She blends the professional and personal in deft, balanced fashion, brings her murderous plotting to a reasonable if not entirely unexpected conclusion, and along the way makes both the geography and the people vividly real. ... Does Your Mother Know? is a page-turning introduction to Christine Morris in the 21st.
(Joan Barfoot The London Free Press
Jennings makes the most of Morris's conflicted history and current dilemma. As always, she's brilliant at the small details that give a setting life, and a dollop of potential romance with a handsome Scottish cop works nicely.
(Margaret Cannon The Globe and Mail
... the writing is easy, light, wryly humorous. The action is quick-paced, the plot just complex enough.
(Joanne Sasvari The Calgary Herald
Jennings' tale is a clever, progressively complex one.
(Mike Gillespie The Ottawa Citizen
... the sense of place and how that setting is integrated into each character's soul is Jennings at her best.
(The Hamilton Spectator
What Jennings does best is characterization and the people of Stornoway … come off here as real folks with real feelings and problems. Morris herself has the makings of a good continuing main character.
About the Author
Maureen Jennings is the acclaimed author of the very successful Detective Murdoch mysteries, set in Victorian Toronto. Except the Dying, the first in the Murdoch series, was nominated for many awards and won the prestigious Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto, whose past winners have included Michael Ondaatje and Anne Michaels. Three of Jennings' books have been filmed by Shaftesbury Films and have been broadcast around the world to rave reviews. She currently resides in Toronto with her husband, Iden Ford, and two dogs, Jeremy Brett and Varley.