Detective Murdoch

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 455 ratings

Except the Dying Publisher's Summary

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?

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  • Book 1

    • Except the Dying

    • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 2

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 3

    • 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

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 4

    • 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

    Regular price: $24.05

  • Book 5

    • 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

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 6

    • 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

    Regular price: $24.05

  • Book 7

    • 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

    Regular price: $19.60