The sixth in the Detective Murdoch series set in Toronto of 1896 finds Murdoch investigating the savage murder of Reverend Charles Howard, a well-liked pastor of a Toronto Presbyterian church. Nobody will speak ill of the dead man, but somebody hated him enough to kill him. In the course of his investigation, Murdoch enters the House of Industry disguised as a pauper and is forced to defend his own life. On the romantic side of things, Murdoch falls in love. The first three books in this series have been adapted for television by Shaftesbury Films.
Sub-genre: Historical, Detective
Trade paperback McClelland & Stewart ISBN: 0771043767 April 2006 $22.99