10 detective mini-series for pleasant evenings

We will arrange the series from the shortest to the longest. You will certainly find for yourself what will hook and do not take away all your free time. But there will be pleasant impressions, sometimes bewilderment, sometimes even fright. All serials end logically and do not require continuation.


  • Detective, drama.
  • United Kingdom, 2012 year.
  • Duration: 1 season (3 episodes for 45 minutes).
  • IMDb: 6.8.


The story begins with the arrival of the main hero of Mark in his hometown. His arrival is connected with the mysterious death of both parents. The 30-year-old man seems suspicious this double “suicide”. He wants to get to the bottom of things and remains in the town together with his sister and grandmother, who adore him.

Mysteries and lies

  • Detective, thriller, drama.
  • Australia, 2014.
  • Duration: 1 season (6 episodes for 42 minutes).
  • IMDb: 7.6.

Ben finds a lifeless body of a child in the forest and becomes the main suspect in the murder. The case is taken by detective Andrea Cornell, and the calm life of a man and his relatives comes to an end.

Murder Code

  • Detective, thriller, crime, drama.
  • United Kingdom, 2012 year.
  • Duration: 2 seasons (7 episodes of 45 minutes).
  • IMDb: 8.0.

The action takes place in England 50’s of the last century. Four young women, who worked in the secret cipher unit during the war, begin their own investigation into the murders of girls. In the series, unparalleled images and characters, perfectly conveyed the atmosphere of that time.


  • Detective, crime.
  • France, Great Britain, 2013.
  • Duration: 1 season (8 episodes for 43 minutes).
  • IMDb: 6.5.

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Joe Saint-Claire works in the elite Paris criminal department. The puzzles Joe gets are complicated. How can he cope with them? Together with the detective, we will uncover the most unusual secrets of the sights of Paris, stroll through the inviting quarters, and also learn what justice is in the eyes of the hero.

Low winter sun

  • Detective, crime, drama.
  • USA, 2013 year.
  • Duration: 1 season (10 episodes for 43 minutes).
  • IMDb: 7.1.


People talk about morality, as if it were black and white. And someone thinks himself smarter and at a party with a cocktail likes to speculate that there are only shades of gray. But do you know how to tell the truth? It’s like a damn lamp: everything is flashing and blinking, turning on and off.

Detroit, where events occur, is called a dead city. And the series allows you to plunge into a rather gloomy atmosphere of the color of wet asphalt. Intricate ties, revenge, corruption, drugs, police – all blended here into a single whole when the cop killed his partner.

Pleasant to look at

  • Detective, crime, thriller.
  • USA, 2015.
  • Duration: 1 season (11 episodes for 40 minutes).
  • IMDb: 7.3.

A resident of New York suggested that her new online friend was a serial killer, and decided to expose the criminal using her hacker abilities. In this case, she is helped by clever and resourceful like-minded people.

The one who kills

  • Detective, crime.
  • Denmark, 2011 year.
  • Duration: 1 season (10 episodes for 45 minutes).
  • IMDb: 7.2.

Not everything is so quiet in the capital of Denmark. Maniacs and murderers are operating here. And the main character, whose childhood is marred by a psychological trauma, considers it her duty to administer justice over the terrible criminals. The series is not easy, but worth it.

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Freud’s method

  • Detective.
  • Russia, 2012 year.
  • Duration: 1 season (12 episodes for 50 minutes).
  • IMDb: 6.1.

Despite the low ratings, the series is not bad. Sparkling humor, unusual ways to combat crime, an alternative view of the situation – all this creates a special atmosphere. Solving the most complex puzzles, Roman Freidin reaches the point: every criminal is a soul rushing and suffering.


  • Detective, crime, drama.
  • Russia, 2015 year.
  • Duration: 1 season (16 episodes for 53 minutes).
  • IMDb: 7.3.

All animals are schooling. The loners have a flock inside.

“Method” is a miracle of modern Russian cinema. The main character of Rodion has his own methods of investigation. He so clearly captures the thoughts of maniacs, that involuntarily you think: maybe he himself is such?

A real detective

  • Detective, thriller, crime, drama.
  • USA, 2014.
  • Duration: 2 seasons (16 episodes for 60 minutes).
  • IMDb: 9.1.

You are flint! All the rest is dust on shoes. Wiped and live.

The series, which has fallen in love with many viewers, is worthy of being revised, revealing new details. Two seasons are not related, but they are distinguished by a sharp plot and well thought out characters.

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