Best of British Mystery Series

In no particular order after 25...

PKiM, this started out as a British list, but has evolved into an international list... [list may include series considered in the "British Mystery" genre, but not actually a "British" Mystery production]

Thank you kindly for the comments/suggestions Edward, Irene, Louise, Sandra, Chardon, Carina, Susan, Dz, Helen, spcelaai13, & narwagner...

Edward, thanks for sharing the many wonderful Acorn offerings.

Louise, I do as well; JT/IM hooked me on mysteries.

Sandra, looks like there is a Series 3 in the making for 2016; can't wait! [UPDATE: Series 3 has started Jan 2016!]

Susan, I LOVE every Marple, going back to MR [my second fave]! Though GM is my fave, I only listed the GM Marple because it's the only one listed on IMDB as a 'TV Series' [with season and episode format]. The others are listed in my 'Great Mystery Films...' list. Also, with two more endorsements for 'Scott & Bailey', I will be looking it up very soon! Thanks again, Susan, and Carina.

Chardon, I've added those titles to the 'British Mystery Series' list; thanks.

Dz, I was unaware of "Scott & Bailey" and have added it to my other, longer "British Mystery Series" list. Looking forward to checking it out soon; thanks.

Spq, I'm going to have to assume you mean "Case Histories", not "Case History"? I've never seen 'CH', so it's not on this list; however, it is on a more comprehensive 'Mystery' list. The ratings look good and the reviews somewhat ok...

[NF=NtFlx]; Thanks, narwagner.

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1.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elderly spinster living in the village of St Mary Mead helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders. (93 mins.)
“ I love each Marple for different reasons, but for me, McEwan as Marple is best!

Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
2.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ First rate and a whole lotta fun, but I've noticed enough SH purists aren't fans; still highly recommended!

Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
3.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. (60 mins.)
“ As the TV mystery genre goes, 'Miss Fisher' is rather saucy. There's much written about how this series doesn't completely live up to the novels (not a problem for us); that being said, it is a brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable series. Production values are first rate (particularly wardrobe, set, location, etc.) and casting is spot on. While some might argue that the mystery narratives may be somewhat derivative of the genre (as many mysteries as we watch, none of it ever gets old), the lead provides for refreshingly strong character reversal (also see 'Annika Bengtzon' (TV, 2001-12), 'New Tricks' (TV, 2003-13), & 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (2009/11), among others). This series deserves further development with additional seasons (wonderful that a third has been confirmed!).

If you've enjoyed 'Miss Fisher', consider: 'Marple'
(TV, 2004-), 'Mr & Mrs Murder' (TV, 2013), 'Murder in Suburbia' (TV, 2004-5), 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ' (TV, 2008), 'Rosemary & Thyme' (TV, 2003-6), 'Hetty Wainthropp Investigates' (TV, 1996-8), 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman' (TV, 1997), 'Vera' (TV, 2011-13), & 'Prime Suspect' (TV, 1991-2006).

Also consider: 'Death in Paradise' (TV, 2011-2013), 'Houdini & Doyle' (TV, 2016), 'Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery' (TV, 1987), 'Vexed' (TV, 2010), 'Helen West' (TV, 2002), 'The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries' (TV, 1998-2000), 'Silent Witness' (TV, 1996-2013), 'Sanctuary' (TV, 2007-11), 'Blue Murder' (TV, 2003-9), 'Vincent' (TV, 2005-6), 'Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime' (AKA 'Tommy & Tuppence'; TV, 1983-4), 'Page Eight' (TV, 2011), 'Partners in Crime' (TV, 2015), & 'Haven' (TV, 2010-13).

'Miss Fisher' is certainly saucy; highly recommended!!!

Available on NF [as of 04/13; through Season 3, as of 11/15]... ” - L P
 
4.
The Last Detective (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
5.
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
At the Nobel Banquet reporter Annika Bengtzon is witness to the attempted murder of a nobel laureate and murder of a scientist... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
“ Well cast with excellent production values and dynamic narratives; highly recommended!

