Poor Tom is cold: a Murdoch mystery
Detective William Murdoch becomes involved with the death of Constable Oliver Wicken - a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister. In spite of the hardship his death will cause, it appears that he has committed suicide. The evidence, according to the coroner, is irrefutable. He was shot in the temple with his own revolver and a farewell note has been found beside his body. At the inquest, a young woman testifies that she was secretly engaged to Wicken but she had broken off the engagement that very night. The case is closed - verdict: death by his own hand.Unexpectedly, more evidence is revealed and Detective Murdoch is asked to investigate further. His inquiries take him far afield and he begins to suspect that the Eakin family, whose house adjoins the one where Wicken died, is more involved with the case than they admit. Murdoch witnesses the young Mrs. Eakin, the third wife of the elderly Nathaniel, being committed to the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. Is she indeed insane, as the family says she is, or has she been deliberately driven to the brink of insanity for wicked reasons? Murdoch, of necessity, is obliged to question her about the constable's death. This interview has dire consequences that force the investigation to its tragic conclusion.
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|display_description||Crime and Detective. A police constable named Oliver Wicken has apparently committed suicide, leaving his mother and his invalid sister to fend for themselves. The evidence, according to the coroner, is irrefutable. Wicken was shot in the temple with his own revolver and a farewell note has been found beside his body. But new and disturbing evidence is brought to light that leads Detective Murdoch to suspect that the suicide was not what it seemed. Whether describing a tooth extraction, the unquestioning prejudice toward the few Chinese immigrants in the city, or the well-intentioned, but bizarre, treatment of mentally ill women, Maureen Jennings once again brings late-Victorian Toronto vividly to life.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b19711554|Book|Books|Trade paperback edition.|English|McClelland & Stewart,|2012.|395 pages ; 21 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Murdoch, William (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Police -- Fiction, Stepfamilies -- Fiction, Toronto (Ont.) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Poor Tom is cold : a Murdoch mystery|
|title_full||Poor Tom is cold : a Murdoch mystery / Maureen Jennings|
|title_short||Poor Tom is cold :|
|title_sub||a Murdoch mystery|