Murdoch investigates the murder of an Eaton's department store manager who was disliked by the shop girls.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
Pearl Redmund
Mr. John Craig Eaton
Jake Barker
Helen Richardson
Florence Sykes
Greg Gale ...
Jim Sykes
Preston Monk
Terrence Bryant ...
Mr. Bennett


Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Preston Monk, manager of the ladies-wear department at Eaton's department store. He's found dead on top of the store's elevator cage and Dr. Grace's autopsy reveals that he had been likely struck on the head. Monk had been hired from Harrod's in London and was a difficult task master as far as the young women who worked for him are concerned. One in particular, Eva Pearce, seemed to meet his exacting standards and is named acting manager after his death. A burly man with a large mustache was seen speaking to him around the time he died. Murdoch realizes he is being manipulated by one of the suspects. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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4 March 2013 (Canada)  »

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[first lines]
Preston Monk: Good morning, ladies. I trust you are prepared for another day serving at Eaton and Company, Canada's greatest store. Now remember, you are ladies serving ladies. Which means, Miss Richardson, no loafing behind the counter, no engaging in idle chatter. Isn't that right?
Helen Richardson: Yes, Mister Monk.
Preston Monk: Miss Richardson, the ladies of Rosedale do not want to be served by a cow chewing her cud.
[he holds out a hankerchief, and she spits out a wad of gum]
Preston Monk: And as for the rest of you, I implore you to ...
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Department store manager murdered
27 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Preston Monk, a department store manager is found dead in an elevator shaft. At first it was thought to be an accident then after Dr Grace the coroner examined him she said Monk was murdered.

Mr Monk hired only single women and he was mean (in Murdoch the men are mean and weak the women strong and smart). He criticize the women employees and has Miss Eva Pearce be in charge of them them. Miss Pearce has a way with men. She thinks she is better then women and treats the female employees just as bad as Mr Monk. She flirts with men and uses gestures & other deceptions she feels works with men.

Murdoch and Crabtree look for finger prints and other things to find out who killed Mr Preston because there was a funny mark that pieced his skull when they found him dead.

It looks like the women did not like Monk and they don't like Miss Pearce so there are a number of suspects.

Murdoch interviews Miss Pearce and is captivated by her. You can see it in his eyes. Later there is a tacky scene with Miss Pearce undressing and kissing Murdoch. This was a dream he relates to Dr Odgen his girlfriend who is now into some kind of psychiatry instead of being the coroner. She is also kind of jealous.

Dr Ogden has bad news for Murdoch, her husband Darcy wants to stay married and won't give her a annulment/divorce. She ends up telling Murdoch they could live together.

At the end Murdoch tells her they will only live together if they are married. For once he stood up for something moral.

In this episode a young man dies who worked in the store. He was also murdered. The two deaths are connected with the women in the store.

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