Posts Tagged: police procedural

Review: Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

Review: Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

October 30, 2014 2014, B-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Book 3 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Scribner, 1995 Library book 253 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: When Connor Swann, the dissolute son-in-law of renowned and influential Sir Gerald and Dame Caroline Asherton, is found floating in a Thames River lock, the circumstances eerily recall a strangely similar tragedy. Twenty years ago, the Ashertons’ young son, Matthew, a musical prodigy, drowned in a swollen stream while in the company of his sister Julia — Connor Swann’s wife. Police Superintendant Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James quickly discover that Connor’s death was no accident, and that nothing… Read more »

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Review: All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie

Review: All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie

October 24, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Goodreads, reviews 2

All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Book 2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Scribner, 1994 E-book, Purchased 268 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At long last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard, to a startling conclusion: Jasmine Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already so fragile and… Read more »

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Review: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

Review: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

October 7, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie Narrated by Michael Deehy Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Book 1 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Audiobook Published by AudioGO, 2011 (originally published in 1992) Audiobook, Purchased 288 pages 7 hours, 7 minutes Grade: B Narrator Grade: B Synopsis: A week’s holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard’s Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid’s keen sense of duty won’t allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young… Read more »

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Review: Fatal Affair by Marie Force

Review: Fatal Affair by Marie Force

April 26, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Fatal Affair by Marie Force Series: Fatal series, Book 1 Genre: Romantic Suspense Published by Carina Press, 2010 E-book, Purchased 294 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career–and her confidence–after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused… Read more »

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Review: Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

Review: Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

February 11, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, reviews 4

I’m participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog and also in the Book Bingo Challenge. This book fits both of these challenges. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch Series: Peter Grant, Book 3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Del Rey, 2012 E-book, Purchased 418 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects …. Read more »

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