Detective William Murdoch

About Detective William Murdoch

Intelligent and observant, William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is a celebrated Canadian police detective, working in Victorian-era Toronto, known for his radical forensic techniques and innovative inventions.

Ahead of his time as a sleuth, using pioneering procedures such as blood testing and fingerprinting, his analytical nature means that he sometimes finds it hard to connect with people on an emotional level.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Murdoch had a rough time growing up, having been sent to an orphanage after his father beat his mother to death. However, he proved a bright and scientifically minded boy, armed with a photographic memory, and pretty soon he was setting the wheels in motion to become a detective.

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