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"Artful Detective"
Season 8
Episode 18
Air date March 30, 2015
Written by Paul Aitken
Carol Hay
Directed by Don McCutcheon
Previous Election Day
Next Nolo Contendere

"Artful Detective" is the eighteenth episode of the eighth season of the Murdoch Mysteries and the one hundred-fourteenth episode of the series. It first aired March 30, 2015.

Summary Edit

The constabulary investigates what they believe is a "sequential killer" that Murdoch discovers is a macabre form of gambling. The gamblers then turn their attention to Murdoch.

Crabtree is preoccupied with the physical abuse sustained by his ex fiancee Edna Brooks at the hands of her recently returned husband.

Character Revelations Edit

  • Emily make a discovery in the case but before informing the Detective, she meets with George first.
  • George may have murdered Edna's husband, at the very least he has covered up the crime.
  • Murdoch invents a prototype of the Taser.

Continuity Edit

Historical References Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The Weaponized Capacitor (Murdochian taser) voted #5 of 5 Favourite Murdoch Inventions[1] by The Arts Guide 8/20/15 Adnan M.
  • Murdoch Mysteries is broadcast in the United States as "The Artful Detective".

Errors Edit

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch
Hélène Joy as Julia Ogden
Thomas Craig as Thomas Brackenreid
Jonny Harris as George Crabtree
Georgina Reilly as Emily Grace

Recurring Cast Edit

Lachlan Murdoch as Constable Henry Higgins
Kristian Bruun as Constable Slugger Jackson
Sara Mitich as Lillian Moss
Tamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)
Percy Hynes-White as Simon Brooks

Guest Cast Edit

Chris Hoffman as Bernie King
Peter Krantz as Big Game Hunter
Jim Annan as Arnold Paulson
Ruth Madoc-Jones as Mrs. Richards
Robert Gerow as Street Boy
Kaitlin Kozell as Young Mother

Uncredited Cast Edit

John Stead as Bill McCann

Gallery Edit


The many Murdochs

Murdoch Mysteries Season 8
"On the Waterfront Part 1" • "On the Waterfront Part 2" • "Glory Days" • "Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!" • "Murdoch Takes Manhattan" • "The Murdoch Appreciation Society (episode)" • "What Lies Buried" • "High Voltage" • "The Keystone Constables" • "Murdoch and the Temple of Death" • "All That Glitters" • "The Devil Wears Whalebone" • "The Incurables" • "Shipwreck" • "Crabtree Mania" • "Toronto's Girl Problem" • "Election Day" • "Artful Detective" •
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10

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