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No Mark Upon Her (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #14)

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New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense - a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective - an accomplished rower - on the Thames.

When a K9 search and rescue team finds a body tangled up w
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by MacMillan
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Saleh MoonWalker
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery, crime
Onvan : No Mark Upon Her (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #14) - Nevisande : Deborah Crombie - ISBN : 023075063X - ISBN13 : 9780230750630 - Dar 480 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2011
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have read a number of enjoyable mysteries of late, but this one . . . Oh, how I love thee, Deborah Crombie! Where have you been all my life and why haven't I read anything by you before? No Mark Upon Her is the 14th book in the series, I believe, but my first one by the author. It didn't matter that I didn't know the history of the characters (although, I am infinitely curious now and must know all!). The author offers enough background story to give the reader a good feel for the characters a ...more
Terri Lynn
Oct 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
It's hard to say why but this book just didn't resonate with me. I found it hard to care about the story and the murdered Olympic hopeful. Also, the family situation with Gemma's family, her and Duncan's home life, and with his cousin Jack and Jack's wife Winnie sort of grated on my nerves. Gemma is now married to Duncan but had to go through 3 weddings to satisfy everyone which was stupid beyond belief. Apparently they must take in every stray cat, dog or kid they encounter. The newest is 2 yea ...more
Matt Schiariti
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You would be hard pressed to find an author who can create such a tightly plotted and richly detailed mystery than Deb Crombie. No Mark Upon Her is another hit by this fantastic author showing that she's still got plenty of ideas left in her bag of tricks for Duncan, Gemma and company as well as the skills to pull them off.

Each one of her novels holds a different flavor. This time she combines her well thought out and well told police procedures along with K9 rescue teams and the cherished herit
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A friend order this book for me from Amazon, and it was a lovely surprise.

First off, I was so amazed that a Texan could write, as if she were a Native, and so well about Leander and Henley. Well done Ms. Crombie. You are a smashing story teller. Two of my family members worked at Leander, so I am familiar with the club and also the local area, and of course Sonning on the Thames. The authors detailed description of Leander and the area is brilliant in itself. She transported me right back there
Mar 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was surprised to discover that Deborah Crombie, author of No Mark Upon Her, the 14th in her Duncan Kinkaid/Gemma James Scotland Yard detective series, lives in Texas. This is the first of her books I have read, I would have bet my bottom dollar that the author was as British as Queen Elizabeth and scones with clotted cream. I would have lost that bet.

How could any author who peppers her novel with such phrases as "taking the mickey" out of someone, which means to tease, and "dab hand in the ki
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story, the fourteenth in the series that Deborah Crombie has spun around Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James, opens with a compelling piece of writing:

“Heart thumping, she moved across the cottage’s shadowy garden and through the gate that led out onto the Thames Path. Tendrils of mist were beginning to rise from the water. The river had a particular smell in the evenings, damp and alive and somehow primeval. The gunmetal surface of the water looked pl
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All mystery lovers
Every time I read one of these books it is as though I am reunited with family...Gemma, Duncan, Kit, Toby and now sweet Charlotte.

It's English, there are lots of pubs and gardens and tea and there is a fascinating complex murder or figure out.

I read everything that this author writes. Each book has been sheer bliss and joy for me. Gemma and Duncan have been in every book that I have read along with their ever evolving family.

Relationships, children, dogs ,cats, friends, colleagues...
Gloria Feit
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In the opening pages of Deborah Crombie’s 14th novel, DCI Rebecca [“Becca”] Meredith, an Olympic contender and a senior officer in West London’s Major Crimes unit, is found dead in the waters of the Thames near her home in the town of Henley, 35 miles from London. The events that follow take place, amazingly, over a period of about a week. I say ’amazingly’ because so much happens, in a terrifically plotted novel. The case falls to Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, of Scotland Yard’s Murd ...more
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although this is the 14th in the Kincaid/James police procedural series by this author, I had not read any of the previous books. The author does a nice job of providing background on the series, as well as on setting her stories in Britain (in spite of being an American), with the married protagonists both having jobs in Scotland Yard.

Duncan Kincaid, a Detective Superintendent, and Detective Inspector Gemma James are married, and trying to juggle the responsibilities of their jobs with raising
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Deborah Crombie is the author of 15 novels featuring Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James. The 16th Kincaid/James novel, To Dwell in Darkness, will be released by William Morrow in September, 2014.

Crombie lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, two German Shepherd Dogs, and two cats. She travels to Britain frequently to research her books.
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Other Books in the Series

Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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  • All Shall Be Well (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #2)
  • Leave the Grave Green (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #3)
  • Mourn Not Your Dead (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #4)
  • Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #5)
  • Kissed a Sad Goodbye (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #6)
  • A Finer End (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #7)
  • And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #8)
  • Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #9)
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