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Murdoch Mysteries Contest

Maureen Jennings has written an incredibly popular historical mystery series set in Toronto in the 1890s. William Murdoch is a police detective who uses methods unorthodox for the time — fingerprinting, surveillance, blood testing.

CBC is airing the fifth season of this great, Canadian TV show starting September 17. Get more information about the show and the schedule here.


If you haven’t heard about these books or the TV series, we’re here to help you catch up. Enter to win one of two prize packs. Each one contains Seasons 1 to 4 of the TV show and three Murdoch Mysteries books.

This contest is now closed, but check back regularly for new contests.

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About Ainsley

Ainsley Sparkes is an avid reader and knitter. She feels that once she learns to knit and read simultaneously she’ll be unstoppable. A life-long love of books has led her to this position as Online Marketing Coordinator at Random House of Canada. But who knows, her recently reignited interest in mystery novels may convince her to give it all up to become a detective. You should follow Ainsley on Twitter here @RandomHouseCA. or here @AinsleySparkes.

117 Responses to “Murdoch Mysteries Contest”

  1. Bonnie says:

    No haven’t read any Murdoch Mysteries.

  2. janice montroy says:

    No I have not read any Murdoch Mysteries

  3. Jocelyn H says:

    I haven’t read any Murdoch Mysteries before, but I’d love to check them out. Sounds good to me! I like that they’re set in Toronto.

  4. wayne says:

    I have not read any Murdoch Mysteries but my wife has so, would be great to find out what Im missing!

  5. Trevor says:

    No, I haven’t read any of the books, and it’s been hard finding the show otherwise. Being on the CBC will make it easier.

  6. Ami B says:

    I haven’t read them …yet! :)

  7. Teresa says:

    I have not read the books but I love Yannick Bisson! This series is a feather in the cap of great Canadian TV!

  8. Marie says:

    I’ve read one of the Murdoch Mysteries, Under the Dragon’s Tail. I loved it. I watch the TV series, too.

  9. Mary Elaine Buonsante says:

    My husband and I are great fans of the TV series Murdoch Mysteries! We watch every episode we can find. We love the DVD series and books!

  10. Sheila says:

    I have not read any of the books. They sound very interesting. I would LOVE to read them.

  11. julia g says:

    I did not even know the books existed. They sound great.

  12. harriet says:

    I have watched the tv series but never read the books. Didn’t know there were books

  13. Freda Mans says:

    I have not read any of the books, but ironically, they had filmed some of the show near my home. Hence my keen interest.

  14. Luanne says:

    Yes I have. and the tv seizes does do them justice!

  15. Mary says:

    I have not yet read any of the Murdoch Books but I’ve been dying to! I love the television series and would love to see how it was all inspired.

  16. Ryan says:

    Love the show, but haven’t read any of the books yet!

  17. Kate F says:

    I wish this show aired in the US!

  18. Ryan A. says:

    No, I haven’t read the books; in fact, I didn’t know there were books. I’m going to have to read at least a couple since I so much enjoy the show!

  19. Leslie says:

    I love the Murdoch Mysteries tv show and would love to start reading the books. I think I will have to put them next on my must read list!

  20. Nicole says:

    I haven’t read any of the books yet but I’m planning to. Thanks!

  21. Melissa Lawrence says:

    The books are fantastic! I have read them all. Maureen Jennings is an amazingly talented author. If you love Murdoch, you must read the books!

    • Sharon says:

      I have Except the Dying, Night’s Child and A Journeyman to Grief.
      I love the TV series, and would be very pleased by the DVDs if I could find (or win) them!

  22. Jo says:

    No I haven’t read the books, but I see the TV series on CBC.

  23. Bekah says:

    Yes, I have read all of them, including the novelette, Shipwrecked!

    3 of my books are autographed too, since I met Maureen this year! :)

  24. Kaley says:

    No, I haven’t read them – but I’d love to! I’ve heard great things about the show from various friends so I think this might be my winter viewing. Time to play catch up :)

  25. Shawna says:

    I have read several of the books! So far so good.

  26. Dianne says:

    I have read 4 of the books and really enjoyed them. They are
    all autographed copies. I also love the show and feel that it is Canadian tv at its highest quality.

  27. Denise says:

    I’ve read a couple of the books. Still have 5 more to go…

  28. Alexander says:

    Not yet, but looking forward to it!

  29. shannon ralph says:

    would love to win!

