I just finished this book - my Mom is a big mystery person and gave it to me- I enjoyed the ride to the end! I thought, several times that I had the person figured out. But I was wrong. As this is my first book I missed the lead up romance of Duncan/Gemma but enjoyed their give and take in this one.
This is the 3rd book in the series and it was very good. I find the character of Superentendent Duncan Kincaid kind, considerate and yet complicated. Each book has new characters and different plots that maintain it suspense and mystery. In this book, the dissolute son-in-law of influential Sir Gerald Asherton, is found floating in a Thames River lock. Kincaid suspects it was not suicide but murder...and so begins his investigation. VG
Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James of Scotland Yard investigate the apparent drowning of the son-in-law of two of London's famous opera personalities. In the process, each gets over-involved with one of the suspects--and with each other!
#3 in the Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series. Another enjoyable, very difficult to put down entry in the series--if I'd had the next one here I probably would have just kept on reading! I like that both Kincaid and his Sergeant, Gemma James, are featured with regard to their investigations as well as their personal lives and both are becoming more and more 'real' to me with each reading. The mysteries are also well-plotted, and I especially enjoy that I don't spot the killer the moment they are introduced into the book. Sometimes I'm able to figure it out by stumbling over a well-placed clue or two, but not usually too far in advance. This has become one of my favorite series and I can't wait to read more.
This is one of my favorite Kincaid and James novels. A body is found floating in the Thames, the dead man is the son-in-law of two opera personalities. To solve the murder, Kincaid and James, learn a lot about the hidden world of opera.
This is one of the authors that I keep forgetting about. I finish one of series and can't figure out why it has been on my shelf gathering dust! Usually, I have the "bad guy" figured out waaaay before the revealing but this one just caught me. Maybe I just wsn't paying attention but I was pleasantly amused. Great read, great writing.
I started this series somewhere in the middle, and like it so much that I'm now going back to pick up some of the earlier books I missed. Crombie continues to be one of my favorite authors, and doesn't disappoint here, with a solid mystery, interesting and vividly described English backgrounds, and of course, the wonderful characters.
This story involves complex family interactions and excellent characters. Great plot and lots of twists make for a good read. The whole issue of the death of the young son, revealed in the first chapter, comes to an interesting conclusion. Look forward to the next book in the series.