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Publisher's Summary

Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are sent to suburban Surrey to investigate the murder of a high-ranking police officer. Alastair Gilbert was bludgeoned to death in his kitchen, and the list of potential suspects is long--the man's arrogance earned him widespread enmity both in the village where he lived, and in police circles. But Duncan and Gemma must put aside their personal feelings--for the victim, as well as for each other--to solve the most troubling case either has faced.
©1996 Deborah Crombie (P)2010 BBC Audio
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By Alice on 09-14-14

I am really enjoying this series

What made the experience of listening to Mourn Not Your Dead the most enjoyable?

I enjoy this book and this series because for me it balances the best of the old fashioned mysteries (Christie, Allingham, Sayers) with the more realistic and psychological aspects of recent mysteries. The characters have depth and the stories look at difficult issues, and in the end I feel good and hopeful about the world. I think this is a conscious choice of the author. She has characters discuss old mysteries in several books and she talks about how mysteries can renew our faith in justice and the potential power and influence of individuals. For me, these books do that.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love both Duncan and Gemma. I like the way their relationship is developing. For me there is a nice balance. We see their struggles and faults and mistakes, and we also see them learn from them. I for one feel hopeful.

What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

I forget I am listening to a narrator. I am just in the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

None that I can describe without risking "spoiling" it for others, but I will say, I felt much empathy for several characters throughout.

Any additional comments?

Really good solid mystery series. I have yet to guess an ending . Each story is a good mystery and I am enjoying getting to know Duncan and Gemma as the series progresses.

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By Sharon on 10-27-11

Great listen!

Good story and good narration. Well worth a credit. One of those books you can read again next year and enjoy the second time around.

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