I’m always on the lookout for a captivating mystery television series. I’ve certainly watched my fair share of Thrillers, Police Procedural, Detective mystery, and Crime Investigation shows.
But, my all time favorite mystery genre: A-keep-you-guessing-till-the-last-moment Whodunnit.
If you’re a fan of mystery television, then you know that many shows are formula based. Although entertaining, you know what to expect. But, the following whodunnits, break the mold. They draw you in, and won’t let you go until you’ve watched every single episode. And even then, you’re left wanting more.
And Then There Were None
A remake made for television, based on Agatha Christie’s novel. You can’t beat the classic!
As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody, Serangoon Road), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner, Poldark), General John MacArther (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and Justice Lawrence Wargrave. ~Amazon
Two detectives – the strong yet compassionate Detective Sergeant, Ellie Miller, and the by-the-book Detective Inspector, Alec Hardy – are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy on a picturesque beach in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer, while the clock ticks and the mystery deepens. As seen on BBC America, this critically acclaimed crime series stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” Harry Potter) and Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady, Cuban Fury). ~Amazon
This one gets a bit more gruesome then the others on the list, but oh so suspenseful!
A small group of family and friends gathers on a secluded island to attend a weeklong wedding celebration…but the island’s history as the location of a mass killing threatens the joyous event and sets the stage for a new mystery. ~Amazon
Secrets and Lies
The role of the relentless detective, (Juliette Lewis), keeps suspects on their toes.
A taut psychological thriller; a nerve wracking plunge behind the curtains of suburbia. Ben is an everyday family man who find the body of a four year old boy, and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. As his world splits apart, Ben finds himself with no choice but to clear his name.~Amazon
A modern whodunnit. Everyone is a victim. Everyone is a suspect. Love it!
American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders.~Amazon
Have you watched any of these shows? If so, I’d enjoy your feedback.
Have a Whodunnit Mystery show to add to the list?
I’d love to hear from you! ❤️
A Bite-Sized Mystery
Mrs. Crocker baked a dozen cookies for her bridge party. She called her boys into the kitchen. As she arranged the cookies inside of the jar, she told the boys, “I’m going next door to visit Mrs.Smith. While I’m gone, don’t touch the cookies.”
To be on the safe side, Mrs. Crocker locked the door to the house. “I’ll only be gone a few minutes, so you boys can play outside.” The boys obliged, Joey hopped on his tricycle and Jimmy on his skateboard.
When Mrs. Crocker returned home, she called the boys back to the kitchen. She opened the jar, dumped out the cookies, and gasped. There were only two cookies left.
Mrs. Crocker turned beet red. But, before she could question the boys, the cat slithered into the kitchen through the doggie door. The dog squeezed through next. “Now which one of you stole my cookies?” Mrs. Crocker demanded.
Mrs. Crocker looked for evidence. The dog’s paws were all wet. The cat’s paws were sort of dusty. She knew immediately who the culprit was.
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?