  30. Holly W says:

    I have not yet no, but I have wanted to, I enjoy the show, and so does my Mom!

  31. Lis says:

    I’m reading the very first one right now.

  32. Ruth says:

    I haven’t read the books. My parents are huge fans of the show. This would be a great gift for them.

  33. Susan B says:

    I get to watch the Murdoch Mysteries when I am home to visit family in Canada. Both my mom and I enjoy the program.

  34. Lynda says:

    I would love to win. They are always filming around where I work.

  35. I’ve read every one of the MM novels at least once (including the novella ‘Shipwreck’). : D (Same goes for my mom!) Murdoch’s world truly comes alive by Maureen Jennings’ writing (& captivates me).

  36. Sharon K says:

    Not yet

  37. seapotato says:

    no i havent but they look good!

  38. Nicole Bade says:

    I love Murdoch Mysteries. I hope I win

  39. Robin T. says:

    My eight year-old twin sons adore Murdoch Mysteries, so much so, that they want to be the Brackenreid & Crabtree characters for Hallowe’en!! Our family would LOVE to read the books!!

  40. Nicki Nawrot says:

    LOVE the show, have not read the books but would love to start. thanks for the giveaway.


  41. TMT says:

    Watched the show, but avid mystery reader fan that I am, I’ve yet to read the books. How did that happen?

  42. Not yet – but I’m excited to start!

  43. Heather says:

    nope not read yet, but as a local and history buff, I’m excited to!

  44. Teresa M. says:

    I didn’t realize that there were books available from the series. I love the series! My favourite reads are British Literature and novels set in the Victorian Era. I will have to go to the library today and see if I can find any of these. Thank you for the contest.

  45. I have yet to read any Murdoch Mysteries books.

  46. Carrie says:

    Haven’t read the books but I LOVE the show :)

  47. Lee Newton says:

    Love the show, so I’d love to win the books!!!

  48. Audrey Skinner says:

    I have not read any Murdoch Mysteries but would love to in the future.

  49. Darlene says:

    I’ve never even heard of the Murdoch Mysteries, so I need to catch up on both the books and the DVDs!

  50. Laney4 says:

    Not yet!

  51. Barbara says:

    I haven’t read any of the Murdoch mysteries but I would like to.

  52. Fiona says:

    Haven’t read the books yet but intend to and have watched the all the episodes on tv.

  53. Lori P says:

    Haven’t read the books but regularly watched the earlier TV series starring Peter Outerbridge, which I liked very much.

  54. Leslie says:

    I love the shows and didn’t even know there were books! Glad I found this blog!

  55. Evelyn says:

    How awesome would this be to win. Just in time for the snow, when I have so much more time to read!

  56. Nancy says:

    I haven’t read the books but have seen all of the Murdoch Mysteries shows and absolutely love it!
    When I saw it was based on a couple of novels, I always think I just have to pick them up sometime! Hasn’t happened yet do to win this contest would give me my favourite show and the books to see how she started it!

  57. Sandra Rooke says:

    I love a good mystery!

  58. Cheryl Bondy says:

    I have read the first book after watching the Murdoch Movies. I became hooked and have been watching the TV show faithfully.

  59. Stephanie says:

    I didn’t know about the books, but I’ve seen the TV show. *fingers crossed*

  60. Sharon says:

    I haven’t read the books, but I have caught a few episodes of the TV show and enjoyed them.

  61. Ken Willie says:

    I have not read the books yet but I would like to.

  62. ANN*H says:

    No I havent read any of them yet but I am a great mystery reader tho.
    thanks for the chance to win

  63. Paula Subiyt says:

    Have never read the books, but love the TV series.

  64. Ailsa Zaenker says:

    Can’t figure out how to leave these comments. Don’t watch TV but might read the books!

  65. micheline sylvestre says:

    Love Murdoch Mysteries….this would excellent to win!!

  66. Robert Dickson says:

    I love the books by this author.

  67. susan says:

    My husband and I have watched all the movies and never miss the tv series. Yet to read the books

  68. Ranurgis says:

    I’ve only become aware of “Murdoch Mysteries” during the last few months after I ended up by accident on the channel that was airing it until now. It was the “historical setting” that caught my eye first. And then to discover that it had a Canadian setting was definitely another bonus. Since CBC is my station of choice, I’m glad to see that it is now airing there. I’m an avid reader, but didn’t know there were books for this series as well. I’d love to win.

