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james and kincaid with their growing family continue with their crime fighting ways. a deborah crombie novel is not to be missed. gerard doyle/michael deehy is not my favorite narrator for this series and i wish that audible had purchased jenny sterlin's version, a bit too pricey for me to buy independently. but just the same i'm grateful that the book is available on audible.
if you are new to crombie, think about starting with the early novels so you can see how these characters grow as police officers, as individuals and how their romance develops. and you get to watch how a good writer just gets better.
"dreaming of the bones", "necessary as blood" and "kissed a sad good-bye" are my top choices, but all her books are consistently engaging and quite wonderful. ms. crombie is not only a fine story teller but is a talented writer.
so i will be rereading and listening to them all again. and waiting for the next one! i have some books, some on kindle and all that are available on audio through audible. what amazing choices we have these days.
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Deborah Crombie has been successful at keeping each new book in the Kincaid-James series at the same high level as the first. In this adventure, the murder of a Met officer takes the reader into the technical minutiae and the culture of rowing at championship levels. As usual, her characters are well-drawn and three dimensional, especially the Iraq/Afghanistan veteran with PTSD living in a tiny shed on the banks of the Thames. The growth of Duncan and Gemma's family, including the little girl taken in by them after the death of her parents in the previous book, enriches the story. Gerard Doyle is excellent as narrator.
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