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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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Love her books! This is an excellent series. If you love British mystery/detective fiction, check it out. If possible, read them in order to follow the developing relationship between the main characters. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
This book is number eight in a series of books to feature Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid. I di normally prefer to read books in order but on this occasion it didnt seem to matter too much. There is certainly a history with the character's but the story did reveal some past.

I quite enjoyed this thriller and would look for more books with these characters. I found the crime not too complicated with a satisfactory ending with the whys and why nots. I didn't guess the killer which is always a good thing for me but could see where the story was going.

I am very pleased with this book, I didnt get bored and it was a nice easy read. ( )
  tina1969 | Dec 10, 2015 |
Brilliantly complex. Crombie weaves a complicated plot into a multigenerational cast of characters and yet still comes out making everything seem believable. The main characters, Kincaid and James, continue to be developed into fully three-dimensional beings, and the rather gimmicky habit that the author has of dropping the detectives into a picturesque bit of England doesn't distract from the story. All the clues required to solve the murder don't appear until the last few pages, so there's no real way to guess the murderer, but that's a minor detail in a terrific book. ( )
  benfulton | Apr 8, 2015 |
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 |
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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.

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553579304, Mass Market Paperback)

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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