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The Best Episodes of Murdoch Mysteries

Every episode of Murdoch Mysteries ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into 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.


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Murdoch Mysteries" is "The Accident", rated 9.2/10 from 510 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Accident" aired on 11/13/2017 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Dead End Street".

  • The Accident
    9.2/10 510 votes

    #1 - The Accident

    Season 11 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-11-13

    Murdoch investigates a car accident and uncovers sinister motives.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dead End Street
    8.9/10 443 votes

    #2 - Dead End Street

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-03-22

    Murdoch makes a surprising discovery at a dolls house fair; in one of the houses the artist has placed a hand firing a gun. This is no ordinary model - it’s a crime scene. Murdoch finds the creator of the streetscape, an autistic 19-year-old, Lydia, who communicates best through model building. No one has reported a murder yet, but using the model’s intricate clues left by Lydia, Murdoch discovers that someone indeed has been killed – but what happened and why? Someone is far from happy by his investigations and things begin to get even more sinister in the neighbourhood.

    Director: Laurie Lynd

    Writer: N/A

  • Up From Ashes
    8.8/10 355 votes

    #3 - Up From Ashes

    Season 11 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-25

    A jailed Murdoch must prove his innocence amid police and government corruption after the constables are ambushed, Ogden is kidnapped, and Brackenreid goes missing.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Twentieth Century Murdoch
    8.6/10 394 votes

    #4 - Twentieth Century Murdoch

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-05-22

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bl**dy H*ll
    8.6/10 304 votes

    #5 - Bl**dy H*ll

    Season 9 Episode 16 - Aired 2016-03-07

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Darkness Before the Dawn (2)
    8.6/10 241 votes

    #6 - Darkness Before the Dawn (2)

    Season 12 Episode 18 - Aired 2019-03-04

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

    Director: Peter Mitchell

    Writer: Simon McNabb, Noelle Girard

  • The Murdoch Identity
    8.5/10 409 votes

    #7 - The Murdoch Identity

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-02-16

    Murdoch finds himself with amnesia and running for his life on the streets of Bristol, England, very far from home, if he knew where his home was. Taking refuge in a pub, he gains the assistance of a vivacious barmaid who helps him reconstruct his memories, escape his pursuers, and foil an assassination plot.

    Director: Laurie Lynd

    Writer: N/A

  • Love and Human Remains
    8.5/10 387 votes

    #8 - Love and Human Remains

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-04-13

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Murdoch in Wonderland
    8.5/10 380 votes

    #9 - Murdoch in Wonderland

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2011-05-10

    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?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Murdoch in Toyland
    8.5/10 369 votes

    #10 - Murdoch in Toyland

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-05-08

    Detective Murdoch is taunted by a deranged criminal who leaves talking dolls with macabre personal messages at each crime scene.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What Lies Buried
    8.5/10 353 votes

    #11 - What Lies Buried

    Season 8 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-11-24

    Murdoch's own colleagues are suspects when a police officer's skeleton is discovered in the basement.

    Director: Deborah Chow

    Writer: N/A

  • Artful Detective
    8.5/10 396 votes

    #12 - Artful Detective

    Season 8 Episode 18 - Aired 2015-03-30

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • 8 Footsteps
    8.5/10 288 votes

    #13 - 8 Footsteps

    Season 11 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-10-09

    A recording device made by Alexander Graham Bell assists in the investigation of a murder at a dinner honoring Helen Keller.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Me, Myself and Murdoch
    8.4/10 390 votes

    #14 - Me, Myself and Murdoch

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-03-16

    A family celebration of Alexander Reynolds' 60th birthday is dampened when he's found with a knife plunged into his chest. Murdoch is called in and soon discovers the victim was universally despised by his kin. Reynolds' family instantly falls under suspicion but the field of suspects narrows considerably when daughter Charlotte Reynolds appears in a blood soaked dress and confesses to killing her father.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Murdoch Trap
    8.4/10 362 votes

    #15 - The Murdoch Trap

    Season 6 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-04-15

    With his colleague sentenced to hang for murder, Detective Murdoch races to exonerate them and steps into a trap set by the real killer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Death of Dr. Ogden
    8.4/10 335 votes

    #16 - The Death of Dr. Ogden

    Season 7 Episode 18 - Aired 2014-04-07

    Julia discovers a secret about her father upon his death; Brackenreid takes over a murder investigation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!
    8.4/10 362 votes

    #17 - Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!

    Season 8 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-11-03

    As their wedding day approaches, Murdoch and Ogden intervene in the trial of a woman accused of killing her husband.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nolo Contendere
    8.4/10 330 votes

    #18 - Nolo Contendere

    Season 9 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-05

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hell to Pay
    8.4/10 328 votes

    #19 - Hell to Pay

    Season 10 Episode 18 - Aired 2017-03-20

    The team gets caught up in a conspiracy and is in danger when a dancer asks Murdoch for help.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Brother's Keeper
    8.4/10 303 votes

    #20 - Brother's Keeper

    Season 12 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-05

    Watts kills a man in self-defense, then Murdoch uncovers the victim’s criminal past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Night Before Christmas
    8.4/10 217 votes

    #21 - The Night Before Christmas

    Season 15 Episode 11 - Aired 2021-11-29

    Murdoch and company's Christmas at an idyllic country estate turns potentially deadly.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    8.4/10 45 votes

    #22 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Season 17 Episode 23 - Aired 2024-04-01

    After a man dies in a drunken brawl at the Starbright Lounge, Murdoch's suspect is another detective.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Great Wall
    8.3/10 365 votes

    #23 - The Great Wall

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-02-23

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Stroll on the Wild Side (Pt 2)
    8.3/10 331 votes

    #24 - Stroll on the Wild Side (Pt 2)

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-04-17

    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.

    Director: Michael DeCarlo

    Writer: N/A

  • Invention Convention
    8.3/10 341 votes

    #25 - Invention Convention

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-04-24

    After a ruthless inventor is killed at a convention, Murdoch's investigation is assisted by his idol, Alexander Graham Bell.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A