Artful Detective
Artful Detective

Artful Detective

2008 - 2014, Crime, Drama
Detective William Murdoch uses radical techniques to solve murders.
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Episode Guide

  • Artful Detective - High Voltage (Episode 111)

    High Voltage

    When a man is electrocuted, Murdoch is led to inventor Thomas Edison.

    Saturday 11th April 7:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - What Lies Buried (Episode 110)

    What Lies Buried

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

    Saturday 4th April 7:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - The Murdoch Appreciation Society (Episode 109)

    The Murdoch Appreciation Society

    Murdoch's admirers interfere with a murder investigation; Ogden thinks about running for office.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch Takes Manhattan (Episode 108)

    Murdoch Takes Manhattan

    Murdoch and Ogden uncover a conspiracy that threatens the U.S. president; Brackenreid and Dr. Grace investigate a murder.

  • Artful Detective - Holy Matrimony Murdoch (Episode 107)

    Holy Matrimony Murdoch

    Just days before their wedding, Murdoch and Ogden intervene in a murder trial.

  • Artful Detective - Glory Days (Episode 106)

    Glory Days

    Murdoch teams up with Bat Masterson to hunt for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

  • Artful Detective - On the Waterfront (Episode 105)

    On the Waterfront

    Murdoch and the constabulary try to capture Brackreid's attackers; Dr. Ogden and Dr. Grace go to court.

  • Artful Detective - On the Waterfront (Episode 104)

    On the Waterfront

    While investigating the murder of a merchant, Murdoch believes it's connected to the assault on Inspector Brackenreid.

    Thursday 9th April 3:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - The Death of Dr. Ogden (Episode 103)

    The Death of Dr. Ogden

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

    Thursday 9th April 2:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Blast of Silence (Episode 102)

    Blast of Silence

    Murdoch risks his life in an attempt to defuse a bomb strapped to a factory owner.

    Thursday 9th April 1:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Winston's Lost Night (Episode 101)

    Winston's Lost Night

    Detective Murdoch suspects a soldier after a veteran is slain by a sword.

  • Artful Detective - Kung Fu Crabtree (Episode 100)

    Kung Fu Crabtree

    Crabtree teams up with the prime suspect in the murder of a Chinese dignitary, in the hope of finding the true killer.

    Wednesday 8th April 3:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold (Episode 99)

    The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold

    Murdoch is put in the middle of a web of international espionage and intrigue after the assassination of U.S. President McKinley in Buffalo.

    Tuesday 7th April 4:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Downstairs, Upstairs (Episode 98)

    Downstairs, Upstairs

    The master of a wealthy household is found face down in his morning porridge.

  • Artful Detective - Friday the 13th, 1901 (Episode 97)

    Friday the 13th, 1901

    Julia and Emily go to a bachelorette party; Murdoch and the boys get involved in a high stakes curling match.

    Monday 6th April 4:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - The Murdoch Sting (Episode 96)

    The Murdoch Sting

    Murdoch orchestrates an elaborate sting when a past suspect returns with a deadly con.

    Monday 6th April 3:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Unfinished Business (Episode 95)

    Unfinished Business

    After a death-bed murder confession leads to a body, Murdoch suspects the true killer is still out there.

    Friday 3rd April 4:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - The Ghost of Queen's Park (Episode 94)

    The Ghost of Queen's Park

    Murdoch and Crabtree argue about a supposed ghost that murdered a politician.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch Au Naturel (Episode 93)

    Murdoch Au Naturel

    While investigating a murder at a nudist community, Murdoch uses revealing detective work.

  • Artful Detective - A Study in Sherlock (Episode 92)

    A Study in Sherlock

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

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch on the Corner (Episode 91)

    Murdoch on the Corner

    Murdoch films a street corner to catch a killer.

  • Artful Detective - Journey to the Centre of Toronto (Episode 90)

    Journey to the Centre of Toronto

    Crabtree insists that a string of robberies is caused by a species of mole people.

    Friday 3rd April 3:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch Air (Episode 89)

    Murdoch Air

    Murdoch investigates the crash of a flying machine that killed a man, uncovering conspiracy and sabotage.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch in Ragtime (Episode 88)

    Murdoch in Ragtime

    Detective Murdoch investigates a ragtime group's complicated past when its lead singer is found dead.

    Friday 3rd April 2:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Bloodlust (Episode 87)


    Murdoch hunts for a vampire, as rumors of vampirism spread across Toronto.

