By Deborah Crombie
A week's vacation in a sumptuous Yorkshire time-share is simply what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid wishes. however the discovery of a physique floating within the whirlpool bathtub ends Kincaid's holiday prior to it truly is began. one in every of his new associates at Followdale home is useless; one other is a killer. regardless of a special loss of cooperation from the neighborhood constabulary, Kincaid's prepared feel of accountability will not enable him to disregard the heinous crime, impelling him to ship for his enthusiastic younger assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. however the stakes are raised dramatically whilst a moment homicide happens, and Kincaid and James locate themselves in a made up our minds hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys murder a section an excessive amount of.
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Extra info for A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James Novels 01)
Sebastian Wade’s naked body bobbed gently against the side nearest them, caught in the perpetual whirlpool of the bubbling jets. CHAPTER 4 Sebastian floated face down, his skin mouse-colored, his yellow hair waving in anemone spikes which gave it a perverse animation. He wore, contrary to Kincaid’s first impression, a pair of bathing trunks patterned with tropical flowers. A heavy-duty electrical cord snaked over the first-floor balcony, disappearing into the agitated water. Kincaid propelled the now-silent children back through the doors.
Patrick Rennie, and his wife, Marta, of the perpetual ponytail and black velvet bow. Very county. ” Kincaid finished tying his tie in the sitting-room mirror, slipped into his jacket and patted his pockets for wallet and keys. “Now,” continued Sebastian, as they closed the front door and descended the three steps to the main hall, “the suite next to yours on this floor, the Richmond, was taken this morning by Hannah Alcock, a scientist of some sort who looks very professional and efficient. ” He darted a bright, malicious glance toward Kincaid.
They met in the forecourt of Followdale House, standing awkwardly between Hannah’s new Citroën and the Midget. The comparison made Kincaid feel as if he ought to apologize for his old friend. “I like it,” he said, in mock defense. ” Hannah laughed, and the slight clumsiness between them dissolved. ” The night was unusually soft and misty for September, with an almost balmy feel to the air. Kincaid found himself reluctant for the evening to end. ” “Yes, all right,” Hannah answered, and they walked in companionable silence.
A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James Novels 01) by Deborah Crombie