Calling all fans of The Artful Detective! Are you dying to see your favorite Det. William Murdoch mystery on TV? Well, here’s your chance. Ovation’s gearing up for a massive marathon of The Artful Detective on April 2nd, are giving fans the chance to get involved in choosing the line-up.
You can vote for the chance to see your favorite episode from Seasons 5 through 9 of The Artful Detective during the marathon. All you need to do is Tweet the title of your top pick from Seasons 5 through 9 at @OvationTV using the hashtag #ArtfulDetective. The episode with the most votes will be added to the marathon line-up — it’s really that simple.
Don’t remember every episode? Don’t worry. We’ve compiled a run-down of each installment from Seasons 5 through 9 of The Artful Detective right here. Be sure to check out our notes below before entering the contest, but be careful because there might be a few spoilers poking around in there.
Be sure to tune-in to Ovation’s Artful Detective marathon on April 2nd starting at 12pm ET. Click here to find Ovation in your area.
“Murdoch of the Klondike”
Murdoch has left Toronto, and police work, for the Yukon. But while in pursuit of fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush he’s drawn into a murder investigation (with the help of author Jack London) and realizes that his days as a detective aren’t over just yet.
“Back and to the Left”
Detective Murdoch must tread carefully when he pursues a Catholic suspect in the murder of an Alderman, killed during the attempted assassination of the city’s Protestant mayor.
“Evil Eye of Egypt”
When Detective Murdoch investigates a series of deaths linked to an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities, Constable Crabtree is convinced a Mummy’s curse is to blame.
“War on Terror”
While investigating an explosion, Detective Murdoch infiltrates an anarchist group led by American labour organizer Emma Goldman.
“Murdoch at the Opera”
Murdoch investigates the poisoning of a young opera singer, and soon suspects that she was not the intended victim.
“Who Killed the Electric Carriage?”
Detective Murdoch suspects the ambitious inventor of an electric vehicle murdered an associate who stood in the way of his plans to compete with Henry Ford.
“Stroll on the Wild Side (Part 1)”
Detective Murdoch’s investigation into the disappearance of a quiet librarian leads to a reunion with former love Anna Fulford and the discovery of a seamy underworld.
“Stroll on the Wild Side (Part 2)”
During his investigation into the murder of a shy librarian with a secret life, Murdoch encounters another young woman behaving seductively.
Murdoch’s investigation is assisted by Alexander Graham Bell when an inventor is killed by a rival at a convention
“Staircase to Heaven”
A high-stakes card game involving Dr. Grace ends with the death of a player in the party. Murdoch is shocked to learn the true cost of their wagers is the opportunity to die.
“Murdoch in Toyland”
Murdoch is taunted by a deranged kidnapper who leaves talking dolls with personal messages directed at him at each crime scene.
“Murdoch Night in Canada”
Murdoch investigates when the captain of the Toronto Wellingtons hockey team is found dead in the locker room, shortly after fighting with another player.
“Twentieth Century Murdoch”
As the twentieth century approaches, Murdoch investigates the claims of a man who says that time travelling to the future provided him with information that allowed him to stop crimes.
Murdoch investigates after a prototype airplane crashes and kills an innocent bystander and is soon drawn into an arms race between the Canadian and American governments.
“Winston’s Lost Night”
After hours of heavy drinking, Winston Churchill awakes at the scene of a murder with no memory of the previous night. Murdoch must piece together what happened to prove his innocence.
“Murdoch on the Corner”
Murdoch suspects a serial killer is at work when a string of seemingly random people are murdered inside their own homes. The only apparent connection between the victims is a street corner that they all visited shortly before dying.
“A Study in Sherlock”
After an armed robber is murdered by his accomplice during a heist, Murdoch’s prime suspect is an incredibly perceptive man who claims to be Sherlock Holmes.
“Murdoch Au Naturel”
Murdoch investigates a murder at a nudist community.
“Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom”
When an anonymous madman threatens the citizens of Toronto with a deadly toxic gas, Murdoch must race against the clock to stop him.
“The Ghost of Queen’s Park”
While investigating the death of a politician, rumored to have been killed by a vengeful ghost, Crabtree’s theories of the paranormal conflict with Murdoch’s scientific beliefs.
“Murdoch in Ladies Wear”
Murdoch investigates the murder of an Eaton’s department store manager who was disliked by the shop girls.
An uncooperative witness impedes Murdoch’s investigation into a pawnbroker’s murder and Brackenreid faces resistance while looking into the prison death of an old army buddy.
A series of violent drowning deaths of university-educated unmarried career women leads Murdoch to suspect sexist and racist motives.