  • Artful Detective - Voices (Episode 86)


    Probing a priest's murder Murdoch learns his long-lost sister is now a nun who claims a demon caused the death.

  • Artful Detective - The Black Hand (Episode 85)

    The Black Hand

    Murdoch's ex-lover Anna visits Toronto on her way to be married but her fiance vanishes.

  • Artful Detective - Confederate Treasure (Episode 84)

    Confederate Treasure

    Murdoch is embroiled in international affairs when a corpse is found with a secret letter.

  • Artful Detective - Dead End Street (Episode 83)

    Dead End Street

    Murdoch realizes a painting may depict a crime scene, but the artist cannot speak.

  • Artful Detective - Monsieur Murdoch (Episode 82)

    Monsieur Murdoch

    Murdoch meets Detective Marcel Guillaume, the man who inspired Inspector Maigret.

  • Artful Detective - Buffalo Shuffle (Episode 80)

    Buffalo Shuffle

    Ignoring a puzzling break-in at Station 4, Murdoch travels to Buffalo to help Dr. Ogden solve the suspicious death of a young cancer patient at a children's hospital.

  • Artful Detective - Kommando (Episode 79)


    Murdoch investigates when a soldier's corpse is found suspended in a tree.

  • Artful Detective - Tattered and Torn (Episode 78)

    Tattered and Torn

    Human body parts in cement are discovered on a riverbank.

  • Artful Detective - The Tesla Effect (Episode 77)

    The Tesla Effect

    Eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla warns Murdock of his research after a man is killed by being cooked from the inside; Dr. Ogden considers a job in Buffalo.

  • Artful Detective - In the Altogether (Episode 76)

    In the Altogether

    Investigating the murder of a young woman who had posed for racy photographs.

  • Artful Detective - The Hangman (Episode 75)

    The Hangman

    Murdoch re-examines the cases of a recently murdered judge and a man who was hanged for a murder he didn't commit.

  • Artful Detective - The Curse of Beaton Manor (Episode 74)

    The Curse of Beaton Manor

    Murdoch sets out to prove that a manor isn't haunted when two of the Beaton heirs die under mysterious circumstances.

  • Artful Detective - Love and Human Remains (Episode 73)

    Love and Human Remains

    Murdoch questions his commitment to Dr. Ogden when mummified remains lead him to a very old murder-love story.

  • Artful Detective - Future Imperfect (Episode 72)

    Future Imperfect

    James Pendrick and his wife, Sally, attempt to recruit Murdoch into their movement even as he investigates the murder of a member of the Eugenics Society.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch in Ladies Wear (Episode 71)

    Murdoch in Ladies Wear

    An Eaton's department store manager, who was disliked, is murdered.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom (Episode 70)

    Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom

    Murdoch races to stop a madman threatening Toronto with a deadly gas.

  • Artful Detective - Victoria Cross (Episode 69)

    Victoria Cross

    A murder investigation is hindered by an uncooperative witness.

  • Artful Detective - Midnight Train to Kingston (Episode 68)

    Midnight Train to Kingston

    Detective Murdoch goes with convicted murderer James Gillies to his hanging.

    Tomorrow at 4:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Republic of Murdoch (Episode 67)

    Republic of Murdoch

    Murdoch and Crabtree follow a murder suspect to Newfoundland.

    Tomorrow at 3:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - Twentieth Century Murdoch (Episode 66)

    Twentieth Century Murdoch

    Murdoch meets a man who says he can travel in time to prevent crimes.

  • Artful Detective - Blood and Circuses (Episode 65)

    Blood and Circuses

    Murdoch arrests a group of misfits when Kitty the Tiger Tamer is murdered.

  • Artful Detective - Loch Ness Murdoch (Episode 64)

    Loch Ness Murdoch

    When a body washes ashore in Toronto, rumours quickly spread of a sea monster.

    Tomorrow at 2:00pm EDT - Ovation TV

  • Artful Detective - This One Goes to Eleven (Episode 63)

    This One Goes to Eleven

    The theft of a priceless Rembrandt draws Murdoch into the world of high-powered couple James and Sally Pendrick.

  • Artful Detective - Me, Myself and Murdoch (Episode 62)

    Me, Myself and Murdoch

    Murdoch calls in help when a farmer's daughter admits to killing her father with an ax.

