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.
"Crombie has laid claim to the literary territory of moody psychological suspense owned by P. D. James and Barbara Vine." (The Washington Post)
The Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series consistently provides a story worth hearing and characters you enjoy knowing and want to know better. A Finer End is a great place to start or to deepen your acquaintance with this pair of detectives who are such real people that you want them for friends.
The story was too long and the subject matter too ethereal and unbelievable. Ive enjoyed her other novels; won't fault her a blip.
This book has a touch of the sort of story Phil Rickman writes in his Merrily Watkins mysteries, which I love. Great characters and complex plot.
I love the lead series characters but they're barely in sight for the first 3 hours which go on and on and on about characters in Glastonbury who are mainly rather tiresome. And sadly even the leads Duncan and Gemma (sp?) do little to relieve the boredom when they do appear on scene. I guess I've given up on this one.
This book spent a lot of time on new age practices (automatic writing, communication with the dead...). It seemed to drag on. I only made it through the first few chapters.
I think many people would enjoy this book, the subject matter was not appealing to me.
Deborah Crombie is an amazing writer. I think if you were interested in the subject matter, you would enjoy this book. As always, Crombie does an excellent job developing her characters. However, in this book, I never made it to my favorite characters, Kincaid and Gemma.
Yes, there were so many twists and turns. I had it wrong as I usually do when I try to guess "who-done-it."
I have read several of the later books and listening to an earlier book was such fun. It took a while to get to where the detectives were brought in but the story was so good I didn't notice that until later.
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