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Shows like Ripper Street: Dark Historical Detectives

You won't find any missing pearls or butlers who done it, but you' will find the hard-boiled detectives who caught criminals every bit as sick and twisted as their modern counterparts.

Shows Like Poirot: Agatha Christie and Her Admirers

A round-up of mysteries, written by Agatha Christie or inspired by the grande dame of crime mysteries. These series often feature citizen sleuths who solve crimes in their spare time. Lighthearted and breezy, they are perfect for watching in front of a roaring fire, preferably with a warm pot of tea close to hand. Note that a few of the more recent interpretations are darker fare, and may not appeal to Poirot fans. If you're looking for darker adaptations of the Queen of Mystery's classics, see our list "Modern Takes on Agatha Christie," and if you like the lighter fare, try "Cozy British Detective Shows."

Shows like Broadchurch: British Psychological Thriller Shows

Despite their polite exteriors and stiff upper lips, the Brits harbor a darker side that manifests itself in these dark series that are driven more by the characters' often tormented psychological states. Bonus includes some Irish and Australian series.

Shows Like Penny Dreadful: The Gothic Proper

In Victorian England readers would have to pay a penny to see macabre tales of monsters, bloodshed, and witchcraft. Today we have to pay $8.99 a month for a Netflix subscription, which even adjusting for inflation seems a bit pricey.

Shows like And Then There Were None: Modern Takes on Agatha Christie

The British writer and producer Sarah Phelps has breathed new life into Agatha Christie's classics, bringing a bleakness and modern sensibility into the Queen of Crime's masterpieces. Warning if you are looking for a cozy mystery or a literal adaptation, look elsewhere.

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