|Written by||William Murdoch and Julia Ogden,
with George Crabtree
Appearances and Mentions
- Murdoch and Ogden are disappointment with The Police Investigative Handbook sent to every Station House in Toronto and calls it "antediluvian". Its publisher Mr. Clements suggests that they write the new standard for police manuals and hands them their first check.
- They play around with titles:
- Crime Detection: Reasoning and Methods?
- Puzzles and Poisons: A Diagnosis of Murder?
- With an Introduction: "Hello, you have stumbled upon a murder...?"
- William has written 63 pages, mostly footnotes, but Julia is experiencing writer's block; The good Doctor gets unexpected help from Ruth Higgins-Newsome at the hospital.
- Dr. Ogden asks George to read their manuscript...
- The manuscript is published – the standard first run 500 copies with the title Solving Murder.
- According to the Toronto Telegraph, the How-To book sales skyrocket as a sequential killer skillfully uses it:
- There are twenty-eight chapters...
Forever Young (mention)
Kill Thy Neighbour (mention)
- The Warden of the Kingston Penitentiary has read Murdoch and Ogden's Solving Murder and asks them for their autograph.
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