Flora Rookwood
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Actor Catherine Fitch
Seen Child's Play
Gender Female
Status Criminal (arrested)
Relationships Howard Rookwood, husband
Eva Rookwood, daughter
Polly Dunlap, adopted daughter
Flora Rookwood was married to the wealthy Toronto businessman, Howard Rookwood, introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Catherine Fitch.

Appearances and Mentions

Child's Play

  • Flora and Howard had a daughter together, named Eva.
  • Eva was molested and then murdered by her father. This was hidden from Flora who believed her daughter's death was an accident. After Eva's death, Howard suggested they take on a ladies' maid. A girl called Polly Dunlap was procured from Baker House. The couple took a liking to her and Polly was adopted. After the adoption, Flora and Howard began referring to Polly as Eva.
  • When Flora discovered that Howard had been molesting the girls, she murdered him by hitting him on the head with a shovel. Flora was questioned three times by Detective William Murdoch who eventually uncovered the truth. Flora was arrested but Murdoch believed the court would decide in her favour because of Howard's actions.


Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
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