The beloved, award-winning Canadian series, Murdoch Mysteries starts its twelfth season on the CBC on Monday, September 24th at 8:00PM ET.
Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) solves turn-of-the-century Toronto’s most intriguing mysteries with the help of Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing); Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy); and Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig).
In the twelfth season opener, after being designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Murdoch and Ogden’s house is rocked by an explosion that claims a man’s life. Guest starring Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera.
Based on novels by Maureen Jennings, “Murdoch Mysteries” follows young detective William Murdoch. In a series of stories taking place in Toronto during the 1890s and early 1900s, several challenging murder cases arise.
Murdoch uses up-and-coming forensics techniques and an unconventional approach, which often elicit skepticism from his fellow officers and his boss. Coroner Julia Ogden becomes Murdoch’s number one ally, and they make a top-notch team, but he must struggle against tradition and prejudice to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.
This is one of my favorite series because it mixes historical fact with fictional mysteries, that sends me to Google to look up the real history. In past episodes, they had plots that included the feud between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell and this season’s first episode we find architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Canada. But is this fiction or fact? Wright may not have designed a house for a Toronto detective, but Frank Lloyd Wright was active in Canada and in 1914 designed Banff National Park Pavilion in Alberta, in 1914.
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Seasons 1 through 11 can be watched on Amazon and season 12 will be added at a later day. It’s also available on, iTunes. Season 1 through 6 are on Hulu, and earlier seasons also air in syndication on many U.S. super-stations, check your local listings.