STARFest presents Maureen Jennings

Prepare to be impressed by the body of work from Maureen Jennings, the author who inspired the TV series The Murdoch Mysteries. A recipient of eight nominations from the Crime Writers of Canada, Jennings will be in conversation with mystery writer Janice MacDonald.

Maureen Jennings was born in the UK and emigrated to Canada in her teens. She writes full time and has published one novella, 13 crime novels, one book of non-fiction, and  four professionally produced plays.

Her first crime series was set in Victorian Toronto—familiar to many as The Murdoch Mysteries series, now in its 11th TV season. In November 2017, the eighth novel in the series, Let Darkness Bury the Dead, was published to great critical acclaim.

Jennings has also written two novels in a contemporary series about forensic profiler Christine Morris, which are set in the Outer Hebrides and Orillia Ontario. She has also introduced us to DCI Tom Tyler, a WWII English detective, in a series of four books, the second of which served as the inspiration for the concept that she developed with a partner for the TV series, Bomb Girls.

Jennings is currently working on a new series set in 1936 Toronto where we will meet PI Charlotte Frayne.

Janice MacDonald is the creator of the Randy Craig Mysteries. In 2017 she published Confederation Drive, a work of creative non-fiction, recreating the cross-Canada road trip she took with her mother to Expo ’67.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Forsyth Hall