Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep—at 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. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, to a startling conclusion: Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already doomed?
As Kincaid and his appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman’s strange history, a troubling puzzle emerges: a bizarre amalgam of charity and crime—and of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts.
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A week's holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime,... Read more »
Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep—at 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. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, to a startling conclusion:... Read more »
When a body is discovered floating in a Thames river lock one dreary morning, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are summoned from Scotland Yard to Chiltern Hills. The dead man is Connor Swann, son-in-law of two of London’s most renowned opera personalities. And prints on the corpse’s neck suggest that Swann was strangled. As... Read more »
Scotland Yard Superintendent DuncanKincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are sent to suburban Surrey to investigate themurder of a high-ranking police officer. Alastair Gilbert was bludgeoned todeath in his kitchen, and the list of potential suspects is long. The man’sarrogance earned him widespread enmity both in the village where he lived andin... Read more »
Gemma James is adjusting to professional and personal changes-and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. 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.The main... Read more »
A crime of passion strikes close tohome when Gemma and her best friend, Hazel Cavendish, travel to Scotland, aland of mists and fine whiskey, of hidden pasts and dangerous secrets, or soGemma discovers when an unexpected meeting with Hazel’s old flame yieldsshocking—and mortal—consequences.
Hazel is the logical suspect, but Gemma knowsnothing is... Read more »
SuperintendentDuncan Kincaid is called to investigate the shocking death of a woman foundburned beyond recognition in a Victorian warehouse in south London. When hislover and partner, Gemma James, is asked to trace a friend’s missing roommate,she and Duncan discover that their cases have several disturbing links.
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.But their visit is marred by family tensions exacerbated by the unraveling of... Read more »
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