To Dwell in Darkness

To Dwell in Darkness In the tradition of Elizabeth George Louise Penny and P D James New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue betrayal and lies that will plunge married L

  • Title: To Dwell in Darkness
  • Author: Deborah Crombie
  • ISBN: 9780062271600
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P D James, New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, betrayal, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder.Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from ScIn the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P D James, New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, betrayal, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder.Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing at historic St Pancras Station By fortunate coincidence, Melody Talbot, Gemma s trusted colleague, witnesses the explosion The victim was taking part in an organized protest, yet the other group members swear the young man only meant to set off a smoke bomb As Kincaid begins to gather the facts, he finds every piece of the puzzle yields an unexpected pattern, including the disappearance of a mysterious bystander.The bombing isn t the only mystery troubling Kincaid He s still questioning the reasons behind his transfer, and when his former boss who s been avoiding him is attacked, those suspicions deepen With the help of his former sergeant, Doug Cullen, Melody Talbot, and Gemma, Kincaid begins to untangle the truth But what he discovers will leave him questioning his belief in the job that has shaped his life and his values and remind him just how vulnerable his precious family is.

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  • Deborah Crombie

    Deborah Crombie is the author of 15 novels featuring Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James The 16th Kincaid James novel, To Dwell in Darkness, will be released by William Morrow in September, 2014.Crombie lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, two German Shepherd Dogs, and two cats She travels to Britain frequently to research her books.

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  • This is number sixteen in the series featuring Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife DI Gemma James. Often this far into a series, the characters start to wear thin with little new or different to offer. Not so with this series. The author Deborah Crombie has kept this series fresh and alive. No fillers here! I feel Ms. Crombie just gets better with each new book she releases. A protest in the London train station turns deadly. Perhaps just a publicity stunt gone wrong. Or, far wo [...]


  • We end with many of the same questions with which we begin To Dwell in Darkness, Deborah Crombie’s latest entry in the Gemma James-Duncan Kincaid mystery series. After the political machinations of a previous novel, Detective Chief Inspector Duncan Kincaid returns from paternity leave to find himself transferred out of Scotland Yard without any explanation. In his new assignment, he investigates the death of a protestor in a grenade explosion at historic St. Pancras train station. So who was t [...]


  • Another excellent entry into the Kincaid/James series. While previous books have sometimes felt as though the mystery needing to be solved takes turns between our two detectives, the beautiful way the two separate police procedural storylines weave amongst each other in this is so welcome and most satisfying. On top of having not one, but two interesting mysteries to puzzle out, the way in which Crombie gives the perfect amount of face time to all of the beloved characters -- new and old -- in t [...]


  • Excellent continuation of the Kincaid/James series. An arc was provided to me in exchange for an honest appraisal. This was published at the Criminal Element website. Quite long--FYI.To Dwell in Darkness is a powerful story that forcefully lands the reader in a confused, smoke-filled, public arena of terror. No back story is needed to comprehend the insanity of a bomb going off at a public concert at St. Pancras International, a renovated railroad station. But like the best stories of J.D. Robb, [...]


  • I have read all 15 of the Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Inspector Gemma James mystery novels and have enjoyed them all. Fifteen novels have created an extensive back story and if you haven't read at least some of them it might be an idea to start this series with an earlier volume, preferably right at the beginning. There is a large cast of characters in both their personal and professional lives and although a number of new characters appear in this book many of the regulars are still here [...]


  • Loved this! I've never read anything by Crombie before and am excited to start this series in the beginning!


  • Deborah Crombie has found a solution to "what happens to a series after a dangling romance has been consummated"? This book contains a host of interesting characters to be explored in future books, and a couple of unresolved mysteries to be dealt with in the future as well. The plot contains some twists that keep a reader involved enough to read this in one sitting. But the reader will have figured out whodunnit? just early enough to enhance the suspense. Read this book. Read the whole series!


  • Clearly I'm biased, since I'm such a huge Duncan/Gemma fan -- but I loved the latest entry in this series! A solid mystery with a shocking cliffhanger at the end Can't wait to see where things go next.