Series available on NF under character's name, "Annika Bengtzon" [as of 05/15]... ” - L P
 
6.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
7.
Foyle's War (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]; & back for another season on PBS!... ” - L P
 
8.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana. (60 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
9.
Rosemary & Thyme (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes. (60 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
10.
Death in Paradise (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team. (60 mins.)
“ Fun, Caribbean island mystery with excellent production values particularly recommended for BM and/or KM fans; currently broadcast on some PBS [as of 02/13] & partially available on NF [as of 08/15]... ” - L P
 
11.
Houdini and Doyle (2016 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.
“ Excellent production and fun to watch; can't get enough of this right now!

Currently airing on Fox and available on Amzn Prime [as of 06/16]... ” - L P
 
12.
Mr & Mrs Murder (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The series follows the adventures of married couple Nicola and Charlie Buchanan, who run an industrial cleaning business while solving the most baffling murder mysteries. (44 mins.)
“ So very glad I recently stumbled upon 'Mr & Mrs Murder'!

Love the cast/characters, writing, and the first rate production!!!

Starts out great, then each episode just gets better; how is there not more than one series/season of this fine Aussie mystery...?!

Available on NF [as of 03/15]... ” - L P
 
13.
Strange (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
John Strange is an ex-priest who had dedicated his life to hunting down demons and the darker side of the church, a task which some of his former bosses stand in the way of. (60 mins.)
“ Just awesome! I was a little late to the party on this one, but so very glad I stumbled upon it, as it combines two of my favorite genres [mystery & horror, with a little rom-com sprinkled in]. A little bit of Kolchac, Constantine, Grimm, Grantchester, and even some Father Brown/Dowling [maybe even a little Ted!] in this way too short series [seven episodes]... If you don't mind demons in your mysteries, this is a fun view!

This series needs DVD/BDs produced!

Available on Hulu [as of 10/15]... ” - L P
 
14.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
“ Prestidigitation and mystery; highly recommended! The latest series is different in tone, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Partially available on NF as of 02/13... ” - L P
 
15.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
“ Thought I would miss the old characters in the newer series, but I find it hasn't lost a step!

Available on NF [as of 02/13, 12/15]... ” - L P
 
16.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
“ My favorite of these related series [Morse, Endeavor].

Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
17.
New Tricks (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama (60 mins.)
“ Fun mystery/crime show with a crew of handpicked detectives forming a special mystery-solving [cold case] unit; in tenth series and still going [as of 08/13].

As the original cast has slowly been replaced, my interest has begun to wane, but acting, writing and production remain first rate [as of 05/16]

Recommended, particularly if you like your crime solving by committee, a la: 'Foyle's War', 'Miss Fisher', 'Bletchley Circle', 'Death in Paradise', 'Houdini & Doyle', and/or 'Ripper Street'; available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
18.
The Bletchley Circle (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer. (45 mins.)
“ Recently aired on PBS [04/13]; no longer available on PBS [as of 05/13]...highly recommended! ” - L P
 
19.
Father Brown (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village. (52 mins.)
“ Charming, if not quaint, mysteries...

Available on PBS [as of 09/15] and Amzn/Acorn [as of 05/16]... ” - L P
 
20.
Vexed (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives. (60 mins.)
“ A light and humorous two-season series that is great fun to watch! Biggest complaints seem to be that there was a lead change in between seasons, but both female leads are great [for different reasons], I would even go so far as to say that the chemistry may have improved somewhat [huge LP fan here!]; although, if I had my way, they would make a great threesome! Give this a view if you like 'Keen Eddie', 'Jonathan Creek', 'Mr and Mrs Murder', 'New Tricks', and/or 'Death in Paradise'...

Available on NF [as of 05/15]... ” - L P
 
21.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
“ Not British [excluding the running Cary Elwes and Tears for Fears narratives], but highly recommended! Although great fun and irreverent, it starts off a little slow before hitting its stride by season three and begins peaking by season six; although, all eight seasons are wonderful...

Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
22.
Agatha Raisin (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton. (60 mins.)
“ First rate; highly recommended!

Available on Acrn/Amzn [as of 08/16]... ” - L P
 
23.
Monk (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way. (47 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
24.
Partners in Crime (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain. (55 mins.)
“ Latest Tommy & Tuppence; excellent production!

