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Olympic rowing hopeful and senior Metropolitan Police officer DCI Rebecca Meredith trains alone on the river in Henley one dark afternoon - and doesn't return. Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Detective Inspector Gemma James are called to investigate and find that the answers lie closer to home than they could have imagined. Now more than one innocent life depends on their ability to track down the killer.

©2011 Deborah Crombie (P)2011 Recorded Books

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  • Maria
  • BARCELONA, Spain
  • 04-07-14

Great crime fiction novel

Would you listen to No Mark Upon Her again? Why?

Definitely I will listen to it again. Very good story, great characters main and secondary,and good plot

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is Gemma James although I love Duncan Kincaid too. I really enjoy the way the author combines domestic life with crime investigation

Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I like the way she performs, Not too dramatic with nice accent

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Great mystery novel.

Any additional comments?

I strongly recommend the series.The novel stands on itself but I think it is more enjoyable if you read at least the second or third book before this one.

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Great, enchanting mystery from Deborah Crombie

If you could sum up No Mark Upon Her in three words, what would they be?

Deborah Crombie, along with Louise Penny, is certainly on the list of my favourite detective writers - and she does not disappoint this time. Each of her books usually has a new theme, a twist, a focus - opera, antiquities, history of London Docks etc. In this case, it is rowing. Narration is very pleasant as well, no criticism here. If you are a fan of cosy British mysteries with flavour of local history, I highly recommend this book

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  • faye
  • 04-19-12

Somewhat old fashioned

The story is seemingly set in 2011 as it refers to the 'Olympics' next year. However, throughout, I just thought of the 1950s. Whether this is due to the narrating or the writing I am not too sure. The story is not bad and you certainly learn a lot about rowing, however, it was so middle class I felt ostracised from the characters.They are generally privately educated at Eton, rowed for Oxbridge, live in Nottinghill and have Agas as well as being relentlesly 'PC'. The police investigating the crimes had all the rowing terminolgy and this seemed unrealistic.
Some of the characters voices were so cut glass they actively grated on my nerves as they bordered on arrogant. It was a shame as one of the main characters I really disliked whereas, had I stuck to the written word, I probably would have liked him. The principals' backgrounds are twisted but I just was not interested.
The other ratings for this book are high so my view differs from others, however, for me the book dragged and I was half inclined to leave it before the end. I may try another by this author in paper format rather than audio.

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  • Alexandra
  • 10-20-14

Moving, gripping and compelling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story draws you in and quotes are used effectively at the start of chapters.

What other book might you compare No Mark Upon Her to, and why?

Ruth Rendell books are similarly intriguing

What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

The voice was a great fit for the characters and very absorbing

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

It needed a few sittings due to its length, but it was hard to put down

Any additional comments?

Sometimes I felt as though I wanted to speed up the narration to get to the next dramatic scene.

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  • MumsieWumsie
  • 07-22-14

Going back!

I'm over two hours into this book and that's as far as I'm going. The narrator's voice grates after a while, the characters don't seem to have any character or personality and I can't remember who they are - or the plot for that matter.
No redeeming features as far as I'm concerned.

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  • Polly
  • 06-05-14

Yawn Yawn...

I've tried listening to and 1.5 hours of this one and it just isn't getting any better. It's slow, plodding and boring. Far too much general everyday description and sadly lacking in story. We all know that trees light up when car lights shine on them! The narration doesn't help much either It certainly doesn't make me want to carry on listening so time to send this one back and try something new.

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  • lisa
  • 02-14-14

Hated the narrators voice

What disappointed you about No Mark Upon Her?

It took ages to get going and introduced so many characters that it was really confusing.

What was most disappointing about Deborah Crombie’s story?

Slow and dull

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Awful voice - really boring

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

No

Any additional comments?

Boring and predictable

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  • Maggie
  • 12-20-13

Accemts of some charactures dsirupative to flow

Is there anything you would change about this book?

accents used by reader did not portray the charactures

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jenny Sterlin?

any one who had read the ;book and had some insight to charactures

Do you think No Mark Upon Her needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

could be interesting if narrator reads the book first and understands the characters more

Any additional comments?

not a bad read but some more introduction to main character's if possible but not divisional to story.

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  • Ernest
  • 01-07-13

Wow a great read!

This book was a rollicking read it had so many different twists and turns with some dead ends and a few red herrings. I learnt all sorts of things about the rowing fraternity. I will read it again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-29-16

OK I guess

I got a bit tired of the happy family thing. Not a bad story but somehow just missed really engrossing me. Guessed who 'dunnit' early on but only because it was made obvious, one line gave it away. Not sure whether I like this series or not. Maybe not quite gripping enough for me