The troubled young writer's death, Victoria claims, might well have been murder. But it's a second death that raises the stakes and plunges Kincaid and James into a labyrinth of dark lies and lethal secrets that stretches all the way back through the twentieth century -- a death that most assuredly is murder, one that has altered Duncan Kincaid's world forever.
Mourn Not Your Dead: A Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Crime Novel Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 4Scribner - An important and powerful policeman has been murdered, bludgeoned to death in his own kitchen. Few in suburban surrey mourn the violent passing of division commander Alastair Gilbert, whose arrogance and cruelty were legendary in his village and in wider police circles -- which only makes the job of Scotland Yard investigators Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James more difficult.
And as every discovery reveals another instance of misplaced trust, and murderous rage, festering secrets, they must put aside their own personal feelings for the victim -- and for each other -- in the name of justice and the law.
Kissed a Sad Goodbye Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 6Bantam - It seems to begin with the discovery of the body of a beautiful young woman in an East London park. But duncan's best intentions are shattered by an investigation that draws him in and swiftly consumes him. But kincaid and sergeant gemma james will discover that this case has long roots that reach far back into the past, and that resentments which should have been decades buried still have the power to hurt -- and maybe even the capacity to kill.
From the Paperback edition. Scotland yard's duncan kincaid and Gemma James face their most haunting case yet when the past devastatingly intersects with the present. The call from scotland yard couldn't have come at a worse time for Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid. The son he never knew he fathered -- who doesn't yet know Kincaid's true identity.
Kissed a Sad Goodbye Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 6 - He has promised the weekend to Kit, the eleven-year-old son of his ex-wife.
Leave the Grave Green: A Duncan Kincaid/gemma James Crime Novel Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 3Scribner - When connor swann, is found floating in a thames River lock, the dissolute son-in-law of renowned and influential Sir Gerald and Dame Caroline Asherton, the circumstances eerily recall a strangely similar tragedy. Twenty years ago, a musical prodigy, matthew, the Ashertons' young son, drowned in a swollen stream while in the company of his sister Julia -- Connor Swann's wife.
Connor, though estranged from julia for more than a year, still lives in her London apartment, where his exploits with women and gambling suggest plenty of motives. The ashertons are far more attached to Connor than to their own daughter, and these are only the first of the secrets that haunt the suspects.
Leave the Grave Green: A Duncan Kincaid/gemma James Crime Novel Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 3 - New lies cover older lies, as kincaid finds himself dangerously drawn to Julia Swann, and Gemma must confront her own troubling feelings for Kincaid. Police superintendant duncan kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James quickly discover that Connor's death was no accident, and that nothing in the Asherton family is as it seems.
A Finer End Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 7Bantam - The record reveals something terrible and bloody shattered the abbey’s peace long ago--knowledge that will spark violence that reaches into the present. Scotland yard detective superintendent duncan kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James return in another spellbinding novel of mysteries--one contemporary, one ancient--an investigation that will challenge them personally and professionally as no case ever has.
But no one envisions the peril that lies ahead--or that there is more at stake than they ever dreamed possible. From the Paperback edition. From the award-winning author of the acclaimed Kissed a Sad Goodbye. A finer endwhen duncan kincaid’s cousin jack calls from glastonbury to ask for his help on a rather unusual matter, Duncan welcomes the chance to spend a relaxing weekend outside of London with Gemma--but relaxation isn’t on the agenda.
A Finer End Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 7 - Soon it is up to duncan and Gemma to find the truth the local police cannot see. Jack has no more than a passing interest in its history--until he comes across an extraordinary chronicle almost a thousand years old. Glastonbury is revered as the site of an ancient abbey, the mythical burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere, and a source of strong druid power.
All Shall Be Well Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 2Scribner - But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard, to a startling conclusion: Jasmine Dent was murdered. At long last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable.
. And of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already so fragile and doomed? As Kincaid and his capable and appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman's strange history, a troubling puzzle begins to take shape -- a bizarre amalgam of good and evil, of charity and crime .
All Shall Be Well Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 2 - Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep.
