Maureen Jennings' mystery novels were first brought to life in these sterling Canadian telefilms that relate the gripping adventures of 19th-century Toronto detective William Murdoch (Peter Outerbridge). Murdoch investigates the murder of a chambermaid, in "Except the Dying" (2004); the apparent suicide of a constable is soon unmasked as a puzzling homicide, in "Poor Tom Is Cold" (2004); and the killing of a midwife offers Murdoch plenty of suspects, in "Under the Dragon's Tail" (2004). Flora Montgomery, Matthew MacFadzean, and Colm Meaney co-star. 4 1/2 hrs. total on three discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.