New york times notable author Deborah Crombie is regularly named among the greats of British-set crime fiction P. D. A finely-hued and twisting tale of psychological suspense—a story rich in deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals—No Mark Upon Her is everything Crombie’s fans have come to expect from this exceptional writer…and more.
. James, ruth rendell, elizabeth george et al for her riveting police procedurals featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, Scotland Yard partners as well as devoted life-mates. A brilliantly conceived and executed, no mark Upon Her embroils Kincaid and James in the case of the puzzling drowning of a rower, a Met detective, deeply atmospheric mystery, on the Thames.
Necessary as Blood Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 13
A texan frequently compared to the masters of British crime fiction—including P. D. James, a murdered father, martha grimes, and fellow american Elizabeth George—Crombie dazzles once more with Necessary As Blood—a relentlessly suspenseful tale of a vanished mother, and a helpless, Barbara Vine, endangered child.
Necessary as blood is the latest entry in deborah crombie’s New York Times Notable, Edgar®, Agatha, and Macavity Awards-nominated mystery series featuring Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James.
The Sound of Broken Glass: A Novel Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 15
Scotland yard detectives duncan kincaid and gemma james are on the case in Deborah Crombie’s The Sound of Broken Glass, a captivating mystery that blends a murder from the past with a powerful danger in the present. When detective inspector james joins forces with detective Inspector Melody Talbot to solve the murder of an esteemed barrister, their investigation leads them to realize that nothing is what it seems—with the crime they’re investigating and their own lives.
With an abundance of twists and turns and intertwining subplots, The Sound of Broken Glass by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie is an elaborate and engaging page-turner.
To Dwell in Darkness: A Novel Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 16
D. Pancras Station. He's still questioning the reasons behind his transfer, and when his former boss—who's been avoiding him—is attacked, those suspicions deepen. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb. As kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern, including the disappearance of a mysterious bystander.
The bombing isn't the only mystery troubling Kincaid. But what he discovers will leave him questioning his belief in the job that has shaped his life and his values—and remind him just how vulnerable his precious family is. With the help of his former sergeant, Melody Talbot, Doug Cullen, and Gemma, Kincaid begins to untangle the truth.
In the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P. By fortunate coincidence, Melody Talbot, Gemma's trusted colleague, witnesses the explosion. James, betrayal, new york times bestselling author deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder.
Recently transferred to the london borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St.
Where Memories Lie Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 12
Chilling and humane…. Skillful and subtle…. A deeply moving novel that transcends genre. Richmond times dispatch a sinister mystery that leads all the way back to the Holocaust ensnares Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James in Where Memories Lie from award-winning “masterful novelist” Denver Post Deborah Crombie.
A writer in the same elite class as elizabeth george, crombie mesmerizes with a story at once gripping and poignant that explores the dark places in the human heart, Martha Grimes, and Anne Perry, and the shadowy corners Where Memories Lie.
Water Like a Stone Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 11
When scotland yard superintendent duncan kincaid takes gemma, Gemma is soon entranced with Nantwich's pretty buildings and the historic winding canal, Kit, and Toby for a holiday visit to his family in Cheshire, and young Kit is instantly smitten with his cousin Lally. But their visit is marred by family tensions exacerbated by the unraveling of Duncan's sister Juliet's marriage.
Secrets that may threaten everything and everyone he holds most dear. And tensions are brought to the breaking point on christmas Eve with Juliet's discovery of a mummified infant's body interred in the wall of an old dairy barn—a tragedy hauntingly echoed by the recent drowning of Peter Llewellyn, a schoolmate of Lally's.
As the police make their inquiries into the infant's death, Kincaid discovers that life in the lovely market town of his childhood is far from idyllic and that the dreaming reaches of the Shropshire Union Canal hold dark and deadly secrets. Meanwhile, former social worker annie lebow is living a life of self-imposed isolation and preparing for a lonely Christmas, made more troubling by her meeting earlier in the day with the Wains, on her narrowboat, a traditional boating family whose case precipitated Annie's leaving her job.
Garden of Lamentations: A Novel Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels
Scotland yard detectives duncan kincaid and Gemma James are drawn into separate investigations that hold disturbing—and deadly—complications for their own lives in this powerful mystery in the bestselling series. On a beautiful morning in mid-May, the body of a young woman is found in one of Notting Hill’s private gardens.
She and gemma worked together on a previous investigation, and Gemma has a personal connection to the case: Reagan was the nanny of a child who attends the same dance studio as Toby, Gemma and Kincaid’s son. Gemma soon discovers that reagan’s death is the second tragedy in this exclusive London park; a few months before, a young boy died in a tragic accident.
