There's no shortage of mystery shows out there—from procedurals to comedies to dark and gritty crime dramas. And any true fan of mystery is surely subscribed to AcornTV and the wonderful offerings on tap there. But if you're new to the streaming service or just looking for something you might have missed, it can be difficult to pick which incredible show to start. There are so many!
We at Murder & Mayhem have put in the work to help you out. Here are eight of the best mystery shows streaming now on AcornTV.
First airing in 2004, this 10-season show's final installment premieres December 29th. Spanning 79 episodes, the series follows Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), a brilliant yet socially inept doctor. After developing a sudden fear of blood, Martin moves London to the idyllic village of Port Wenn in Cornwall to be a general practitioner. The mysteries in this series are of a medical nature, but no less gripping.
Wire in the Blood
This British crime drama ran from 2002 to 2009, racking up 31 episodes. The story follows psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green) who wields his own dark side to step inside the minds of murderers and victims alike to aid the police in Northern England. If you're a fan of Val McDermid, Hill is based off several of her characters.
Darby and Joan
This delightful mystery series from Australia is a brand new Acorn original. After the suspicious death of her husband, English Nurse Joan Kirkhope (Greta Scacchi) sets out to find answers. Along the way she meets retired Australian policeman Jack Darby (Bryan Brown), whose in the midst of evading his past. The two pair up as their drawn into a series of mysteries across the Australian outback.
First premiering in 1997, Midsomer Murders is still going strong today, with 133 episodes under its belt. The series follows aveteran Detective Chief Inspector—originally DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles), but now DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) as of 2011—and their respective Sergeant. The pair investigate murders in the quiet countryside community of Midsomer County.
The Brokenwood Mysteries
This New Zealand crime drama started back in 2014, and currently has seven seasons and counting with a total of 36 episodes. Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd(Neill Rea) is brought to the small town of Brokenwood for a case, but finds himself charmed by the area. However, as good as he may be at his job, he has trouble fitting in amongst the community.
Recipes for Love and Murder
Another new Acorn original, this gripping mystery takes place in South Africa. Tannie Maria (Maria Doyle Kennedy) loves cooking and eating—but she's missing real romance in her life. When a woman who wrote to her advice column is found brutally murdered, Tannie Maria teams up with rookie journalist Jessie September (Kylie Fisher), to the annoyance of police detective Khaya Meyer (Tony Kgoroge). Their investigation stirs up excitement, trouble, and maybe a little something extra.
This Welsh crime drama ran from 2013 to 2016, amassing 13 episodes across its three seasons. The show follows DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington) as he tries to find redemption amidst solving murders. To help him along is DI Mared Rhys (Mali Harries), a local who knows the region like the back of her hand.
Mystery Road: Origin
A prequel series to Mystery Road, this is yet another recent Acorn original. Set in 1999, the show follows young officer Jay Swan (Mark Coles Smith), who has just arrived at his new station—in the town where his estranged father happens to live. As he investigates a series of robberies, he meets a woman who is going to change his life: Mary (Tuuli Narkle).