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Publisher's Summary

Here are two spellbinding mysteries, one contemporary, and one ancient - that will challenge Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James as no case ever has.
Glastonbury is a town revered as the mythical burial place of King Arthur, and, according to New Age followers, a source of strong Druid power. Something terrible and bloody shattered Glastonbury Abbey's peace long ago - and now it is about to spark a violence that will reach forward into the present.
©2001 Deborah Crombie (P)2002 W.F. Howes, Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"Crombie has laid claim to the literary territory of moody psychological suspense owned by P. D. James and Barbara Vine." ( The Washington Post)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ginnie on 12-21-14

I'm in this for the entertainment...

I'm reviewing this particular book of Crombie's after reading many of the other reviews. It seems you either accept and enjoy the mystical slant of this particular mystery or you don't like it at all. I belong to the former camp. In my old age I've landed in this place where I want only to to be entertained by a good story. I found the juxtaposition of this ghostly tale and the present day murder story quite enjoyable. As I read mainly fiction these days, I have no issue accepting most anything the author wants to throw at me. As long as it's done well. I find I'm more exasperated by the back and forth of Gemma's and Duncan's love step forward, two back. However, that's me thinking they're wasting too much precious time apart!

I would like to make a comment about the narrator who can really make or break a book. Jenny Sterlin is only ok for me. I find her interpretation of the male roles weak. I much preferred the story telling of Michael Deehy.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy J Hunter on 06-11-16

Densely historic

Got a bit impatient waiting for Gemma and her partner but worth the wait. Beautifully written

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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