When the body of a dockworker turned bar owner is found floating in the East River, Castle and Beckett's investigation takes them into the forgotten tunnels and passageways of turn-of-the-century New York, where they uncover a secret that's been buried since the days of Prohibition. The story celebrates New York bar culture, setting Castle on a quest to preserve history by buying a bar of his very own. Written by
Did You Know?
The auction placard that Castle holds up for his bid is '187' the penal code section for murder. See more
The bottle of 1875 St. Miriam shown in the auctioneer's archive photo has a label which reads "Scotch Whiskey" which reveals that it is simply a mocked-up prop. Were it real, it would not be labelled "Scotch" and would be called "Whisky". The "e" only appears in non-Scottish Whiskeys. It also shows a royal warrant ("By appointment to His Majesty The King") but without a regal coat of arms or the name of the King in question, which would never happen. See more