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WhitechapelWhitechapel
ITV, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

"Spooks" actor Rupert Penry-Jones stars as Joseph Chandler, a detective hunting a modern-day serial killer.


BellevueBellevue
CBC, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Bellevue is a mystery set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of 'good people' who 'live right' and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Anna Paquin stars as Detective Annie Ryder, a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown. When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Allen Leech will star as Annie's on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Shawn Doyle will take on the role of Annie's superior, Police Chief Peter Welland.


Invisible CityInvisible City
Netflix, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

An underground world is inhabited by mythical creatures evolved from a deep lineage of Brazilian folklore. One detective who finds himself caught in a murder investigation that puts him in the middle of a battle between these two worlds.


KarppiKarppi
Other, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again. Deadwind is a highly thrilling series from Finland mixing crime investigation and personal drama.


Dark HeartDark Heart
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Whilst devoting his life to his work, Will Wagstaffe, also known as Staffe to his colleagues, battles personal demons. He's haunted by the unresolved murder of his parents, which affects both his private and professional life including his on-off romance with sometimes girlfriend, Sylvie, played by Miranda Raison. His closest relationship is with his sister Juliette, and young nephew Harry, who stays with him when Juliette has troubles with her boyfriend. With no parents and no significant partner of his own, Juliette and Harry mean everything to Staffe. Determined and tenacious, Wagstaffe is an exceptionally good police officer, in spite of the fact he's been known for pushing the boundaries of what's considered acceptable policing.


Ordeal by InnocenceOrdeal by Innocence
BBC One, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Adapted from Agatha Christie's 1958 novel of the same title, Ordeal by Innocence centers on murder of wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll at her family estate Sunny Point on Christmas 1954.


The City and the CityThe City and the City
BBC Two, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

The body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down at heel city of Besźel. Cases like this are run of the mill for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad - until his investigations uncover evidence that the dead girl had come from another city called Ul Qoma. But the relationship between the two cities defies comprehension and will challenge everything Borlú holds dear.


WreckWreck
BBC Three, 2022 Running | Comedy, Mystery, Horror | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Wreck is set aboard a mega cruise ship. It follows 19-year-old new recruit Jamie as he joins the crew in search of his missing sister. She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and never made it home. Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the teen tribes within the staff who party hard and remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. Jamie is forced to turn detective and uncover the sinister truth.


The GulfThe Gulf
TV3, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

A detective recovering from amnesia caused by a shocking car accident begins to suspect not everything is as it seems, following the reappearance of a young boy.


The Good Ship MurderThe Good Ship Murder
Channel 5, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

The Good Ship Murder is set aboard a luxury cruise liner touring everyone's favourite Mediterranean holiday hotspots bubbling with intrigue, rivalries, glamour, money and class divides - but its new cabaret singer, ex detective Jack Grayling, soon discovers there are also more sinister elements below the surface.  On a cruise out of Southampton, Jack meets newly promoted First Officer, Kate Woods. Fierce and ambitious, she's a woman in a man's world with plenty to prove. After a passenger is found murdered in their first port of call, Kate's dream of her own command is thrown into jeopardy and Jack finds himself thrust back into his former life as a detective. What follows is a wave of murder mysteries - each set against the backdrop of a different stunning coastal destination where the ship has dropped anchor.


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