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

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

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by Deborah Crombie
 

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An abandoned Southwark warehouse burns next door to a women's shelter for victims of spousal abuse. Within it lies the charred corpse of a female body burned beyond all recognition. 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

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In a Dark House 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title for this installment of the series was very apropos. The story is dark and frightening. There is a sense of fearful energy in the murders and in Emma and Duncan's personal situation. A great addition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good tale spun creatively.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read and enjoyed all of Debbie Crombie's books. They are beautifully and intelligently written. This is one of the best of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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harstan More than 1 year ago
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