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    • Except the Dying

    • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gritty not grisly; above average Victorian mystery

    • By connie on 06-22-12

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    • A Journeyman to Grief

    • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detective Murdoch, 7th book, 1895 Toronto

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

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    • Vices of My Blood

    • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No. 6 in the Murdoch Series, 1895 Toronto

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

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    • Let Loose the Dogs

    • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No. 4 in the Murdoch Series, Toronto 1895.

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

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    • Poor Tom Is Cold

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • With a good editor, this would have been 5 stars!

    • By M. A. Jones on 01-20-17

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    • Under the Dragon's Tail

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Flat

    • By Janice on 08-11-12

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    • Night's Child

    • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.”

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Murdoch Series from 1895 Toronto.

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

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    • Beware This Boy

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark story brought to life by expert narrator.

    • By darylp on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Season of Darkness

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: Tom Craig
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Following the disastrous retreat of the British army from Dunkirk in 1940, England is plunged into a state of fear. The threat of a German invasion is real, and many German Nationals are interned in camps across the country. One such camp is on the ancient moor land of Prees Heath, near the small town of Whitchurch in Shropshire, where Tom Tyler is the sole detective inspector. Young women from all walks of life have joined the Land Army, to help desperate farmers keep the country fed. Then one turns up dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • much better than average historical detective

    • By connie on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $24.05

    • No Known Grave

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    It's summer, 1942, and after a tough couple of years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire. On the outskirts of town, St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, has been established in an old manor house to help victims of the war to recover. After a horrifying double murder is discovered on the grounds, Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Maine Knitter on 04-29-17

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    • Does Your Mother Know?

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Christine Morris has been sent to Edinburgh to attend a conference on the latest in police methodology. There she is tracked down by the Northern Constabulary, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, who inform her that her estranged mother has been involved in a vehicular homicide and has gone missing. Reluctantly, Christine agrees to fly up to Stornoway, where her mother was last seen. Her arrival is followed by the suspicious death of one of the islanders.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Written in First Person

    • By BAE on 11-01-13

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    • Dead Ground in Between

    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    It's late 1942; World War II is still raging. Detective Inspector Tom Tyler is settling into his placement in Ludlow, Shropshire, a small town jammed with people sent there by the conflict. On the outskirts is an Italian PoW camp. Tyler's job is both to keep the peace and to enforce wartime regulations. Then a troubled old man goes missing in a winter storm. The next day his body is discovered in a secret hideout supposedly known to very few. It soon becomes clear that a crime has been committed, and there is no shortage of suspects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good story

    • By Anonymous User on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95