Maureen Jennings

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Maureen Jennings (born 1939) is a Canadian writer. She was born on Eastfield Road in Birmingham, England; she spent her formative years there until emigrating to Canada at the age of seventeen with her mother.[citation needed]

She is best known as the author of the Detective Murdoch series, which has been turned into a television series, Murdoch Mysteries.[1]

Detective Murdoch series[edit]

Jennings says that stories of John Wilson Murray, a Victorian era detective who was appointed as Ontario's first government detective in 1875, "was an important inspiration" for her, and led to the development of the character William Murdoch.[2]

  1. Except the Dying (1997)
  2. Under the Dragon's Tail (1998)
  3. Poor Tom Is Cold (2001)
  4. Let Loose the Dogs (2003)
  5. Night's Child (2005)
  6. Vices of My Blood (2006)
  7. A Journeyman to Grief (2007)
  8. Let Darkness Bury the Dead (2017)

The Murdoch series has also been expanded into a series of stage plays, the most recent one Death In A Black Suit, premiering November 2014 at the Scarborough Village Theatre.[3]

Christine Morris series[edit]

  1. Does Your Mother Know? (2006)
  2. The K Handshape (2008)

Detective Inspector Tom Tyler series[edit]

  1. Season of Darkness (2011)
  2. Beware This Boy (2012)
  3. No Known Grave (2014)
  4. Dead Ground in Between (2016)


  1. The Map of Your Mind: Journeys Into Creative Expression (2001)


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