Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are ...
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Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are known at the time) and handwriting analysis, Murdoch eliminates a number of suspects but has proof that a self-righteous and nosy neighbor, Mr. Golding, was in the house. Missing from Capshaw's desk is her register of clients, a large red book with the image of a dragon on the cover. Murdoch's investigation involves many people whose lives had, in one way or another, crossed with Capshaw's including Ettie Weston, who is no longer a prostitute but is now on the stage with a mentalist act and Maude Pedlow, the wife of a prominent Superior Court judge. Meanwhile, Constable George Crabtree is in training for the Toronto police boxing tournament under the tutelage of Inspector Ramsgate.Written by
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[Referring to Crabtree's tablets]
Ferrous sulfate. How many of these have you taken?
A handful or two a day.
Well, they're only tiny.
No wonder you've been feeling weak and dizzy. Let me guess - you've also been short-winded, thrown up several times, had crippling stomach cramps, haven't moved your bowels for a week. You've got iron poisoning, you daft bugger!
Detective William Murdoch:
Is it serious?
Bloody well could have been. A few days' bed rest will do him right.
I can't rest in bed. I have to find that ...
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