Maureen Jennings's Detective Murdoch series has been a hit from the
start. Published to rave reviews, the first novel, Except the
Dying," " was 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. And Let Loose the
Dogs was shortlisted for the 2004 Anthony Award for best historical
Three of the novels have been adapted for television, and four seasons of a television series, "The Murdoch Mysteries," based on the characters from the novels, have been produced by Shaftesbury Films for CITY TV/Rogers, UKTV in Britain and distributed internationally by ITV/Granada international.
Born in the U.K., Jennings now lives in Toronto.
"Not only the most generously plotted of Murdoch's four cases...
but the one whose constant reminders of mortality... are the most
- "Kirkus Reviews
""No author has mined Toronto's past . . . with the dedication to detail of mystery writer Maureen Jennings. . . . Let Loose the Dogs follows Murdoch through a dense plot centred on a bloodthirsty gambling event of the era."
- "Toronto Star
""Jennings is too tough and honest a writer to let anyone off her moral hook, even her hero."
- "New York Times Book Review
""Perhaps [the] darkest and most complex novel in this well-received Victorian series."
- "Publishers Weekly"