Wednesday 1 October 2008

British Mystery

Finished September 30
Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie, read by Michael Deehy
I've been reading this series in fits and starts over the past few years, and not in any kind of order. This is one of the earlier ones that I missed, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Scotland Yark Superintendent Duncan Kincaid is called in to a case in the Chiltern Hills. The body of Connor Swann, the son-in-law of two of the country's most famous opera personalities, has been found in a local river lock. Marks on his neck raise the possibility that he was strangled. Swann was a charmer, but also one for the ladies. He was estranged from his wife Julia and had a gambling habit. As Kincaid and his Sergeant Gemma James follow the various trails in search of answers to his death, they discover family secrets and baggage from past events. Kincaid and James also find their relationship growing closer.
I really like the characters Kincaid and James in this series. They are well rounded and have lives, and issues, outside their professional ones. This adds something to the books that enriches the cases they work on.

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