Available on Amzn, via Acorn [as of 01/16]... ” - L P
 
25.
Wallander (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
26.
Grantchester (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester. (45 mins.)
“ Outstanding; get ready for season/series two!

Available on NF [as 09/15]... ” - L P
 
27.
Murder in Suburbia (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs". (60 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
28.
Zen (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. (270 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
29.
Keen Eddie (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wisecracking N.Y. cop with no respect for authority, finds himself a fish out of water when he ends up being assigned to a police precinct in the U.K. (44 mins.)
 
30.
Hamish Macbeth (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends... (60 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]...

Great series that's more drama and a wee bit light on mystery as it goes on, but still highly recommended! ” - L P
 
31.
Forever (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A 200-year-old man works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality. (43 mins.)
“ Quincy/Bones meets McCallum, meets Sleepy Hollow, meets Elementary, meets Strange, meets Castle, meets Finder, meets Highlander? It's intriguing, if not riveting, and quite sad that it only lasted a season...

Particularly recommended for those that like their mystery with a little something different. ” - L P
 
32.
Endeavour (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford. (89 mins.)
“ Formerly available on PBS [07–8/12]; once again available on PBS [06-7/13] ...recommended! ” - L P
 
33.
Dirk Gently (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'. (58 mins.)
“ Available on Amzn, via Acorn [as of 01/16]...

Quirky and fun, and unfortunately too few! ” - L P
 
34.
Ellery Queen (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. (100 mins.)
 
35.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case. (75 mins.)
“ Also recommended for PR and 'Keeping Up Appearances' fans; available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
37.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
38.
Rebus (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF...

Listed here as one series, but likely two distinct series: the earlier one with John Hannah as Rebus [2000–01], and the latter with Ken Stott as Rebus [2006–07]... ” - L P
 
39.
The Finder (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people. (44 mins.)
 
40.
Inspector Morse (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case. (100 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
41.
Ripper Street (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper. (59 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 03/13]...this one's a lot of fun; although, series two focuses more on dramatic narrative than mystery, still recommended! ” - L P
 
42.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss... (105 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
43.
A Touch of Frost (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet. (105 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
44.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
 
45.
Wallander (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Swedish cop in a small town near the Baltic coast. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]...original series, not British, but recommended! ” - L P
 
46.
Inspector George Gently (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases. (89 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]...

I prefer the early episodes [particularly the 1st season/series] over the newer... ” - L P
 
47.
Cracker (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases. (100 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
48.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
49.
Vera (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape. (90 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
50.
Father Dowling Mysteries (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun. (45 mins.)
 
51.
Single-Handed (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Jack Driscoll is transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda Sergeant... (130 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]...

Recommended for high production values and beautiful scenery; after first episode, becomes light on mystery and heavy on drama...recommended for British mystery genre fans that may also enjoy "Hamish Macbeth", "Two Thousand Miles of Skye", "Doc Martin", and/or "Monarch of the Glen", etc... ” - L P
 
52.
Prime Suspect (1991 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades. (207 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
53.
Waking the Dead (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology. (100 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
54.
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities. (120 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 04/13]... ” - L P
 
55.
Murder Most Horrid (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.
 
56.
Wycliffe (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in Cornwall, Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe, who works along with his colleagues DI Doug Kersey and DI Lucy Lane, investigates murder cases with his trademark determination and clinical accuracy. (50 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
57.
Wire in the Blood (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England. (69 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
58.
Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
59.
Chandler & Co (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(50 mins.)
 
60.
Varg Veum - I mørket er alle ulver grå (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Private detective Varg Veum investigates a case where his good friend Evans, a highly decorated ex-army officer... (87 mins.)
Director: Alexander Eik
“ One of 12 in the excellent, Norwegian, Trond Espen Seim "Varg Veum" series... ” - L P
 
61.
A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist. (52 mins.)
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
62.
Helen West (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A workaholic with a messy personal life, Helen West juggles gruesome cases of domestic abuse, sexual molestation and murder alongside her rocky relationship with policeman Chief Superintendent Bailey.
“ Available on NF [as of 02/13]... ” - L P
 
63.
Beck (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in the flawed social structure of Stockholm, Sweden. (90 mins.)
 
