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Congrats to the nominees for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards

Murdoch Mysteries is nominated in the following categories:

Best tv movie Murdoch Christmas
Best Writing Peter Mitchell
Best Actress for dramatic special Helene Joy
Best Music Rob Carli
Best At Direction Armondo and Kent

Best Wardrobe Alex Reda
Best Direction for dramatic special Michael McGowan
Best Makeup and Hair Deb Drennan and Shirley Bond
Best Guest actor William Shatner

Maureen’s next novel will be a new Detective William Murdoch Mystery

“Let Darkness Bury The Dead” will be published in the Fall of 2017 and deals with an older William Murdoch. Set in 1917 during the home front of WWl Toronto. More details to follow soon, the novel will be the first Murdoch Mystery published in the past 10 years.

Murdoch Mysteries season 10 premieres on Monday Oct 10 on CBC across the country

MURDOCH MYSTERIES now in its 10th season and marking 150 episodes of the series, continues to follow the heroes at the Toronto Constabulary as they solve crimes inspired by Canadian history and international celebrities of the early 20th century.
Season 10 kicks off in grand style with a two-part mystery set in the world of Toronto debutantes, whose coming out is interrupted by the 1904 Great Fire of Toronto, one of the seminal events in the city’s history. Following the opener, Murdoch and the rest of Station Four find themselves embroiled in cases both fantastical and historical. From a murder involving the Olympic Champion Canadian soccer team, an investigation into a man wrongfully jailed, the introduction of H.P. Lovecraft (the master of the macabre), a wronged woman who goes on a serial killing spree, to the death of a prize pooch at a dog show, there is very little rest for Murdoch, Ogden, Brackenreid, Crabtree, James and the rest of Station Four. And as all this goes on, Murdoch tries to deliver on his promise to his wife and build her the home of her dreams.  Or is it his nightmare?
No matter what changes the future holds, Murdoch and the team will be there to solve each fresh mystery with the tenacity and ingenuity that fans of the series in Canada and around the world have grown to love. The series is filmed on location in Ontario.

Maureen’s appearances for the Fall season to promote Dead Ground In Between

Eden Mills writers Festival Sunday Sept 18 @ 4:30-5:30 link

The Mysterious Bookshop - NYC - Thursday Sept 22 @ 11 am

Toronto Word on the Street -Sunday Sept 25 @ 3:45 in the Great Books Marquee

The Runnymede library in Toronto Wednesday October 12 @ 7 pm

County of Lexington & Addington One Book festival -   October 15th, 2pm at the County Museum & Archives.

Wines and Lines for the Oakville Rotary Club Thursday October 20 @ 7:30 pm

Aunt Agatha’s mystery book store in Ann Arbour, Michigan, Wednesday October 26 - 7 pm @ the downtown library

Magma Cum Murder Mystery conference in Indianapolis as the Guest of Honour - October 28 - 30

Flesherton Ontario November 3rd or 4th….details to follow.

North York Central Library - Tuesday December 13 from 7-8 pm in the auditorium

Toronto Star Canadian Fiction Bestseller list

Dead Ground In Between, published 5 days ago, hits the Toronto Star Canadian Fiction Bestseller list in the first week of publication!

Saturday August 6


The books Canadians bought this week.

Canadian fiction

1. Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel

2. The Illegal, Lawrence Hill, HarperCollins

3. Plague, C.C. Humphreys, Doubleday Canada

4. Fire, C.C. Humphreys, Doubleday Canada

5. Fifteen Dogs, Andre Alexis, Coach House Books

6. We’re All In This Together, Amy Jones, M & S

7. I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid, Simon & Schuster

8. Dead Ground in Between, Maureen Jennings, M & S

9. Still Mine, Amy Stuart, Simon & Schuster

10. The Golden Son, Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Harper Avenue

Join us for the launch of Dead Ground In Between

The Tom Tyler series is optioned for TV

Link here to read all about the producer and the project.

Production begins on Season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries

Another Downton Abbey cast member will guest star in the CBC series. Read the Toronto Star article on the news here of the commencement of production for season 10,

Murdoch Mysteries tv series is officially renewed for season 10

The passing of senior editor Ellen Seligman.

From Iden Ford (Maureen’s husband and manager)

“It is with profound sadness that Maureen and I mourn the passing of Ellen Seligman today.
Ellen was singlehandedly responsible for bringing Maureen over to McClelland Stewart publishers, now part of Penguin Randomhouse, many years ago.
We met at a Harbourfront Reading series event and she was sitting behind me. I introduced myself to her and told her that I was Maureen’s husband. At the time. Maureen was with another publisher. Ellen exclaimed very clearly that she wanted Maureen at M and S. It was that day and that meeting that convinced me we should have Maureen with a Canadian publisher. We never regretted the decision and Ellen was always so generous with her time when it came to dealing with any issues I had… Thanks to Dinah Forbes and Lara Hinchberger for their hard work over the years on Maureen’s books and keeping her onside with M and S. There will never be another Ellen Seligman, she was an extraordinary person. Link to the press release to read the list of her achievements, and you will see what I mean. Ellen, we will miss you so much,,,”

love from Iden and Maureen.

Read the official Press release here