A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James Novels 01) by Deborah Crombie

By Deborah Crombie

A week's vacation in a sumptuous Yorkshire time-share is simply what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid wishes. however the discovery of a physique floating within the whirlpool tub ends Kincaid's holiday prior to it really is all started. one among his new pals at Followdale home is lifeless; one other is a killer. regardless of a different loss of cooperation from the neighborhood constabulary, Kincaid's prepared feel of accountability will not let him to disregard the heinous crime, impelling him to ship for his enthusiastic younger assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. however the stakes are raised dramatically while a moment homicide happens, and Kincaid and James locate themselves in a made up our minds hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys murder a section an excessive amount of.

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Hannah looked away and chided herself for indulging in such a ridiculous flight of fancy when she had more pressing concerns. Then, as though aware of her regard, Kincaid turned and met her eyes, and smiled. A Cheshire Cat grin, equal parts mischief and sweetness, and utterly disarming. Cassie appeared at Hannah’s side with her usual silent efficiency, first heralded by the sharp, crisp scent she wore. It reminded Hannah of burning leaves. “You and Miss MacKenzie met this morning, I think? ” Cassie performed her duties as professional hostess to perfection, as Hannah had known she would.

The cord stretched through the railing from the wall outlet near the far door. Kincaid grasped the plug with a fold of his dressing gown and gently pulled it free, then secured it by looping it around one of the balcony struts. Stopping briefly to reassure the children, he returned to the pool, slipped off his dressing gown and began the awkward business of removing the body from the water. Sebastian’s skin felt flaccid and waterlogged. It still startled Kincaid, after all his close habituation with death, that something as intangible as life’s presence in the skin could be so positively experienced.

If you want to lay in some supplies, it’s only a few steps down the road to the village shop. ” “I’m afraid I haven’t any experience with timesharing. ” “Not really. New people buy in all the time. Owners trade weeks, or use their time somewhere else, so you never really know who’s going to turn up. ” “Good. I won’t be the only novice, then. ” Cassie leaned back against the balcony rail and folded her arms, patient with his tourist’s curiosity. “Well, there are eight suites in the main house, and three cottage-type accommodations in another building.

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