After thirteen-year-old Agnes Fisher faints at school, her teacher, the young and still idealistic Amy Slade, is shocked to discover in the girl s desk two stereoscopic photographs. One is of a dead baby in its cradle, and on the back Agnes has scrawled a terrible message. Worse, the other photograph is of Agnes in a pose captioned What Mr. Newly Wed Really Wants. When Agnes doesn t show up at school the next day, her teacher takes the two photographs to the police. Murdoch, furious at the sexual exploitation of such a young girl, resolves to find the photographer and to put him behind bars.
"Night s Child" is the fifth novel in Maureen Jennings s highly praised historical mystery series. Three of Jennings s novels have been made into TV movies under the title "Murder 19C: The Murdoch Mysteries." Bravo/CHUM is currently developing a series based on the character of Detective William Murdoch for broadcast in 2007."
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