Other Books in Series
This is book number 9 in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels series.
- #1: A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #1) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #2: All Shall Be Well (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #2) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #10: In a Dark House (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #10) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #11: Water Like a Stone (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #11) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #12: Where Memories Lie (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #12) (Paperback): $16.99
- #13: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #13) (Paperback): $14.99
- #14: No Mark upon Her (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #14) (Paperback): $16.99
- #15: The Sound of Broken Glass: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #15) (Paperback): $16.99
- #16: To Dwell in Darkness: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #16) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #17: Garden of Lamentations: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #17) (Large Print / Paperback): $26.99
- #18: A Bitter Feast: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #18) (Large Print / Paperback): $27.99
New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Deborah Crombie has garnered tremendous praise -- and has been nominated for virtually every major mystery award -- for her piercing police procedurals featuring Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, who are personally and professionally entwined. Now Gemma takes center stage when a lethal crime of passion turns a recreational trip to Scotland into pure bloody business.
Though her reputation for delving into the heart of murder is matched only by that of her former partner and current lover, Duncan Kincaid, newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James has never thought to question her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. So it is quite a shock when Gemma learns that their holiday retreat to a hotel in the Scottish Highlands is, in fact, a homecoming for native daughter Hazel -- and an event that has provoked strong reactions from the small community. Something is definitely amiss -- and that something is quite possibly Donald Brodie, the charming if intense Scotsman who is a guest as well.
The truth comes out before long: Hazel and Brodie were once lovers, despite a vicious, long-standing feud between their families, rival local distillers of fine whisky. Their affair was fierce and passionate, and its fire might not have burned out completely. Certainly Brodie, now the domineering head of the family business, believes his "Juliet" still belongs to him alone -- and he's prepared to destroy Hazel's English marriage to make it so.
A brutal murder puts Hazel's very life in peril when she's arrested for the crime. Hazel is the logical suspect, but Gemma knows nothing is simple in this place of secrets and long-seething hatreds. As even more damning evidence piles up against the friend Gemma never truly knew, the investigation into Hazel and Brodie's history begins to take darker, more sinister and tumultuous turns. Gemma knows she will need assistance to unravel this bloody knot -- and so she calls the one man she trusts more than any other, Duncan Kincaid, to join her far from home . . . and in harm's way.
About the Author
Deborah Crombie is a New York Times bestselling author and a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.
“Crombie has mastered the genre of Agatha Christie.”
— Commonwealth Journal
Praise for Leave the Grave Green “... tidily plotted and neatly written... The genuine article.”
— Kirkus Reviews