Detective Murdoch receives a mysterious invitation to attend a reception and with Dr. Ogden in tow finds himself at a promotional affair hosted by James Pendrick. Murdoch doesn't support the selective breeding philosophy of eugenicists and is leery of Pendrick whom he is convinced had engineered the theft of his own art collection in an insurance scam. He is impressed with the guest of honor however, the renowned author H.G. Wells. When body parts are discovered in a nearby pond, Murdoch has a murder to investigate. The dead man turns out to be a well-known member of the Eugenics Society. Dr. Ogden sees her sister Ruby and is somewhat shocked by her dalliance with the often married Wells. Constable Crabtree meanwhile decides to investigate the disappearance of several dogs. Written by
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This episode takes place in July 1897. See more
The song "The Honeysukle and the Bee" is heard in this episode that takes place in the late 1890, but the song was not composed until 1901. See more
Dr. Julia Ogden
The invitation said nothing about bringing a guest, William.
Detective William Murdoch
It said nothing about not bringing one either.
The Honeysuckle and the Rose
Written by Albert H. Fitz and William H. Penn
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