Blood Wine

Blood Wine

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Univ of Toronto Pr

Detective Miranda Quin is not only fighting crime, she’s fighting for her life.

The summer before 9/11, Toronto homicide detective Miranda Quin wakes up to find her lover dead beside her, yet has no memory of going to bed with him. Horrified by the results of the forensic investigation, the normally feisty Miranda moves through events in a daze while her partner, Detective David Morgan, offers support.

Because Miranda is the prime suspect, neither she nor Morgan are able to pursue the case officially, freeing them from jurisdictional constraints. They find it impossible to avoid being pulled into the rush of events that follow from one mysterious death to another in a quirky narrative that brings in a New York policeman who reads Thoreau and a beautiful and dangerous European wine expert who is not what she appears to be. As the plot moves from Toronto to New York and London, a deadly fraud leads to explosive revelations of drug smuggling as a cover for international terrorism.


When homicide detective Miranda Quin becomes a suspect in a murder case, she and her partner, Morgan, must ignore the boundaries of the law in order to find out what really happened.

Baker & Taylor
Miranda Quin and David Morgan conduct an off-the-books investigation into the murder of Miranda's lover, whose body was found in her bed, that lands them into a world of violence, drug trafficking, and organized crime.

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The summer before 9/11, Toronto homicide detective Miranda Quin wakes up to find her lover dead beside her, yet has no memory of going to bed with him. Horrified by the results of the forensic investigation, the normally feisty Miranda moves through events in a daze while her partner, Detective David Morgan, offers support.

Because Miranda is the prime suspect, neither she nor Morgan are able to pursue the case officially, freeing them from jurisdictional constraints. They find it impossible to avoid being pulled into the rush of events that follow from one mysterious death to another in a quirky narrative that brings in a New York policeman who reads Thoreau and a beautiful and dangerous European wine expert who is not what she appears to be. As the plot moves from Toronto to New York and London, a deadly fraud leads to explosive revelations of drug smuggling as a cover for international terrorism.



Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2014
ISBN: 9781459708143
Branch Call Number: PB MYSTERY MOS
Characteristics: 422 p. ;,18 cm.

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Nov 18, 2014

Excellent! Many capable women in various roles. But Morgan's sexual escapades were utterly unnecessary.

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