A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie audiobook

A Share in Death

By Deborah Crombie
Read by Michael Deehy

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780060534387

The Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels: Book 1

7.05 Hours Unabridged
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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, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised significantly when a second murder occurs, and Kincaid and James find themselves locked in a determined hunt for a fiendish felon looking for fresh blood.

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Summary

Summary

A finalist for the 1993 Macavity Award for Best First Novel

A finalist for the 1993 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

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, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised significantly when a second murder occurs, and Kincaid and James find themselves locked in a determined hunt for a fiendish felon looking for fresh blood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An energetic ‘British’ mystery…Great continuity, clever plotting, and hidden agendas all contribute to a successful novel.” Library Journal
“Deserves consideration for the year’s major mystery awards.” Mostly Murder
“[Crombie] scrupulously observes all the dear old genre conventions, from the intricate puzzle plot to the closed circle of suspicious parties who are caught up in its machinations…Well calculated…pays off smartly.” New York Times Book Review
“[A] ruthless murderer…[A] surprising motive…A thoroughly entertaining mystery…Kincaid is a likable, intelligent, and perceptive chap.” Booklist
“This polished mystery seems more the work of a seasoned genre master than the first novel it is.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Michael Deehy rocks! His reading of this mystery is done in a clear British accent with careful attention to the author’s directives. With his narration, each character’s expressions are appropriately inflected to emphasize Crombie’s dialogue. Deehy’s depiction of vacationing Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid underscores his cautious yet caring manner. His partner, the warmer, more excitable Sergeant Gemma James, balances the tone. Deehy applies distinctive characterizations to the cast of young and old…His superb reading doesn’t miss a beat as Kincaid and James unravel the details of oddly intertwined time-share owners to find a killer.” AudioFile
“A thoroughly entertaining mystery.” Booklist
“Narrator Michael Deehy rocks!” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Nelle 9/13/2017
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Narration Makes It Even Better

My new favorite contemporary mysteries are Deborah Combie's police procedurals set in London starring Scotland Yard's chief inspector Duncan Kincaid and assistant Gemma James. "A Share in Death" is one of three I listened to in quick succession because I enjoyed them so much. I like the mix of police investigation and realistic home life and people relationships. I appreciate how the author creates the seemingly true-to-life in-depth backstory of all the characters involved. But probably the best part of it all is hearing Michael Deehy narrate the story. I mean, why sit and read a paperback when you can let an excellent British reader tell the story to you with all the authentic English, Scottish, Irish, and American accents added in. I highly recommend this title, "A Share in Death," as well as "In a Dark House" and "Justice There Is None."

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English