Edna Brooks (née Garrison)
Power Edna Garrison
Actor Tamara Hope
Seen "Power"
"On the Waterfront Part 2"
"Murdoch Takes Manhattan"
"High Voltage"
"The Keystone Constables"
"Crabtree Mania"
"Election Day"
"Artful Detective"
"Nolo Contendere"
Gender Female
Status Living
Relationships George Crabtree, romantic interest, former fiancée
Violet (pet dog)
Archibald Brooks, husband, dead
Simon Brooks,stepson
Job housewife

Edna (Garrison) Brooks is a strong, capable woman who becomes a recurring character and a love interest of George.


Edna's first appearance is during the season one episode Power, where she's a young, single woman who objects to the exploitation of animals and a member of the Toronto Humane Society. As a result, she is initially suspected of having been involved in the murder of a young woman who was participating in the demonstration of the "dangers" of alternating current in which a dog was supposed to be killed.

After a date with George Crabtree, Edna invites George into her room for tea. While there George finds and takes plans for an electrical system that could have been used to kill the young woman. Edna admits to having been in Daniel Pratt's warehouse, but denies any culpability in the electrocution. She is cleared of all suspicion.

Garrison used to live at Miss Beasley's Boarding House before she got married.

In the eighth season she returns as the stepmother to Simon (ep.802). George learns that Edna met Archibald Brooks about three years prior. Simon's mother had passed away in childbirth and he was quite lost without her. Archibald had such an easy smile. He was reported killed about three months ago in the Boer War. She just hasn't had the heart to tell Simon yet. George and Edna begin quietly courting again. George proposes to her just before the end of Season 8 but her presumed dead husband returns. Archibald abuses her. In the finale, Archibald is killed, and George Crabtree is arrested for his murder.

When Season 9 begins, Edna and her son are living in a secret location George gave them so they wouldn't be questioned about Archibald Brooks' murder. She is eventually interviewed at Station House 4, with her son also, and it is revealed her son accidentally shot Archibald. They run away and Edna leaves a note for George. It is unknown if they will ever appear again. 



Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle