☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery By John Moss ✩ – Horse-zine.co.uk

Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery chapter 1 Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery, meaning Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery, genre Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery, book cover Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery, flies Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery, Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery 8cd4819dd592b 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


10 thoughts on “Still Waters: A Quin and Morgan Mystery

  1. says:

    There s too much going on in this novel too much sophomoric philosophical meandering, implausible plot turns, loose ends and info dumping for it to come across as coherent, and yet the novel was interesting or possibly disturbing enough to read through to the end Well written as far as prose and characterization goes, but this novel needed a strong edit to correct lapses in its plot and pacing Not sure I m up for Grave Doubts, the next volume in the series, but given its Toronto setting it s inevitable I ll take a peek at some point.


  2. says:

    I was debating what rating to give this book, but decided for me it is an OK read, and two stars is OK, so that is what I am giving the book.The story, from what I could pick out of it, was not bad But, it is difficult to pick out the story from all of the other noise in the book It seemed neither Quin nor Morgan could so much as butter, or not butter, a piece of toast without one or the other or both of them going off on some philosophical tangent information dump about a topic that might or might not have anything to do with butter or toast The book reads like it had been written by someone who is a smarty pants trying to prove how erudite he is Reading Moss s bio, I thought, yup, no surprise there I have spent a great deal of my life in academia and have met this type of person too often at functions UGH Sometimes, it is OK to just have a normal conversation like a normal human being without having to show off every single thought you have and fact you know you being Moss and the other bores at these parties Additionally, much of the story line felt really contrived, and stretching credulity And, while the book was very gritty, it also felt very unreal For a man who is able to regurgitate multiple facts on multiple topics, Moss forgot the rule of writers to write about what you know Writing sexual assault as entertainment was bad enough, writing with so little knowledge about and sensitivity for what victims of assault go through during the assault and their responses afterward, is unconscionable Yes, every individual responds in their own ways, but the descriptions in this book felt like the assaults were somehow supposed to be titillating and that was insulting and creepy I thought that I might try the next book of the series and see if there is any growth first books in new series often have bugs to work out But, reading the description of that book, I have decided to pass There are too many good books out there, and so many of them on my TBR list that I can feel certain that I will have better chances of finding a good read by pursuing other series and different authors instead UGH


  3. says:

    I did not particularly enjoy reading this book I rated it one star for the locations within Toronto but I almost deducted that star for errors in the various rural locations in Ontario I am still having trouble understanding when this story is supposed to be happening as the book was published in 2008 and there were no such places as Waterloo County or Galt in 2008 How about The Region of Waterloo and Cambridge instead As to the book itself, a very easy edit could have reduced it to fairly readable novella I mean I don t read Mystery and Suspense Thrillers to get a comprehensive course in how to breed and raise grossly overpriced Japanese Goldfish with fancy and incomprehensible names And I can t figure out just how the overly long episode with The Bobbsy Twins advanced the plot If it was intended to provide some humour I missed the point of the joke All it did was introduce two characters that had nothing to do with story and who, then, immediately disappeared I found this book to be a very slow and sometimes dull read loaded with page after page of philosophical musings and no humour to break the heavy going I mean Eric Wright was a University Professor of English but he writes Mystery novels that include much humour especially in the Charlie Salter series but even in his Joe Barley academic series And William Deverell s Arthur Beauchamp series is hilarious and Deverell is a retired lawyer I m sorry I couldn t like this book , as I am still trying to read all the Canadian Mystery series that I can I will probably try Grave Doubts as I can borrow the eBook, free, from Overdrive I bought Still Waters from Better World Books on a special offer, so at least, I helped with some literary charities but I won t be buying any John Moss books.


  4. says:

    Things I liked about this book 1 The setting, even though I ve been to Toronto only a couple of times 2 The description of situations and scenes Moss is very aware of the way light behaves and conveys those impressions well 3 The twisted in all senses of the word plot, in which horrible things are revealed in a measured way, leading up to the conclusion 4 The stuff about koi and rugs.Things that bugged me 1 The author s insistence on commenting on his main characters every thought, word and deed, explaining why the characters thought felt did whatever in almost every scene, especially at the beginning This almost made me give up on the book 2 The in depth excursions into sexual psychology at times it seemed like Moss had almost forgotten he was writing a mystery 3 Too much information at times about the two detectives innermost thoughts and proclivities Yes, I appreciate flaws and other humanizing qualities in fictional detectives, but there is such a thing as TMI 4 The author seemed much too present in the narrative instead of letting his characters play out the plot I felt he was peeking around the curtain, leering and winking, almost playing the role of a voyeur to the reader Uncomfortable and annoying.So even though I enjoyed aspects of the story and appreciated the quality of the prose, I ended up giving this one only 3 stars 3.5 would be accurate, but in the end I settled on 3.


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this mystery Although it s the first in the series I read Grave Doubts first The writing is just great and the characters appealing, especially the leads, Quin and Morgan I love their separate intellectual pursuits and their affectionate sparring Not the typical detectives of fiction.I found the constant reference to Waterloo County a bit jarring because nobody has called it that for quite some time I found myself trying to figure out where Waldron was supposed to be Not far from Galt but the geographical markers didn t always hang together for me A nuisance only when something so familiar and yet not But I m being picky.Highly recommended for mystery fans who like something a bit different.


  6. says:

    I ll start with the bad One too many horrific plot points I m not a fan of repressed memories as a vehicle for solving a crime One scene with the male detective right out of letters to Penthouse that added very little to the storyI ll finish with the good It required careful reading which was a pleasant surprise I liked the two main characters and look forward to reading about them again I was born and raised in the Toronto area and enjoyed the local setting Really enjoyed the Koi aspect which was both informational and an interesting tie in to the mystery


  7. says:

    The first in a series based in Toronto This is not normally my type of book too much navel gazing, philosophizing, word games Yet I found this novel amazing The leads are not yet fully fleshed out, but you know it s because you have not known them long enough The mystery, while essential to the way the book unfolds is still almost incidental Can t wait to find the second book.


  8. says:

    Synopsis the male victim was found in a koi pool Two Toronto detectives are surprised when a woman announces she was his mistress.


  9. says:

    Better than I expected there were a few dull parts but on the whole, it was enjoyable didn t see the final discoveries coming will read his next book


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