Detective Murdoch
Books in series7
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 132 ratings)
  • 1

    Except the Dying: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the naked body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. The young victim was pregnant when she died. Detective William Murdoch soon discovers that many of those connected with the girl's life have secrets to hide. Was her death on attempt to cover up a scandal in one of the city's influential families?

    connie says: "Gritty not grisly; above average Victorian mystery"
    Gritty not grisly; above average Victorian mystery

    I am biased because I LOVED the Canadian setting -- but that could make this series of interest to other fans of the rapidly-multiplying Victorian-set..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 2

    Under the Dragon's Tail

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Women rich and poor come to her, desperate and in dire 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 for them and her greed leaves every one of them resentful and angry. So it comes as no surprise to Detective William Murdoch 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.

    Kathleen says: "No 2 of the Murdoch series, Toronto."
    No 2 of the Murdoch series, Toronto.

    This is the second in the Detective Murdoch series in 1895 Victorian Canada. In this one, a woman is found dead. She has two little boys living with h..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 3

    Poor Tom Is Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    In this, his third adventure, the lovable detective William Murdoch becomes involved with the apparent suicide of Constable Oliver Wicken, a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister. But further investigation by Detective Murdoch takes him far afield, and he begins to suspect that the Eakin family, whose house adjoins the one where Wicken died, is more involved with the case than they admit. Here, once again, Maureen Jennings brings the period vividly to life.

    Kathleen says: "No. 3 in the Detective Murdoch series, Toronto"
    No. 3 in the Detective Murdoch series, Toronto

    This is the third in the series involving 1855 Canada. Detective William Murdoch becomes involved with the apparent suicide of Constable Oliver Wicken..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 4

    Let Loose the Dogs: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    In Let Loose the Dogs, Murdoch’s life and work overlap tragically. His sister, who long ago fled to a convent to escape their abusive father, is on her deathbed. Meanwhile, Harry Murdoch, the father whom Murdoch long ago shut out of his life, has been charged with murder and calls on his estranged son to prove his innocence. But, knowing his father, what is Murdoch to believe?

    vancouverquilter says: "Needs to cut the fat and focus."
    Needs to cut the fat and focus.

    I watched the Canadian TV series before finding the book. Loved the TV series..... the book not so much. I wish the written word were as focused as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2012 by vancouverquilter (Vancouver, WA, United States)
  • 5

    Night's Child: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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.”

    Kathleen says: "The Murdoch Series from 1895 Toronto."
    The Murdoch Series from 1895 Toronto.

    This is the fifth book in the Murdoch series. Here, we have the chief inspector upset because someone is sending anonymous letter saying that a partic..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 6

    Vices of My Blood: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    In his forties, the Reverend Charles Howard still cut an impressive figure. A married Presbyterian minister in Toronto’s east end, Howard was popular with the congregation that elected him, especially with the ladies, and most particularly with Miss Sarah Dignam. Respected in the community, Howard, as Visitor for the House of Industry, sat in judgment on the poor, assessing their applications for the workhouse. But now Howard is dead, stabbed and brutally beaten by someone he invited into his office.

    Kathleen says: "No. 6 in the Murdoch Series, 1895 Toronto"
    No. 6 in the Murdoch Series, 1895 Toronto

    In the sixth book of the series, Detective Murdoch is called to a church where there is the body of the dead minister in his office with a letter open..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 7

    A Journeyman to Grief: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In 1858, a young woman on her honeymoon is forcibly abducted and taken across the border from Canada and sold into slavery. Thirty-eight years later, Detective Murdoch is working on a murder case that will take all of his resourcefulness to solve. The owner of one of Toronto’s livery stables has been found dead. He has been horsewhipped and left hanging from his wrists in his tack room, and his wife claims that a considerable sum of money has been stolen.

    Kathleen says: "Detective Murdoch, 7th book, 1895 Toronto"
    Detective Murdoch, 7th book, 1895 Toronto

    This is the seventh book in the Detective Murdoch series. In this one a 38-year-old secret leads to murder in Toronto. In 1858, a Mulatto woman in Can..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)