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Investigating Murdoch Mysteries

Author : Mir Bahmanyar
ISBN : 1783298367
Genre : Performing Arts
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Based on Maureen Jennings' award-winning novels, at the end of the Victorian era, Toronto-based police detective William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. His unconventional approach often elicits skepticism from his colleagues, though he is usually supported by his boss Inspector Brackenreid, young Constable George Crabtree, and doctors/pathologists Emily Grace and Julia Ogden. This companion looks at every aspect of all 8 seasons of the show, from the regular characters and their relationships, to the history of the period, including figures Murdoch encounters, the forensic and scientific advances he utilises, and Murdoch's most notable cases. The companion also goes behind the scenes on the show to examine every aspect of the production, including sets, costumes, music and writing.
Category: Performing Arts

The Complete Murdoch Mysteries Collection

Author : Maureen Jennings
ISBN : 9780771030062
Genre : Fiction
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The books that inspired the wildly popular TV series -- known as the Murdoch Mysteries in Canada and as The Artful Detective in the United States -- are available together for the first time in this seven-volume eBook bundle that brings the crime-ridden world of late-19th-century Toronto alive. "If you want to step back in time . . . let Jennings be your guide. There's really none better." — Ottawa Citizen From his debut in Except the Dying, where he pursued the secrets behind a young, pregnant servant girl's death through brothels and drawing rooms, to his immersion in the Dickensian world of workhouses in Vices of My Blood, and the investigation of his own dark family history in Let Loose the Dogs, Detective William Murdoch has been one of crime fiction's most fascinating and engaging protagonists. These seven riveting novels— inspiration for the internationally popular Murdoch Mysteries television series— blend masterful storytelling, vivid characters, and an extraordinary eye for the rich history of Victorian Toronto to create modern classics; they are must-reads for every mystery lover. "Murdoch's warm heart makes him the right sleuth for this cold city." — New York Times "Vivid . . . heartwrenching." — Publishers Weekly (about Under the Dragon's Tail) "Jennings immerses her readers in the Toronto of the 1890s. The smells, sights, and sounds she describes ring as true as if she were recounting a trip she'd made there last week." — Quill & Quire
Category: Fiction

A Journeyman To Grief

Author : Maureen Jennings
ISBN : 0857689932
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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In 1858, a young woman on her honeymoon is abducted, taken across the border to the US and sold into slavery. 38 years later, the owner of one of Toronto's livery stables has been found dead, horsewhipped and hung from his wrists in his tack room. The investigation endangers Murdoch's own life.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Poor Tom Is Cold

Author : Maureen Jennings
ISBN : 0771043228
Genre : Fiction
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In this third adventure featuring the lovable detective William Murdoch, he becomes involved with the apparent suicide of Constable Oliver Wicken – a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister. But further investigation by Detective Murdoch takes him far afield and he begins to suspect that the Eakin family, whose house adjoins the one where Wicken died, is more involved with the case than they admit. Whether describing a tooth extraction, the unquestioning prejudice toward the few Chinese immigrants in the city, or the well-intentioned, but bizarre, treatment of mentally ill women, Maureen Jennings once again brings the period vividly to life.
Category: Fiction

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 22

Author : Stephen Jones
ISBN : 9781849017725
Genre : Fiction
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The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers. As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.
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Under The Dragon S Tail

Author : Maureen Jennings
ISBN : 9781551992815
Genre : Fiction
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Women rich and poor come to her, desperate and in dire need of help – and discretion. Dolly Merishaw is a midwife and an abortionist in Victorian Toronto, but although she keeps quiet about her clients’ condition, her contempt for them and her greed leaves every one of them resentful and angry. So it comes as no surprise to Detective William Murdoch when this malicious woman is murdered. What is a shock, though, is that a week later a young boy is found dead in Dolly’s squalid kitchen. Now, Murdoch isn’t sure if he’s hunting one murderer – or two.
Category: Fiction

Vices Of My Blood

Author : Maureen Jennings
ISBN : 9780771043239
Genre : Fiction
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The compelling new novel by Canada’s answer to Anne Perry. In his forties, the Reverend Charles Howard still cut an impressive figure. A married Presbyterian minister in Toronto’s east end, Howard was popular with the congregation that elected him, especially with the ladies, and most particularly with Miss Sarah Dignam. Respected in the community, Howard, as Visitor for the House of Industry, sat in judgment on the poor, assessing their applications for the workhouse. But now Howard is dead, stabbed and brutally beaten by someone he invited into his office. His watch and boots are missing. Has some poor beggar he turned down taken his vengeance? Murdoch’s investigation takes him into the arcane Victorian world of queer plungers — men who fake injury all the better to beg — and the destitute who had nowhere left to turn when they knocked on the Reverend Howard’s door.
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Surveillance And Terror In Post 9 11 British And American Television

