Set in Toronto in the 1920s, a time when women could not become official police officers, the city’s only all-female private detective agency takes on the cases the police don’t dare touch. “Frankie Drake Mysteries” comes to Arizona PBS airs on Thursdays, starting April 9 at 8 p.m.
Season two of “Frankie Drake Mysteries” begins Thursday, July 2 at 8 p.m.
June 11: “Ghosts”
A young wife of a veteran hires the detectives to investigate her husband, but before they can get very far, the man is killed in an explosion. Frankie discovers the murder is just one in a series of seemingly connected to a secret military facility in England.
June 18: “Anastasia”
The lady of the stately Winchester house wants to hire Frankie to confirm that Anna, a member of a Cossack dance troupe, is actually Princess Anastasia of the Romanov family. Frankie is dubious — surely there’s someone more appropriate than a private detective to handle the case.
June 25: “Once Burnt Twice Spied”
After Frankie gets a cryptic telephone call, she bolts from the office. As they set out to find her, Trudy tells Morality Officer Mary Shaw about how Frankie became a private detective. Immediately after the war, Frankie worked as a spy for MI-5, and as they quickly discover, the past doesn’t always stay in the past.
July 2: “The Old Switcheroo”
An old rival turns up selling antiques, but Frankie’s convinced it’s all a scam. Can the team prove it before Frankie’s rival takes the money and runs?
July 9: “Last Dance”
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.
July 16: “Radio Daze”
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.
July 23: “Emancipation Day”
When donations are taken from an orphanage, civil rights hero Marcus Garvey hires the team to catch the thief and find the cash.
July 30: “Dressed to Kill”
When famed French designer Coco Chanel is the target of a brazen assassination attempt, Drake Private Detectives are hired to protect her.
More episodes to be announced.