  • I love this mystery series set in London about Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, his wife Detective Inspector Gemma James, their kids and their friends.This was one of the best ever in the series.It has an old fashioned yet modern flavor. I blazed through it in less than 24 hours! Highly recommended.


  • To Dwell In DarknessByDeborah CrombieMy " in a nutshell" summaryMarried detectives Gemma and Duncan are each enmeshed in two terrible crimes in their different districts. Duncan has been transferredGemma promoted. Their family life remains busy and interesting. And then there were kittens.My thoughts after reading this bookI love this series. This is book number 16 and I have read and loved them all. Duncan's relationship with Gemma is always interesting. Duncan is working on a bombing incident [...]


  • There is just something so incredibly comforting about slipping into a return visit to a much beloved series. All the kinks have been worked out, relationships established, just the right mixture of personal information and a new case to be solved. Wonderful characters in Crombie's books, families brought together in unusual and often poignant ways and yet it all works so well, so smoothly. Comforting, but never boring.Love the history she includes in her stories, in this one it is St. Pancras, [...]


  • I am a longtime fan of Deborah Crombie's fine series featuring married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, and am always happy to see a new title. Crombie wastes no time pulling the reader into the heart of the action with To Dwell in Darkness with a sudden explosion at the very public central London St. Pancras International rail terminus. As the investigation team begins its work, their interest is drawn to the activities of a group of local activists apparently intent on preserv [...]


  • Deborah Crombie's books always remind me why police procedurals are my favorite sub-genre of mysteries. To Dwell in Darkness, her latest superb novel, unites the agony of discovery, the repetitive nature of police work, the excellent instincts of hardworking officers, and the family life and friendships that tie this series together. It's a riveting entry in the long-running series featuring Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James.Kincaid has never really told [...]


  • The writing is as usual exquisite. The story is interesting and moving. It was good to visit with Duncan and Gemma and see how their family is getting along. I've become invested in Kit, Toby and Charlotte, as well as, Duncan and Gemma's friends so it was good to catch up with them. Ms. Crombie does a wonderful job of weaving in history to the current story. It was a satisfying read which left us with a cliffhanger. I am hopeful that the next book resolves this ongoing story line. And, I hope we [...]


  • On the one hand, this is perhaps the best-plotted mystery of the series. ***SPOILER***On the other, I really dislike it when mystery series start relying on grand conspiracy theories, so I was disappointed to see Crombie fall back on that tired old trope.


  • Long-time fans of Deborah Crombie's wonderful series might find To Dwell in Darkness a bit of a mixed blessing. In the "good" column is no longer having to wait for the next book and to be rejoined with the best married police officers in all of crime fiction. In the "not-so-good" column is a lack of the richness and depth of story that fans have come to expect.Most of the rushed quality to this book is due to its time frame. This is the most thriller-like of all Crombie's books, with the action [...]


  • Like prior novels in the series, this one includes a murder mystery for both Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. James’ murder gets short shrift in this book, to the point that the solving of it is almost a throw away at the end. She is more involved with the family and the change affecting the family with the adoption of the little girl who was involved and orphaned in the last book.Kincaid is dealing with his transfer (almost a demotion) from Scotland Yard to the SID (special investigative depar [...]


  • Positively delectable! I have become a great fan of Deborah Crombie's Kincaid and James series, and this one does not disappoint, although it is not one of her best. The historical focus point in "To Dwell in Darkness" is the beautiful gothic St Pancras railway station, recently renovated to house the international Eurostar trains. I was keeping this last one in the series for a moment when I could devote all my time to it, and I gobbled it up greedily, like a delicious cream cake. It is a great [...]


  • This series of police procedurals features the married New Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. This time, detective superintendent Duncan has been transferred away from Scotland Yard and to the borough of Camden. It seems clear that he is being punished, but it is not clear by whom or for what. His old boss seems to have disappeared as well. For one of his first cases at his new station, he must investigate a deadly bombing at St. Pancras Station. As luck would have it, Gemm [...]


