No Mark upon Her
New York Times Notable author Deborah Crombie is regularly named among the greats of British-set crime fiction (P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George et al) for her riveting police procedurals featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, Scotland Yard partners as well as devoted life-mates.
A brilliantly conceived and executed, deeply atmospheric mystery, No Mark Upon Her embroils Kincaid and James in the case of the puzzling drowning of a rower, a Met detective, on the Thames. A finely-hued and twisting tale of psychological suspense—a story rich in deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals—No Mark Upon Her is everything Crombie’s fans have come to expect from this exceptional writer…and more.
Macavity Award winner Crombie examines the corrupting nature of power in her riveting 14th novel featuring Scotland Yard Supt. Duncan Kincaid and Det. Insp. Gemma James (after 2009's Necessary as Blood). When Rebecca Meredith, a detective chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police and an Olympic rowing hopeful, drowns under suspicious circumstances during an evening training session on the Thames in historic Henley, the newly married Kincaid and James investigate what turns into a homicide case. Suspects include Meredith's overly friendly ex-husband, a K9 search and rescue volunteer who was in love with her, her old rowing coach, and even a police officer. Meredith had accused Deputy Asst. Commissioner Angus Craig of rape, and hers was not the only accusation. Crombie gives an insightful look into British police procedures as well as a vivid view of the vagaries of London neighborhoods. Kincaid and James's chaotic, happy home sharply contrasts with the often messy police business.
Good read. A few too many narrators so we don't get to deep in the characters.
Lots of fluff
With a slow ending. Written in a feminine viewpoint - might appeal more to those of the female persuasion.
No Mark Apon Her
This is the first time I have written a review on a book that I have read on an I pad by Deborah Crombie. I have read all of her books and find them all excellent . I love the twists within twists and the atmosphere she can create. I hate coming to the end because I know I have to wait a long time before the next one comes out. I was disappointed that on the electronic version it did not have the maps. I guess I will have to buy a hard copy to see where I have read. I would like her to base another book in Scotland. Thanks