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 bathtub ends Kincaid's holiday sooner than it truly is started. certainly one of his new friends at Followdale home is useless; one other is a killer. regardless of a special loss of cooperation from the neighborhood constabulary, Kincaid's prepared experience of responsibility will not permit him to disregard the heinous crime, impelling him to ship for his enthusiastic younger assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. however the stakes are raised dramatically whilst a moment homicide happens, and Kincaid and James locate themselves in a decided hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys murder a section an excessive amount of.

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Nash seemed to realize that it wasn’t politically expedient to order a senior Scotland Yard officer off the premises, but there was no welcome in his voice. He studied the body with ruminative deliberation. “Mr. Sebastian Wade, is it? Assistant manager. ” He stood in silent contemplation a moment longer, then roused himself. “Peter, take Mr. ” The emphasis fell on the ‘mister’, and Raskin looked askance at him, then pulled out his notebook and invited Kincaid to a seat on the wooden bench against the wall.

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. You may have noticed it to your left as you drove up to the house. ” Her spiel of facts and figures came effortlessly, her delivery as smooth as her voice. She looked steadily and directly into his eyes, and attractive as she was, the calculated and somehow impersonal invitation made him feel uncomfortable.

Sebastian took a sip of his drink, and waited for Kincaid to pin the face to the description. “Um,” said Kincaid, rising to the challenge, “the tall, fair man with the Savile Row tailoring. ” Slender, with sleek hair cut to perfection, he had prominent cheekbones that lent distinction to the planes of his face. Even the nails on the hand holding the glass gleamed with careful buffing. When Sebastian nodded, Kincaid continued. “It’s not just the looks. He has that air of being on public display, of expecting to be watched.

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