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And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie

And Justice There is None (2002)

by Deborah Crombie

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Series: Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James (8)

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A very good mystery with excellent characters. Crombie combines the plot with the personal lives of the characters very neatly. I enjoyed the snippets of information about Portobello Road that precede each chapter. The setting of London in the sixties is very effective, providing some social history of the area. ( )
1 vote VivienneR | Dec 8, 2014 |
This one got a tad bit complicated, but Crombie still manages to keep the reader enthralled enough to go along for the ride as Duncan and Jemma untangle a rather bizarre identity chaine to solve a series of dis/connected murders, while at the same time they are trying to blend their two families together in a new abode,and Jemma is trying to settle into her new job independent of Kinkaid.

Another solid entry in this series. Can't wait for the next one. ( )
  tututhefirst | Sep 1, 2014 |
Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid both detectives in London, one in local police department, the other in the Scotland Yard come together to investigate two murders with similar manner of death.
This volume does a better job weaving the interpersonal lives of Gemma and Duncan with the current police procedural mystery. I do like that she gave enough clues that if you wanted to try to solve the mystery you could. Also, Crombie does a masterful job of weaving the past with the present to construct the mystery. Little spoiler: Gemma, Duncan, Kit and Toby move in together, and bad stuff happens at the end. ( )
  FMRox | Aug 6, 2014 |
Definitely the best of the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series thus far. The intertwining story of lives over a period of generations ending in how choices we make can so affect the lives of others and that sometimes justice is is absent but life goes on

The first book in a long time that I could not put down and read way beyond my bedtime ( )
  ScottKalas | Jun 10, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
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Fathers by their children are undone;
The brother would the brother cheat;
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Might is right, and justice there is none.

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The life of Scotland Yard's Gemma James is changing in major ways--she's just been promoted to Inspector, she's pregnant, and she and her young son are about to move into spacious new digs with her lover, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid. Then the beautiful young wife of a Portobello Road antiques dealer is murdered in the driveway of her Notting Hill home and the case lands in Gemma's disappearing lap. Dawn Arrowood, as Gemma soon discovers, was pregnant when she died, most likely by Alex Dunn, a porcelain dealer in Portobello Market whose disappearance after the murder makes him a prime suspect. But Gemma rules him out as the killer, focusing her investigation on Karl Arrowood, the dead woman's husband. When Karl is murdered, she's stymied, but then Kincaid's investigation into what may be a serial killer turns up a bizarre connection to Gemma's case and a link to Karl Arrowood's sideline as a drug smuggler. As usual, Crombie handles a complicated plot with style, providing enough twists and turns to hold the reader's attention while driving the narrative to a stunning conclusion. --Jane Adams

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Settling into their new home in London's bohemian Notting Hill, Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James find their idyllic world taking a sinister turn when an antique dealer's wife is found murdered outside her luxury mansion.

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