Coming in October at bookstores everywhere in Canada, the US, and the UK
From the well-known author whose books inspired the wildly popular Murdoch Mysteries TV series, comes the third WWII-era DI Tom Tyler mystery; for fans of Foyle’s War, wartime dramas, and, of course, Maureen Jennings!
It’s summer, 1943, and after a tough couple of years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire. On the outskirts of town, St. Anne’s Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, has been established in an old manor house to help victims of the war to recover. After a horrifying double murder is discovered on the grounds, Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place, where most of the patients are unable to walk or are blind, or both, not to mention deeply traumatized.
To add to the puzzle, Tyler begins almost immediately to receive mysterious letters recounting terrible crimes far away. He realizes that he is not only seeking the murderer, but that the horrors of the war are closing in on this place that was meant to be a refuge.
Maureen Jennings, beloved author of the Murdoch novels that inspired the popular TV series (known as The Artful Detective in the US), surpasses herself in this vivid portrayal of wartime Britain, brilliantly blending a classic murder mystery with a deeply human story of how the effects of war live on far from the fields of battle.
Praise for Maureen Jennings’s Detective Inspector Tom Tyler series:
• “Amazingly vivid and terribly real.” New York Times Book Review
• “Another winner for Jennings. Fans of the Foyle’s War TV series should rejoice.” Globe and Mail
• “An extraordinary piece of storytelling.” Hamilton Spectator
• “Will appeal to the many readers who remain fascinated by the war that did indeed change the world.” Washington Times
Limited time offer through Indigo/Chapters of the Murdoch Mysteries novels. 2 for $25
Maureen will be on two panels for the festival culminating in the UK Alibi TV sponsored event which at this point may have a member of the Murdoch Mysteries cast as well in attendance. That will be confirmed in April. Here is the link to the schedule of events. Maureen’s appearances are on Thursday the 15th and Saturday the 17th.
CRIMEFEST is delighted to announce that Alibi, the premier channel for the best in crime drama, is sponsoring a unique event highlighting two of their most popular series: Meet The Authors Behind Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries. In a rare visit to Britain, Australian author Kerry Greenwood and Maureen Jennings from Canada will discuss how Miss Fisher and Inspector Murdoch came about, and the journey they took to reach the small screen. As sponsors, Alibi will promote their CRIMEFEST competition (to win an all inclusive CRIMEFEST package) on air, online and through social media. For more information visit Alibi
A deal was made today with Maureen’s UK publisher for the next two books in the Tom Tyler series. No Know Grave, the third book in the Tyler series set during ww2 in Shropshire, will be published this coming Fall in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Today, Maureen and her publisher agreed on a deal that will see DCI Tom Tyler, appear in book numbers 4 & 5 in the series set in Shropshire UK during WW2. The first two books in the series, Season Of Darkness and Beware This Boy have both received critical acclaim in the UK and North America. The third book in the series, No Known Grave, will be published later in 2014. Maureen is thrilled to see Tyler live on for two more novels. Originally projected as trilogy, she felt there were more stories to be told for DCI Tyler. Stay tuned for more updates.