- By John Moss

Grave Doubts: A Quin and Morgan Mystery

  • Title: Grave Doubts: A Quin and Morgan Mystery
  • Author: John Moss
  • ISBN: 9781554885428
  • Page: 287
  • Format: ebook
  • Grave Doubts A Quin and Morgan Mystery The discovery of two headless corpses dressed in colonial clothing and locked in a grisly embrace draws Detectives Miranda Quin and David Morgan of the Toronto Police Service into a Gothic mixture of

    The discovery of two headless corpses dressed in colonial clothing and locked in a grisly embrace draws Detectives Miranda Quin and David Morgan of the Toronto Police Service into a Gothic mixture of sex and death that ultimately threatens their survival What if the difference between good and evil is only perception Beginning with morbid curiosity, Miranda and MorganThe discovery of two headless corpses dressed in colonial clothing and locked in a grisly embrace draws Detectives Miranda Quin and David Morgan of the Toronto Police Service into a Gothic mixture of sex and death that ultimately threatens their survival What if the difference between good and evil is only perception Beginning with morbid curiosity, Miranda and Morgan get caught up in a story of inspired depravity Through revelations in such diverse locations as a Toronto demolition site, a lonely farmhouse on Georgian Bay, the crypt of a derelict church, and inside the murky depths of a shipwreck, this perverse account of love, lust, and murder builds to a horrific crescendo Seduced by their own personal demons, Quin and Morgan might not find their considerable skills and strong bonds enough this time to help them overcome the terrors that await.

    1 thought on “Grave Doubts: A Quin and Morgan Mystery

    1. John Moss has written a cracker of a police procedural mystery, Grave Doubts. This is one of several "Castle Street Mystery" titles from Canadian publisher Dundurn Press. Late on a wintry night, Toronto homicide detectives Miranda Quin and David Morgan are called to a Hoggs Hollow home in a ritzy suburb, with pioneer roots, where two decapitated mummified bodies have been found dressed in 1850s period clothing. Greeted by fellow police officer Rachel Naismith already on the scene, they are quick [...]

    2. I liked this one a lot. I really enjoy Canadian mysteries, and Dundurn publishes some great ones. I grew up reading my mum and dad's mysteries, all set in England, and never really was able to place myself in them. But these streets of Toronto are familiar, as are the back roads of Collingwood, Owen Sound, and other locations in Grave Doubts.I enjoy Quin and Morgan as a team, their intellectual pursuits and their relationship with each other. I look forward to reading more.

    3. First I must say I liked Grave Doubts much more than John Moss's first book in this series - Still Waters. The story kind of grabs your interest very early in the book and manages to keep you interested pretty well all through even with the seemingly unnecessary and not apparently story related excursions such as the condensed history of Easter Island. I was beginning to think that these extraneous exercises were just a quirk of John Moss's style until, and yes I'll admit I cheated a bit, I took [...]

    4. I had some reservations about “Still Waters”, the first book in this series, but I liked the main characters enough to move on to “Grave Doubts”. Unfortunately, the same concerns apply. The plot is just a bit too horrific, he gave us another scene out of “Men’s Fantasy Monthly” and the female half of the team had to be rescued by the male again.

    5. I liked the main characters and finished the book to find out 'whodunnit' but I found the author tried too hard to show how knowledgeable he is about esoteric topics. The ending wasn't particularly satisfying.

    6. The author writes like an Eng lang and lit professor, which is OK. Less OK when he has his plods, detective sergeants Quin and Morgan, and everyone else, do the same. Liked the Toronto and Ontario locales. Baroque plot.

    7. Good mystery. Not so great writing style. Author is trying too hard to be intellectual and artistic and making his characters do the same.

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