Detective Murdoch
Books in series7
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  • 1
    Except the Dying: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 1 | Maureen Jennings

    Except the Dying: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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?

    Very good

    Interesting story with some great twists and turns to keep you guessing right to the end. Characterisation is good, but don't expect the loveable port..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 March 2016 by Sandra ()
  • 2
    Under the Dragon's Tail | Maureen Jennings

    Under the Dragon's Tail

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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.

    Good story, accents improved

    This is the second on I have listened to. As enjoyable as the first.
    The readers accents for characters has improved considerably.
    Worth a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 July 2016 by Marie ()
  • 3
    Poor Tom Is Cold | Maureen Jennings

    Poor Tom Is Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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.

    Entertaining

    I'm enjoying this entertaining series. Jennings has mastered the right balance of plot, character and setting. The narrator is pleasant and easy to li..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 April 2016 by Sandra ()
  • 4
    Let Loose the Dogs: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 4 | Maureen Jennings

    Let Loose the Dogs: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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?

    Enthralling!

    Best in the series so far. There is so much to enjoy in these Murdoch Mysteries, I will definitely be reading this one in particular over again.

    Reviewed on 08 April 2016 by Sandra ()
  • 5
    Night's Child: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 5 | Maureen Jennings

    Night's Child: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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.”

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  • 6
    Vices of My Blood: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 6 | Maureen Jennings

    Vices of My Blood: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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.

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  • 7
    A Journeyman to Grief: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 7 | Maureen Jennings

    A Journeyman to Grief: A Murdoch Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Maureen Jennings
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    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.

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