When Toronto author Maureen Jennings began exploring an idea for a novel revolving around a detective in Toronto circa 1895, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Now, nearly twenty years, six novels, and three successful television seasons later, she has no doubt that she was on to something when she created her now iconic Detective Murdoch.
Jennings’ foray into the murder mystery genre all began innocently enough when an actor friend asked if she’d be interested in writing a series for Solar Stage, the theatre company he was involved in. “They had done very, very well with a weekly soap opera and he said they were looking for a murder mystery and why don’t you do it?” Jennings says about the origins of Murdoch.
So, she did.
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