If his suspicions are correct and the crimes are linked, are his family and friends in mortal danger as well? Kincaid’s hunch turns to certainty when a Metropolitan Police officer close to him is brutally attacked. There’s a traitor in the ranks, and now Kincaid wonders if he can trust anyone. As gemma begins to see a solution to her case, she realizes she holds a child’s fate in her hands.
To passersby, the pretty girl in the white dress looks as if she’s sleeping. But when still another of the garden residents meets a violent end, it becomes clear that there are more sinister forces at play. Boatman and gemma must stop the killer before another innocent life is taken. While his wife is consumed with her new case, Kincaid finds himself plagued by disturbing questions about several previous—and seemingly unrelated—cases involving members of the force.
Now May You Weep: A Novel Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 9
So it is quite a shock when gemma learns that their holiday retreat to a hotel in the Scottish Highlands is, in fact, despite a vicious, Hazel's homecoming -- and that fellow guest Donald Brodie was once Hazel's lover, long-standing feud between their rival, fine whiskey distilling families. And in harm's way.
Newly appointed detective Inspector Gemma James has never thought to question her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. And the fires of a fierce and passionate affair may not have burned out completely -- on Brodie's part at least, since he's prepared to destroy Hazel's marriage to win back his "Juliet.
But when a sudden, putting hazel's life in peril, duncan kincaid, gemma knows she will need help unraveling this very bloody knot -- and calls for the one man she trusts more than any other, brutal murder unleashes a slew of sinister secrets and long-seething hatreds, to join her far from home .
In a Dark House Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 10
And in serious peril. But they must put aside private matters to investigate these disturbing cases. At the same time, workers at guy's hospital anxiously discuss the disappearance of a hospital administrator -- a beautiful, emotionally fragile young woman who's vanished without a trace. And in an old, rambling london house, dark, nine-year-old Harriet's awful fears won't be silenced -- as she worries about her feuding parents, her schoolwork .
. Yet neither gemma nor duncan realize how closely the cases are connected -- or how important their resolutions will be for an abducted young child who is frightened, alone. Within it lies the charred corpse of a female body burned beyond all recognition. And the strange woman who is her only companion in this scary, unfamiliar place.
Gemma james and duncan Kincaid -- lovers and former partners -- have their own pressing concerns. An abandoned southwark warehouse burns next door to a women's shelter for victims of spousal abuse.
And Justice There Is None Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 8
From the Hardcover edition. But this case sets off warning bells for duncan: it’s far too similar to an unsolved murder in which an antiques dealer was killed in precisely the same way and when the escalating violence claims yet another victim, he and Gemma find themselves at increasing odds with each other--as two separate investigations become linked in the most startling of ways.
Her lover, alex dunn, appears absolutely devastated by her death, a porcelain dealer in London’s bustling Portobello Market, but Gemma’s the main focus of investigation is soon Karl Arrowood, who had the most powerful motive for killing his unfaithful wife. In their latest outing, kincaid and his former partner--and soon-to-be roommate--follow a twisting trail of rage and retribution whose buried roots are about to exact a deadly toll on the living.
And justice there is nonegemma james is adjusting to professional and personal changes that include her eagerly sought promotion to the rank of inspector--and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. To solve this case, gemma and duncan must walk a merciless razor’s edge through a place where true justice will be a long time coming.
Their hunt for a killer will traverse the teeming stalls of the city’s antiques markets to a decades-in-the-making vendetta of history and hatred that has been honed to a flawless, deadly point. But her new responsibilities are put to the test when she is placed in charge of a particularly brutal homicide: The lovely young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on fashionable Notting Hill.
Dawn arrowood was six weeks pregnant.
A Finer End Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 7
Glastonbury is revered as the site of an ancient abbey, the mythical burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere, and a source of strong druid power. Soon it is up to duncan and Gemma to find the truth the local police cannot see. But no one envisions the peril that lies ahead--or that there is more at stake than they ever dreamed possible.
From the Paperback edition. From the award-winning author of the acclaimed Kissed a Sad Goodbye. A finer endwhen duncan kincaid’s cousin jack calls from glastonbury to ask for his help on a rather unusual matter, Duncan welcomes the chance to spend a relaxing weekend outside of London with Gemma--but relaxation isn’t on the agenda.
. Scotland yard detective superintendent duncan kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James return in another spellbinding novel of mysteries--one contemporary, one ancient--an investigation that will challenge them personally and professionally as no case ever has. Jack has no more than a passing interest in its history--until he comes across an extraordinary chronicle almost a thousand years old.
The record reveals something terrible and bloody shattered the abbey’s peace long ago--knowledge that will spark violence that reaches into the present.