Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of well-known Toronto lawyer Percy Pollack. The body is delivered in a trunk to Toronto Police Station No. 4 with an ominous note addressed to Inspector Thomas Brackenreid, who believes he may be the next victim. While the Inspector uses the more traditional police techniques, Murdoch takes a more scientific approach in solving the crime particularly in determining the time of death, which proves crucial to solving the murder. Meanwhile, Murdoch catches the eye of the Chief Constable who suggests to him that he may be the ideal candidate for the vacant Inspector position at Station No. 3. Written by
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During his interview with the Chief Constable for the post of Inspector at Station House No. 3, it is learned that Murdoch was born in Nova Scotia, his father was a fisherman with whom he has lost touch, and his mother passed away when he was young. Murdoch worked in a lumber camp "up north" after coming from Montreal, and stayed two winters before meeting a lumberman there who had been a constable. Liking "the sounds of it", Murdoch applied and became a policeman ten years ago. He was a constable for five years before becoming acting detective at Station House No. 4, and then promoted to full detective three years ago; he has headed up 36 murder investigations in that time and achieved convictions in all but two. Murdoch was engaged to a Liza Milner who passed away over a year ago; he is a Roman Catholic who can only attend mass once or twice a week but he tries to go for confession as often as possible. See more
Inspector Murdoch walks into Dr. Ogden's office as she is listening to a Gilbert & Sullivan melody on her Edison Diamond Disc phonograph. The show at this time is part of the late 1890's; Edison did not create his flat-disc phonograph until 1914. Prior to that, Edison's musical output came from cylinders. See more
MC at Police Chiefs' Dinner
Gentlemen, it is my distinct honour to introduce our keynote speaker, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid.
Gentlemen, those of us at Police Station Number 4 of the Toronto Constabulary had never been confronted by such a puzzling crime. The victim was found in a windowless room that was locked from the inside. But that was not the most baffling part. The victim had been electrocuted; yet the room had no electricity. All that was out of the ordinary was a shattered jar, a chain, a wooden ...
Three Little Maids From School Are We
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert See more