Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Share in Death


Last year, I discovered the British mystery series with Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James written by Texan Deborah Crombie. There are fourteen books in the series, and a new one coming out later this year. I started with the second book, All Shall Be Well, and I was hooked. So far, I'm halfway through the series.  

I came across A Share in Death, and it was fun to read the first mystery of the series. It's autumn, and Chief Superintendent Duncan Kincaid leaves London behind for a timeshare, Followdale House, in the Yorkshire Moors with the expectation of having a nice holiday away from it all. He meets the various cast of characters who are also staying at Followdale House.  

It isn't long until there is a murder of one of the employees, and Duncan must abandon his plans. He and Gemma work together, despite problems with the local police, to solve the crime. Is the killer one of the staff at Followdale House or one of the guests? With secrets and motives uncovered, there is a surprising twist when the identity of the killer is revealed.

Crombie is an excellent writer. Each book is better than the last, and the relationship between Duncan and Gemma changes with each book which adds another element of intrigue. So far, my favorite of the series has been Dreaming of the Bones.  

What is your favorite Deborah Crombie novel?     

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