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Mr. Clements represents the subsidiary to the parent publishing company of “The Police Investigative Handbook”, introduced in Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by David Reale.

Appearances and Mentions

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  • Upon receiving an urgent message from Murdoch, Mr. Clements arrives at Station House Now. 4. He informs Murodch and Dr. Ogden that he has no idea who the author is, “We are a subsidiary. Our parent company originally commissioned the book for the New York City Police. Is there something wrong with the book?
  • Mr. Clements is informed by the Detective and the good Doctor that the handbook in question should represent the latest – in investigative techniques – and it does not.
  • William Murdoch presents him with a list of investigative tools and methods that should be included in any such handbook (no means comprehensive) and informs him that the book lacks any forensic techniques which should work hand in glove in any police investigation. Whereupon Dr. Ogden hands him a list of forensic techniques that should've been included as well. When Clements asks them if these techniques are effective, Murdoch points out, “We've solved every crime we've ever investigated.
  • Mr. Clements quickly deduces if a handbook of these techniques were published, “…it would represent a new standard ” which would be unprecedented: The subsidiary holding the rights to the standard.
  • Admitting that his company doesn't usually publish original material, Clements tells them that they must write it. “We are not writers,” Murdoch and Ogden counter with an offer, “We can consult.”
  • Mr. Clements writes out and hands them an advance on royalties and adds “If this becomes the North American standard for police investigative manuals, multiply that by ten”.
  • An comprehensive manual of their techniques would be an invaluable contribution to crime detection, but will they have the time? They agree to put the time they make for each other to better use.
  • Thus begins William and Julia's new project, "It's positively romantic".

One Minute to Murder

Manual for Murder



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 BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersPeter Stebbings as James PendrickMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable Giles • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeShailene Garnett as Nomi JohnstonStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Sean 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 MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle