When a demure, engaged librarian, who led a double life a a prostitute in a local saloon, is found strangled, Anna Fulford, still on the run from the Black Hand, helps Murdoch in his murder investigation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Anna Fulford
Eli Ham ...
Lucille Messing
Leonard Carling
Cliff Saunders ...
Stanley Faber
Peter Kosaka ...
Shawn Wright ...
Andrew Trevor


When Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates the abduction of Lucille Messing (Tori Anderson) a shy, churchgoing librarian, he's stunned to discover his former love, Anna Fulford (Lisa Faulkner), working at the library under an alias. Murdoch has grave fears for her safety since the Black Hand, a criminal syndicate responsible for murdering her fiancé, still has a price on her head. Realizing that Lucille's disappearance was not a case of mistaken identity, Anna believes that since she's already been in Toronto for months unnoticed, her life is no longer threatened. Goaded by a rival police inspector, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) enlists Constable Crabtree (Johnny Harris), Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) and the rest of the constabulary to form a baseball team. Meanwhile, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) finds herself in a jail cell at the station house after a scandalized citizen complains that she's teaching birth control to women. Though Murdoch's religious beliefs conflict ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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17 July 2012 (Canada)  »

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Brackenreid uses the expression "Cooperstown's Finest" as Crabtree throws a baseball in police headquarters. As a matter of fact, in 1899 there was a great controversy whether baseball was even invented in the U.S. at all as many thought it a variation on the British game of rounders. The fallacious claim that the game was invented by future Civil War hero Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown in 1839 stemmed from the findings of a 1909 commission formed by Albert Goodwill Spalding tasked with discovering the origin of the game. Its dubious conclusion was based on a letter it received by a septuagenarian with a penchant for tall tales and a weather-beaten hand-stitched baseball with no provenance. Doubleday never claimed to have invented baseball in Cooperstown or anywhere else. In fact, documentation exists that the game was being played in 18th Century Massachusetts. In order to boost tourism in their small New York State village, a baseball museum was dedicated in Cooperstown in 1936 and founded with its first five inductees in 1939. Brackenreid would have had no reason to connect Cooperstown and baseball ten years before Spalding's committee came to its dubious conclusion. See more »


Detective William Murdoch: [as they stand at the bar in a sleazy saloon] You know, you're the only woman in this bar who isn't engaged in the entertainment of men.
Anna Fulford: [flirtatiously] Am I not entertaining?
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I don't need teaching on birth control
16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a librarian who disappears after someone stays hidden in the library at closing time and attacks her. She missed her chorus practice at the church and the pastor found this unusual.

A woman named Hannah that Murdoch whisks out of the city in an earlier episode because she might be targeted by "The Black Hand" comes back to work in the library under a different name. This worries Murdoch.

Later a scene is shown with Dr Odgen teaching birth control to a group of women.

I did not watch this episode to learn about birth control I don't need this info in a murder mystery series so I stopped watching the episode.

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