John Goddard

Journalist and author

The Man with the Black Valise


“Goddard makes a tragic and dark story both fascinating and enlightening. Highly recommended.”

–– Maureen Jennings, creator of Murdoch Mysteries.

One glorious spring day in 1894, a drifter attacked thirteen-year-old Jessie Keith so violently that people thought Jack the Ripper must be loose in rural Ontario. To solve the crime, the government called in Detective John Wilson Murray, the true-life model for Detective William Murdoch of the popular TV show Murdoch Mysteries. His primary clue was a black valise.

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