The 10th season of Murdoch Mysteries recently came out on DVD, and it has been flying off of the shelves. If you enjoyed season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries, or you need something to hold you over until your hold arrives, check out the list below to find a similar audiobook, movie, or T.V. series!
Doctor Blake Mysteries– In 1959, Dr. Lucian Blake returns to his Australian hometown to continue his late father’s medical practice, but it is his additional responsibility as the town’s chief medical officer that leads him to investigating cases of suspicious death.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries– Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.
Father Brown– Celebrated author GK Chesterton’s beloved character, Father Brown, is brilliantly brought to life in this charming ten-part BBC series starring Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Doctor Who). With the warmth of The Vicar of Dibley, the intellect of Miss Marple, the humor of Father Ted and the intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is a fresh new take on a classic genre. Set in the 1950s in the heart of the English countryside, Father Brown is a kindly cleric with a particular talent for solving crimes. Many years spent hearing confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the workings of the criminal mind, and in each episode the enigmatic priest discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul, the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.
Mrs. Bradley Mysteries– Assisted by her confidant George Moody, Mrs. Bradley solves the most complicated crimes with a sly combination of charm, intelligence, and wit. In this set of five mysteries, she gets the lowdown on the upper crust – much to the bemusement of Police Inspector Christmas.
Jane Eyre– When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she’s intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever.
And Then There Were None– It’s 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Indian Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As each member of the party starts to die one by one, the survivors realize that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other.
Clue– Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with the gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler?
Name of the Rose– Investigating the deaths of two monks, a visiting brother discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith.
Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett– Following the enormous success of ‘The Thin Man’ movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas for the films that became ‘After the Thin Man’ and ‘Another Thin Man,’ in which he brought back his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora, written with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue.
Whose Body? by Dorothy K. Sayers– A naked body is discovered in the bathroom of a London architect’s apartment. Is it Sir Reuben Levy, the well-known financier who recently disappeared? Or is it a stiff dragged from the dissecting rooms of St. Luke’s Hospital? Lord Peter Wimsey must unravel the tangled threads that lead from a prostitute, to a well-known surgeon, and to a mysterious reunion at a London night-club.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle– A colonel receives five seeds in the mail–and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father’s murder. These mysteries–and many more–are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world’s most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie– On a crowded train speeding through the snowy European landscape, one passenger lies dead in his cabin, stabbed twelve times. Hercule Poirot must sift through clues–some real and some planted–all while the murderer is still aboard the train waiting to strike again. John Moffatt stars as the legendary Belgian detective in a full-cast dramatization
Summaries taken from catalog.ccls.org.