“Lovers in a Murderous Time”
Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden find themselves at odds when a delusional woman becomes the prime suspect in the violent stabbing of her gambling fiancé.
“Crime & Punishment”
Detective Murdoch and his methods are compromised when Dr. Ogden is implicated in the suspicious murder of her estranged husband.
“The Murdoch Trap”
With Dr. Ogden sentenced to hang for murder, Detective Murdoch races to exonerate her and steps into a trap set by the real killer.
A shipping magnate’s daughter disappears, without a trace and Murdoch searches for her and at the same time must investigate a dead body on a ship’s inaugural Victoria Day voyage.
“Tour de Murdoch”
During a bicycle race, one of its racers dies, leaving Murdoch to believe he was killed by a mysterious stimulant.
“The Filmed Adventures of Detective William Murdoch”
Murdoch gets drawn into the movie making world, which involves inventor, James Pendrick and has Thomas Edison as a suspect.
“Return of Sherlock Holmes”
Murdoch encounters David Kingsley/Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating the murder of his young client’s godfather and the disappearance of his nanny.
“Murdoch of the Living Dead”
Murdoch investigates a woman’s supposed death by drowning, with the primary suspect to be her abusive husband, who had recently become docile.
Murdoch investigate the apparent suicide of one of Julia’s patients who had arachnophobia.
“Loch Ness Murdoch”
Detective Murdoch and his team investigate a series of deaths that may be tied to a large creature living in a lake.
“Republic of Murdoch”
A murder victim leads Murdoch and Crabtree to chasing a potential suspect to Newfoundland, where they are caught between a family feud for a treasure map.
“Midnight Train to Kingston”
Murdoch and his colleagues escort James Gillies to his execution in Kingston via train. However, a man has been murdered and Murdoch and company find a connection with two other passengers bearing the same prison tattoo. Gillies is revealed to having orchestrated his own escape and jumps off a bridge into deep water. Everyone but Murdoch presumes him dead.
“Murdoch in Ragtime”
Nathan Peters, founder of the Canadian Jubilee Singers, a black singing group, is found dead by the docks. Murdoch searches for motives for the man’s death among the members of his singing group, at The Blind Pig where Nathan was known to gamble, and among the Irish dockworkers who barely hide their disdain for the murdered man because of his race. In the end, the singing group’s previous engagement in Buffalo, where a man was found beaten to death, may hold the key to Nathan’s death.
“Journey to the Centre of Toronto”
A series of diamond thefts in which the thief had tunnelled up from the disturbed locations has led Murdoch to believe a drilling machine is involved, whereas Crabtree believes in the existence of mole people.
Murdoch hears the confession of a dying man, claiming to have murdered his wife and gives the location of her remains. However, evidence later disproves his claim and Murdoch later makes a connection with a closed case involving another woman’s death, leading him to suspect that their husbands conspired to murder the other’s wife.
“The Murdoch Sting”
A bank president goes missing at the start of his engagement party. Murdoch’s investigations uncovers that his fiancee was living under an assumed alias, leading to a run-in with a familiar con artist and thus sets up a sting operation to catch her. Meanwhile, Julia receives information that James Gillies is alive and sets out to find him.
“Friday the 13th, 1901”
It’s team Station House 4 vs. team Leslie Garland, in a game of curling. Meanwhile, Julia and Emily attend a bachelorette party on what may be a haunted island.
“The Spy Who Came Up to the Cold”
Murdoch must deal with spies and secret plans, in Toronto, when U.S. President William McKinley is assassinated in Buffalo, N.Y.
“Kung Fu Crabtree”
Crabtree teams up with a suspect who is accused of poisoning a visiting Chinese dignitary, in order to find the real killer. Murdoch and Julia finally receive proof that James Gillies is dead.
“Blast of Silence”
After a determined opponent of industrial progress straps a bomb onto a factory owner, Murdoch must stop the bomber from destroying all of Toronto.
“The Death of Dr. Ogden”
After Julia’s father dies unexpectedly, she learns the truth about him and his actual cause of death. Brackenreid assumes responsibility for an investigation, started by Murdoch, of a murder within group of geniuses.
“On the Waterfront (Part 1)”
Det. Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid investigates two cases related to the harbour. The first is the murder of a local merchant and the second is the discovery of a woman’s body, recovered on the shore. Meanwhile, Dr. Ogden and Dr. Grace are arrested for protesting in favor of women’s general suffrage in front of the Ontario legislature.
“On the Waterfront (Part 2)”
In a continuation of the previous episode, the violence on the waterfront continues while Brackenreid’s attackers remain at large. The arrest of Drs. Ogden and Grace leads to a court date. They run into an old friend of theirs, complicating matters.
