The Brokenwood Mysteries

10 Best Episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries - Season 8

In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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The Brokenwood Mysteries - S8E3

#6 - Spark to a Flame (Season 8 - Episode 3)

In the remote community of beaches at Pateke Point, a local resident ends up bludgeoned to death by an unknown blunt object and locked inside a house not her own.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 59 votes.

The Brokenwood Mysteries - S8E2

#5 - Death 'n' Bass (Season 8 - Episode 2)


The Brokenwood crime fighters are called in to investigate a murder at a music festival, where it would appear the victim was quite literally killed by sound.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 60 votes.

The Brokenwood Mysteries - S8E6

#4 - Four Fires and a Funeral (Season 8 - Episode 6)

The charred remains of a body are discovered in a burned out rural shed. Mike and Kristin are tasked with identifying the body; it seems that this is the third in a run of "accidental" deaths, all attended by the Brokenwood Fire Brigade.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 55 votes.

The Brokenwood Mysteries - S8E4

#3 - Three Coins in a Fountain (Season 8 - Episode 4)


When the world champion of the curious sport of Spoofing is found dead in a fountain, the Brokenwood detectives must determine who was willing to commit murder in order to win at all costs.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 59 votes.

The Brokenwood Mysteries - S8E1

#2 - From the Cradle to the Grave (Season 8 - Episode 1)

Mike Shepherd and the team get a lesson in local history when the Brokenwood museum uncovers a dead body in the most unlikely of places.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 70 votes.

The Brokenwood Mysteries - S8E5

#1 - Good as Gold (Season 8 - Episode 5)


A 160-year-old family feud over gold becomes the main motive for murder when a modern-day cowgirl is gunned down in cold blood.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 61 votes.

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