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There aren\u2019t many murder mysteries that leave audiences crying at the end, but Broadchurch may be an exception.

Crossing the Culture Rachel Helen Smith

The immense popularity of the series is proof that the detective genre has successfully revitalised itself for the 21st century. In the last few years we may have seen the end of classic series like Inspector Morse and A Touch of Frost, but we\u2019ve been introduced to a slew of new detectives: Dr. Gregory House, Dr. Temperance \u2018Bones\u2019 Brennan, James McNulty, and even a re-vamped version of Sherlock Holmes. These detectives, and their programmes, are reshaping the conventions of the murder mystery genre.