Dead Water Creek: A Morgan O'Brien Mystery Paperback – 15 May 2003
Book 1 of 2 in the Morgan O'Brien Series
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Morgan O'Brien is a definite find, tough but tender and smart as a whip. (The Star Phoenix (Saskatoon, SK))
Alex Brett loves her salmon; mystery fans will love her book." (Ottawa Citizen)
An excellent debut novel in what, I hope, will become a series. (Globe and Mail)
compelling, well written, and instructive entertainmentlooks like a winner. (London Free Press)
a good, solid mystery. (New Brunswick Reader)
There is only one thing that Morgan O'Brien, an investigator specialising in research fraud, hates more than a dishonest scientist, and that's her boss, Bob. So when a junior professor accuses a high-profile fisheries researcher of siphoning off funds for his own use, Morgan nabs the case. It has everything she could want: big money, big science, and big politics. Best of all, it means a trip to scenic Vancouver, and a week away from Bob. But once in Vancouver, Morgan is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about friendship, betrayal, and her unresolved past. As the investigation takes her from high-tech labs to a remote salmon creek, she also begins to see that there is much more than just money at stake.See all Product description
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
Anne K. Edwards
Dead Water Creek
23 May 2005 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Do you like fish stories? Morgan O'Brien must, because she found herself up to her neck in fish and murder, an unpalatable mix that smelled up the laboratory of her best friend Elaine. A complaint about funding from a scientist brought Morgan to Vancouver to investigate the financial aspects of research on salmon without annoying the researchers. But the combination of a missing research assistant, missing funds, a fraudulent resume, broken love affairs, all added up to a case of missing fish, secret formulas and murder. Complex relationships and tender egos add to the chaos as Morgan enlists the help of Dinah, another assistant, to unravel the puzzle's many loose ends. Talented author Alex Brett takes the reader behind the scenes of research and its complexities and variations. A look into academic deceit that has far reaching consequences in the world of fisheries. A recommended read for the mystery buff who enjoys a bit of science while following the trail of a killer. Enjoy.
Great, intelligent mystery writing with a unique context
5 October 2003 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
An excellent first mystery...can't wait for the next books in the series. Anyone who enjoys good, crisp writing -- particularly anyone in science or research or academia -- will enjoy this book. The strong protagonist is a science-savvy, female Travis McGee, wise about the world. A fast read, but with a lot of good science explained along the way. A must-read for anyone in fisheries research!
New idea in mysterys
27 May 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
This is the most unique mystery I have read in years. I hope there are more to come.