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Saturday, April 13, 2013

No Mark Upon Her - Deborah Crombie

Release Date - February 2013 (Reprint)

Deborah Crombie
William Morrow

Book Review by Bob Walch

Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid is called upon to head the investigation of the death of a high ranking detective with the Met. Rebecca Meredith was not only a member of the police force but also a highly thought of Olympic rower who was on the comeback trail. 
When Meredith goes missing during a practice outing, a K9 search and rescue team is called in and finds the woman’s body in the Thames. With foul play suspected, Kincaid gets the nod to handle the delicate case.

At the same time, his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, is on another case that soon overlaps her husband’s investigation and widens what is already an extensive list of suspects.

An attempt on the life of the search and rescue team member who found Meredith’s corpse complicates matters even more and makes this one of Kincaid’s more puzzling cases. The addition of two police dogs to this story is not only a nice touch canine fanciers will applaud, but Crombie also ties the two animals nicely into the development of the plot and the book’s final scenes.

This series has received a lot of interest and the number of Deborah Crombie’s fans has steadily increased because of it. If you haven’t yet met this Scotland Yard pair, isn’t it about time you did?

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