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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.