The Best Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2019

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.

Artful Detective

#1 - Artful Detective

Season 8 - Episode 18

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

star 8.24
158 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Darkness Before Dawn (2)

#2 - Darkness Before Dawn (2)

Season 12 - Episode 18

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

star 8.24
68 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
Writers: Simon McNabb, Noelle Girard
Hell to Pay

#3 - Hell to Pay

Season 10 - Episode 18

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

star 8.16
258 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
Writers:
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Up From Ashes

#4 - Up From Ashes

Season 11 - Episode 1

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 8.10
231 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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The Accident

#5 - The Accident

Season 11 - Episode 7

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 8.10
195 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Mary Pedersen
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The Murdoch Trap

#6 - The Murdoch Trap

Season 6 - Episode 13

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 8.10
120 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

#7 - Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

Season 10 - Episode 13

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

star 8.09
232 votes
Directors: Jill Carterová
Writers:
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The Talking Dead

#8 - The Talking Dead

Season 11 - Episode 9

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 8.07
156 votes
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On the Waterfront (1)

#9 - On the Waterfront (1)

Season 8 - Episode 1

Murdoch believes that the brutal murder of a waterfront merchant could be linked to the shocking assault on Inspector Brackenreid.

star 8.06
170 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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Love and Human Remains

#10 - Love and Human Remains

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 8.05
111 votes
Writers: Lori Spring
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Twentieth Century Murdoch

#11 - Twentieth Century Murdoch

Season 5 - Episode 13

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 8.05
120 votes
Directors: Gail Harvey
Writers: Paul Aitken, Carol Hay, Peter Mitchell, Michelle Ricci
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Dr. Osler Regrets

#12 - Dr. Osler Regrets

Season 11 - Episode 5

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

star 8.04
193 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Dan Trotta
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Drowning in Money

#13 - Drowning in Money

Season 12 - Episode 8

When a wealthy high society couple is found drowned in their pool in an apparent double suicide, Murdoch suspects murder.

star 8.04
97 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Noelle Girard
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Operation: Murder

#14 - Operation: Murder

Season 12 - Episode 2

Ogden enlists Murdoch to investigate possible sabotage in the operating room after a patient dies during a routine medical procedure.

star 8.03
99 votes
Writers: Mary Pedersen
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On the Waterfront (2)

#15 - On the Waterfront (2)

Season 8 - Episode 2

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 8.01
160 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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The Spy Who Loved Murdoch

#16 - The Spy Who Loved Murdoch

Season 12 - Episode 5

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

star 8.01
100 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Simon McNabb
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Brother’s Keeper

#17 - Brother’s Keeper

Season 12 - Episode 7

When Watts kills a man in self-defense and Murdoch uncovers the victim’s criminal past, questions surround Watts’ story.

star 8.00
89 votes
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Bl**dy H*ll

#18 - Bl**dy H*ll

Season 9 - Episode 16

Murdoch and Brackenreid unwittingly put their careers at risk when they investigate high-level police corruption.

star 7.99
151 votes
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Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

#19 - Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

Season 8 - Episode 4

Murdoch and Ogden intervene in the trial of a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband. The pair's nuptials approach.

star 7.97
158 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Secrets and Lies

#20 - Secrets and Lies

Season 12 - Episode 9

When Brackenreid leaves Toronto to help an old friend find a missing woman, he learns he’s a lot closer to the case than he thought.

star 7.97
92 votes
Directors: Leslie Hope
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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Annabella Cinderella

#21 - Annabella Cinderella

Season 12 - Episode 11

Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on those who testified against her.

star 7.97
92 votes
Directors: Sherren Lee
Writers: Paul Aitken
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A Murdog Mystery

#22 - A Murdog Mystery

Season 10 - Episode 11

While investigating the death of a championship show dog, Murdoch discovers a hidden affection for canine companions.

star 7.95
221 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers:
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Six of the Best

#23 - Six of the Best

Season 12 - Episode 12

Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care of the same Jesuit priest who taught him.

star 7.95
77 votes
Directors: Sherren Lee
Writers: Lori Spring
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8 Footsteps

#24 - 8 Footsteps

Season 11 - Episode 3

A recording device made by Alexander Graham Bell helps Murdoch's investigation into a murder at a dinner honouring Helen Keller.

star 7.95
210 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Paul Aitken
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Brakenreid Boudoir

#25 - Brakenreid Boudoir

Season 11 - Episode 8

To investigate an artist's murder, Brackenreid picks up his paintbrush again and attracts a wealthy patron's very personal attention.

star 7.93
162 votes
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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