Discover Murdoch Mysteries in a True Crime Story
October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $25
What can you expect from this event?
- A live true crime podcast with an audio-visual presentation of the murder case
- Fascinating facts about Perth County history that inspired Murdoch Mysteries
- True crime readers
- Heritage enthusiasts
- Murdoch Mystery fans (Murdoch is based on the story’s true-life detective)
- Anybody wishing to take pride in Perth County
John Goddard is an author, magazine writer, and former Toronto Star reporter. His
books include “Inside the Museums: Toronto’s Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized
Objects,” and “Rock and Roll Toronto,” with pop critic Richard Crouse. John lives in
About The Man with the Black Valise
One glorious autumn day in 1894, a drifter attacked thirteen-year-old Jessie Keith so violently that people thought Jack the Ripper must be loose in rural Ontario. To solve the crime, the government called in Detective John Wilson Murray, the true-life model for Detective William Murdoch of the popular TV series Murdoch Mysteries. His prime clue was a black valise.
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