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.
The story idea for the series was inspired from the research Maureen did for Beware This Boy. The Canadian Screen Awards just announced that Bomb Girls received 6 nominations!:
*Best Dramatic Series
*Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series - Eric Cayla
*Best Costume Design – Debra Hanson
*Best Achievement in Makeup - Eva Coudouloux, Katerina Chovanec
*Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Meg Tilly
*Best Achievement in Casting – Lisa Parasyn, Jon Comerford
Birmingham Post today in the UK, read the whole article here
Read the entire Toronto Star Article here
“Maureen Jennings, Toronto writer who created the Detective William Murdoch character, drew early inspiration from memoirs of real-life Victorian sleuth John Wilson Murray………..”
Based on the series of novels by Maureen Jennings, Murdoch Mysteries is set at the turn of the 20th century and revolves around Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto constabulary, who uses groundbreaking forensic techniques to close his cases. The series – which is a co-production between UKTV, CBC, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Shaftesbury Films – stars Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy and Jonny Harris. In the opening episode of the show’s seventh season, titled Murdoch Ahoy, Detective Murdoch investigates the disappearance of a ship magnate’s daughter and the discovery of a body aboard a ship on its inaugural Victoria Day voyage.
Just announced that Netflix will be showing Murdoch Mysteries in a new deal with CBC. Read about it here
The two books in the Christine Morris Forensic Profiler series have also been picked up by Shaftesbury Films for television. The reader, Caroline Shaffer. for audible does a wonderful job of this mystery set on the Isle of Lewis
Link here for a sample or to purchase the novel in audible format