The Best Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

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.

Twentieth Century Murdoch

#1 - 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 8.24
79 votes
Directors: Gail Harvey
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The Murdoch Trap

#2 - 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 8.18
87 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
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On the Waterfront (1)

#3 - 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 8.16
136 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
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On the Waterfront (2)

#4 - 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 8.13
127 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
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Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

#5 - 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 8.13
121 votes
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Bl**dy H*ll

#6 - 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 8.12
122 votes
Cometh the Archer

#7 - Cometh the Archer

Season 9 - Episode 18

Murdoch and Ogden's lives are threatened by the return of a dangerous adversary.

star 8.11
149 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Love and Human Remains

#8 - 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 8.09
75 votes
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The Death of Dr. Ogden

#9 - The Death of Dr. Ogden

Season 7 - Episode 18

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 8.08
87 votes
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Murdoch in Wonderland

#10 - Murdoch in Wonderland

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 8.04
79 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
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Colour Blinded

#11 - Colour Blinded

Season 9 - Episode 13

Murdoch is pressured by the new Chief Constable to make an expedient arrest in the murder of a white man at a black church.

star 8.03
120 votes
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Nolo Contendere

#12 - Nolo Contendere

Season 9 - Episode 1

While Crabtree serves time for the murder of his sweetheart's husband, Murdoch investigates an inmate stabbing that may be connected to the case.

star 8.02
141 votes
Directors: TW Peacocke
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Raised on Robbery

#13 - Raised on Robbery

Season 9 - Episode 9

While applying for a loan to build his dream home for Ogden, Murdoch finds himself in the midst of a bank heist that puts his reputation at risk.

star 8.02
126 votes
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Stroll on the Wild Side (2)

#14 - Stroll on the Wild Side (2)

Season 5 - Episode 8

After saving his lover Anna from the Black Hand, Detective Murdoch bargains for her life. During his investigation into the murder of a shy librarian with a secret life, he encounters another young woman behaving seductively.

star 8.01
67 votes
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A Case of the Yips

#15 - A Case of the Yips

Season 9 - Episode 11

While investigating a golfer's murder, Murdoch becomes obsessed with the game.

star 8.01
119 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
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From Buffalo With Love

#16 - From Buffalo With Love

Season 9 - Episode 17

After a man is shot during a burlesque performance at the infamous Star Room, Murdoch, Ogden and Brackenreid are surprised to discover a familiar face in the audience.

star 7.98
128 votes
Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Murdoch Air

#17 - Murdoch Air

Season 6 - Episode 1

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

star 7.98
84 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
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Evil Eye of Egypt

#18 - Evil Eye of Egypt

Season 5 - Episode 3

When Detective Murdoch investigates a series of deaths linked to an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities, Constable Crabtree is convinced a Mummy's curse is to blame.

star 7.98
83 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
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The Great Wall

#19 - The Great Wall

Season 3 - Episode 2

Murdoch is called to Station House Five when a decorated constable is murdered and the local detective is ill. Murdoch finds that everyone is ready to blame an elderly Chinaman named Fong Choy because of something to do with his granddaughter, but she is nowhere to be found and Fong Choy won't talk.

star 7.98
77 votes
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The Devil Inside

#20 - The Devil Inside

Season 10 - Episode 10

Murdoch and Ogden contend with a killer who claims he's possessed by the devil.

star 7.97
207 votes
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Summer of '75

#21 - Summer of '75

Season 9 - Episode 7

When a childhood friend from wilderness camp alerts Murdoch to imminent danger, they travel to Algonquin Park to investigate a 30-year-old murder.

star 7.96
134 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
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Confederate Treasure

#22 - Confederate Treasure

Season 4 - Episode 7

The murdered body of an elderly drifter is found near the docks with a whiskey flask clenched in his hands. It looks at first like another drunk has met an unkind fate. But, when Ogden determines the victim had the liver of a teetotaler, Murdoch inspects the whiskey flask and finds a secret compartment containing what appears to be part of a coded message. The case takes an even stranger turn when a man identifying himself as the dead man’s son comes to the morgue to claim his body. Investigations lead to political conspiracies being uncovered and a far bigger case is on their hands than first expected.

star 7.96
70 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
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Crime & Punishment

#23 - Crime & Punishment

Season 6 - Episode 12

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

star 7.95
84 votes
Directors: Laurie Lynd
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Murdoch on the Corner

#24 - Murdoch on the Corner

Season 6 - Episode 3

Murdoch films a street corner to catch a killer.

star 7.94
70 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
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The Green Muse

#25 - 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 7.94
78 votes
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