Night s Child

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771046774
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Murdoch vows to find a missing girl who is being exploited by a photographer.

Night s Child

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551991934
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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.

Night s Child

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 0857689983
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Toronto, January 1896. Schoolteacher Amy Slade is concerned when Agnes Fisher, a quiet and withdrawn pupil, faints during her lesson. Although she suspects that Agnes is mistreated at home, Miss Slade is unprepared for what she finds inside the girl's desk: four shocking photographs, one of which depicts the thirteen-year-old in an obscene pose. When Agnes fails to attend school the next day, her distressed teacher takes the images to police. Surely these photographs are not related to the anonymous letters being sent to the station, accusing Sergeant Seymour of wicked and illicit activities? The thought is too disturbing for Detective William Murdoch, who vows to find the missing girl and the photographer responsible for the despicable crime.

The Complete Murdoch Mysteries Collection

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771030061
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The books that inspired the wildly popular TV series -- known as the Murdoch Mysteries in Canada and as The Artful Detective in the United States -- are available together for the first time in this seven-volume eBook bundle that brings the crime-ridden world of late-19th-century Toronto alive. "If you want to step back in time . . . let Jennings be your guide. There's really none better." — Ottawa Citizen From his debut in Except the Dying, where he pursued the secrets behind a young, pregnant servant girl's death through brothels and drawing rooms, to his immersion in the Dickensian world of workhouses in Vices of My Blood, and the investigation of his own dark family history in Let Loose the Dogs, Detective William Murdoch has been one of crime fiction's most fascinating and engaging protagonists. These seven riveting novels— inspiration for the internationally popular Murdoch Mysteries television series— blend masterful storytelling, vivid characters, and an extraordinary eye for the rich history of Victorian Toronto to create modern classics; they are must-reads for every mystery lover. "Murdoch's warm heart makes him the right sleuth for this cold city." — New York Times "Vivid . . . heartwrenching." — Publishers Weekly (about Under the Dragon's Tail) "Jennings immerses her readers in the Toronto of the 1890s. The smells, sights, and sounds she describes ring as true as if she were recounting a trip she'd made there last week." — Quill & Quire

Except the Dying

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771043023
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A young girl's naked body is found in a deserted lane in the middle of winter, 1895, and Toronto Detective William Murdoch must find out why she had to die that way in order to prevent another similar murder.

Under the Dragon s Tail

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 077109597X
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Desperate women, rich and poor, come to her in need of help - and discretion. Dolly Merishaw is a midwife and an abortionist in Victorian Toronto, but although she keeps quiet about her clients' condition, her contempt and greed leaves them resentful and angry. So it comes as no surprise when this malicious woman is murdered. What is a shock, though, is that a week later a young boy is found dead in Dolly's squalid kitchen. Now, Detective Murdoch isn't sure if he's hunting one murderer - or two.

A Journeyman to Grief

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771046790
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When both the current and former owner of the livery stable are found murdered, Detective Murdoch investigates Toronto's black community, making himself a target.

Let Loose the Dogs

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 0771046766
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Detective William Murdoch is asked to prove the innocence of his estranged father who is awaiting execution for murder, but the path to the truth is strewn with secrets.

Vices of My Blood

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Detective Murdoch Mysteries
ISBN: 0771046782
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While investigating Reverend Charles Howard's death, Detective Murdoch finds himself deep inside the Toronto workhouses.

Beware This Boy

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771043147
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November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a page-turning novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.