Maureen Jennings lives in Seaton Village. She is the author of several historical mysteries starring her character Detective Murdoch, including Poor Tom is Cold (St. Martin’s, 2001), Under the Dragon’s Tail (St. Martin’s, 1998), and Except the Dying (St. Martin’s, 1997), all set in turn-of-the-century Toronto. Except the Dying received a certificate of commendation from Heritage Toronto. She has also written several short stories and two plays. Her fourth Murdoch mystery, Let Loose the Dogs!, was published in 2003 by St. Martin’s. Shaftesbury Films is expected to begin production of a series of television movies based on her books in 2003. Last updated summer, 2003.