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Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this “stylish period thriller” (The Globe and Mail). In the 1890s, Detective William Murdoch adopts modern techniques like “finger marks” and forensics to track Toronto’s most sinister killers. Though derided by his skeptical boss, Murdoch finds friends and allies in a lovely pathologist and an eager-to-learn constable. Along the way they cross paths with some of the era’s most famous figures, including Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred.

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Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this “stylish period thriller” (The Globe and Mail). In the 1890s, Detective William Murdoch adopts modern techniques like “finger marks” and forensics to track Toronto’s most sinister killers. Though derided by his skeptical boss, Murdoch finds friends and allies in a lovely pathologist and an eager-to-learn constable. Along the way they cross paths with some of the era’s most famous figures, including Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred.

    • EPISODE 1

    Power

    While demonstrating a newfangled alternating current to the public, Miss Toronto Electric & Light dies onstage. A tragic accident or murder? Detective William Murdoch enlists the help of Nikola Tesla to find out.

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    • 48 Minutes

    While demonstrating a newfangled alternating current to the public, Miss Toronto Electric & Light dies onstage. A tragic accident or murder? Detective William Murdoch enlists the help of Nikola Tesla to find out.

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    • EPISODE 2

    The Glass Ceiling

    A trunk delivered to Inspector Brackenreid contains a lawyer’s naked corpse and a taunting note. When a second trunk turns up, Murdoch races to find the killer before his boss becomes the next victim.

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    A trunk delivered to Inspector Brackenreid contains a lawyer’s naked corpse and a taunting note. When a second trunk turns up, Murdoch races to find the killer before his boss becomes the next victim.

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    • EPISODE 3

    The Knockdown

    After celebrating a big win, boxer Amos Robinson goes down for the count, courtesy of a gunshot to the chest. A witness finds Robinson’s wife, Fannie, standing over the body but Murdoch aims to prove her innocence.

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    After celebrating a big win, boxer Amos Robinson goes down for the count, courtesy of a gunshot to the chest. A witness finds Robinson’s wife, Fannie, standing over the body but Murdoch aims to prove her innocence.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Elementary, My Dear Murdoch

    Murdoch accompanies his hero to a séance, where the medium guides him to the body of a skeptical psychic investigator. Did the clues indeed come from the spirit world? Or did the medium have a motive for murder?

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    Murdoch accompanies his hero to a séance, where the medium guides him to the body of a skeptical psychic investigator. Did the clues indeed come from the spirit world? Or did the medium have a motive for murder?

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    • EPISODE 5

    Till Death Do Us Part

    When Wendell Merrick dies from a blow to the head before his wedding, the case looks like a simple robbery gone wrong. But questions about the groom’s ways lead Murdoch into Toronto’s homosexual subculture.

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    When Wendell Merrick dies from a blow to the head before his wedding, the case looks like a simple robbery gone wrong. But questions about the groom’s ways lead Murdoch into Toronto’s homosexual subculture.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Let Loose the Dogs

    A murder brings Murdoch face to face with his troubled past, as the detective’s estranged father turns up drunk near the crime scene. Losing his usual objectivity, Murdoch seems dead set on proving his father’s guilt.

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    A murder brings Murdoch face to face with his troubled past, as the detective’s estranged father turns up drunk near the crime scene. Losing his usual objectivity, Murdoch seems dead set on proving his father’s guilt.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Body Double

    When a corpse crashes through a theatre’s ceiling and lands onstage in the midst of Macbeth, Murdoch and Brackenreid delve into the backstage intrigues of the city’s leading Shakespearean acting troupe.

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    When a corpse crashes through a theatre’s ceiling and lands onstage in the midst of Macbeth, Murdoch and Brackenreid delve into the backstage intrigues of the city’s leading Shakespearean acting troupe.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Still Waters

    Boys playing on the lakeshore discover the bruised, beaten body of Richard Hartley - scion of a wealthy family. Investigating the case, Murdoch finds dark secrets beneath a gleaming world of privilege.

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    Boys playing on the lakeshore discover the bruised, beaten body of Richard Hartley - scion of a wealthy family. Investigating the case, Murdoch finds dark secrets beneath a gleaming world of privilege.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Belly Speaker

    While researching a new novel, Arthur Conan Doyle returns to Toronto and meddles in a case involving a mad ventriloquist who seems to have murdered his father. Murdoch begins to suspect a hidden agenda.

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    While researching a new novel, Arthur Conan Doyle returns to Toronto and meddles in a case involving a mad ventriloquist who seems to have murdered his father. Murdoch begins to suspect a hidden agenda.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Child's Play

    Who could have murdered Howard Rookwood? Everyone admired the well-known philanthropist, killed in his glue factory. When suspicions fall on employees, Murdoch uncovers another side to the victim’s character.

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    Who could have murdered Howard Rookwood? Everyone admired the well-known philanthropist, killed in his glue factory. When suspicions fall on employees, Murdoch uncovers another side to the victim’s character.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Bad Medicine

    After a mysterious hooded figure kills a prominent psychiatric researcher, Murdoch investigates the doctor’s former patients.

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    After a mysterious hooded figure kills a prominent psychiatric researcher, Murdoch investigates the doctor’s former patients.

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    • EPISODE 12

    The Rebel and the Prince

    The murder of a girl leads police to suspect a plot against visiting Prince Alfred. Constable Crabtree joins the prince’s retinue and finds His Highness more than a handful to guard.

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    The murder of a girl leads police to suspect a plot against visiting Prince Alfred. Constable Crabtree joins the prince’s retinue and finds His Highness more than a handful to guard.

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    • EPISODE 13

    The Annoying Red Planet

    When a reclusive woodworker and amateur astronomer is found hanging in a tree, mounting evidence points to one conclusion: he was murdered by Martians. Murdoch searches for more earthly answers.

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    When a reclusive woodworker and amateur astronomer is found hanging in a tree, mounting evidence points to one conclusion: he was murdered by Martians. Murdoch searches for more earthly answers.

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