Frankie Drake Mysteries

PBS Passport presents: In 1920s Toronto, follow the city’s only female private detectives.


  • A History of Violins

    The Drake Detective Agency tracks down the violin thief.
  • Ward of the Roses

    Investigating the firebombing of a campaign office.
  • Out on a Limb

    Frankie must go under cover at a mermaid-themed nightclub.
  • Life on the Line

    A toy store owner is the target of a harassment campaign.
  • Things Better Left Dead

    Frankie exposes a man who claims to speak to the dead.
  • A Brother in Arms

    Frankie's floored when a man claims to be her half-brother.
  • School Ties, School Lies

    Frankie looks for the killer of a teacher.
  • Counterpunch

    Frankie uses her boxing skills to take down a corrupt cop.

About Frankie Drake Mysteries

Now available in PBS Passport. Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.