64.
Ezel (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Betrayed by his trusted friends and the woman he loved, Ömer Uçar returns as Ezel to exact his vengeance. (90 mins.)
 
65.
Banshee (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief, assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities... (60 mins.)
 
66.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
“ Available on NF as of 02/13... ” - L P
 
67.
Birthmarked (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them. (172 mins.)
Director: Martin Asphaug
“ One of nine in the excellent, Swedish/Norwegian, Sven Wollter "Van Veeteren" series... ” - L P
 
68.
Nebbie e delitti (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(100 mins.)
 
69.
Maria Wern (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Swedish policeman is confronted by criminal activities on the island Gotland. (45 mins.)
 
70.
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young student is found stabbed, and her family hires Vares to investigate the case. (94 mins.)
 
71.
Eleventh Hour (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Patrick Stewart stars as science professor Ian Hood, who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses, cloning experiments etc. Special Branch agent Rachel Young is his partner. (90 mins.)
 
72.
Quincy M.E. (1976 TV Series)
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder. (60 mins.)
 
73.
Murphy's Law (2003 TV Series)
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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment. (60 mins.)
 
75.
Death in Holy Orders (2003 Mini-Series)
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Detective Adam Dalgliesh looks into the death of a young ordinand who died under mysterious circumstances. (90 mins.)
 
76.
The Young Montalbano (2012 TV Series)
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The young "Commissario" detective Salvo Montalbano, based in the fictitious village of Vigata, solves mysterious crimes in Sicilia. (120 mins.)
 
77.
Longmire (2012 TV Series)
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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit. (60 mins.)
 
78.
Trick (2000 TV Series)
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Naoko Yamada is a magician struggling to make ends meet who agrees to partner with Professor Ueda, who... (60 mins.)
 
79.
Murderland (2009 Mini-Series)
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A thriller that tells a traumatic murder story through the eyes of three central characters: Carrie the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain the detective in charge of the investigation, and Sally the murder victim. (138 mins.)
 
80.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013 TV Series)
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Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon. (57 mins.)
 
81.
Raines (2007 TV Series)
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Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way... (45 mins.)
 
82.
The Bridge (2011 TV Series)
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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer. (60 mins.)
 
83.
Galileo (2007 TV Series)
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Yukawa Manabu, also known as Detective Galileo, is a genius physicist and university professor who solves unusual mysteries...
 
84.
Shetland (2013 TV Series)
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DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland. (60 mins.)
 
85.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem. (60 mins.)
 
86.
Bones (2005 TV Series)
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Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones. (40 mins.)
 
87.
The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.
Director: Mike Smith
 
88.
Morden i Sandhamn (2010 TV Series)
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Viveca Stens popular novels come to life in "The Sandhamn Murders", a perfect mix of Nordic crime & the beautiful surroundings of the outer Stockholm archipelago. (45 mins.)
 
89.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer. (60 mins.)
 
90.
Numb3rs (2005 TV Series)
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Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes. (43 mins.)
 
91.
Hinterland (2013 Mini-Series)
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A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.
 
92.
Il commissario Montalbano (1999 TV Series)
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Detective Montalbano solves crimes in Sicily.
 
93.
The Killing (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
 
94.
Sleepy Hollow (2013 TV Series)
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Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. (45 mins.)
 
95.
Jo (2013 TV Series)
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Joachim Jo Saint-Clair is a veteran detective in Paris elite Criminal Brigade tackling the city's most challenging murder cases.
 
96.
Andy Barker, P.I. (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An accountant moves into an office formerly owned by a private investigator and begins picking up side work as a private eye, after clients looking for the office's previous occupant inquire about his services. (30 mins.)
 
97.
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre. (50 mins.)
 
98.
Jack Taylor: The Guards (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister... (100 mins.)
Director: Stuart Orme
“ If you like hammy detectives, a la "Mike Hammer", "Rebus", "Sam Spade", or even "George Gently", then this Irish production may make for a nice change of pace from the typical mystery fare... ” - L P
 
99.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car. (45 mins.)
 
100.
McCallum (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories. (120 mins.)