  • I love this series. This had me up late last night finishing it. Well, I would have been up late anyway. At least I had a good excuse this time.Reading another Gemma and Duncan story is like meeting an old friend. I stalled on reading it in the hopes that a new one would be about to come out by the time I finished it. But from Facebook I understand a few things have been going on in Ms. Crombie's life - cataracts, a new grandchild - the kind of things that could distract one from writing.Terrori [...]


  • A solid mystery with plenty of twists to keep the reader guessing.The crime is witnessed by a police officer and caught partially on videotape, but initially nobody is quite sure what has happened or who thevictim is.In true police procedural style, methodically following each small cluefrom insight to insight, the case opens up to encompass a much larger andsurprising conspiracy. It also demonstrates the simple choices of regularpeople can lead to complex results.The B plot involves the protago [...]



  • There isn't a single book in this series that isn't 5 star. Ms. Crombie writes readable and interesting mysteries. Her characters are intriguing. One of the things I love about this series is that it doesn't stray from the mysteries and investigators into romance and drama. I do like cozies, but very much also appreciate writers who keep the interaction between protagonists real.If you haven't read Ms. Crombie's series, I highly recommend it.


  • Anyone planning a trip to London should forget about Frommer's, Fodor's, Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, or Rick Steves. Deborah Crombie now has 16 novels taking place in and around different areas of London (well one in Scotland) that give detailed information about those areas, their history and their present-day configurations, that will make the reader feel at home in those areas. And, hey, there are brilliantly plotted stories that accompany these tours. Deborah's latest Duncan Kincaid and Ge [...]


  • It didn't take long to get addicted to Deborah Crombie. I had her confused with another writer and had dismissed her as just another romance writer. Although she is a Texas native and lives there, she has lived in Scotland and England, and it shows. She writes like a good British writer which is a compliment. For me it's all about clean prose, a strong sense of place and a knowledge of your area and subject. She has all of this and more. The characters Duncan and Gemma Kincaid are appealing in t [...]


  • DS Melody Talbot was all set to enjoy her boyfriend's performance. Andy and Poppy were to kick off the musical festivities at London's historic St. Pancras Station. Unfortunately the press and the crowd were a draw for more than just music fans: a protest group planned to use the opportunity to get attention for their cause with an explosive finale of their own. But what was supposed to be a smoke bomb turned out to be a white phosphorous grenade that left one man dead and many others terribly i [...]


  • Oh my Deborah Crombie! This book you've written is something else! I love this series, and I absolutely love Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James (Kincaid) and I always love the mysteries they are trying to solve. I was thrilled to hear from Deborah herself that the BBC is thinking about making a television series based on her books. I hope that they do - the main reason being that it will expose more people to Duncan and Gemma, both in their personal as well as in their professional lives. For those [...]


  • At the end of Chapter One, I hugged myself and said Here we go - We're off and running! And then I realized, this is exactly what it's like reading all the Deborah Crombies. By the end of chapter one, she has introduced a cast of many and situations that need resolving and - you're not just hooked, you're invested in the people, in the detectives and in the process of finding out whodunit. This was my second reading (I reread all the Crombie books) and as usual, it was as compelling as the first [...]


  • It seems to take ages for these new installments to materialize. Perhaps it is because the anticipation is keen and Crombie never disappoints. I think this is one of her best -- the main story is complex and interesting with other sub plots in the background. (view spoiler)[ I wasn't particularly pleased the the ending left me hanging and wondering just what was coming next (hide spoiler)] One of the delights was that I soon realized that the action was taking place in the very area of Bloomsbur [...]


  • This is the second time I've read To Dwell in Darkness. I wanted to make sure I remembered enough to be able to enjoy Deborah Crombie's latest book, Garden of Lamentations. Well, I gave it 4 stars the first time over and decided that it deserved 5 stars, the second time over. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed every minute of it. I recently went to London and happened to pay a visit to the Hardy's tree, at Old Saint Pancras Cemetery, which Crombie mentions in this book. She also mentions a [...]


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