Before Hannibal Lecter was imprisoned for murder and cannibalism, he was a psychiatrist. Hannibal is set in this time period, though the focus is on Will Graham, the emotionally unstable but brilliant FBI profiler who is his patient and friend.
A rash of child abductions mar the otherwise idyllic town of Haplin, MN. After a decade of peace, the crimes start up again and old scars are torn wide open.
In a unique spin for network television, "Harper's Island" was a summer murder mystery "event" series in which at least one character is killed off every episode, with the culprit not revealed until the finale.