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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. The first, Does Your Mother Know? (Dundurn, 2006), is currently in its second printing. Maureen lives in Toronto with her husband and two dogs.
This is a well-written book, full of energy, excellent characterization and a great plot. Jennings' new series is on its way to success. -- Ken Kilpatrick, Guelph Mercury Jennings unravels her narrative with deliberate precision, setting up a cavalcade of possible suspects and intriguing plot twists. -- Sarah Weinman -- Quill and Quire I was utterly fascinated by Maureen Jennings' depiction of deaf culture in K Handshape ... Some really nice detective work on Christine's part, with her colleagues offering their forensic profiling skills at their regular meetings, makes this a super read. -- Sleuth of Baker Street Newsletter Talented author Maureen Jennings shows us a world we know little about and the difficulties in communicating with the deaf friends of the victim in the search for a motive and a killer. Recommended as a read for any mystery fan who likes to venture into different worlds and subcultures ... Enjoy. I did. -- Anne K. Edwards, New Mystery Reader Maureen Jennings is a mystery writer of imaginative precision, and The K Handshape enhances this reputation. It is well plotted, with cleverly placed clues and dialogue that shape the characters and highlight the tension. Sub-plots enrich the multilayered story - - a hallmark of Jennings' consummate skill as a storyteller ... Jennings' writing merges solid procedural work with atmosphere and character interaction. She is a humane observer of the circus of life. The K Handshape offers a challenging conclusion and is a most satisfying read. -- Don Graves, Hamilton Spectator