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In A Dark House (duncan Kincaid/gemma James Novels)

In A Dark House (duncan Kincaid/gemma James Novels)

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scotland Yard Detectives Duncan Kincaid And Gemma James Return In A Chilling And Suspenseful Tale Of Murder, Kidnapping, Madness, And The Frightening Ordeal Of A Helpless Child, The Latest Masterwork Of Crime Fiction From New York Times Notable Book Of The Year Author Deborah Crombie ...

An Abandoned Warehouse Burns Next Door To A Women's Shelter For Victims Of Spousal Abuse, An Apparent Case Of Arson. But It Is The Charred Corpse Within -- A Female Body Burned Beyond All Recognition -- Combined With The Political Sensitivity Of The Case, That Entangles Superintendent Duncan Kincaid In Its Twisted Skein.

at The Same Time, Kincaid's Lover And Former Partner, Gemma James, Is Coping With Twin Crises Of Her Own, One Personal And The Other Professional. Gemma Must Put Her Private Concerns Aside To Investigate The Disappearance Of A Hospital Administrator, A Beautiful, Emotionally Fragile Young Woman Who Vanished Without A Trace. Yet Neither Gemma Nor Kincaid Realizes How Closely Their Cases Are Connected -- Or How Important The Resolutions Will Be For A Young Child Who Was A Victim Of Parental Abduction.

In An Old, Dark, Rambling House, Nine-year-old Harriet Worries About Her Feuding Mum And Dad, Her Friends, Her Schoolwork. Most Of All, She Worries About The Strange Woman Who Is Her Only Companion In This Scary, Unfamiliar Place. The Events That Led Her There Happened Too Quickly And Are Too Complicated For A Child To Fully Comprehend. But Despite Her Youth And Innocence, Harriet's Awful Fears Will Not Be Silenced: That She May Never See Her Parents Again ... And That Her Own Life Is In Serious Peril.

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a Serial Arsonist Nutter Is On The Loose In London In Crombie's Assured 10th Book Starring Scotland Yard Det. Supt. Duncan Kincaid And His Lover/partner Det. Insp. Gemma James. When A Nude, Charred Female Corpse Turns Up In A Burned Warehouse, The Police Discover That The Unidentified Victim, One Of Four Possible Women, Was Murdered Beforehand. Duncan And Gemma Also Look Into The Abduction Of 10-year-old Harriet Novak, A Pawn In Her Parents' Ongoing Acrimonious Divorce. As The Investigation By Both Fire Officials And Police Evolves, It Becomes Clear That The Abduction Is Connected To The Murder. Young, Eager Firefighter Rose Kearny, Who Found The Body In The Burning Building, Works The Case On Her Own And Comes Up With A Theory That May Explain The Arsonist's Unusual Motive. Fanny Liu, Confined To A Wheelchair, Fears The Worst When Her Roommate Goes Missing, And A Nearby Home For Battered Women Apparently Connects Several Aspects Of The Case. It's A Web Of Gossamer-thin Clues That Police, Under The Patient Superintendent Kincaid, Work To Untangle As They Race Against Time To Find The Imperiled Harriet. Myriad Subplots That Have Accrued From Past Entries Slow The Action In Places, But Duncan And Gemma Are Such Interesting And Attractive Characters That Few Readers Will Mind. Agent, Nancy Yost. (oct. 12) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Author : Deborah Crombie

Publisher : Avon

Published Year : 2005

Edition : ~

Format : Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Dimensions : 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.96 (d)

ISBN : 0060525266

ISBN13 : 9780060525262

Overview :

Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James return in a chilling and suspenseful tale of murder, kidnapping, madness, and the frightening ordeal of a helpless child, the latest masterwork of crime fiction from New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Deborah Crombie ...

An abandoned warehouse burns next door to a women's shelter for victims of spousal abuse, an apparent case of arson. But it is the charred corpse within -- a female body burned beyond all recognition -- combined with the political sensitivity of the case, that entangles Superintendent Duncan Kincaid in its twisted skein.

At the same time, Kincaid's lover and former partner, Gemma James, is coping with twin crises of her own, one personal and the other professional. Gemma must put her private concerns aside to investigate the disappearance of a hospital administrator, a beautiful, emotionally fragile young woman who vanished without a trace. Yet neither Gemma nor Kincaid realizes how closely their cases are connected -- or how important the resolutions will be for a young child who was a victim of parental abduction.

In an old, dark, rambling house, nine-year-old Harriet worries about her feuding mum and dad, her friends, her schoolwork. Most of all, she worries about the strange woman who is her only companion in this scary, unfamiliar place. The events that led her there happened too quickly and are too complicated for a child to fully comprehend. But despite her youth and innocence, Harriet's awful fears will not be silenced: that she may never see her parents again ... and that her own life is in serious peril.

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