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The Best Murdoch Mysteries Episodes

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    Season 8 Episode 7: During renovations of the police station, workmen dig up a body buried in the building's cement. When the dead man is identified as a constable who disappeared in 1881, the tables are turned as the cops become the suspects.
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    Season 3 Episode 2: When a policeman is murdered in Chinatown, the force wants to pin the blame on an elderly immigrant, but Murdoch isn't sure they have the right man. Risking his reputation, he begins to investigate his colleagues.
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    Season 9 Episode 1: Crabtree is in prison for the murder of Archibald Brooks. When an inmate claiming to know something about Edna Brooks is killed, Crabtree worries that she may be in danger. Murdoch looks into a break-in at her house that may have been perpetrated by Edna herself.
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    Season 6 Episode 13: With Julia's life at stake, Murdoch, Brackenreid, and Crabtree work together to try to prove her innocence. Murdoch ends up confronting an old enemy in a game of wits.
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    Murdoch in Toyland

    May 08 2012

    SeasonMurdoch Mysteries - Season 5

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch is taunted by a murderer who leaves dolls with personal messages at crime scenes....
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    Twentieth Century Murdoch

    May 22 2012

    SeasonMurdoch Mysteries - Season 5

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    As New Year's Eve and the twentieth century approaches, Detective Murdoch is suspicious of Gideon Turner, who claims he has knowledge of soon-to-be-committed crimes but refuses to say how or why....
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    Me, Myself and Murdoch

    Mar 16 2010

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number5

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    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...
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    A Study in Sherlock

    Jan 28 2013

    SeasonMurdoch Mysteries - Season 6

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    A man claiming to be Sherlock Holmes is the prime suspect in a murderous gang of armed robbers....
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    Snakes And Ladders

    Feb 10 2009

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    An investigator arrives from Scotland Yard who is after the infamous Jack the Ripper. Meanwhile, Murdoch takes dancing lessons so that he can escort Dr. Ogden to a ball....
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    The Murdoch Identity

    Feb 16 2010

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    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...
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    Season 4 Episode 6: Murdoch suspects that a detailed miniature streetscape of a Toronto neighborhood contains clues to a homicide. But the artist is an "idiot savant," unable to finger the killer.
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    Season 8 Episode 4: With their wedding fast approaching, Murdoch and Julia are distracted by the plight of a woman on trial for killing her husband. When new evidence comes to light, the two set about reinvestigating the crime even as they walk down the aisle.
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    Season 102 Episode 1: When brazen robberies target Toronto’s wealthiest businessmen just days before Christmas, Murdoch and Brackenreid’s jobs are under fire if they don’t quickly solve the case. Meanwhile, Jackson and James team up to bring Christmas spirit to the Station House, Crabtree’s latest novel finds some unlikely fans, and Ogden is stalked by two street urchins who need her help.
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    Season 8 Episode 18: As bodies pile up in the morgue, the victims killed in different ways but most missing the same macabre trophy, it appears that a sequential killer is on the loose in Toronto. While Murdoch hunts for the culprit, Crabtree deals with a perilous situation of his own.
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    Season 2 Episode 7: At first glance, the murder of a physics professor seems to be the perfect crime. Murdoch tries to call on Dr. Ogden for help, but their relationship remains strained. In the meantime, Constable Crabtree has his own mystery to solve: discovering the true identity of his mother.
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    Season 9 Episode 12: The deadly electrocution of a groom on his wedding day leads Murdoch to suspect the bride, whose four previous husbands died under suspicious circumstances. Crabtree teaches a writing class and meets Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
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    Elementary, My Dear Murdoch

    Feb 14 2008

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch teams with his hero, Arthur Conan Doyle, to solve a murder that was revealed during a séance led by medium Sarah Pensall. It seems the victim, Ida Winston – a member of a paranormal watchdog...
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    Bad Medicine

    Apr 03 2008

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 1

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    Dr. Grout, a co-founder of a medical research institute, is found with arrows jutting from his back, and the letters "Wy" written in blood on a nearby rock. According to medium Sarah Pensall, the...
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    Season 5 Episode 3: When an Egyptian sarcophagus is opened at a museum exhibit, a hidden cobra delivers a fatal bite to one of the expedition's archaeologists. Further strange incidents incite rumors of a mummy's curse--and bolster sales of Crabtree's Egyptian-themed adventure novel.
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    Season 7 Episode 16: A group of Chinese officials are in town searching for rebels who have fled to Toronto.
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    Rich Boy, Poor Boy

    Mar 09 2010

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    Tragedy strikes close to home when Brackenreid's son Bobby suddenly disappears while playing with a friend on a sunny afternoon in bustling Allen Gardens....
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    Season 10 Episode 8: To catch a killer, Murdoch and Crabtree pretend a murdered witness is still alive. 
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    Season 7 Episode 14: Emily, and several of their friends venture to a cabin on a secluded island to celebrate a bachelorette party. What was supposed to be a carefree time away from the city suddenly turns dark.
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    Victor, Victorian

    Mar 02 2010

    SeasonThe Murdoch Mysteries (2008) - Season 3

    Episode Number3

    SeriesMurdoch Mysteries

    Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree are present when a man undergoing the candlelit initiation ceremony in a Masonic Temple is murdered. Murdoch's investigation uncovers another...
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    Season 4 Episode 5: The disappearance of a visiting Parisian girl thrusts Murdoch into an odd partnership with French detective Marcel Guillaume. Brackenreid ponders a political career.