Still Waters

Still Waters

A Quin and Morgan Mystery

Book - 2008
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This psychological mystery introduces David Morgan and Miranda Quin, two maverick and culturally sophisticated Toronto police detectives. When a man is found dead in a garden pond in the wealthy heart of Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood Morgan is lead into speculations about Japanese ornamental koi fish, and Quin into a chilling sequence of revelations that could destroy her. But the real mystery begins not with the deceased but with a woman who walks onto the crime scene and without emotion declares herself to be the victim's mistress. From that point on everything changes, even the past.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9781550027907
1550027905
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MOS

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SusanJ_124
May 05, 2019

This book could have been a good story but it was bogged down by information dumps. Reading Moss's biography on GoodReads, I was unsurprised to learn that he is an academic, because to me, it read a lot like having a conversation with an academic who is trying too hard to impress people, and yes, having spent too much time in academia, I have met too many of these people and had too many of these conversations. I am glad that I have never had one with Moss, though it felt like I did through this book. I will not be looking up any others in this series or by this author.

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MDianeRogers
Jun 14, 2011

Commenting on "Still Waters" by John Moss although the description and photo here is apparently for "The Dells" by Michael Blair! (Please - bring back the librarians. Computers can't read.)

Convoluted mystery. First I've read in this series with Quin and Morgan. Some of it didn't come together, I thought, but I'm reading another in this series, "Still Waters" so will reserve final judgment.

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randalljay
Jun 30, 2009

I couldn't get past the first few chapters. I'm tired of these 'detective stories' that are more interested in the characters' sex lives than anything else.

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