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A retired police detective tells a story from his family history. On a cold winter morning in 1873, a crowd gathers on the shore of a Nova Scotia fishing village. A stormy sea has thrown a ship onto the rocks. The villagers work bravely to save the ships crew, but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all of the deaths. With the priests help, Willwho grows up to be a famous detectivesolves his first mystery. This novella is a quick and easy read for people on the go.

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April 4th, 2014
interesting follow up to Murdoch and how he became a detective. very folksy in writing and dialogue...easy read but enjoyable
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