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by Alex Brett

  • Author: Alex Brett
  • ISBN: 1550024949
  • ISBN13: 978-1550024944
  • ePub: 1453 kb | FB2: 1311 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Dundurn (April 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 326
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 124
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Cold Dark Matter: A Morgan O'Brien Mystery ePub download

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Cold Dark Matter is Brett's second Morgan O'Brien mystery, the follow-up to Dead Water Creek. What they and other mystery readers might not know can be found in the pages of Alex Brett's engrossing novel, Cold Dark Matter

Cold Dark Matter is Brett's second Morgan O'Brien mystery, the follow-up to Dead Water Creek. I have to say that even though I enjoyed the first, the second is even better. I'd hazard a guess that it won't be long before Brett wins an Ellis Award. What they and other mystery readers might not know can be found in the pages of Alex Brett's engrossing novel, Cold Dark Matter.

Morgan O'Brien Mysteries 2-Book Bundle. Presenting the first two novels of the Morgan O'Brien series by Alex Brett, in a definitive ebook bundle. Morgan is a government investigator specializing in science fraud, an occupation with both its hazards and its challenges. In Cold Dark Matter she goes to Hawaii to uncover astronomical secrets dating back to the Cold War. Brett's series stands alone in its distinct combination of science.

Cold Dark Matter: A Morgan O'Brien Mystery. Cold Dark Matter - Alex Brett. Short-listed for the 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. A Canadian astronomer commits suicide on a desolate mountain peak in Hawaii, and Morgan O'Brien is sent to the observatory to find his missing data. But why? To find the answer, Morgan travels from the peak of Mauna Kea deep into Ottawa's past, where the darkness of the Cold War still obscures the truth. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

A Morgan O’Brien Mystery. Alex Brett Cold Dark Matter is Brett's second Morgan O'Brien mystery, the follow-up to Dead Water Creek

A Morgan O’Brien Mystery. Unlike Christie's lightweight books, Brett's murder mysteries have a heavy twist of science for the masses. And that requires a dense writing style that forces the reader to pay attention lest they miss the details. Cold Dark Matter is Brett's second Morgan O'Brien mystery, the follow-up to Dead Water Creek.

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A Canadian astronomer commits suicide on a desolate mountain peak in Hawaii, and Morgan O'Brien is sent to the observatory to find his missing data

A Canadian astronomer commits suicide on a desolate mountain peak in Hawaii, and Morgan O'Brien is sent to the observatory to find his missing data. But it seems she's not the only one who needs those notebooks, and her competitor is willing to kill to get them.

Brett’s main character is Morgan O’Brien. Alex Brett’s murder mystery Cold Dark Matter keeps the reader guessing while having great fun playing through observatories in Hawaii and alternate bar scenes in Ottawa

Brett’s main character is Morgan O’Brien. She’s a principal investigator based in Ottawa, Ontario and who works for the fictitious National Council of Science and Technology. The plot revolves about a death at the Canadian telescope in Hawaii coupled with a loss of important record books. Alex Brett’s murder mystery Cold Dark Matter keeps the reader guessing while having great fun playing through observatories in Hawaii and alternate bar scenes in Ottawa. It’s just the thing to have at hand while waiting for the sun to set and the evening’s observing to begin.

Short-listed for the 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel A Canadian astronomer commits suicide on a desolate mountain peak in Hawaii, and Morgan O’Brien is sent to the observatory to find his missing data. But it seems she’s not the only one who needs those notebooks, and her competitor is willing to kill to get them. But why? To find the answer, Morgan travels from the peak of Mauna Kea deep into Ottawa’s past, where the darkness of the Cold War still obscures the truth.

