br>Homicide Detective Superintendent
Home Base: Dundurn, Ontario
Passions: Jazz, opera, e. e. cummings, ornithology, photography and a shot or two of good grappa before bed.
Style: Observational. MacNeice’s sharp powers of observation are always engaged, even when chatting with his partner back at the office: “Sitting at your computer just now, I noticed the wear on the desk where you put your hands every day. I noticed the imprint from a ballpoint pen where you’ve written letters and signed cheques on the soft wood—white pine, I think. . . . There’s a slight whitening on the edge of the desk where I suspect you rub your right hand when it’s itchy or numb from working at the keyboard—but not your left, because you’re right handed.”
Last case: Still mourning his wife, a violinist who died of cancer three years prior, MacNeice was faced with the grisly murder of another young violinist, in Erasing Memory.
The partner: Doctor of Criminology Fiza Aziz is a smart, beautiful junior detective who proved her abilities in Erasing Memory, making MacNeice take notice professionally, and personally. After a rough case, and an offer to teach at a university, Aziz left the team and MacNeice behind. The Ambitious City, available May 8th, marks the return of Aziz, who will help MacNeice handle a city scandal and a killer whose sights are set on her.
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