Friday, October 10, 2014

Deborah Crombie's TO DWELL IN DARKNESS

TO DWELL IN DARKNESS is #16 in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series by Deborah Crombie

 Ms. Crombie does an amazingly exceptional job with character growth, not only her main protagonists, but also a cast of supporting characters which includes extended family, co-workers, children and pets. All of whom are pertinent and important to the story. It's a characteristic of her work that I admire greatly.  The evolving Kincaid/James storyline is one I can easily fall into and always look forward to.

Just as in every series I've ever read that I'm a fan of, there are some installments I like better than others. Some touch me a little more than others. This one - I love to the moon and back.

I especially enjoy that Ms. Crombie leaves us with much to consider between now and the next episode. And man, hope it's soon!

But in the meantime, don't miss this one!

From Deborah Crombie's webpage:

"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. As Kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern, including the disappearance of a mysterious bystander.

The bombing isn't the only mystery troubling Kincaid. He's still questioning the reasons behind his transfer, and those suspicions deepen. With the help of his former sergeant, Doug Cullen, Melody Talbot, and Gemma, Kincaid begins to untangle the truth. But what he discovers will leave him questioning his belief in the job that has shaped his life and his values—and remind him just how vulnerable his precious family is."

Disclaimer: I purchased this book.


Deborah Crombie said...

Thank you, dear Kaye!! SO glad you liked the book!!!

Maureen Harrington said...

I love the way Deborah Crombie gives the reader just enough resolution at the end of her books to keep me satisfied for the time being but panting for more! It's that continuing edge to her story lines that have made me a hugely loyal fan. I've read most of her books a couple of times, at least.

As she has moved her Duncan and Gemma series along her books have developed a depth and breadth that I don't find in most mystery or crime novels. There is always something to engage my intellect as I enjoy the story. I like that in books I read for fun.