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All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie

All Shall Be Well (1994)

by Deborah Crombie

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Reading the books out of order has made this one suffer in comparison, but it is still well done and makes me want to continue the series. ( )
  Electablue | Apr 20, 2016 |
At the start of the book we are introduced to Jasmine Dent, a fifty year old Englishwoman born in India who is dying of lung cancer. She lives in the apartment directly under Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid's flat. He knows she has been ill and stops by to see her nearly every day. One evening when he checks on her, he finds her dead. Her death resembles suicide but Duncan feels uneasy and orders a postmortem. The autopsy reveals an overdose of morphine, prompting him and his sergeant, Gemma James, to initiate a more thorough investigation.

There are plenty of suspects. Jasmine's co-worker and shy friend Meg who helped Jasmine prepare suicide plans, Meg's good-for-nothing boyfriend Roger, the home care nurse, Felicity, Jasmine's brother Theo, and Jasmine herself, who had been hoarding her morphine. Duncan and Gemma carefully begin to dig into the questions of motive and opportunity.

Duncan finds Jasmine's collection of journals and starts to read them, first for clues and then to know more about her. Kincaid's feelings for Jasmine add depth to the story. Although Jasmine was much older than Duncan he was attracted by her intelligence and wit and feels he owes it to her memory to find out for certain what really happened.

“All Shall Be Well” had excellent writing, wonderful characters and good mystery. The characters of Duncan and Gemma are well drawn, believable and likable. I will definitely read more of the series. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
Crombie's characters are especially natural, the police officers are just like anyone else, fallible, vulnerable and caring. Crombie can spin a good yarn, I really enjoyed this one. ( )
  VivienneR | Dec 9, 2014 |
Scotland Yard mystery written by a Texan, but I enjoyed it. ( )
  MikeRhode | Feb 21, 2014 |
That was a nice fast-paced reading. What I liked most was that the detectives weren't showing off like the most efficient or brutals cop. On the contrary both have a sensitive way to approach the target and dealing with the suspects. With the help of Jasmine's diaries and the talks to all the protagonists Duncan was able to see the solution. Duncan and his partner Gemma are starting to get know each other much better and Gemma could confide in Duncan with her privat matters. ( )
  Ameise1 | Apr 26, 2013 |
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It is sooth that sin is cause of all this pain,
But all shall be well and all shall be well and
all manner of things shall be well.
Juliana of Norwich, 15th century
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Jasmine Dent let her head fall back against the pillows and closed her eyes.
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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 doomed? As Kincaid and his capable and appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman's strange history, a troubling puzzle begins to take shape -- a bizarre amalgam of good and evil, of charity and crime . . . and of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts.

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Supt. Kincaid of Scotland Yard investigates the death of a lady living in his building. Ill with cancer, she asked friends to help her commit suicide, but Kincaid suspects the morphine that killed her was administered by someone intent on murder, not euthanasia.… (more)

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