The Murdoch Mysteries (2004–2005)
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Under the Dragon's Tail 

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are ... See full summary »

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Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are known at the time) and handwriting analysis, Murdoch eliminates a number of suspects but has proof that a self-righteous and nosy neighbor, Mr. Golding, was in the house. Missing from Capshaw's desk is her register of clients, a large red book with the image of a dragon on the cover. Murdoch's investigation involves many people whose lives had, in one way or another, crossed with Capshaw's including Ettie Weston, who is no longer a prostitute but is now on the stage with a mentalist act and Maude Pedlow, the wife of a prominent Superior Court judge. Meanwhile, Constable George Crabtree is in training for the Toronto police boxing tournament under the tutelage of Inspector Ramsgate. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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8 September 2005 (Canada)  »

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Trivia

Helene Joy would later go on to play Dr. Ogden in the 2008 Re-Boot. See more »

Quotes

Ettie Weston: [Referring to Millie] Stupid little kid's gone and got herself knocked up.
Detective William Murdoch: What's that to you?
Ettie Weston: Oh. She's all right. She's just young, that's all. She'd been working for some no-good pimp when I found her.
Detective William Murdoch: How old is she?
Ettie Weston: About 14. Same age as I was. I figured I could use an assistant and she needed a nice warm bed. So I took her on.
Detective William Murdoch: And now she's pregnant.
Ettie Weston: Yeah. She fell for some shyster. Now her whole life's turned to hell.
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