All Shall Be Well : Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James

  • by Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by Michael Deehy
  • Series: Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James
  • 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, to a startling conclusion: Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already doomed? As Kincaid and his appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman's strange history, a troubling puzzle emerges: a bizarre amalgam of charity and crime--and of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts.


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Customer Reviews

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I liked this book. There is a nice balance of intriguing plot and character development. The story moves along at a steady pace that seemed just right to me. There is a variety of characters, each distinctive. From the beginning of the book, a key question is whether there actually was a murder.

The tone of this book seems a little more serious than many "cozy" mysteries (I do enjoy "cozies"). The characters are a little more intricate, the tone a bit more somber. For me that made the book more interesting and involving, but not at all depressing. There are no graphic descriptions of sex or violence, and no excessive use of profanity.

This is the second Deborah Crombie book that I've read and I liked this one even more than the first. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
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- Linda "snowbyrd13"

Not my Favorite in this Series

What did you like best about All Shall Be Well? What did you like least?

The narrator does a good job, and the book is well written, with good descriptions of people and places, but quite frankly I really disliked the story. There were parts that made me uncomfortable, and I didn't like the way it seemed that Kincaid was always noticing women's breasts, etc. It was thrown in often enough for it to be distracting, and he came off looking a little like a creep. I liked the first book in this series, and think I will try the next, but I should've listened to the reviews that said this title wasn't a winner.

What does Michael Deehy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He does a good job differentiating between the characters.

Was All Shall Be Well worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

If you're a bit sensitive to racy material, this book will probably make you uncomfortable. It's not graphic, exactly, but it had a certain "ick" factor for me. I think it could have been handled in a better way than it was. Just my opinion, many would probably disagree but I can be a little squeamish.

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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.