  • Artful Detective - Rich Boy, Poor Boy (Episode 60)

    Rich Boy, Poor Boy

    Komisario Brackenreidin poika katoaa kesken leikkien ja Murdoch ryhtyy tutkimaan tapausta. Pian käy ilmi, että poika on joutunut kidnappaajien käsiin. He olivat kuitenkin kaapanneet väärän pojan mukaansa.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch Night in Canada (Episode 59)

    Murdoch Night in Canada

    The death of a Toronto hockey team captain.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch in Toyland (Episode 58)

    Murdoch in Toyland

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

  • Artful Detective - Staircase to Heaven (Episode 57)

    Staircase to Heaven

    A high stakes card game involving Dr. Grace ends in death.

  • Artful Detective - Murdochophobia (Episode 56)


    Detective Murdoch faces his fears when a phobia patient is murdered.

  • Artful Detective - Lovers in a Murderous Time (Episode 55)

    Lovers in a Murderous Time

    A delusional woman is the prime suspect in the stabbing of her fiance.

  • Artful Detective - Invention Convention (Episode 54)

    Invention Convention

    Murdoch teams up with Alexander Graham Bell when a ruthless inventor is killed by a rival.

  • Artful Detective - Twisted Sisters (Episode 53)

    Twisted Sisters

    Murdoch investigates multiple drownings of single career women.

  • Artful Detective - The Murdoch Identity (Episode 51)

    The Murdoch Identity

    Murdoch is running for his life and seems to be suffering from amnesia when he finds himself in Bristol, England, and has no memory of who he is.

  • Artful Detective - Victor Victorian (Episode 50)

    Victor Victorian

    Inspector Brackenreid and Constable Crabtree are present when a man is murdered while undergoing an initiation ceremony at a Masonic temple.

  • Artful Detective - The Great Wall (Episode 48)

    The Great Wall

    A decorated constable is murdered; the local detective is ill.

  • Artful Detective - Stroll on the Wild Side (Episode 46)

    Stroll on the Wild Side

    Murdoch investigates the murder of a shy librarian.

  • Artful Detective - Anything You Can Do (Episode 45)

    Anything You Can Do

    Murdoch competes with another investigator who uses methods similar to his own.

  • Artful Detective - Werewolves (Episode 43)


    Murdoch investigates a killing by a wild beast while trying to make sense of North American shamanism.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch of the Living Dead (Episode 41)

    Murdoch of the Living Dead

    A man who appears to have returned from the dead is the prime suspect in his wife's murder.

  • Artful Detective - The Murdoch Trap (Episode 40)

    The Murdoch Trap

    While trying to save his colleagues, Detective Murdoch is trapped by the true killer.

  • Artful Detective - Return of Sherlock Holmes (Episode 39)

    Return of Sherlock Holmes

    Murdoch investigates a nanny's disappearance with the so-called real Sherlock Holmes.

  • Artful Detective - Stroll on the Wild Side (Episode 38)

    Stroll on the Wild Side

    Murdoch meets former lover Anna.

  • Artful Detective - Crime & Punishment (Episode 37)

    Crime & Punishment

    One of Murdoch's colleagues is implicated in a murder.

  • Artful Detective - Who Killed the Electric Carriage? (Episode 36)

    Who Killed the Electric Carriage?

    The ambitious inventor of an electric vehicle.

  • Artful Detective - The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch (Episode 35)

    The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch

    While investigating a murder in a movie house, Murdoch is pulled into the drama of James Pendrick's filmmaking venture.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch at the Opera (Episode 34)

    Murdoch at the Opera

    Murdoch investigates the murder of a young opera singer.

  • Artful Detective - War on Terror (Episode 33)

    War on Terror

    Murdoch infiltrates an anarchist group lead by activist Emma Goldman.

  • Artful Detective - Tour de Murdoch (Episode 32)

    Tour de Murdoch

    Murdoch suspects an athlete died from large doses of a mysterious stimulant.

  • Artful Detective - Let Us Ask the Maiden (Episode 31)

    Let Us Ask the Maiden

    Murdoch investigates the death of a young Jewish man.

  • Artful Detective - (Episode 30)

    The discovery of a body leads Murdoch into the world of telegraphy; the 1895 equivalent of the Internet.

  • Artful Detective - Convalescence (Episode 29)


    Murdoch suspects his landlady of planning a murder while Dr. Ogden and Enid nurse him back to health.

  • Artful Detective - I, Murdoch (Episode 28)

    I, Murdoch

    Murdoch finds himself attracted to a widow whose son is missing.

  • Artful Detective - Big Murderer on Campus (Episode 27)

    Big Murderer on Campus

    Murdoch investigates the murder of a professor as Crabtree searches for his biological mother.

