Jennings, Maureen

 

Maureen Jennings

Maureen Jennings is the author of a series of historical mysteries set in Victorian Toronto, featuring detective William Murdoch. She has also launched a new contemporary series featuring a forensic profiler named Christine Morris.

Born and mostly bred in Birmingham, England, Maureen now lives in Toronto with her husband, two cats and two dogs, a brilliant (his opinion) border collie named Jeremy-Brett and a mixed breed (spaniel/daschund) rescue dog named Varley.

Maureen is currently working on a new book which she has been wanted to write for a long time. Still within the genre of the mystery/thriller novel, the book is set in rural Shropshire, U.K. in the summer of 1940 when the world was teetering on the brink of utter darkness and England stood alone against the Nazis.
 

Selected Bibliography
William Murdoch Mysteries:

Except the Dying. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997; pb. Toronto: M&S, 2004
Under the Dragon’s Tail.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. pb. Toronto: M&S, May 2005
Poor Tom is Cold.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001; pb Toronto, M&S 2003
Let Loose the Dogs.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003; pb. Toronto: M&S. 2004
Night’s Child.
Toronto: M&S. May 2005
Vices of my Blood.
Toronto: M&S. April 2006
A Journeyman to Grief.
Toronto: M&S. April 2007

Christine Morris Mysteries:
Does Your Mother Know?
Toronto: A Castle Street Mystery/Dundurn, 2006
The K Handshape. Toronto: A Castle Street Mystery/Dundurn, 2008

Television movies & series:
Except the Dying
(Shaftesbury Films and Original Pictures), broadcast on Bravo/Chum TV, 2004
Poor Tom is Cold
(Shaftesbury Films and Original Pictures), broadcast on  Bravo/Chum TV 2004
Under the Dragon's Tail
(Shaftesbury Films), broadcast on Bravo/Chum TV, 2005

The TV series The Murdoch Mysteries is now in its second season. Does Your Mother Know? and The K Handshape have been optioned by Shaftesbury Films for a future television series.


Awards

Except the Dying

  • Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel, 1998

  • Nominated, Anthony Award for best first novel

  • Certificate of Commendation, Heritage Toronto

Let Loose the Dogs

  •  Nominated, Anthony Award for best historical novel, 2003

Night’s Child

  • Nominated, Anthony Award for best historical novel, 2006

  • Nominated, Barry Award, 2006

  • Nominated, Macavity Award, 2006

A Journeyman to Grief

  •  Nominated, Arthur Ellis Award for best novel, 2008


Website:
http://www.maureenjennings.com