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  • Kissed a Sad Goodbye

  • A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By ACT1 on 03-20-13

Kissed a sad goodbye by Deborah Crombie.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Read by Jennie Sterlin.
This is another book in the series of Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James two detectives working together solving murders and crime. together, they make a colourful fine team. Always the element of romance budding between them and their various and complex personal lives. Duncan in this book coming to an unnderstanding of being a father and trying to juggle work and duty .
Gemma a single divorced mother with a young son, trying to make her way in life while working and finding herself mixed up with her feelings for Duncan. The plot in this book takes us back to war torn London as the main characters in the story find themselves caught up in a mystery in todays world. We go back and forth 2 stories in one amazing work.
An excellent writing thankyou for this fine piece of work Mz Crombie. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

  • Leave the Grave Green

  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

When a body is discovered floating in a Thames river lock one dreary morning, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are summoned from Scotland Yard to Chiltern Hills. The dead man is Connor Swann, son-in-law of two of London's most renowned opera personalities. And prints on the corpse's neck suggest that Swann was strangled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Character-Driven Mystery

  • By Constance on 01-26-13

Leave the grave green by Deborah Crombie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

read by Michael Deehy. Micheal s reading is excellent.
This is the beginning of a fine romance between DetectivecDuncan Kincaid and his Sergent Gemma James.
If you enjoy a really good series of crime mixed with romance and the understanding of the human condition you should read all these books.

  • To Dwell in Darkness

  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St. Pancras Station. By fortunate coincidence, Melody Talbot, Gemma's trusted colleague, witnesses the explosion. The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I confess; I'm a huge fan!

  • By Janet H. Maddox on 11-06-14

To Dwell In Darkess. by Deborah Crombie<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Read by Gerard Doyle

another fabulous intriguing mystery by Mz.Doyle could not stop listening.
I just hope there is another book to follow this one.
Detective Duncun Kincaid and his wife Gemma James work so welk together with their colleagues to solve yet another crime.

  • No Mark Upon Her

  • A Duncan Kincaid - Gemma James Crime Novel, Book 14
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an investigation fraught with complications. The victim, Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with many admirers - and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a high-ranking detective with the Met - a fact that raises a host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great addition to the series

  • By Ruth on 06-03-12

No mark upon her by Ceborah Crombie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Really enjoyed this book in the series about Duncan Kincaid and his detective wifec Gemma . An ongoing series about 2 Metropolitan Police officers in London , and the crines they solve mostly together. Their life with their little family and their dogs , makes it all so human and romatic.
This particular story gives you insight to the rowing community and the rigorous life of a rowing team.

Read by Gerard Doyle. excellent performance.

  • The Secret

  • Highlands' Lairds, Book 1
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,777
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,453

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Historical Highland Romance

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 04-17-13

The Secret : Highlands by Julie Garwood.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Light Romantic story enjoyable for light fun reading. Story about the predudice Scottish Highlanders hatred for the English, which turns into a romance with the accent on women have rights too.
Julie Duerden nice quiet reader.

  • The White Cottage Mystery

  • An Albert Campion Mystery
  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Seven people might have murdered Eric Crowther, the mysterious recluse who lived in the gaunt house whose shadow fell across the White Cottage. Seven people had good cause. It was not lack of evidence that sent Detective Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry half across Europe to unravel a chaos of clues. The White Cottage Mystery was Margery Allingham's first detective story, published initially as a newspaper serial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is not an Albert Campion Mystery

  • By Lorraine M. Davis on 04-07-14

The white cottage mystery by Marjory Allingham

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-17

read by William Gaminara.

A mystery and romance story, I found it a little boring and in places not very clear. The time period confusing. I was dissapointed with this tale.

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  • Baldi: Series 3

  • By: Simon Brett, Mark Holloway, Martin Meenan
  • Narrated by: David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher, T.P. McKenna
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. Returning for his third series, Father Baldi investigates a string of curious murders. Along with Tina, Paolo discovers foul-play among a group of horticultural experts, a murder at a classical music concert and bad sportsmanship at a charity cricket match.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldi by Simon Brett

  • By Eveline Howells on 08-10-17

Baldi by Simon Brett

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

This series is excellent. I love the performance, each one of the characters brought to life by the cast.
Father Baldi's struggle between his spiritual life and his love of the world gives the reader an insight into his world we cannot ever understand unless we live that life.
The almost romance between himself and the lady detective he frequently solves crime with is very insightful of his worldly struggle and his faith. David Threlfall and Tina Kellegher are truly great in this series.

  • The Miser of Mayfair

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Every season the beau mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London’s fashionable West End at disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Could it be that it is associated with ill luck and even death? Something must be done so that the servants of this house don’t lose their livelihood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Patricia on 03-25-14

The miser of Mayfair by M.C. Beaton. read by Lind

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-17

liked it o.k. very much a period style romantic story about a young pennyless girl, looking for romance.
I thought the reader was fine . This was not the best of M.C. Beaton stories, but if you like light romance this book is good for you.

  • Dead Water

  • A Shetland Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric mystery

  • By Julie Jones on 03-13-14

Dead Water by Ann Cleeves

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Another good mystery from Ann Cleeves in the Shetland series. I always have to read her books a couple of times they are so full of detail names and places I get a bit turned around with it. The world of the Scottish islands are full of mysterious folk lore and that gets all mixed in here. if you like a detailed mystery be like me and try this series, excellent reader Kennith Blythe

  • The Lilac Bouquet

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 09-28-17

The Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Read By Britney Presley , who brings the story to life .
This is a story about a young woman filled with joy . She brings her family together ,and helps others to see the beauty of the love which surrounds our lives , if only we open ourselves to forgiveness and appreciate that which we are given. A very good romantic story. brings joy to a dull day.