Except the Dying (Murdoch Mysteries #1) (Paperback)
McClelland & Stewart, 9780771043024, 345pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the unclad body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. The young victim was pregnant when she died. Was her death an attempt to cover up a scandal in one of the city's influential families? Detective William Murdoch quickly finds out that more than one person connected with the girl's simple life has something to hide.
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Praise For Except the Dying (Murdoch Mysteries #1)…
"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
"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