MAUREEN JENNINGS's first novel in the Detective Murdoch series, Except the Dying, was published to rave reviews and shortlisted for both the Arthur Ellis and the Anthony first novel awards. The influential Drood Review picked Poor Tom Is Cold as one of its favourite mysteries of 2001. Let Loose the Dogs was shortlisted for the 2004 Anthony Award for best historical mystery. Night's Child was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award, the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award, the Barry Award, and the Macavity Historical Mystery Award. And A Journeyman to Grief was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. Three of the Detective Murdoch novels have been adapted for television, and a Granada International television series, The Murdoch Mysteries, based on the characters from the novels, is entering its third season on CityTV and UKTV. The author lives in Toronto.
"Jennings generates considerable suspense with her unsettling tale. . . . A very fine example of what it takes to make a historical mystery work." - Booklist
"Jennings has laid strong claim to the Toronto of the late
nineteenth century. . . . A satisfying mystery perfectly wedded to
its evocative setting." - Publishers Weekly
"Jennings always manages to guide [Murdoch] to the trenchant detail that brings big issues down to eye level." - New York Times Book Review