Murdoch teams up with Bat Masterson to hunt down Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Meanwhile, Julia struggles with Murdoch’s desire to marry in the church, which conflicts with her own values.
“Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!”
As their wedding day approaches, Murdoch and Ogden intervene in the trial of a woman accused of killing her husband.
“Murdoch Takes Manhattan”
Murdoch and Doctor Ogden honeymoon in Manhattan, but trouble always follows.
“The Murdoch Appreciation Society”
A group of dedicated fans of Murdoch stage a murder to watch Murdoch work, which deters the detective from an actual murder case.
“What Lies Buried”
The remains of a constable from 1881 are discovered in the station house basement, leading Murdoch to investigate whether any of his colleagues was responsible.
A businessman is found electrocuted, apparently by his own invention, and all clues point to Thomas Edison’s son, Edison Jr.
“The Keystone Constables”
Constables Crabtree and Higgins go undercover as a vaudeville act at a local theatre after a comedian is found murdered.
“Murdoch and the Temple of Death”
Murdoch investigates the death of a man found in a river, and soon finds himself searching for the infamous Holy Grail in a booby trapped temple much like the Hagia Sophia.
“All That Glitters”
A murder of a land surveyor leads Murdoch and Crabtree to Northern Ontario during the silver rush. Back in Toronto, Dr. Ogden sees potential in Brackenreid’s painting skills.
“The Devil Wears Whalebone”
Murdoch investigates the murder of a model who was killed during a protest at a corset show. The past history of suffragette Lillian Moss is revealed during the process of the investigation. She and Dr. Grace grow close.
Murdoch and Ogden investigate a strange murder at the asylum involving a group of violent women, one who vows revenge on Dr. Ogden.
“Toronto’s Girl Problem”
Inspector Brackenreid’s nephew, Charlie, joins the constabulary as he and Murdoch investigate the murder of the leader of an all-female thieves gang.
The murder of a young woman while praying at her parents’ grave and the subsequent disappearance of the priest she had last contact with, brings together Murdoch with the priest, who raised him in childhood.
Crabtree investigates the death of a professional wrestler. At the successful conclusion of the case he is promoted to detective. Brackenreid give his savings to his barber, Mr. Chilton, only to discover that he has closed his business and disappeared with the funds. The Temperance League attempts to woo the suffragettes by offering support for their candidate in return for adding their policies to their platform which they eventually reject.
Murdoch investigates a murder that, according to Agent Terrence Meyers, involves national security. Meanwhile Drs. Ogden and Grace try to ensure the election is conducted fairly with the assistance of the other ladies of the suffragettes. Crabtree proposes to Edna Brooks only to be greeted by her husband who was presumed to be deceased.
The constabulary investigates what they believe is a “sequential killer” that Murdoch discovers is a macabre form of gambling. The leaders then turn their attention to Murdoch. Crabtree is preoccupied with the physical abuse sustained by his Edna Brooks at the hands of her recently returned husband.
While Crabtree serves time for the murder of his sweetheart’s husband, Murdoch investigates an inmate stabbing that may be connected to the case.
Murdoch and his colleagues must protect the safety of author Mark Twain, after he stirs up controversy during a speaking engagement in Toronto.
Murdoch and his colleagues investigate the murder of a young suffragette.
The macabre discovery of statues made from the bodies of naked women leads Murdoch to suspect a sequential killer who knew the victims.
“24 Hours Til Doomsday”
Racing against the clock, Murdoch must stop a secret space program that could incite war between Canada and the U.S.
“The Local Option”
Murdoch investigates the poisoning of an anti-temperance politician.
“Summer of ’75”
When a childhood friend from wilderness camp alerts Murdoch to imminent danger, they travel to Algonquin Park to investigate a 30-year-old murder.
Murdoch investigates when a student is murdered in his professor’s opium den.
“A Merry Murdoch Christmas”
Murdoch is on the case when a philanthropist is murdered and the presents he donated to the orphans of Toronto are stolen.
“Raised on Robbery”
Murdoch goes the bank to apply for a loan to build Julia’s dream house. While there, he gets caught in the middle of a robbery and his reputation is on the line.
“The Big Chill”
When an Arctic explorer comes into town and starts acting strange, Murdoch suspects he is hiding information regarding his crewman’s death.
“A Case of the Yips”
Murdoch investigates a golfer’s murder and becomes obsessed with the game.
“Unlucky in Love”
Crabtree decides to teach a creative writing class and meets a young and upcoming author who goes by the name “Maude”. Murdoch investigates a suspicious death involving a groom.
After a white man is killed in a black church, the new Chief Constable pressures Murdoch to make an arrest.