Except the Dying : Detective Murdoch

  • by Maureen Jennings
  • Narrated by David Marantz
  • Series: Detective Murdoch
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?

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What the Critics Say

"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"

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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.


Would you be willing to try another book from Maureen Jennings? Why or why not?

I'd be reluctant because I didn't particularly enjoy this one.


Do you think Except the Dying needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no


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- Edward Smith

Detective Thriller of 1899

The audio production was excellent. The narrator does an excellent job and uses a array of voices which are distinct.
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- teacherstevo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios