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A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
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Oct 02, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, police_procedural, england, contemporary_post_1945, female_author
Read in September, 2007

A SHARE IN DEATH (Police Proc-Kincaid & James-England-Cont) – VG
Crombie, Deborah – 1st in series
Avon Books, 1993, US Paperback – ISBN: 9780061150401
First Sentence: Duncan Kincaid’s holiday began well.
*** Newly promoted DI Duncan Kincaid has accepted use of his cousin’s timeshare. He didn’t expect it to be a working holiday. However, when a body is found in the pool and the local DS claims it is suicide, Kincaid knows he can’t ignore it. With DS Gemma James help from headquarters, it’s up to Duncan to find the killer.
*** I don’t know how I missed this delighted traditional mystery. Happily, it is a police investigator, rather than an amateur sleuth, but the other classic elements are there; a multitude of seemingly unrelated suspects in an old manor house, now timeshare apartments and cottages, and no apparent motive. The characters are well developed and provide interesting subplots. I really liked the way the investigation was done by both protagonists and the descriptions of the environs. I’ve only read one other book in this series, but you can bet I’m going to read them all. Delightful!
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