The BEST Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2019

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.

Darkness Before Dawn (2)

#1 - 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 8.28
99 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
Writers: Simon McNabb, Noelle Girard
Artful Detective

#2 - Artful Detective

Season 8 - Episode 18

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

star 8.22
170 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Paul Aitken
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 8.13
273 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
The Murdoch Trap

#4 - 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 8.11
133 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Paul Aitken
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 8.08
208 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Mary Pedersen
Up From Ashes

#6 - 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 8.06
247 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Peter Mitchell
Twentieth Century Murdoch

#7 - 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 8.06
129 votes
Directors: Gail Harvey
Writers: Paul Aitken, Carol Hay, Peter Mitchell, Michelle Ricci
Mr. Murdoch's Neighbourhood

#8 - 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 8.05
244 votes
Directors: Jill Carterová
Love and Human Remains

#9 - 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 8.04
122 votes
Writers: Lori Spring
On the Waterfront (1)

#10 - 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 8.03
183 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
The Talking Dead

#11 - 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 8.02
172 votes
On the Waterfront (2)

#12 - 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
173 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
Writers: Peter Mitchell
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 8.01
117 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Noelle Girard
Dr. Osler Regrets

#14 - 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 8.00
208 votes
Directors: Alison Reid
Writers: Dan Trotta
Operation: Murder

#15 - 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 8.00
120 votes
Writers: Mary Pedersen
Brother’s Keeper

#16 - 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 7.98
113 votes
Writers: Paul Aitken
Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

#17 - 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 7.98
169 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Paul Aitken
Secrets and Lies

#18 - 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
111 votes
Directors: Leslie Hope
Writers: Peter Mitchell
Bl**dy H*ll

#19 - 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 7.96
160 votes
Bad Pennies

#20 - Bad Pennies

Season 13 - Episode 2

When a dockworker is shot, Murdoch pursues an elusive witness and learns anti-union thugs may be involved.

star 7.95
79 votes
Writers: Peter Mitchell
The Manual for Murder

#21 - The Manual for Murder

Season 12 - Episode 16

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

star 7.95
98 votes
Writers: Paul Aitken, Robert Rotenberg, Carol Hay, Paul Aitken, Alexandra Zarowny, Mary Pedersen, Dan Trotta
Annabella Cinderella

#22 - 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 7.93
113 votes
Directors: Sherren Lee
Writers: Paul Aitken
A Murdog Mystery

#23 - 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 7.93
236 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
The Green Muse

#24 - The Green Muse

Season 2 - Episode 5

The romance between Inspector Murdoch and Dr. Ogden heats up as Murdoch finds himself investigating the death of a young woman working as a high-class prostitute.

star 7.93
123 votes
Six of the Best

#25 - 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 7.92
103 votes
Directors: Sherren Lee
Writers: Lori Spring