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This review is from: The Sound of Broken Glass (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels (Paperback)) (Paperback)
This is the fifteenth outing for married police detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James and while Duncan has taken leave to look after their foster daughter Charlotte, Gemma and Detective Sergeant Melanie Talbot investigate the rather sordid murder of a barrister. Initially, the killing looks like a blind date or a pickup which went seriously wrong. However, when a second barrister is killed in similar circumstances, the whole affair takes on a more sinister complexion.
Deborah Crombie weaves a murder from the past with the present-day killings in a skillful manner and as always the unfolding domestic lives of Kincaid and James form a perfect backdrop to the tale. The action is set in the Crystal Palace area of London and as is the norm with Ms. Crombie she provides an interesting perspective by furnishing some historical titbits on the area and on the Crystal Palace itself which was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Deborah Crombie is an american author whose Kincaid and James' novels are set in England and while she has the odd lapse, I feel she manages to be more convincing than many other writers attempting the same feat. I must confess that I have a particular penchant for this series and The Sound of Broken Glass is a well-crafted novel which should hold the reader's interest to the last page; it is peopled with interesting and quite well-drawn characters and, all-in-all the novel has all the elements for an enthralling read.
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Initial post: 21 Mar 2014 09:56:21 GMT
Gawney Mac says:
Very God synopsis/review. I am encouraged to investigate Deborah Crombie's novls further!
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