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 15, 2013

With his colleague sentenced to hang for murder, Detective Murdoch races to exonerate them and steps into a trap set by the real killer.

star 8.15
214 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Paul Aitken
Darkness Before Dawn (2)

#2 - Darkness Before Dawn (2)

Season 12 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 4, 2019

Murdoch suspects John is being framed for murder by Inspector McWorthy and Brackenreid goes after the corrupt copper.

star 8.09
148 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
Writers: Noelle Girard, Simon McNabb
Love and Human Remains

#3 - Love and Human Remains

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 14, 2010

Workers laboring to build a bridge across the Don River make a grisly discovery – entombed in the swamplands bordering the river are the well-preserved bodies of a man and a woman. Called to the scene, Murdoch and Ogden quickly determine that the couple was murdered. When a third body is then discovered, Murdoch has to re-evaluate the nature of the crime.

star 8.09
301 votes
Writers: Lori Spring
Hell to Pay

#4 - Hell to Pay

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 20, 2017

When a burlesque dancer asks Murdoch for help, the Station House No. 4 team find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy and unforeseen danger.

star 8.08
312 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
Artful Detective

#5 - Artful Detective

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 30, 2015

During a hunt for a killer who collects macabre trophies, Murdoch becomes a target.

star 8.08
213 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Paul Aitken
The Manual for Murder

#6 - The Manual for Murder

Season 12 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 18, 2019

After the release of Murdoch and Ogden's book, a series of copycat murders begin to take place.

star 8.08
146 votes
Writers: Alexandra Zarowny, Carol Hay, Dan Trotta, Mary Pedersen, Paul Aitken, Robert Rotenberg
Twentieth Century Murdoch

#7 - Twentieth Century Murdoch

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired May 22, 2012

Murdoch investigates the claims of a man who says his time travels to the future provided him with information that allowed him to stop crimes, while the New Year's Eve Policeman's Ball offers exciting personal possibilities for the 20th century.

star 8.07
202 votes
Directors: Gail Harvey
Writers: Carol Hay, Michelle Ricci, Paul Aitken, Peter Mitchell
Murdoch in Wonderland

#8 - Murdoch in Wonderland

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 10, 2011

When a woman is found murdered at a costume party held in honour of the late Lewis Carroll, all clues point to a man dressed as the Mad Hatter. It seems obvious that this is the killer? This is not welcomed news as this part was played by Murdoch himself. Murdoch becomes the Alice In Wonderland prime murder suspect and it’s up to his team to prove their favourite detective is not the killer – or can we be sure of that?

star 8.07
191 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
Writers: Graham Clegg, Paul Aitken
The Future is Unwritten

#9 - The Future is Unwritten

Season 13 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 2020

After a colleague is murdered, Murdoch is convinced Violet Hart is involved.

star 8.07
91 votes
The Death of Dr. Ogden

#10 - The Death of Dr. Ogden

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 7, 2014

When Julia Ogden's father passes away, she uncovers an unexpected truth behind his death - and his life. Meanwhile, Brackenreid must take over for Murdoch in the investigation of a murder amongst a group of geniuses.

star 8.06
264 votes
Directors: Michael McGowan
Writers: Carol Hay, Jordan Christianson, Michelle Ricci, Simon McNabb
Still Waters

#11 - Still Waters

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 13, 2008

The body of Richard Hartley, the newest member of a prestigious men’s rowing team, is found washed up on a beach after a night of drinking with his teammates. According to his fiancée, Minerva Fairchild, Hartley had just replaced the team’s top rower Horace Briggs, who admits he’d been disappointed when he was bumped from the team – but not enough to kill. As the evidence mounts, it seems increasingly apparent that Hartley was killed in an initiation hazing gone wrong. Sure enough, the team’s coach admits that Hartley would have cost them a spot at the Olympics, so he instructed the boys to put him out of action so they could bring Briggs back. When things got rough, Hartley panicked and ran into the lake – but he was a strong swimmer; they never dreamed he’d drown. Still no closer to the truth, Murdoch orders a test on the water in Hartley’s lungs – and that’s when the investigation finally blows wide open.

star 8.06
358 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
Writers: Cal Coons, Derek Schreyer, Maureen Jennings
Crime & Punishment

#12 - Crime & Punishment

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 8, 2013

Detective Murdoch and his methods are compromised when one of his colleagues is implicated in a suspicious murder.

star 8.05
231 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
The Accident

#13 - The Accident

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2017

When a man suffers life-threatening injuries in a motorcar collision, Murdoch's investigation reveals sinister motives and a case that must be solved before the victim dies.

star 8.03
252 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Mary Pedersen
Up From Ashes

#14 - Up From Ashes

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2017

A jailed Murdoch must prove his innocence amid police and government corruption after the constables are ambushed, Ogden is kidnapped, and Brackenreid goes missing.

star 8.03
291 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Peter Mitchell
Things Left Behind

#15 - Things Left Behind

Season 13 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 24, 2020

Murdoch suspects a colleague has ties to a murder. Ogden flirts with danger. Crabtree meets an intense fan.

star 8.01
87 votes
Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

#16 - Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 6, 2017

When Murdoch and Ogden use their riverside property as a burial ground to study human decomposition, they dig up more than they imagined.

star 8.01
289 votes
Directors: Jill Carterová
Mild, Mild West

#17 - Mild, Mild West

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 10, 2009

When the traveling Buffalo Bill Cody's Western Extravaganza settles in Toronto, murders happen. Inspector Murdoch must investigate the crimes while his boss becomes enamored with Annie Oakley.

star 8.01
264 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Derek Schreyer, Maureen Jennings
Dr. Osler Regrets

#18 - Dr. Osler Regrets

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2017

A spate of murders staged as suicides leads Murdoch to suspect a sequential killer targeting the elderly.

star 8.01
248 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Dan Trotta
The Spy Who Loved Murdoch

#19 - The Spy Who Loved Murdoch

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2018

When Murdoch impersonates a dead diplomat to save a treaty, political and sexual intrigue complicate matters.

star 8.00
171 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Simon McNabb
Murdoch Au Naturel

#20 - Murdoch Au Naturel

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2013

Murdoch enlists some revealing detective work while investigating a murder at a nudist community.

star 8.00
201 votes
Writers: Michelle Ricci
The Talking Dead

#21 - The Talking Dead

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 2017

After obituaries are published in advance of two men's deaths, Murdoch discovers more intended victims, including a member of Station House No. 4.

star 7.99
212 votes
Murdoch Air

#22 - Murdoch Air

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2013

Murdoch investigates the crash of a flying machine that killed a man, uncovering conspiracy and sabotage.

star 7.99
205 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Peter Mitchell
On the Waterfront (2)

#23 - On the Waterfront (2)

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2014

Murdoch and the force have to confront more violence on the waterfront as they try and bring Brackenreid's attackers to justice. Dr. Ogden and Dr. Grace go head to head in court.

star 7.98
242 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
Invention Convention

#24 - Invention Convention

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2012

After a ruthless inventor is killed at a convention, Murdoch's investigation is assisted by his idol, Alexander Graham Bell.

star 7.98
206 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
Writers: Paul Aitken
Toronto the Bad

#25 - Toronto the Bad

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2019

While moonlighting as a cab driver, Higgins finds a dead passenger in the backseat.

star 7.97
105 votes
Directors: Shereen Lee
Writers: Dan Trotta