Maureen Jennings is the author of three series of crime-fiction novels, including one whose lead character, Detective William Murdoch, is the basis for the successful television drama Murdoch Mysteries. “Heat Wave,” which originally appeared in Taddle Creek No. 43, is now the basis for a new series of books, the first of which, Heat Wave: A Paradise Café Mystery, was published in 2019. That same year, her short story “Viaticum,” from Taddle Creek No. 2, was turned into a short film. Last updated summer, 2019.