Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are sent to suburban Surrey to investigate the murder of a high-ranking police officer. Alastair Gilbert was bludgeoned to death in his kitchen, and the list of potential suspects is long--the man's arrogance earned him widespread enmity both in the village where he lived, and in police circles. But Duncan and Gemma must put aside their personal feelings--for the victim, as well as for each other--to solve the most troubling case either has faced.
©1996 Deborah Crombie (P)2010 BBC Audio
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A good listen, predictable to the point of deja vu, better than average narration. On the whole, worth the price of admission.
Good story and good narration. Well worth a credit. One of those books you can read again next year and enjoy the second time around.
I simply love the story. I can't wait until I get to the next chapter . I enjoy all of the characters and I like the story line also .
i enjoyed the story line
I love each character and he always keeps my attention...
just read it....
The ending of the book was much better than I expected it to be. I don't want to spoil anything for the readers, so that is all I'll say.
Not necessarily on the edge of my seat, but very curious. I was drawn into the story and wanted to know "what happens next?" I was not disappointed!
No, but I was happy to know that this cozy mystery would be waiting for me when I had time to listen.
I look forward to reading (listening) to more books by both the author and narrator. Thank you for an enjoyable time!
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
I like this book becasue it exposed me to the English culture very simply & effectively. The story was very interesting & kept my attention too. I like books like this that read out like a Sherlock Holmes mystery, always connecting the dots. Being a part of the detectives search was also educational. If I were a reader who likes a good mystery novel I would say the audible book is the best choice, because you get that charming English accent as a bonus.
This book rates solidly in the upper middle. It was interesting enough to keep me engaged and wanting to know what happened next.
Not really. The plot was a little bit slow compared with some thrillers I have read. BUT, that is not a bad thing. I liked the pacing of the story and I liked how the author took time to develop the characters a little bit more than is done in many books these days.
I'm not sure.
Not one of my favorites but I did listen to all of it. Mystery - who done it. British. OK but forgettable. I didn't really care about any of the characters.
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