#1 Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James British police procedural in which Supt. Kincaid is on holiday in Yorkshire, taking his cousin's place last-minute at a timeshare at a small-town country estate turned B&B. When the body of the assistant manager, whom Kincaid met and liked, is found floating in the Jacuzzi along with a plugged-in electric space heater, the holiday starts to seem too much like work. I've had this book on my TBR for ages and am sorry I haven't read it sooner. This looks to be another Brit police series that I'm going to quite enjoy and have ordered the second in series from PBS.
I thought this was good. I look forward to reading more in this series and hope there's more with Gemma's character. I really liked her.
I like the Gemma James character. This one of the series is mostly about Kincaid, however.
Pretty well written, but I did guess the killer by halfway through....
This is the first Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James book and it is great just like all Crombie's books.
First in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. The series starts out well and only gets better as the books continue.
The first in a series of Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Well written, good characters, and a good story.
A book that kept me guessing. Wide range of characters & some delightful incidentals.
First book in the series - excellent read.
A week's holiday in a luxurious Yorkshire time-share is just what Scotland 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
very enjoyable british (although she's actually american!) mystery. first of a series i take it.
A modern version of the stately country home murder with a finite number of suspects. Whodunit will probably be a surprise
Enjoyed the book, but liked Louise Penny better. It feels like you have to read the next one and the next one.
This is the first book on the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mysteries. A very good read, I liked the character of Duncan Kincaid, Superintendent Kincaid takes a holiday at a time-share and instead of relaxing he is involved in a murder plot...a body floating in a hot-tub, followed by another murder. He calls his Sargent for help in investigating a crime that is not in his district, but he cannot help but get involved. i liked it.
It was a peaceful fholiday until a body was found in the whirlpool. The DS Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard gets to work investigating murder amidst the secluded loveliness of a Yorkshire time-share. His partner Gemma James has to come and help solve the puzzle.
a body is washed up into a whirlpool bath. Scotland yard investigates.
A good entertaining mystery. Realistic characters. I plan to read the entire series.
The First Kincaid and James mystery
easy read. first in a series
The first in her long series featuring Scotland Yard's Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, and it's an English country house murder. Except the country house is a timeshare, and someone's murdered the assistant manager. Kincaid is supposed to be there on vacation but can't help getting involved when the local police look like doing an incompetent job. Anyone could have done it, and so the investigation begins. It's been a very long time since I read this first, so it was fun to go back and see how Crombie started her characters. The suspects are a bit stereotyped, and so is Kincaid, but it's still a good read.