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Rose is one of Julia Ogden and Emily Grace's friends introduced in Season 7 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Emma Campbell.

Appearance and Mentions

Friday the 13th, 1901

  • When the island was bought by Rose Maxwell's family, they found a child, Beast of a Man, and they took him in at a young age. However, Rose resented both him and her parents for ruining their family. She murdered her parents and blamed the killings on him. Rose raised her infant brother, Cedric, making the "perfect" family in her eyes, knowing no one would believe Beast of a Man was innocent.
  • Many years later, Rose sees another threat to her perfect family when Lavinda becomes engaged to her brother Cedric. She plans a cunning plot to have the bachelorette party on the same island where her parents died, murder each of the ladies in turn, and once again blame the deaths on Beast of a Man.
  • She passes out during a fight with Julia and Emily while trying to murder them. She is then promptly arrested by the authorities. Rose only wanted to murder the members of the bachelorette party because they congratulated Lavinda for being engaged to Cedric.
  • Her victims:
    • Her unnamed father (chopped off head and stuck it on a pole)
    • Her unnamed mother (axed the body into two pieces)
    • Lavinda (slashed on the back with an axe)
    • Diane (axed similarly to Lavinda, tied to a chair in the woods)
    • Emily (attempted, intercepted by Beast of a Man)
    • Josephine (decapitated and placed head on a silver platter)
    • Julia (attempted)

The Incurables

  • Rose, the cold-blooded sequential murderer, is now institutionalized.
  • It is revealed that Rose was sent to the Provincial Lunatic Asylum, where it is suspected she has killed a nurse.
  • However, it turns out to be a plot orchestrated by Eva Pearce, as she manipulates the security guard into killing the nurse, thus forcing an investigation into their ward.
  • Rose is restrained in a straitjacket, but once freed she attempts to kill Julia with a pipe. Julia is able to knock her out and Rose is locked up once 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 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