With the publication of 'Dracula' there is a fear of vampirism when Reid, Drake and young sergeants Thatcher and Drummond are called to the local abattoir to find a male corpse hanging upside down and a female, both drained of blood. Jackson identifies the man as Percival Monks, a recently hanged murderer, and the woman as Agnieszka, a Polish sweat shop employee, whose co-worker Magda tells the police she was going to meet a man who would pay her money - the trail leading to Newgate prison and an illegal trade in blood transfusions. Meanwhile journalist Rachel Castello befriends Reid's daughter Mathilda in the hopes of finding out more about the Bloom case and Susan, having told her story to Croker, takes drastic action when prison doctor Probyn tries to blackmail her.
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Did You Know?
Jackson's "different blood" theory is what we now know as ABO blood typing. It was formally discovered by Dr Karl Landsteiner in 1900, three years after this episode is set. See more
A woman and her daughter may have a blood disease. Haemophilia is suggested. But only men can get haemophilia: women are carriers and show no symptoms. A former US Army Surgeon ought to know this. See more
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