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A Share in Death | [Deborah Crombie]

A Share in Death

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....
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Elizabeth United States 02-28-13
    Elizabeth United States 02-28-13
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    "Enjoyable enough"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was underwhelmed. The ending comes out of nowhere, and I felt it made a lot of aspects of the story unnecessary.


    What does Michael Deehy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A great voice... I wish everything in my life could be narrated by a British man.


    Was A Share in Death worth the listening time?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Terrie 01-23-13
    Terrie 01-23-13
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    "Vintage Kincaid and James"
    If you could sum up A Share in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, puzzling, engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to; not obtrusive or distracting.


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

    I think the climax, although a bit predictable, was still moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Great British mystery for fans of cozy and not too gory mysteries. Well written.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 10-24-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 10-24-12

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "Solid beginning to series"

    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.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-08-13
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Only fair."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. I'd save my money for something more interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Deborah Crombie? Why or why not?

    I don't think so.


    Did Michael Deehy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, I suppose so.


    Was A Share in Death worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I got it. Couldn't even really finish it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah Paradise 12-12-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Wonderful English murder Mystery"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Share in Death to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version so yes the audio version is better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Share in Death?

    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.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but wasn't able to.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a nice listen with good characters, believable, and a methodical solve leading you to the somewhat exciting end.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    David 02-02-15
    David 02-02-15
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    the book was a little slow for me. over all out was a good mystery and the reader did a nice job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Sassy 01-13-15
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    Not all that bad. The reading of the book was very enjoyable. The story was okay

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri 10-21-14
    Sherri 10-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "O, so slow..."
    What did you like best about A Share in Death? What did you like least?

    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.


    Was A Share in Death worth the listening time?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll try the next in the series... but I'm in no rush to do so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Doris Stours 09-23-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much going on. Hard to keep track."
    What disappointed you about A Share in Death?

    Not exciting at all.


    What could Deborah Crombie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The introduction.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Deehy?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I like it when the voices are different to where you can recognize each person.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 09-17-14
    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 09-17-14

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    "I liked it."
    If you could sum up A Share in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Easy listen, enjoyable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No but it was a decent story.


    What about Michael Deehy’s performance did you like?

    Very good. Will look for Michael Deehy again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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