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Under the Dragon's Tail

by Maureen Jennings

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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.

About the Author

Maureen Jennings is the author of the Murdoch Mysteries, a historical series set in Victorian Toronto. The first book, Except the Dying, won the Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto. CHUM television has ordered the creation of an exciting new 13-episode series, The Murdoch Mysteries, based on these novels. The K Handshape is the second in Maureen's new series featuring Christine Morris. Maureen lives in Toronto with her husband and two dogs.

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Contributor Notes

Maureen Jennings’s Detective Murdoch series has been a hit from the start. Published to rave reviews, the first novel, Except the Dying, was shortlisted for both the Arthur Ellis and the Anthony first novel awards. The influential Drood Review picked Poor Tom Is Cold as one of its favourite mysteries of 2001. And Let Loose the Dogs was shortlisted for the 2004 Anthony Award for best historical mystery. Three novels have been adapted for television with two more in development.

Born in the U.K., Jennings now lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Review

“Vivid… heartwrenching. Late-19th-century Toronto comes startlingly alive in Jennings’s second gripping tale.”
Publishers Weekly
“A very powerful novel.”
Poison Pen
“[Murdoch’s] warm heart makes him the right sleuth for this cold city.”
New York Times

“There are touches of Anne Perry and Peter Lovesay in her clear-eyed look at the social ills of the period.”
Denver Post
“Grab a copy of Under the Dragon’s Tail … [Jennings has] a wonderful ability to describe this place and time.”
–Mystery Collectors’ BookLine

“A stupendously stimulating historical mystery that will garner new readers for a rising star.”
Feminist Mystery Reviews

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