Based on novels by Maureen Jennings, “Murdoch Mysteries” follows detective William Murdoch. In a series of stories taking place in Toronto during the 1890s and early 1900s, several challenging murder cases arise. Murdoch uses up-and-coming forensics techniques and an unconventional approach, which often elicit skepticism from his fellow officers and his boss. Coroner Julia Ogden becomes Murdoch’s number one ally, and they make a top-notch team, but he must struggle against tradition and prejudice to solve some of the city’s most-gruesome murders.
- 13 Seasons: 204 episodes x one-hour mystery drama series, 3 x 2-hour holiday specials
Number 1 Series in Canada
Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama set in Toronto in the late 1890s and early 1900s during the age of invention.
Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective, enlists radical new forensic techniques like fingerprinting, ultraviolet light, and trace evidence to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Murdoch’s colleagues include his beloved wife, the fiery and fiercely intelligent Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy, Durham County); Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing), Murdoch’s eager but sometimes naïve right-hand man; and Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Coronation Street), Murdoch’s skeptical yet reluctantly supportive boss. All are valuable allies who help Murdoch solve his varied cases and traverse the many stratums and evolving manners of Victorian-turned-Edwardian society.