Anubis Ontario, Canada
Here in Canada, we have a popular TV series called Murdoch Mysteries, set in the early 1900s, in Toronto. The series combines humour, drama, romance, adventure, action, the struggle for women's rights, historical fact, a bit early CSI, and, of course, exotic mysteries. Real historic people, such as Churchill, Kipling, and Mark Twain, are often portrayed in the shows. The writing and acting are top notch. I think the series appears in some other countries beside Canada, but I believe it can be watched on the Internet on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) website. Anyway, it has a Facebook page with interactive cases — you read all the clues, and then try to solve the crime. Even if you can't watch the TV show It's fun.
To Put Columbo in the same sentence as Christie and Murdoch is an insult to Murdoch and Christie, What is the point of discovering who the Murderer is at the beginning and wasting your time watching the Sleuth come up to speed? A Pointless waste of Time, I read somewhere Bing Crosby was offered the part and Turned it down, If he had took the part I might dislike it less. .