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In a Dark House (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #10)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    In a Dark House

    Deborah Crombie is a superb writer. She gives her characters believability, sensitivity, and the skills of a detective.
    She keeps you engaged and, at the same time, keeps you guessing.
    I recommend all her mysteries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2005

    Just Excellent!!!!

    This I could not put down. I read it in two nights. She is a great writer. None of her books have ever disappointed me.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    strong British who-done-it

    A fire in the southwest reveals the body of a dead woman, but instead of letting the local police handle the case, Scotland Yard sends Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid to investigate because the warehouse that burned down belonged to MP Michael Harwood. The Victorian warehouse was being renovated by converting it into park flats, but rumors has it that was not succeeding so the fire department is looking for signs of arson. Two people entering the building before the blaze were caught on video; one was Harwood¿s missing daughter Chloe. Also absent is Laura Novak and her child Harriet; however, Harriet¿s father Tony had left her with someone named Beth, an obvious alias. Duncan concentrates on the fire because he thinks a serial arsonist caused the deadly blaze.--- Duncan¿s live-in lover Inspector Gemma James is also in town investigating the disappearance of the roommate of a friend of a friend. Gemma searches for Harriet before time runs out on the child. Neither realizes these two cases connect in a dramatic fashion.--- In addition to all the pressure in their private lives, Duncan and Gemma are also in a custody battle over his son with the lad¿s maternal grandmother who blames the cop for her daughter¿s death and believe the living in sin couple are unfit to raise her grandson. The two parallel police procedural plots are cleverly drawn so that the audience enjoys both, but wonders which of the lovers has chosen the correct path, if either has. Deborah Crombie provides a strong British who-done-it that fans of Val McDermid will appreciate.--- Harriet Klausner

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