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Reluctant Dead: A Quin and Morgan Mystery (Quin and Morgan mysteries #3)

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Murder casts a long shadow, reaching from fabled Easter Island in the South Pacific to the desolate shores of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Detective Miranda Quin of the Toronto Police Service takes time off to write a mystery in the tropics and gets trapped in a sinister plot with global implications. Her partner in homicide, David Morgan, is left alone to resolve...more
Paperback, 405 pages
Published May 25th 2011 by Dundurn
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There were many things I liked about this, but I like other books in the series better. For one thing I got completely lost in the explication at the end of the story. Someone who's a closer reader and someone more interested in the anthropological/political setting might enjoy this one more than I did.I finished it a little frustrated.
This book is an enigma! And I don't think that means an enigmatically solipsistic examplar of super scholactistic (Is that a word? Didn't think so! Haven't got my dictionary open, so you'll have to ask John Moss) creative journalism!!!
Okay! Okay - enough of the sarcasm - now what I really thought of this book.
I was lost in the biology lessons on how to breed and raise carp with a fancy Japanese name, a lot of big words, errors in Ontario geography and an implausible plot in "Still Waters".
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“Reluctant Dead” is the third book in the “Quin & Morgan” mystery series. My best guess at this point is that Mr. Moss writes with the hope his series will be optioned for television or film. We have the male/female detective duo who trade witty quips while solving crimes; the crimes themselves which are just a bit more sensational than necessary; the thrilling finish where time is running out for someone to be saved and the obligatory sex scenes which often feature two women together or als...more
This is quite the complex story, and I marvelled at the way the author assembled a number of different threads and concepts into the fabric of a fantastic drama. I had mixed feelings about the end result, even though the technique was dazzling. One of my difficulties was with the two main characters, a male and a female detective, whom I found to be a bit less than credible. Quibbles aside, this book will appeal to many who love a detective story that requires a great deal of the reader.
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John Moss writes mysteries because nothing brings life into focus like the murder of strangers. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 in recognition of his career as a professor of Canadian literature with over a score of books in his field, John moved progressively away from literary criticism to creative writing, before settling comfortably into the Quin and Morgan series which...more
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