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And Justice There is None (2002)

by Deborah Crombie

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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 |
In this installment of the popular series featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, Duncan is now working as a Supt. for Scotland Yard while Gemma has been promoted to Inspector for the beat covering Notting Hill. It's also the beginning of some changes for their relationship as they prepare to move in together with their children and animals as well. The murder of a wealthy antique-dealing resident of Notting Hill, who lives near Duncan and Gemma's new place is murdered. The case is Gemma's. There is a lot of pressure. Duncan sees a similarity between it and an unsolved crime and asks to also be assigned to the case to explore the older investigation. Crombie proves once again that she is a step above most writers. There are many layers to the story. The plotting is nearly perfect. The current mystery is combined with an older story which is relevant. I enjoyed the chapter introductions which were short paragraphs from a couple of histories of the area in which the mystery is set. ( )
2 vote thornton37814 | Feb 14, 2012 |
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The sun no longer shows
His face; and treason sows
His secret seeds that no man can detect;
Fathers by their children are undone;
The brother would the brother cheat;
And the cowled monk is a deceit...
Might is right, and justice there is none.

Walther von der Vogelweide
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He ran, as so many others ran, the black anorak protecting him from the mist, the reflective patches on his trainers gleaming as he passed under the street lamps.
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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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