A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James Novels 01) by Deborah Crombie

By Deborah Crombie

A week's vacation in a sumptuous Yorkshire time-share is simply what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid wishes. however the discovery of a physique floating within the whirlpool bathtub ends Kincaid's holiday sooner than it really is began. certainly one of his new pals at Followdale home is lifeless; one other is a killer. regardless of a unique loss of cooperation from the neighborhood constabulary, Kincaid's prepared experience of responsibility will not permit him to disregard the heinous crime, impelling him to ship for his enthusiastic younger assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. however the stakes are raised dramatically while a moment homicide happens, and Kincaid and James locate themselves in a decided hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys murder a piece an excessive amount of.

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Sebastian leaned back against the wall with one foot propped behind him and surveyed the room with lively interest. “Now,” he said, “Guessing game time. ” Four people stood bunched in front of the mantel, drinks in hand, attention half on the conversation and half on the room, in the manner of those accustomed to cocktail gatherings. “Scoping things out, aren’t they? ” Sebastian took a sip of his drink, and waited for Kincaid to pin the face to the description. “Um,” said Kincaid, rising to the challenge, “the tall, fair man with the Savile Row tailoring.

It’s been a marvelous evening. I had doubts about this holiday. I thought it might have been … ill conceived. Oh, I can’t explain—it’s too complicated. But suddenly I feel as though everything will be all right. ” “I’m not sure that’s a compliment,” he said with a good-natured grin, but he wondered what, or whom, lay behind her burst of exhilaration, as he didn’t think the credit was entirely his. * * * The whistling and piping of birds woke him. The sound drifted in through the open French door on a bar of sunlight, rising and falling on the still air.

There is also a spa section of the pool, just beneath us. It’s kept heated and you can turn on the jets when you want to use it. ” Kincaid imagined that Sebastian Wade, engaged in a continuous game of one-up-manship with the management, took advantage of any and every perk the job offered as a matter of principle. They moved across the balcony and through the door into the cooler air of the opposite hall. ” Sebastian pointed toward the back of the house. “That suite is occupied by the Lyles, from Hertfordshire or somewhere equally dreary.

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