Mourn Not your Dead

Mourn Not your Dead

Book - 1997
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When a high-ranking police officer is brutally murdered, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are drawn into a case that not only challenges their investigative skills but forces them to examine their ethics and their relationship with each other. On an evening in mid-November, Alastair Gilbert, a Commander in the London Metropolitan Police, is found dead in the kitchen of his suburban Surrey home by his wife, Claire, and seventeen-year-old stepdaughter, Lucy. Gilbert was bludgeoned to death, and there was no sign of forced entry. Someone must have taken Gilbert by surprise - or the killer was someone he trusted. Kincaid was once Gilbert's student at the police academy, and he fears his personal antipathy toward the dead man may lessen his objectivity in the case. Even more distracting is the state of his relationship with Gemma - strained and tense ever since their intimate encounter a few days earlier. Both Duncan and Gemma must try to put their feelings for each other and their memories of Alastair Gilbert aside as they discover that Gilbert did not always play by the rules that he publicly espoused, particularly when the rules might have hindered his rise to power.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Publishing, [1997], c1996
ISBN: 9780425157787
Characteristics: 291 p


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rb3221 Nov 03, 2017

A disliked police division commander is murdered and there are lots of suspects in the village where nobody liked the deceased. Good plot development with lots of side issues such as police corruption, the modern woman, spousal abuse, single parenthood and the prickly relationship between Kincaid and James that comes to a satisfying resolution. A fun enjoyable read with a very good ending.

Aug 11, 2017

My first Crombie book. I can hardly wait to read more. So glad she has written many. Wonderful, fully developed characters I could care about, and interesting views of village life and police politics as well as a darn good mystery.

wordbaker Aug 09, 2014

another in a great series

Mar 22, 2013

My favorite of this series so far. Things are awkward between our heroes Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James after what happened in the last book. Their interactions make the series go. A good mystery with very well drawn characters, great atmosphere and just a touch of danger.

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