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   Except the Dying, by Maureen Jennings  
 
  Novel, first publication in October 1997
 
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      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. The plot concerns the murder of a young housemaid, discovered naked in a snowy lane, and the cast of suspects spans the social strata. Yet it is William Murdoch, the detective in charge of the case, who breathes life into what might otherwise have been a conventional murder mystery. As he pursues his quest for justice, Murdoch also mourns the death of his fiancée; his manner of doing both reveals a compassionate, principled man--one whose fictional endeavors (readers hope) have only just begun.

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    As the unforgiving cold swirled around the girl's unclad body, the bleakness of malice reflected in her lifeless eyes.
    There was something more sinister than the frigid Canadian weather responsible for Theresa Laporte's death, and Detective William Murdoch was going to uncover it all. The girl had opium in her system and an unborn child in her belly--with evidence suggesting both may have been forced upon her unwillingly.

    Retracing the frightened girl's steps takes Murdoch through the high and low streets of Victorian Toronto, bringing him from a den of doxies to the well-appointed parlors of the city's most influential families. Everyone has secrets lurking in the shadows--and Murdoch is caught between his own conscience and pressure from above to solve the murder while shielding the city's elite.

     
     
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  • 19th Century
  • Canada
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  • Drugs - Narcotics - Addiction - Psychoactive Substances
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