7 Must-Watch Detective Shows on Prime Video

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Veronica Mars

This teen noir mystery drama follows a teen private eye (Kristen Bell) on her quests to solve the toughest murder mysteries of her town, following the death of her best friend. A mix of smart aleck humour and dark, compelling elements, Seasons 1-3 of the show as well as its 2019 revival are a must-watch and available to stream on Prime Video.

The Mentalist

This Emmy and Golden Globe nominated show follows a former "psychic" working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation on his mission to find the killer of his family. Emotionally gripping and well-paced, this show will have you invested until the end, making it the perfect binge-watch.


Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' critically acclaimed detective series, based on the detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, raised the benchmark for detective shows with its zany characters and complex plot lines, and continues to hold a massive cult following to this date.

The Expanse

Based on the award-winning science-fiction series written by James S.A. Corey, this action-packed show is a political thriller, sci-fi opera and detective show rolled into one. Set two hundred years in the future, one of the main storylines follows a detective's quest to find a missing girl on planet Ceres. The intricate world building and storytelling in this series makes it an engaging watch.

Paatal Lok

In this crime thriller that took audiences by storm in 2020, Inspector Hathi Ram Chaudhary (Jaideep Ahlawat) and Imran Ansari (Ishwak Singh) share a Sherlock and Watson-like rapport in their investigation of an assassination attempt on a high-profile journalist (Neeraj Kabi). The show unfolds like a classic noir story and is one of the grittiest detective dramas to come from India.


Raj & DK's quick-paced tale features Vijay Sethupathi as the eccentric special task force officer on a mission to uncover a fake currency racket in Bombay. This cat-and-mouse chase has spy detective elements that make it a must watch among Prime Video shows of 2023.


Created by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, this crime thriller, helmed by Sonakshi Sinha as sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati, takes a hard look at the socio-political landscape of India. The depth and empathy in the storytelling, rather than relying on flashy detective skills, makes this one of the best homegrown serial killer shows.

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