  • Artful Detective - Shades of Grey (Episode 26)

    Shades of Grey

    Murdoch and Dr. Ogden's relationship is strained when they have different opinions about abortion.

  • Artful Detective - The Green Muse (Episode 25)

    The Green Muse

    Murdoch investigates the death of a young woman working as a high-class prostitute.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch Ahoy (Episode 24)

    Murdoch Ahoy

    A ship magnate's daughter is kidnapped and a body is discovered aboard a ship.

  • Artful Detective - Mild, Mild West (Episode 23)

    Mild, Mild West

    Murders occur when Buffalo Bill Cody's Western Extravaganza comes to Toronto.

  • Artful Detective - Houdini Whodunit (Episode 22)

    Houdini Whodunit

    Harry Houdini becomes a suspect in a robbery-homicide case; Dr. Ogden's sister comes to visit.

  • Artful Detective - Dinosaur Fever (Episode 21)

    Dinosaur Fever

    The dead body of a young man is found in the jaws of a reconstructed dinosaur.

  • Artful Detective - Snakes and Ladders (Episode 20)

    Snakes and Ladders

    Murdoch squares off against a serial killer.

  • Artful Detective - The Annoying Red Planet (Episode 19)

    The Annoying Red Planet

    A man obsessed with the possibility of alien life is found murdered.

  • Artful Detective - Evil Eye of Egypt (Episode 18)

    Evil Eye of Egypt

    When Murdoch probes deaths linked to Egyptian antiquities, Crabtree is convinced a curse is to blame.

  • Artful Detective - Back and to the Left (Episode 17)

    Back and to the Left

    Murdoch pursues a Catholic suspect in the attempted assassination of the city's Protestant Mayor.

  • Artful Detective - The Prince and the Rebel (Episode 16)

    The Prince and the Rebel

    A murdered girl could hold the key to a plot against Prince Alfred during his visit to Toronto.

  • Artful Detective - Bad Medicine (Episode 15)

    Bad Medicine

    Associates of a medical institute are systematically killed off.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch of the Klondike (Episode 14)

    Murdoch of the Klondike

    On suspension for interfering in an investigation and on the run for surreptitiously freeing a murderer to make amends, Murdoch leaves Toronto.

  • Artful Detective - Dial 'M' for Murdoch (Episode 13)

    Dial 'M' for Murdoch

    A telephone operator and amateur sleuth hears a woman being strangled on the line.

  • Artful Detective - The Kissing Bandit (Episode 12)

    The Kissing Bandit

    Murdoch is put on the case when a masked man is robbing banks and kissing the tellers before escaping.

  • Artful Detective - Murdoch in Wonderland (Episode 11)

    Murdoch in Wonderland

    A woman is murdered at an 'Alice in Wonderland' party.

  • Artful Detective - Belly Speaker (Episode 10)

    Belly Speaker

    Murdoch questions the confession of a ventriloquist who claims he killed his father; Arthur Conan Doyle comes to town.

  • Artful Detective - Child's Play (Episode 9)

    Child's Play

    A young boy connected to a philanthropist through his adopted daughter is suspected of his murder.

  • Artful Detective - Still Waters (Episode 8)

    Still Waters

    Murdoch investigates the death of a wealthy rowing club member.

  • Artful Detective - Body Double (Episode 7)

    Body Double

    A skeletal corpse falls to the theater stage during a performance.

  • Artful Detective - Let Loose the Dogs (Episode 6)

    Let Loose the Dogs

    Murdoch questions his own objectivity when his estranged father is found passed out near a murder scene.

  • Artful Detective - 'Til Death Do Us Part (Episode 5)

    'Til Death Do Us Part

    Murdoch investigates the murder of a homosexual man on his wedding day.

  • Artful Detective - Elementary, My Dear Murdoch (Episode 4)

    Elementary, My Dear Murdoch

    Murdoch teams up with his hero to solve a murder that was revealed during a seance.

  • Artful Detective - The Knockdown (Episode 3)

    The Knockdown

    Murdoch must act fast to prove a woman's innocence.

  • Artful Detective - Glass Ceiling (Episode 2)

    Glass Ceiling

    After two men die from similar wounds, Brackenreid believes it's the work of a small time gangster he once put away.

  • Artful Detective - Power (Episode 1)


    Murdoch investigates the electrocution of a woman; Crabtree finds himself attracted to a suspect.

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