Water Like a Stone Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 11William Morrow - But their visit is marred by family tensions exacerbated by the unraveling of Duncan's sister Juliet's marriage. As the police make their inquiries into the infant's death, Kincaid discovers that life in the lovely market town of his childhood is far from idyllic and that the dreaming reaches of the Shropshire Union Canal hold dark and deadly secrets.
When scotland yard superintendent duncan kincaid takes gemma, Kit, and Toby for a holiday visit to his family in Cheshire, Gemma is soon entranced with Nantwich's pretty buildings and the historic winding canal, and young Kit is instantly smitten with his cousin Lally. Secrets that may threaten everything and everyone he holds most dear.
Water Like a Stone Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 11 - And tensions are brought to the breaking point on christmas Eve with Juliet's discovery of a mummified infant's body interred in the wall of an old dairy barn—a tragedy hauntingly echoed by the recent drowning of Peter Llewellyn, a schoolmate of Lally's. Meanwhile, made more troubling by her meeting earlier in the day with the Wains, on her narrowboat, former social worker Annie Lebow is living a life of self-imposed isolation and preparing for a lonely Christmas, a traditional boating family whose case precipitated Annie's leaving her job.
In a Dark House Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 10William Morrow - An abandoned southwark warehouse burns next door to a women's shelter for victims of spousal abuse. Yet neither gemma nor duncan realize how closely the cases are connected -- or how important their resolutions will be for an abducted young child who is frightened, alone. 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 trace.
And in an old, dark, rambling london house, nine-year-old Harriet's awful fears won't be silenced -- as she worries about her feuding parents, her schoolwork . And the strange woman who is her only companion in this scary, unfamiliar place. Gemma james and duncan Kincaid -- lovers and former partners -- have their own pressing concerns.
In a Dark House Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 10 - And in serious peril. Within it lies the charred corpse of a female body burned beyond all recognition. But they must put aside private matters to investigate these disturbing cases.
And Justice There Is None Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 8Bantam - To solve this case, gemma and duncan must walk a merciless razor’s edge through a place where true justice will be a long time coming. In their latest outing, kincaid and his former partner--and soon-to-be roommate--follow a twisting trail of rage and retribution whose buried roots are about to exact a deadly toll on the living.
And justice there is nonegemma james is adjusting to professional and personal changes that include her eagerly sought promotion to the rank of inspector--and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. But this case sets off warning bells for duncan: it’s far too similar to an unsolved murder in which an antiques dealer was killed in precisely the same way and when the escalating violence claims yet another victim, he and Gemma find themselves at increasing odds with each other--as two separate investigations become linked in the most startling of ways.
But her new responsibilities are put to the test when she is placed in charge of a particularly brutal homicide: The lovely young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on fashionable Notting Hill. Dawn arrowood was six weeks pregnant. Their hunt for a killer will traverse the teeming stalls of the city’s antiques markets to a decades-in-the-making vendetta of history and hatred that has been honed to a flawless, deadly point.
And Justice There Is None Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 8 - Her lover, a porcelain dealer in london’s bustling portobello Market, but Gemma’s the main focus of investigation is soon Karl Arrowood, Alex Dunn, appears absolutely devastated by her death, who had the most powerful motive for killing his unfaithful wife. Award-winning author deborah crombie has elevated the modern mystery novel to new heights of human drama and multilayered suspense with her critically acclaimed tales of intrigue featuring Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James.
Necessary as Blood Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 13William Morrow - James, martha grimes, barbara vine, and a helpless, and fellow American Elizabeth George—Crombie dazzles once more with Necessary As Blood—a relentlessly suspenseful tale of a vanished mother, a murdered father, endangered child. A texan frequently compared to the masters of British crime fiction—including P.
D. Necessary as blood is the latest entry in deborah crombie’s New York Times Notable, Agatha, Edgar®, and Macavity Awards-nominated mystery series featuring Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James.
A Share in Death: A Mystery Introducing Superintendent Dunkan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 1Scribner - 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. Despite a distinct lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime, Sergeant Gemma James.
One of his new acquaintances at Followdale House is dead; another is a killer. 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.