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
"This complex, thoughtful novel is another satisfying entry in an exceptional series." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
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.
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.
To many names clutter the story. I found it very boring and hard to listen to.
I would always recommend this book.
When Gemma fell in love.
I am always happy when another books comes out.
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