A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #1)

A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #1)

by Deborah Crombie
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A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #1) by Deborah Crombie

A week's holiday in a luxurious Yorkshire time-share is just whatScotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But the discovery of a body floating in the whirlpool bath ends Kincaid's vacation before it's begun. One of his new acquaintances at Followdale House is dead; another is a killer. Despite a distinct lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised dramatically when a second murder occurs, and Kincaid and James find themselves in a determined hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys homicide a bit too much.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060534387
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2003
Series: Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 93,888
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Deborah Crombie is a New York Times bestselling author and a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.

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A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This may be a promising start to a new series, but I found this book quite simplistic (written at about Grade 4 level,) and the coincidences were a bit too much! Kinkaid appears to be a lame duck since he thinks romantically about both single women that he meets during the course of solving the murder. Also, I knew that it was an American author writing an English procedural (a la Elizabeth George and Martha Grimes), but I found that the story did not sound English and the characters did not sound and act like the English. It didn't ring true. I will attempt to read another book in the series to see if it gets better. I was looking forward to beginning this series after I had read some of the reviews, so I am disappointed.
danja More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy a good mystery. A share in death did not disappoint. would recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great first book of a series. I look forward to reading all the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i know classic english turned noir
RavenKR More than 1 year ago
This is my first Deborah Crombie novel and I enjoyed reading it. In this mystery Duncan Kincaid takes advantage of a free stay at a posh resort which a family member cannot use. Instead of a vacation, it turns out to be a job for him to help the local police solve several murders which happen there. You have no idea who the murderer is until the very end. There are so many suspects. I would definitely recommend this book and this author to mystery lovers.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Many friends have convinced me that I needed to start reading the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mysteries.  Great suggestion!  Just finished book one, and am surprised how wonderfully well written this English cozy was done for a first time author.  Definitely fits that fun place that Agatha Christie developed for me. Glad there are so many more out there to be read. Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid is vacation at a friend's timeshare---or at least, that was his plan before a dead body showed up in the whirlpool.  Even though this happened in someone else's district, Kincaid can't help but become involved when the local constabulary seems to be more interested in snubbing Kincaid than solving a murder.  Soon, Kincaid calls upon his mate, Gemma James, to do some needed investigating too. The cast of characters was distinctly quirky, and the clues abounded, but I was still surprised by the final results. A sign of good things to come.  Definitely left me NOT wanting to go on a "time share" vacation any time soon!!  Looking forward to the developing relationship between Kincaid and James also.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me wanting more time to read. Always my way to judge how much I love a particular book. And to answer about the 2010 pub date, it's the date of the publication of the ebook. All new issues of a title requires a pub date that reflects the new version. Book the same just another version.
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First Deborah Crombe book for me. Won't be my last. A great murder mystery set in a vacation timeshare in England.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. (There's nothing quite like a good "British mystery"!) It was a good plot, and I liked the characters. I also think it was a good first book in a series. I'm certainly no stranger to mysteries, but this kept me guessing until the end. I will definitely read more by Deborah Crombie.
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I've read a later book in this series that I enjoyed more. 
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MWM More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this mystery so much that I plan to read the entire series of Duncan Kincaid mysteries. I am now on #6!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read that had me guessing til the reveal... Loved the British characters and can't wait to start the next case for Kincaid & Gemma!!
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