A week's holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised significantly when a second murder occurs, and Kincaid and James find themselves locked in a determined hunt for a fiendish felon looking for fresh blood....
©1993 Deborah Darden Crombie. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGO
I was underwhelmed. The ending comes out of nowhere, and I felt it made a lot of aspects of the story unnecessary.
A great voice... I wish everything in my life could be narrated by a British man.
I would say it is if you are like me. I can listen to books while at work, so it was nice to get me through my day, but I wouldn't have taken time out of my day to listen to it.
It wasn't a bad book in any sense, it just wasn't all that exciting. And there wasn't enough character development to really get you to care about them.
Interesting, puzzling, engaging.
I enjoyed the characters and the glimpses into the motivations and hidden parts of their lives and actions. They are not all black and white, but complex and interesting. There are still enough likable ones to keep me reading. It is fun to see the beginnings of the developing relationship between Kincaid and Jenna James.
Easy to listen to; not obtrusive or distracting.
I think the climax, although a bit predictable, was still moving.
Great British mystery for fans of cozy and not too gory mysteries. Well written.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
I read this years ago and have kept up with this enjoyable series. This is a solid, if not spectacular, opening. The mystery is good, and Duncan Kincaid emerges as a very attractive and sympathetic Inspector. There's not the instant feeling that this would develop into the top-notch series it has become, but it is a worthy start. The narrator is adequate, with precise enunciation, but he fails to convey any real personality in the characters.
Deborah Crombie's Kincaid/James series is among the best. I hope the audio versions will improve with future entries.
Not really. I'd save my money for something more interesting.
I don't think so.
Yes, I suppose so.
Sorry I got it. Couldn't even really finish it.
Country Livin' Lady
Didn't read the print version so yes the audio version is better.
I always love it when it all pulls together in the end and you see all the clues so clearly. You think something isn't right from time to time but you don't always get it and I like when it all comes together.
I liked the way it was read The voice changed for different characters and the English accent was perfect. Easily understood and clear but the accent is a nice one.
Yes, but wasn't able to.
This is a nice listen with good characters, believable, and a methodical solve leading you to the somewhat exciting end.
The story was so very slow... plodding even - then boom, here's the answer... like the author had to wrap everything up all at once.
I guess so. It was just ok - but worth listening to during my daily commute. It was not a book I listened to during "my" time.
I'll try the next in the series... but I'm in no rush to do so.
Not exciting at all.
I like it when the voices are different to where you can recognize each person.
Easy listen, enjoyable.
No but it was a decent story.
Very good. Will look for Michael Deehy again.
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