  69. Kim Locke says:

    They should like something I would really love, being a fan of period drama and mysteries!

  70. Sarah says:

    I haven’t read the books, but I’ve watched the show and enjoyed it. My mom’s a fan of the show too. If I win, I think I will give the prize to her for Christmas.

  71. Carol Mccreery says:

    No but would like to!

  72. Leigh Ann says:

    I’ve been watching Murdoch since the first season. I just love it and know my husband is a fan. I wasn’t aware there were books written about it. I’ll have to visit my bookstore and check it out.

  73. janine willingham says:

    would love to win

  74. Lynn says:

    I like the series.

  75. Linda says:

    I have not read any of the books, and actually didn’t realize the show was based on books. I would love to win and then read the books.

  76. Roxann says:

    Excellent series…unfortunately, missed a few on TV…would love to fill in the gaps…this prize would really help!

  77. Janice says:

    No, I haven’t read any of the Murdoch Mysteries books but I love the television series.

  78. Janice says:

    No, haven’t ready any of the Murdoch Mysteries books but love the television series. It’s on here every night!

  79. BiblioBob says:

    Love the books and the television series.

  80. Sharon says:

    Love the Murdoch books, glad Maureen had the opportunity for her character to be interpreted by two great actors from movies to series.

  81. Yuriy says:

    I didn’t read the books, but saw couple of episodes of the show and liked the style. I didn’t know the books existed – it would be an interesting read, I’m sure, as well as catching up with the series.

  82. Linda L. says:

    Haven’t read any of the books yet but love mystery shows.

  83. karen says:


  84. Christine Schultz says:

    have watched the show but not seen the books

  85. Martha Crutchfield says:

    Not yet.

  86. Teresa says:

    I’ve read all of Maureen Jennings novels, including her Christine Morris books and am anxiously awaiting the second book of her Tom Tyler trilogy which is set for release this November. Maureen’s Murdoch Mysteries are fabulous reads and I enjoy watching Murdoch Mysteries on the telly as well. Have you seen the three Murdoch Movies (Shaftesbury Films) which are based on her first three Murdoch novels? Can’t get enough of Maureen’s work!

  87. Barbara DeFrance says:

    Love the show so I know I would enjoy the books.

  88. Diana King says:

    I haven’t read any of the books but love the show. These should be a great!

  89. Karen Chamberlain says:

    I have not read the Murdoch mysteries yet, but do enjoy the television show!

  90. Heidi says:

    Haven’t read any of the books, but I’ve seen a couple of TV episodes.

  91. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I have not read any but I would like to.

  92. Kathy says:

    I haven’t ready any of the books yet. I should just to see how close they are to the show. I am a big fan of the tv series but I keep seeing it in reruns and out of order. One of these days I will have to watch a set of DVD’s in order!

  93. therese says:

    Great show , and it’s Canadian .

  94. Miranda W says:

    No I haven’t had a chance to read these. I caught the TV show a couple of of times and I loved it. The books would be so much better. :)

  95. Deena says:

    I haven’t read any but I would love to.

  96. Cheryl says:

    Haven’t read the books, but have seen the show on TV.

  97. Victoria V says:

    I’ve started to, as I love love LOVE the tv show!! :D

  98. bina edwards says:

    haven’t read any of the books, had a problem with the rafflecopter grabbing my fb lgin so had to just use an email login

  99. Neils Thor says:

    I would love to win this book!!

  100. Neils Thor says:

    I haven’t read them!!!

  101. Dawn says:

    I haven’t read any of the books yet but we love the TV show

  102. Ed says:

    I LOVE the TV series and would love the opportunity to read the books

  103. Tara W. says:

    No I haven’t, but I have now put them on my wishlist!

  104. rhonda says:

    Would love to read these books.

  105. Sherri F says:

    No, I haven’t read any but I would LOVE to!

  106. Jane Phillips says:

    Would make a great Christmas gift for my parents.

  107. Dreena says:

    Have not read them yet!

  108. Wayne S says:

    Haven’t read any yet but maybe I’ll check them out!

  109. Bons says:

    Love to win this prize package!

  110. Sharlene says:

    I’ve never read the books before!

  111. Danielle says:

    I’ve heard this series is great!

  112. Sheilagh Lee says:

    I have read all the books and seen the series and would love to own these.

  113. Kate P. says:

    I haven’t but the tv series is my colleague’s favourite show!

  114. Caroline Conway says:

    Murdoch Mysteries is a great show. Well done.


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