Best Mysteries series available

by zetre1 | created - 02 Jan 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

I created this list so you can find what are some of the best mystery series available. Most of the mysteries listed are British productions. I hope you enjoy the list as much as I did.

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1. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 764,907

2. Vera (2011– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 8,147

3. Shetland (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson, Erin Armstrong

Votes: 9,678

4. Unforgotten (2015– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves, Jordan Long

Votes: 10,528

5. Retribution (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A horrific murder rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland.

Stars: Owen Whitelaw, Adrian Edmondson, Kate Bracken, Georgina Campbell

Votes: 5,802

6. DCI Banks (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz

Votes: 5,113

7. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Sean Rigby

Votes: 16,681

8. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Chris Wilson

Votes: 21,783

9. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 9,462

10. The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 10,346

11. Hinterland (2013–2016)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.

Stars: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries, Hannah Daniel

Votes: 9,621

12. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 18,599

13. River (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 18,975

14. Paranoid (2016)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The murder of a female GP in a rural playground in front of numerous witnesses draws a group of detectives into an ever-darkening mystery that takes them across Europe, aided by mysterious notes sent by the "Ghost Detective".

Stars: Indira Varma, Robert Glenister, Dino Fetscher, Christiane Paul

Votes: 6,069

15. Luther (2010– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 115,135

16. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 85,086

17. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 31,677

18. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)

TV-MA | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 6,030

19. The Secret (2016)

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Secret is the story of a real-life double murder. James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday ... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Genevieve O'Reilly, Patrick O'Kane, Nina Woods

Votes: 1,864

20. Case Histories (2011–2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie becomes a private investigator.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton, Millie Innes

Votes: 3,208

21. Dublin Murders (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Crime series based on the novels by Tana French.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Killian Scott, Michael D'Arcy, Eugene O'Hare

Votes: 4,459

22. Vienna Blood (2019– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Max Liebermann, a student of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around the grand cafes and opera houses of 1900s Vienna.

Stars: Matthew Beard, Jürgen Maurer, Luise von Finckh, Jessica De Gouw

Votes: 1,955



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