The British have the art of the addictive murder mystery down to a science. Tune into these top, easily streamable British detective series, and see them in action!
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My recent 'favourite" - Endeavour. Recently wrapping up a 9-season run, I literally can't turn it off. I've watched 4 seasons in a month. Showing us the "creation" of Inspector Morse, you don't have to have watched the original Morse to fall in love with Endeavour.
The Revamp: Sherlock
Eventually ending in 2017, Sherlock's 4 seasons contain plenty of banter and enjoyable allusions to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories and novels. Sherlock is available via Amazon.
The Darker Side: Broadchurch
A Swedish Touch: Wallander
With veteran star David Warner as Wallander's ailing father, and Tom Hiddleston as his snarky subordinate - I promise you'll enjoy.
A More Modern Take: Marcella
A Bit Grittier: Happy Valley
Power Detective: The Fall
Dornan shines as Paul Spector in The Fall - guy next door turned crazy serial killer, who tries to hold his world together...while he continues committing his heinous crimes, with Anderson's D.S. Gibson in hot pursuit. The three seasons under its belt, wrapping up in 2016, it's a satisfying, if disturbing watch.
All About Scotland: Shetland
The Inside Job: Line of Duty
Caribbean Flair: Death in Paradise
Death in Paradise is quirky and fun, showcasing the Caribbean island of Saint Marie, with an enjoyable mix of supporting characters. Interesting, the show has weathered the departure of not one, but two, leading D.I.s, in addition to most of the supporting cast, over the years, and lived to tell the tale. It's actually a joint U.K. and French production, leading to a lot of interplay between the two cultures. An Australian spin-off series to Death in Paradise has just been announced.
Books into T.V.: C.B. Strike
If you know you love C.B. Strike, check out my compilation of Shows like C.B. Strike and Books like Cormoran Strike. The most recent book in the series, The Running Grave was published in September 2023.
Best female detective: Vera
Comedic Relief: Shakespeare & Hathaway and Father Brown
The coziest: Miss Marple
The Poet Detective: Dalgliesh
Posh London: The Chelsea Detective
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