September 21

Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings

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Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings

The naked body of a young girl is found in a backstreet of Toronto in the middle of the winter in 1895, and Detective William Murdoch is on the case.  Murdoch’s enthusiasm for unconventional methods bring him into conflict with his superior officer, Inspector Brackenreid, but his perseverance and intelligence unravel the mystery and reveal the culprit.

I really enjoyed this historical mystery, which is first in the series which inspired the popular Canadian television show Murdoch Mysteries, starring Yannick Bisson. It is fascinating to read how Murdoch uses forensic technology that we now take for granted,  such as crime scene photographs and recording fingerprints. I also enjoyed Maureen Jennings writing style, and will definitely be reading more in this series.

Recommended  for fans of Anne Perry and historically accurate murder mysteries, and CSI TV shows!