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Kissed a Sad Goodbye Audiobook

Kissed a Sad Goodbye: A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Reminiscent of Ruth Rendell, multiple award-winning author Deborah Crombie creates graceful mysteries, resonating with lyrical prose, elegant suspense, and finely-drawn characters. This is her darkly irresistible tale of friendship shattered by shocking betrayal, and repercussions that echo down through the years.

A stunningly beautiful young woman is found strangled in London's Mudchute Park, her clothing carefully arranged to preserve her modesty. With that unusual detail in mind, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James suspect the crime was more than a simple assault gone awry. As they collect the strange facts surrounding her death, they discover the victim's life was a mystery even to those who knew her best.

Internationally-acclaimed author Deborah Crombie brilliantly weaves together events of World War II England with complex problems of present-day London. As British actor Jenny Sterlin's superb dramatization unfolds, you'll understand why this crime novel is as at home on the bookshelf with literary novels as it is with the most baffling whodunit.

Solve more mysteries with Duncan Kincaid and Jemma James.

©1999 Deborah Crombie; (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This complex, thoughtful novel is another satisfying entry in an exceptional series." (Publishers Weekly)

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    olive 11-17-16
    olive 11-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    The story line was long and tedious. The narration was dull, and made the characters haphazard and unlike able. The plot was poorly developed.

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    Grete vancouver, BC, Canada 09-04-16
    Grete vancouver, BC, Canada 09-04-16 Member Since 2012

    Love to listen to all genres of audiobooks while I pursue fibre crafts - spinning, dyeing, weaving and knitting. Favourite listens are romantic comedies and historical fiction.

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    "Thoroughly absorbing"

    I love how ms Crombie intertwines the history of the Isle of Dogs and WW2, with a modern day mystery. And the characters totally drew me in.

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    H. Buehner 10-09-15
    H. Buehner 10-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narration sucks."
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    Unfortunately, I purchased three of the books in this series narrated by Sterlin before I listened to the first book narrated by her. Her narration is so very affected that it almost completely destroys my enjoyment of the story.

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    Carol 09-22-12
    Carol 09-22-12
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    "A compelling listen"
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    Good mystery with interesting, intriguing characters. Another good book and a satisfying listening experience.

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    Carol Bailey, CO, United States 02-04-13
    Carol Bailey, CO, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Unfinished listen."
    What would have made Kissed a Sad Goodbye better?

    To many names clutter the story. I found it very boring and hard to listen to.


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  • Karen
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    11/29/15
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would always recommend this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Duncan Kincaid.


    Which character – as performed by Jenny Sterlin – was your favourite?

    Duncan Kincaid.


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

    When Gemma fell in love.


    Any additional comments?

    I am always happy when another books comes out.

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