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This mystery series follows the work of a detective agency in 1920s Toronto that's run by two women: Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke. Together, they solve crimes in a way that's unconventional for the times. Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard, and Sharron Matthews star.

PBS Masterpiece
2 Seasons, 24 Episodes
August 20, 2018
Drama, Thriller
Cast: Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley
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Frankie Drake Mysteries Full Episode Guide

  • When a magician's assistant is killed, Frankie goes undercover to find the culprit. But can she see clearly through the smoke and mirrors?

  • Frankie and Trudy reluctantly take a case from mob boss Bessie Starkman, but things take a turn when Frankie's accused of murdering a mole.

  • What starts as a simple case of a missing horse leads the team into the gardens of Toronto's elite in pursuit of a murderous jewel thief.

  • Mary's job is threatened when she accuses Detective Greyson of hiding evidence. Has she overstepped her bounds, or is Greyson a dirty cop?

  • Frankie suspects sabotage when a baseball player dies mid-game. Her investigation puts her at odds with ruthless mobster Bessie Starkman.

  • When famed French designer Coco Chanel is the target of a brazen assassination attempt, Drake Private Detectives are hired to protect her.

  • When donations are taken from a colored girls' orphanage, civil rights hero Marcus Garvey hires the team to catch the thief and find the cash.

  • Mary is acting in a radio drama, but when she realizes the play is a cover for a heist, she must find a way to warn Frankie.

  • The team investigates a kidnapping gone wrong at the Palais Royale. They learn the victim is gravely ill and race to find him and save his life.

  • An old rival turns up selling antiquities, but Frankie's convinced it's all a scam. Can the team prove it before she takes the money and runs?

  • When Frankie gets a mysterious call from a British spy, Mary discovers how she and Trudy met, and how Drake Private Detectives was formed.

  • Frankie is hired to confirm the identity of a young woman claiming to be a Russian princess and protect her from those who want her dead.

  • The horrors of war haunt Frankie when an investigation into a soldier's murder reunites her with a friend left traumatized by his tour of duty.

  • A day off turns into a day at the office for Frankie and Trudy when the infant son of a charismatic aviator is kidnapped during an air show.

  • Mary recruits Frankie and Trudy to find a missing teacher, but their investigation leads them to family secrets, Chinatown, and murder.

  • After a shooting injures the young son of a friend, Frankie and Trudy's investigation leads them into the dangerous world of bootlegging.

  • Frankie and Trudy go undercover in the glamorous world of film in order to solve a seemingly impossible murder on a silent movie set.

  • When Trudy gives shelter to a faith-healing preacher's daughter, she and Frankie find themselves investigating Toronto's jazz scene.

  • When a body turns up in the luggage of a young man, the case brings Frankie and Trudy into Toronto's elite social circles.

  • Frankie and Trudy are hired by a factory owner to root out communists at his plant, but things soon take an explosive turn.

  • Frankie partners with a surprising ally when she's named as the number one suspect in a robbery that looks like the work of her dead father.

  • Follow the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, Toronto's only all-female detective agency, as they fight crime in the 1920s, with flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

  • Hear from executive producer Christina Jennings, Lauren Lee Smith (Frankie), Chantel Riley (Trudy), Sharron Matthews (Flo), and Rebecca Liddiard (Mary), as they discuss how the four strong female lead characters in the series demonstrate how difficult it was to be a woman in the 1920s, and despite that, celebrate female independence and empowerment.

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