Obong
I liked the plot and the presentation of the story, I just wish Morgan O'Brien did get snuck up on so much.
Read it and see if you agree
Daizil
Hawaii, astronomy, and the Canadian government are three things most Canadians know a little something about. What they and other mystery readers might not know can be found in the pages of Alex Brett's engrossing novel, Cold Dark Matter. Ottawa-based Morgan O'Brien, investigator for the National Council for Science and Technology, is asked by her colleague and friend, Duncan, to retrieve the research diaries of an astronomer who apparently committed suicide while working in Hawaii. Morgan's questions about the suicide and diaries' content lead to her into a labyrinth of secrets, betrayals, and cover-ups stretching back to the Cold War era. Among the many appealing aspects of this book are vivid descriptions of a Hawaii I thought I knew, insight into the competitive world of astronomers, and revelation about a horrific and unfortunately true event in Canadian government history. You'll have to read the book to learn what the government's shameful Fruit Machine was because if I told you, you'd never believe me. Read the book. It's a great story.
Mpapa
Morgan O'Brien arrives in Hawaii, from ice bound Ottawa, searching for the research diaries of a dead astronomer. As an investigator for the National Council for Science and Technology and a former cop, she's not convinced that the death was an accident. Neither is Dectective Benson of the local police, but that doesn't put them on the same team, despite O'Brien's obvious attraction to him.

O'Brien & Benson aren't the only ones interested in the diaries. Academic jealousy and politics seethe beneath the ivory tower veneer of astrophysical research. Everyone has their own agenda and secrets to hide.

Author Alex Brett deftly weaves together the numerous threads of her tale, from sexual identity, to cold war politics, to the cut throat "publish or perish" world of academia. In Morgan O'Brien she has created a tough, savvy, but utterly human heroine.

As an amateur astronomer and former planetarium producer, one of the things I truly enjoyed about this book, was was Brett's ability to present a realistic picture of observational astronomy. It's no fun spending your nights in the freezing cold, howling wind and thin air of a mountain top observatory. This is not a book about science, but the science that is presented is done so in an accurate and understandable manner without dumbing it down or getting lost in the minutiae.
Hudora
This novel was a disappointment; it received rave reviews from The Global And Mail and mystery-related publications, so I had high hopes, and with its science theme (astronomy) I had to give it a try. It's about the mystery behind the death of a Canadian astronomer in Hawaii. The protagonist is sent from Canada to investigate it, and she discovers there are a lot of politics and intrigue behind why he died.

I stopped reading it about half the way through; it bored me. I didn't care about the mystery. The characters seemed superficial and contrived, and the story was getting silly, with too much spy-like events occuring to be credible.

The Canadian author received rave reviews for their first book, Dead Water Creek, but I have my doubts about it now if it's anything like this one.
Amarin
COLD DARK MATTER
Alex Brett made an auspicious appearance two years ago on the Canadian mystery-writing scene with her first Morgan O'Brien Mystery, Dead Water Creek, a book that Margaret Cannon of The Globe and Mail called "an excellent debut novel". And it was. Now she has returned with the second novel in the series, Cold Dark Matter. And once more, Brett's grasp of complex scientific issues, and her ability to explain them to the lay reader, comes to the fore. In Dead Water Creek the subject was salmon research, and the complex and interesting people who carry it out. In Cold Dark Matter, as the title and the cover illustration suggest, the scientific issue under the microscope (or telescope) is astronomy. And Brett does tell the reader a lot about astronomy, the technology involved, and the people who pursue that discipline. But, as in Dead Water Creek, the real story is about the lives of the people involved.
And there is also a fascinating and insightful description and discussion of another, equally important, scientific issue that for a time captured the interest of the Canadian federal government, an interest lodged in the near-paranoia that gripped Canada and the United States both in the Cold War era. The world knows only too well about the horrors of the political and social witch hunts in the United States in what is usually referred to as the "McCarthy Era". I think many readers in Canada will be surprised to learn that Canada had its own "witch hunt", in which careers and lives were destroyed. It was, in essence, a shameful example of the perversion of science, supposedly in the interests of national security, and it was funded by the federal government.
But a mystery novel will not fly on the wings of scientific and social issues alone. A good story, believable characters, crisp dialogue, and crackling action are required, and Alex Brett delivers all of that in Cold Dark Matter. I was hooked from the first chapter. The story is fast-paced and exciting, and once more Morgan O'Brien emerges as an engaging character with equally engaging friends - and foes.
Five stars to Cold Dark Matter.
lifestyle
This is a unique book that manages to both entertain and educate. Brett has created an interesting cast of characters and a vivid sense of setting (both in Hawaii and the Ottawa area). The pace is good, and just varied enough to keep the reader on his/her toes. The story has some great twists and turns, all leading up to a satisfying resolution.
Tyler Is Not Here
I love these mysterys set in the world of science. I hope there are more coming.
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