Friday, December 31, 2010
Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie
77. Mourn Not Your Dead - fourth in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series
by Deborah Crombie
Kindle book - 20
As I progress in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series, it becomes harder to write about the books because there is change in the main characters. I really don't like to spoil anyone's reading adventure so I am purposely avoiding too much detail. What I will say is that this is one of the best mystery series I've ever read. The detectives and the cases are engaging and intriguing to the reader. There is no 'formula' such as we see sometimes in a mystery series. The books aren't cozies, but more police procedurals, truly my favorite kind of crime fiction.
In this one a London policeman is found murdered in his country home by his wife and stepdaughter. He is not a pleasant man, and there are many people who may have wanted him dead. The investigation goes back and forth from the village of Holmbury St. Mary to London, where both Kincaid and James live. The book involves the secrets and past lives of many people in the village. Though this horrible event has taken place, the book also offers warm and caring instances of support between friends. There really are some wonderful characters in the story. I didn't get a lot of sleep for a couple nights, since I couldn't put it down. An excellent book to end my 2010 reading year.