At the center of the action is top-ranking detective Janine Lewis, a single mother passionately committed to both her children and her work. She struggles to balance the demands of a high-powered, sometimes dangerous job with raising her children.
Return to post-war England for mystery and a cup of tea. The consummate prim and proper crime-fighting spinster, Miss Jane Marple sets down her knitting needles to unwind the most ingenious crimes. As she travels from city to countryside and even the Bahamas, murders, missing bodies and haunted dreams have a habit of falling across Miss Marple's path
Dorothy Sayers created Lord Peter Wimsey, her gentleman detective, in the period between the world wars. It looks like a tragic accident when Victor Dean falls down the spiral staircase at Pym's Publicity Ltd. His replacement (Wimsey in disguise) sets out to find the truth which leads him to a drug ring operating through someone at the agency.
When an international ring of thieves and killers conspire to destroy a prominent British family, Albert Campion agrees to investigate. Soon he finds himself involved with murder. Based on books by Margery Allingham.
Fitz is an addicted gambler, a heavy drinker, and a brilliant, if deeply flawed criminal psychologist. Follow Fitz as he investigates an accused commuter train killer with amnesia, a couple who share love and murder, and the killing of a young boy that shakes a community to its core.
The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain. Based on books by Reginald Hill.
It's spring 1948 and Inspector Alleyn joins a weekend party at Frantock Hall. The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, tries to liven up the scene with a game of murder but one guest really does end up dead. Alleyn has to solve more than one mystery when he finds that, in addition to the murder, an enormously valuable silver chalice has gone missing. This series is adapted from the Ngaio Marsh books about her upper crust detective and his society artist wife.
Based on the highly regarded novels by P.D. James. Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh is called to investigate when a government minister receives threatening letters. The Minister's own household is a challenge. His exquisite wife makes no secret of her adulterous affair with a fashionable surgeon. His only daughter, deeply involved in left-wing politics, has rejected her Conservative father. He is even resented by his own, strong-willed mother, whose favored son was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush. Dalgliesh has barely started on the case when a series of bizarre deaths turn the informal investigation into an urgent assignment.
American author Elizabeth George revisited British mystery traditions in creating modern-day Detective Inspector Tommy Lynley, an earl partnered with a female detective assistant from the working classes.
After a car accident, modern-day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up to find he has been transported to 1973. Is he crazy, in a coma, or back in time? He must solve crimes using low-tech, highly aggressive 1970s methods, butt heads with his boss, and find time for a possible romance with policewoman Annie.
Lovejoy, an antiques dealer and part-time detective, scours the murky salesrooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find. And if the antiques business isn't exciting enough, Lovejoy has a particular weakness for a good sob story or a pretty face, either of which is enough to send him off in pursuit of villains and to help victims recover their property. Whether it's a priceless old master or a pretty young lady, his love of beauty is sure to land him in trouble wherever he goes. Based on novels by Jonathan Gash.
A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Barnaby and Troy investigate the murders, looking for a common thread. Based on novels by Caroline Graham.
Mrs. Bradley (played by Diana Rigg, famous for her role as the Avengers' Emma Peel) solves the most complicated crimes with a sly combination of charm, intelligence, and wit. Based on novels by Gladys Mitchell.
The newest additions to the sisterhood of British sleuths are attractive, sharp, and extremely entertaining. Meticulous and stubborn Detective Inspector Kate "Ash" Ashurst teams up with street-smart Detective Sergeant Emma "Scribbs" Scribbins as bickering detectives in an upscale suburb
When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistance from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full. The Prime Suspect series won numerous awards. In the lead role, actress Helen Mirren won plaudits galore.
As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect.
An old-fashioned detective show, with a curmudgeonly detective fighting interference from above. This brash policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man and always solves the case. Based on the novels by R.D. Wingfield.
The cold case unit, led by quick-tempered cop DS Boyd, has assembled to re-examine unsolved crimes with cutting-edge detection techniques. Pressure is on for this mix of forensics, psychology, and detective investigators to yield results.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. Working alongside Detective Inspector Carol Jordan, he helps the police profile and track down vicious killers in northern England. Based on characters created by Val McDermid.