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
Maureen spoke to a very attentive audience at her triumphant event at the Book Fest in Windsor this past weekend. She reminisced on how she became a story teller from a very young age, telling stories to her cousin Angie in the UK when they were little girls. Angie was in the audience last night with tears streaming down her face. They both lived in money short England after the war, often sharing a bed with 4 kids when the parents were together for a weekend. People did not want to leave at the end, Maureen took them through a great chronology of her life through books and now tv series’s. The new series featuring Tyler sold out at the book vendor as well as tons of the Murdoch novels.
Maureen’s publisher has put the entire electronic collection of all 7 Murdoch Mysteries novels in a bundle just in time for the Christmas shopping season at a nice discount.
Link here for more info or to purchase the set
Murdoch Mysteries has ratings record for the season premiere making it the #1 Canadian Drama for the year.
On Monday night, not including PVR’s or online viewing, the premiere of season 7, Murdoch Ahoy, broke its own ratings record for the show by 20% and also became the highest rated drama on Canadian television for 2013. You can see a couple of videos on the making of the episode.
Watch part one here
Watch Part two here
Review by Barry Turner
“ Britain is at war and with the evacuation from Dunkirk a recent memory, the country is threatened with invasion. But for Inspector Tom Tyler of the Shropshire constabulary, the immediate crisis is closer to home.
When the body of a Land Girl is found dumped by the roadside, suspicion focuses on the local internment camp for enemy aliens. That the occupants are mostly refugees who have no love for Nazism does nothing to help their cause.
Against a backdrop of fear and prejudice, Tyler teams up with an Austrian criminologist to reveal a pattern of deceit and treachery that soon encroaches on his personal life.
Images of the home front stand out vividly in a story that enriches mystery with a flavour of the times. As one of our best writers of nostalgic crime, Maureen Jennings has made of Tyler a complex and endearing character. He must surely be with us for a lengthy run of wartime adventures.”
The series has been retitled “The Artful Detective” for Ovation television and began airing season one on July 27th. You can watch a new episode of the Murdoch Mysteries in the US, Saturday Nights at 8:00 pm. Link here for more information and to see the entire weekly schedule of each episode
Murdoch Mysteries season #7 begins airing the first of 18 episodes on Monday, September 30 on CBC @ 9 p.m.
The #1 homegrown television series in Canada begins its news season on September 30.
Read this great article that appeared in the Victoria Times Colonist, which gives a few insights in what to expect for season 7