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Murdoch Mysteries - Poor Tom Is Cold [Paperback]

Maureen Jennings
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9 Mar 2012 Murdoch Mysteries
Detective William Murdoch is not convinced that Constable Oliver Wicken a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister committed suicide. When he begins to suspect the involvement of Wickens neighbours, the Eakin family, Mrs. Eakin is committed to a lunatic asylum. Is she really insane, he wonders, or has she been deliberately driven over the edge?

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (9 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857689894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857689894
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Contemporary social, religious, and sexual mores frame a strong plot line and delineate a resourceful 'hero.' Highly recommended." (Library Journal) "A satisfying mystery perfectly wedded to its evocative setting. Jennings's sales and reputation should continue to grow with this third strong effort." (Publisher's Weekly)"

About the Author

Maureen Jennings emigrated to Canada from the UK at the age of seventeen. Best known for the Murdoch Mysteries series, the TV adaptation of which has been running since 2008, Jennings has also launched a new contemporary series featuring a forensic profiler named Christine Morris. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, two cats and two dogs.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The real Murdoch: not the TV version. 24 Jun 2012
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Readers that are new to the written works regarding Detective Murdoch should be aware of two important facts: Firstly, this is the third book in the series, and secondly, you must dismiss from your mind all and every thought of the TV series.
There is absolutely no connection to the TV program in respect of his conditions of work, or his forays into the early days of Forensic Detective Work, although Constable George Crabtree is in evidence.
The book takes the reader deep into the workings and poverty of the Toronto of the time, and is a both stark and powerful insight into to the era. It is very descriptive and immerses the reader into another world which proves to be a real eye-opener.
Although I would heartily recommend this book for so many reasons, I would advise newcomers to the Genre to begin their adventure with the first book and progress through the seven adventures in the correct order, beginning with "Except the Dying"
A good series of books: enjoy your journey!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 14 Oct 2012
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I heartily enjoyed this book - it had all typical murder-mystery elements in it, such as the suppose suicide, how the detective's quite torn between to certain things and placing a "mad" woman in an asylum. (OK, not that last one but you know what I mean! :))

My only problem with these books is that you have to totally separate the books and the TV series because the are so different it's like their not even related. Don't think about the personalities in the TV series - it won't matter. Enjoy the books and then watch the TV series and you can decide which is better - if you can choose!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read for the excellent story 30 Nov 2013
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Read this book if you are looking for an excellent period 'whodunit' but you will not find the 'Canadian Sherlock Holmes' In fact, far from the forward thinking, mega-brained Murdoch you may have come to love from the TV, this protagonist is a little staid and stuck in the thinking of his day. Don't let this put you off reading Maureen Jennings though - this is an enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid series 5 Sep 2013
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These "Murdoch mysteries" have both depth and excitement. The setting is interesting and the characters are convincing. I was torn between wanting to know the outcome and wanting to savour every page.
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