In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the naked body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. The young victim was pregnant when she died. Detective William Murdoch soon discovers that many of those connected with the girl's life have secrets to hide. Was her death on attempt to cover up a scandal in one of the city's influential families?
"A finely flavored plot, credible characters, and detailed atmosphere make this a winner." (
Library Journal)"Turn-of-the-century Toronto makes an evocative setting for murder in
Except the Dying, a skillful first novel that is interesting both for its historical accuracy and its fully realized characters." (Amazon.com review)
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Rather a dull "read"
I've watched the Murdoch Mysteries on TV, and really enjoyed them, so I thought I'd enjoy this book. Unfortunately, I found it to be very slow and dull. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.
I'd be reluctant because I didn't particularly enjoy this one.
- Edward Smith
Detective Thriller of 1899