Maureen Jennings

Maureen Jennings (born 1939) is a British Canadian writer.

Jennings was born and grew up in Birmingham, England. She attended Saltley Grammar School. Jennings emigrated to Canada with her mother when she was seventeen. She studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Windsor, and an MA in English Literature at the University of Toronto. Jennings initially taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and later practised as a psychotherapist. Her first successful writing was stage plays.

Jennings is best known as the author of the ''Detective Murdoch Series'', which has been turned into a television series, the ''Murdoch Mysteries''. As of 2019, her most recent novel, ''Heat Wave'', introduces Murdoch's son as a police detective in 1936.

The television drama ''Bomb Girls'' was based on a concept Jennings developed.

Jennings was awarded the Grant Allen Award in 2011 as a pioneer in crime fiction.

She lives in Toronto. Provided by Wikipedia
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