Murdoch steps through the looking glass when he awakens to find he's a suspect in a murder committed during the previous night's Alice in Wonderland party. As Dr. Ogden's wedding to Dr. Darcy Garland nears, she faces her own struggle upon learning of Murdoch's feelings for her.
Murdoch investigates a very different type of bank robber who kisses one teller after every robbery and gives all the money to charity.
Murdoch's sister, a nun, has left her strictly cloistered convent to take charge of a Toronto convent, but Murdoch only learns of this when he is called upon to investigate a priest's death at the hands of a supposed demon.
A former lover visits Murdoch on her way to be married, but then her fiance disappears.
A telephone operator becomes an amateur detective after overhearing a woman apparently being killed.
After finding a secret letter on a corpse, Murdoch becomes involved in international intrigue.
An artist is unable to speak, but her minutely detailed model of a residential street appears to show a crime in progress. Murdoch slowly collects more evidence by studying the model, but he must find a way to communicate with the artist, who lives in a world of her own.
Murdoch meets Marcel Guillaume, the Parisian detective who was the real-life basis for much of Georges Simenon's fictional "Inspector Maigret".
Murdoch's skills are put to use when the master of a wealthy household is discovered face down in his morning porridge.
Murdoch is reunited with his estranged love Dr. Ogden when he travels to Buffalo to help her investigate the death of a patient.
When a soldier's corpse is found suspended in a tree, Murdoch investigates.
The discovery of dismembered body parts encased in a concrete block poses a seemingly impenetrable mystery, but Murdoch chips away at the case, despite the resistance of prickly pathologist Dr. Llewellyn Francis. The detective soon unearths clues to a decades-old crime with unlikely accomplices.