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Except the Dying
25th Anniversary Edition
By (author): Maureen Jennings

ISBN:

9780771000508

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Jan 18, 2022
$21.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.99in x 5.19 x 1.03 in | 0.78 lb

Page Count:

376 pages
McClelland & Stewart
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
The novel that sparked the hugely popular Murdoch Mysteries television series celebrates its 25th anniversary.



Includes a new introduction and a previously unpublished short story featuring the young Detective Murdoch.


In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the unclad body of a young woman is found naked and frozen in a quiet laneway. Acting Detective William Murdoch, driven by pity for the girl and the desire to secure his promotion, is determined to pursue every lead and reveal the truth. Although influential people pressure the police to solve the mystery quickly, when the girl is eventually identified, it becomes clear that those connected with her life have secrets to hide.

Murdoch must use every detective skill he possesses as well as his understanding of human nature as he pursues the mystery through both brothels and drawing rooms, desperate to untangle the case before more lives are lost.

Series Overview: The Detective Murdoch Mysteries are all set in Toronto in the last decade of the nineteenth century, and the author is brilliant at infusing each novel with a major social issue of the era. Her stories are rich in vivid details and well-portrayed characters, giving readers not just a rattling good mystery, but a full immersion in the life and times of a late-Victorian city that straddles the old and new worlds.

Publication History: M&S MM (05/04)

• HIT BOOK SERIES: Over the last 25 years, in Canada, the series has sold over 60,000 copies across all formats and seven books. Except the Dying has sold over 15,000 copies. In 2017, Jennings released Let Darkness Bury the Dead, a new instalment with an older and wiser Detective Murdoch, to great critical acclaim and fan adoration. 

• BELOVED TV SERIES: Officially renewed for its 15th season (with 24 episodes), The Murdoch Mysteries series has been loved by fans for years and shows no signs of slowing down. 

• AWARD-WINNING BOOK: Except the Dying won the Heritage Toronto Certificate of Commendation in 1998 and was shortlisted for the Anthony and the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Awards.

• ACTIVE AUTHOR: Maureen Jennings continues to write for both the Murdoch TV series as well as new book series. She’s currently working on a series featuring Christine Morris. 

• ANNIVERSARY REISSUE: 25 years after its first publication, Except the Dying is getting a new and updated look. 

MAUREEN JENNINGS was born in the UK and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. After a long career as a psychotherapist, she became a full-time writer, starting with the Murdoch Mystery series, of which Except the Dying is the first. The series has since been adapted for TV and is still in production. She has also written several other series and a book of non-fiction relating to creativity, as well as four plays and one novella. Jennings has won several awards and honours, including eight nominations from Crime Writers of Canada, and her books have been translated into several languages. She lives in Toronto with her husband and her dog, Murdoch. 



Author Residence: Toronto

Author Hometown: Birmingham, England

Shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award

“No author has mined Toronto’s past with the dedication to detail of mystery writer Maureen Jennings.”
Toronto Star

“A chiller…impressive. An engaging historical mystery.”
Houston Chronicle

“Remarkable.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

“A first novel enriched by the vividness of its period settings and animated by the lifelike characters caught up in its broad social sweep.”
– New York Times

“Jennings creates more than a period mystery. She brings alive 1895 Toronto.”
– Publishers Weekly

“A winner. Provocative…finely flavored, credible, and detailed.”
– Library Journal

“Terrific…the best historical mystery of the year…. Murdoch is a fine creation…. We can’t wait to meet him again.”
Mystery Collector’s BookLine

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