9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!


Murder mysteries and serial killers, these two words are enough to get me excited for a binge-watching session on Netflix. Mention these two words, and I will be beside you, handing you the TV remote. As you start scrolling, you see a lot of options on the screen. Choosing the best murder mystery series from all the shows can be a task. Don’t worry; I have compiled a list of the 9 best murder mystery series on Netflix.

How fun and thrilling it is to watch fictional detectives trying to solve a murder and delve into the mind of the criminal that they have captured. Yes, you will say I am obsessed, but so are you; that is why you are here reading this article, as this genre fascinates you. 

Let’s uncover a few of these murder mysteries and true crime stories. Remember, these can keep you up at night, not because of fear, but because you can’t sleep without finishing at least a few episodes.

Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix

Get set for a thrilling ride as I take you through a list of the Nine best murder mystery series on Netflix.

Inside Man (2022)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

If you are looking for a perfect Netflix show, Inside Man is the one for you. The show follows a twisted tale of a crazy and intelligent anti-hero awaiting execution for the brutal killing of his wife, now famously known as the death row detective.

Stanley Tucci stars as Jefferson Grieff, an evil and genius criminology professor turned killer. At the same time, David Tennant plays the role of Harry Watling, a vicar living far away across the Atlantic in England. At first, it can be extremely confusing to understand how Steven Moffat will collide the story of an English family with the wife killer waiting for execution, but trust me, as you go on, you will be amazed. 

The Valhalla Murders (2019)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

Looking for a binge-able slow burner whodunit? The Valhalla Murders can be a blessing in disguise. This Scandinavian Noir crime drama will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story follows the story of an ambitious detective and a mom, Kata, who joins hands with an assisting cop from Norway to investigate a case that leads to a violent serial killer. The plot is loosely based on a true incident that turned out to be one of the first cases of serial killings in Iceland.

The show stars Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir as Kata and Björn Thors as Arnar in the lead roles. The show is a straightforward 8-episode adventure that will take you to the peaceful city of Reykjavik, surrounded by wilderness, making it interesting for the viewers. 

Bodies (2023)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

Bodies is another thrilling murder mystery cop drama you must add to your watchlist. It is special because we rarely get to see a murder mystery unfolding in the background of time travel. Four detectives, each from different timelines, discover the same dead body at the same place. The story begins in 2023, hops back to 1941 and 1890, and then leaps directly to 2053. As the first episode ends, you cannot stop yourself from watching the next. 

This British crime drama is a limited series adapted from the 2015 DC Vertigo graphic novel by Si Spencer and stars Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Amaka Okafor, and Kyle Soller in lead roles.

Marcella (2016)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

Marcella is a powerful crime drama that can sometimes be darker and twistier than Agatha Christie’s novel. Following a Nordic Noir style similar to The Valhalla Murders, this show perfectly satisfies the crime drama fan inside you. The story follows Marcella Backland, a police detective working in London and dealing with Dissociative Identity disorder. When her husband leaves her, she returns to the job to investigate a series of gruesome murders. As she investigates, the case reminds her of the unsolved murders committed over a decade ago.

The show stars Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Florence Pugh, Ray Panthaki, and Jamie Bamber Marcella and has 24 episodes in 3 seasons.

The Chestnut Man (2021)

If you like suspense and thrill that keeps you thinking all night, you will enjoy watching The Chestnut Man. This Danish fiction is dark, disturbing,  gruesome, and not at all predictable. In a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, a young woman is found in a park brutally murdered and one amputated hand.  An ambitious detective, Naia Thulin, and her new partner, Mark Hess, are assigned the case. During their investigation, they find a Chestnut man hanging over the dead body. As the two detectives hunt for the Chestnut man, they see that the killer is linked to a politician’s missing child.

The series stars David Dencik, Danica Curcic, and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard in the lead roles and is adapted from Søren Sveistrup’s novel of the same name. 

The Alienist (2018–2020)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

The Alienist is an addictive psychological thriller that will keep you on edge till the final credits roll. Set in 19th century America, New York City is haunted by a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist, and John Moore, a newspaper illustrator, started investigating the case. Soon, joined by an ambitious and headstrong secretary, Sara Howard, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of the first serial killers in New York.

The show has also won a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role category.

Trapped (2015–)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

Netflix has many good Nordic Noir-themed shows, and here is another one to add to your list. Trapped is an Icelandic crime thriller drama that is extremely intense and turned out to be a sleeper hit when it was released.

When a mutilated body is found on the shore of an isolated small town trapped by an Icelandic snowstorm, the local police realize that the murder has happened recently and start investigating. As they try to find the killer, chaos descends, and everyone living in the town vicinity becomes a potential suspect. 

Trapped stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson.

Mindhunter (2017-2019)

9 Best Murder Mystery Series On Netflix! Feed The Detective Inside You!

Another aesthetic and riveting crime drama that can’t be missed at any cost if you ike murder mysteries and crime dramas. Set in the 70s era, when serial killers were roaming left and right, two FBI agents tried to expand their criminal science unit.  They try to investigate the psychology behind the serial killings by interviewing and getting too close to the most notorious killers in America. 

The show is created by Je Penhall, Charlize Theron, and David Fincher and stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv in the lead roles. 

Final Words 

We know it can be a struggle sometimes trying to find a good murder mystery series to watch. I hope that the problem is solved by now as we have shared a list of the 9 best murder mystery series on Netflix that are surely going to bow your mind. So, wake u the crime drama fan inside you and start binging. For more such articles, keep visiting Viebly.

Ujwal Mattoo
Ujwal Mattoo
With full journalism and half engineering background, Ujwal has hands in both the tech and creative fields. He is a film enthusiast who loves all kinds of genres. As much as he enjoys watching movies, he is always amused to know more and write about the locations to feed his hunger for traveling. In this world of fictional louds, he voices his opinions softly! He is either busy writing or playing with Milo, his dog!


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