Author : Darcie Rives-East
ISBN : 9783030169008
Genre : Performing Arts
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This interdisciplinary study examines how state surveillance has preoccupied British and American television series in the twenty years since 9/11. Surveillance and Terror in Post-9/11 British and American Television illuminates how the U.S. and U.K., bound by an historical, cultural, and television partnership, have broadcast numerous programs centred on three state surveillance apparatuses tasked with protecting us from terrorism and criminal activity: the prison, the police, and the national intelligence agency. Drawing from a range of case studies, such as Sherlock, Orange is the New Black and The Night Manager, this book discusses how television allows viewers, writers, and producers to articulate fears about an increased erosion of privacy and civil liberties following 9/11, while simultaneously expressing a desire for a preventative mechanism that can stop such events occurring in the future. However, these concerns and desires are not new; encompassing surveillance narratives both past and present, this book demonstrates how television today builds on earlier narratives about panoptic power to construct our present understanding of government surveillance.
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Champions Of The Dead

Author : Andrew F. Maksymchuk
ISBN : 9781460248294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1875, John Wilson Murray—known as “Canada’s Sherlock Holmes”—was appointed Ontario’s first permanent Government Detective, commissioned to investigate crimes such as murder, rape, and arson. His first homicide assignment was to look into the suspicious death of farmer Ralph Findlay, found dead of a gunshot wound. More than a century after the inception of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), retired OPP Inspector Andrew F. Maksymchuk explores the intervening years of Ontario’s law enforcement history. Through the first-hand perspective of a police officer, the reader is made privy to meticulous investigative procedures. Insight is given on cases as diverse as a prison inmate’s death by stabbing, a rash of suspicious fires, and the murder of a young girl. Dedicated to the officers who have risked and lost their lives, the past and present are united as we read and remember the Champions of the Dead.
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Class Act

Author : Ged Gillmore
ISBN : 9780994178688
Genre : Literary Collections
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Can a man who's lived a life of crime ever escape his past? The world's most reluctant private investigator is about to find out... Former bad boy turned local hero, Bill Murdoch, should be happy with his little piece of paradise. After all, he's got the fancy car and the big house by the beach. The only trouble is he's slowly suffocating in small town life. So when Murdoch is hired to investigate who framed wealthy businessman, James Harte, for murder, he jumps at the chance. Going undercover amongst the jet set, Murdoch is quickly drawn into an exciting world of yachts, horse racing and glitzy parties. But soon Murdoch's shady past looks set to catch up with him and when he falls for Harte's beautiful wife, Amanda, things take a deadly turn. CLASS ACT is the gripping new murder mystery from bestselling author, Ged Gillmore. A perfect piece of modern Australian noir, it will grab you and keep you guessing until the very last line. ** THIS IS NOT THE AUSTRALIA YOU’VE SEEN ADVERTISED ** CLASS ACT is the second book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. Set in Sydney, and small town Australia, this series will appeal to fans of Peter Temple, Jane Harper, Garry Disher and Peter Corris. Followers of Dave Warner, Jay Stringer, Ragnar Jonasson and Erik Hamre will get a kick out of the Murdoch Mysteries too. Nominated for a prestigious Ned Kelly Award (‘Best Australian Crime Fiction’, 2018), CLASS ACT is a clever and compelling new addition to the small town murder mystery genre. ___________________________________________________________________________ Praise for CLASS ACT: ‘If you love a murder mystery then this is the book for you. Full of character and surprises. Looking forward to more of these.’ ‘Ged Gillmore has a great way with words, often using them in fresh and original ways.’ ‘Compelling reading.’ ‘The characters are genuine and consistently portrayed and I found myself thinking I had met them somewhere or at least someone just like them!’ ‘Ah Mr Murdoch, it was delightful to be reacquainted again! After thoroughly enjoying the first instalment I had been eagerly anticipating part two and it didn't disappoint.’ ___________________________________________________________________________ Bad-boy-turned-local-hero, Bill Murdoch, returns to solve more mysteries in the sequel BASE NATURE [out now!]. For exclusive extracts and news on upcoming books, visit: Say g’day to Bill Murdoch. Your new favorite private investigator…
Category: Literary Collections