Best Mystery Episodes

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,541

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

As Chief Wiggums conducts a manhunt to find Mr. Burns' assailant, Homer becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,295

3. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Trial by Error (1986)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

It's a bad day for the jurors when Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Ackroyd, Tony Bill, Virginia Capers

Votes: 275

4. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (1989)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Grady's wedding day arrives, and so does an unpleasant fate for the shrewish housekeeper of his prospective father-in-law's estate.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Patricia Barry, Ray Buktenica, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 211

5. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Test of Wills (1989)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On a dark and stormy night on a remote island, Jessica finds herself in the middle of a wealthy family squabbling over the inheritance of a millionaire.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Philip Abbott, Gene Barry, John Callahan

Votes: 163

6. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: I Saw What I Saw (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

After a burn victim unexpectedly dies in the midst of a chaotic ER, the Chief and board member Jennings interrogate the residents to find the culprit, as all the Mercy West and Seattle ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,184

7. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Wicked Wedding Night (2011)

TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Adjusting to his new surroundings as police chief of Saint-Marie, DI Richard Poole searches the island for a decent cup of tea while investigating the strange murder of a bride who was killed with a spear-gun.

Director: Roger Goldby | Stars: Matt Di Angelo, Charlotte Salt, Sara Martins, Robert Pugh

Votes: 400

8. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Predicting Murder (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a voodoo priestess predicts her own murder as well as the man responsible, a skeptical Poole believes the truth lies in an old missing persons case.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: Mona Hammond, Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller, Sara Martins

Votes: 373

9. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Missing a Body? (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A bloodied woman walks into the police station and confesses to killing her husband. As evidence mounts against her, Poole remains reluctant to charge her with the crime.

Director: Roger Goldby | Stars: Neil Stuke, Miranda Raison, Ben Miller, Sara Martins

Votes: 341

10. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Spot the Difference (2011)

TV-PG | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A prisoner escort aboard a ferry goes horribly wrong when the man is stabbed to death while handcuffed to Poole, leaving the detective humiliated and determined to find the killer.

Director: Alfred Lot | Stars: Ben Miller, Colin Salmon, Jeff Alexander, Sarah Smart

Votes: 342

11. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: An Unhelpful Aid (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When DI Richard Poole is struck with tropical fever while Camille is away in Paris, Dwayne and Fidel must contend with Poole's unpleasant replacement in investigating the murder of a local diver.

Director: Alfred Lot | Stars: Alex Lanipekun, Riann Steele, Lisa Faulkner, Sean Gallagher

Votes: 337

12. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Music of Murder (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A comeback concert for a popular band ends abruptly with the death of the lead singer as he is revealed onstage, shot to death. DI Poole must contend with the local music scene (and his fear of snakes) to uncover the killer.

Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: Johann Myers, Ray Fearon, Keith Duffy, Gary Carr

Votes: 314

13. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Murder on the Plantation (2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Poole and the team investigate the baffling murder by machete of a former sugar plantation owner. Meanwhile, Camille contends with her mother's plan to set her up on a blind date.

Director: Keith Boak | Stars: James Cosmo, David Ajala, Estella Daniels, Lucian Msamati

Votes: 320

14. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: An Unholy Death (2013)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Teen-aged postulate Therese is killed in a fire at the island convent,apparently caused by her smoking, the door to her room being locked from the inside. However, Poole suspects foul play ... See full summary »

Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Gemma Jones, Rowena King, Georgina Campbell

Votes: 290

15. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Death In The Clinic (2013)

TV-PG | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Valerie Dupree is found floating in the pool at Jeremy Cutting's cosmetic clinic. Dr Anna Jones claims she was suicidal after her divorce but Poole suspects she was poisoned by the cup of ... See full summary »

Director: David O'Neill | Stars: Julie Riley, Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller, Sara Martins

Votes: 289

16. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: A Deadly Curse (2013)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A team comes to the island looking for the fabled treasure of the pirate Leclerc. Group leader Daniel Morgan is injured in an explosion and another member Ian parks shot dead in Daniel's ... See full summary »

Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Pip Torrens, Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Kelly Adams

Votes: 289

17. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Death Onboard (2013)

TV-PG | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Camille's friend, singer Aimee, collapses and dies on a boat owned by local entrepreneur Stephen Morrison and his wife Eloise,also a vocalist. Aimee was poisoned and her flat has been ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Boak | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Dylan Edwards, Jamelia, Sara Martins

Votes: 268

18. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: A Deadly Storm (2013)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As the island prepares for a hurricane the corpse of Leo Downs, a researcher at the university's meteorological unit is found. Though favoured by department head Professor King,other ... See full summary »

Director: David O'Neill | Stars: Stephen Boxer, Gemma Chan, Jo Woodcock, Mathew Horne

Votes: 285

19. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: A Deadly Party (2013)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A fraudster is murdered, but everyone has an alibi.

Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Sara Martins, Ben Miller, Lucy Davis, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 287

20. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Death of a Detective (2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A university reunion party that DI Richard Poole is attending is brought to an abrupt halt when one of the group is murdered with an ice pick.

Director: Cilla Ware | Stars: Ben Miller, Sophie Thompson, Tim Dutton, Mark Bazeley

Votes: 365

21. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: An Artistic Murder (2014)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A gigolo, an old friend of Fidel's, is murdered after an art exhibition.

Director: Dusan Lazarevic | Stars: Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Don Warrington, Adrian Scarborough

Votes: 273

22. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Ye of Little Faith (2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A party of airline crew is staying at an hotel on the island and stewardess Natasha Thiebert is found dead by poisoning. She had just written a postcard home to describe 'exciting news'. ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Lazarevic | Stars: Félicité Du Jeu, Raza Jaffrey, Daniel Lapaine, Chris Geere

Votes: 270

23. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Political Suicide (2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jacob Doran, the island's commerce minister, is found shot dead. He has written a suicide note but from the angle of the shot and the missing money from his safe Goodman believes he was ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Quinn | Stars: Simon Shepherd, Eriq Ebouaney, Haydn Gwynne, James Musgrave

Votes: 259

24. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Early Bird (2014)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A birdwatcher is discovered murdered in the Saint-Marie jungle.

Director: Robert Quinn | Stars: Paul Barber, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Heap, Hannah John-Kamen

Votes: 272

25. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Man with the Golden Gun (2014)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DI Goodman and the team spend the night locked in a house with a murderer.

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Chris Obi, Joseph Marcell, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Caroline Proust

Votes: 246

26. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Rue Morgue (2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Former surgeon Emma Redding is found dead in her room at the local retirement home, the door locked from the inside which suggests suicide. However her fiancé Colin Campbell and friends ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Rupert Vansittart, Kate Fahy, Joanna David, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 263

27. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Stab in the Dark (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

During the festival of Fete Mouri, the owner of a rum distillery holds a seance to contact the spirit of a murdered servant from the 1850s. When a murder takes place during the seance - ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Kris Marshall, Sara Martins, Royce Pierreson, James Wilby

Votes: 295

28. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Hidden Secrets (2015)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DI Goodman is convinced that there is more to the murder of a surf instructor than meets the eye. Dwayne works hard to impress the new sergeant.

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Dean Lennox Kelly, Hetti Bywater, Simon Day, Joel Fry

Votes: 260

29. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Damned If You Do... (2015)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Sainte-Marie Heritage Society is celebrating the island's history with a traditional dinner but the members all end up with food poisoning and in the case of group president Francis ... See full summary »

Director: David O'Neill | Stars: Adrian Lukis, Georges Corraface, Tyger Drew-Honey, Amanda Root

Votes: 257

30. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Until Death Do You Part (2015)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a bride to be, Jenny, dies mysteriously on her hen week, Humphrey and the team suspect murder. Meanwhile, Humphrey has a hard decision to make in letting Camille go to Paris.

Director: David O'Neill | Stars: Ali Bastian, Susannah Fielding, Rosie Cavaliero, Amy Nuttall

Votes: 253

31. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Swimming in Murder (2015)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Veteran pop group Flowers of Progress is on the island with manager Cheryl Moore recording a come-back album when lead singer Stevie Smith is electrocuted in a swimming pool. With Camille ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Francis Magee, Steve Evets, Sally Phillips, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 247

32. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Perfect Murder (2015)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The day after Saint Marie's beach volleyball team gets through to the final star player Shelly Kennedy is murdered and her body dumped on a beach - all the suspects of course having an ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murphy | Stars: Dominique Tipper, Holly Quin-Ankrah, Joe Absolom, Rochelle Neil

Votes: 243

33. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Unlike Father, Unlike Son (2015)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jack Harmer, accused of murdering Sabine Mason, is himself shot dead in his prison cell and a car is seen speeding away from the scene. Sabine's widower, a pastor, is seen on CCTV with a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Joséphine Jobert, Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 245

34. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Complex Murder (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Goodman buys a boat Dan Hagen, wealthy philanthropist and oceanographic leader of a diving party, is shot on board his yacht whilst the four members of his group are all underwater and ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Danny John-Jules, Tobi Bakare, Elizabeth Bourgine, Joséphine Jobert

Votes: 276

35. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: One for the Road (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Outgoing island governor Caroline Bamber is poisoned after accepting a drink from Commander Patterson at her leaving party but Goodman finds an unsigned note in her bag warning that someone... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Lucy Cohu, Don Warrington, Tomiwa Edun, Nigel Lindsay

Votes: 249

36. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Posing in Murder (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A fashion show on the beach takes a murderous turn when a model is found strangled with a scarf backstage, moments after leaving the catwalk.

Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Elarica Johnson, Jason Barnett, Paul Nicholls, Fola Evans-Akingbola

Votes: 229

37. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: A Personal Murder (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After Dwayne has given the oration at his friend Cedrik Verga's funeral, he gets a text from Cedrik that states, "I Was Murdered," although coroner Ivan Tate recorded death by natural ... See full summary »

Director: Audrey Cooke | Stars: Danny John-Jules, Gary McDonald, Tony Armatrading, Burt Caesar

Votes: 270

38. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Lost Identity (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Whilst visiting Goodman his auntie Mary sees conservatory salesman John Green fall to his death from an adjacent hotel balcony. It was his first visit to the island, where he knew no one ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Simonsz | Stars: Robert Daws, Joséphine Jobert, Kris Marshall, Wendy Craig

Votes: 248

39. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Blood Red Sea (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hours after salvaging a huge cache of silver coins from the Santa Anna shipwreck and arguing with rival treasure hunter Newton Farrell Tosh Walker is stabbed to death on Newton's boat and ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Lorcan Cranitch, Ade Oyefeso, Jill Halfpenny, Jack Donnelly

Votes: 228

40. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Flames of Love (2016)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Tourist Sian Evans is found dead inside a locked bathroom, having apparently shot herself but Goodman does not believe she committed suicide. She was one of several guests staying at local ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Tom York, Ariyon Bakare, Owain Arthur, Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Votes: 249

41. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Erupting in Murder (2017)

TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The death of a scientist at the site of a live volcano proves a difficult case to crack for Humphrey and his team.

Director: Claire Winyard | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Natasha Little, Douglas Hodge, Emily Taaffe

Votes: 252

42. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Secret of the Flame Tree (2017)

TV-PG | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Florence finds herself emotionally involved in a case when a former schoolmate is found dead at the foot of a cliff.

Director: Jermain Julien | Stars: Fiona Allen, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, Ramon Tikaram, Angela Wynter

Votes: 220

43. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Man Overboard: Part 1 (2017)

TV-PG | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Humphrey and his team discover a man who has supposedly been killed by the boom on his sailing boat, but Humphrey thinks it might be murder.

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Joséphine Jobert, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 234

44. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Man Overboard: Part 2 (2017)

TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team have to solve the murder of their prime suspect after being sent to London. Humphrey decides to take a step forwards in life.

Director: Richard Signy | Stars: Luke Newberry, Henry Pettigrew, Nigel Betts, Julian Wadham

Votes: 233

45. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: In the Footsteps of a Killer (2017)

TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In DI Jack Mooney's first official case in paradise, a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case.

Director: Simon Delaney | Stars: John Ross Bowie, Danny John-Jules, Joséphine Jobert, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 209

46. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Murder in the Polls (2017)

TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Saint Marie mayoral elections are thrown into disarray when one of the candidates is stabbed to death in the polling booth while casting his vote.

Director: Simon Delaney | Stars: Danny John-Jules, Cecilia Noble, Dominic Coleman, T'Nia Miller

Votes: 195

47. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Murder from Above (2018)

TV-PG | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

It's the first full case for DI Jack Mooney on the island, and he's convinced a woman's apparent suicide is murder.

Director: Jonathan Gershfield | Stars: Rob Heaps, Denis Lawson, Elizabeth Berrington, Jemima Rooper

Votes: 277

48. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: The Stakes Are High (2018)

TV-PG | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Four poker players compete for a $3m prize, one of them is murdered.

Director: Stewart Svaasand | Stars: Charlotte Beaumont, Mark Benton, Nigel Whitmey, Zoe Telford

Votes: 226

49. Death in Paradise (2011– )
Episode: Written in Murder (2018)

TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery