|Based On:||Novels by Maureen Jennings|
Murdoch Mysteries is a television series based on the series of novels by Maureen Jennings.
Detective William Murdoch is a Catholic police detective working in Toronto in the the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is a master of invention and early forensic science.
Steampunk Influences Edit
The show takes place in a more fantastical version of Torronto. Nikola Tesla appears in the very first episode. However, as it progresses, the series goes further than portraying the cutting edge advancements of the time. Though fake, "Twentieth Century Murdoch" is about an apparent time machine. A man gets cryogenically frozen in the same story. "I, Murdoch" features a steam powered robot. The season three finale provides a microwave death ray.