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Written with compassion, clarity, wit and precision, this graceful mystery amply fulfills the promise of Crombie's debut novel, A Share in Death. "Morphine coats the mind like peach fuzz," thinks Jasmine Dent, a 50-year-old spinster born in India who is dying in London of lung cancer. Her death resembles suicide but leaves her friend and neighbor from the flat above, Scotland Yard Supt. Duncan Kincaid, uneasy. The postmortem he orders reveals an overdose of morphine, prompting him and his sergeant, hot-tempered, copper-haired Gemma James, on a thorough investigation. Suspects include 30-ish, disheveled Meg Bellamy, a timid friend with whom Jasmine had considered suicide, and the downstairs neighbor known as the Major, a veteran of the Muslim-Hindu clashes in Calcutta in 1946 and an avid gardener with whom Jasmine had often sat "like two old dogs in the sun." Others include Meg's stunningly handsome, bullying beau Roger, who urged that she help Jasmine end her life; Felicity Howarth, Jasmine's faithful home-care nurse who slaves to keep her brain-damaged son in an institution; and Jasmine's weak-willed brother Theo, owner of a village junk shop who has failed at every venture he's tried. Helped by Jasmine's journal and a visit to a mental hospital, the clues finally click into place to reveal the culprit. Meg makes a decision that promises hope for two people, while Gemma and Duncan, both unlucky in love, move closer to each other.
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This American author follows the successful debut of A Share in Death ( LJ 1/93) with another Scotland Yard procedural featuring Supt. Duncan Kincaid and Sgt. Gemma James. When the autopsy of Duncan's terminally ill neighbor indicates a drug overdose, Kincaid must determine whether the death was murder or suicide.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; 37557th edition (February 24, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060534397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060534394
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 16, 2001
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Because of this board I found Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery series by Deborah Crombie. This author is from Texas but writes like a British author. This is my second in the series and am I glad to have found it. I am adding her to my collection of P. D. James, Minette Walters, Ngaio Marsh and Elizabeth George and Dick Francis. Excellent story - you can feel the British landscape, smell the aroma of hot, brewing tea. A comfortable read. On to the next installment..
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By A Customer on May 30, 2000
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and was very impressed with the author's ability to develop her characters in such a way that the reader is almost distracted from the "mystery" and becomes involved entirely with the characters. She also is very descriptive and insightful in even the smallest details of the story. I will definitely seek out her other books.
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I've read all of Deborah Crombie's novels about Duncan Kincaid to date, and this is probably my favorite. It's the second in the series, and it's the one in which you really will get attached to Duncan and Gemma, and the one that will make you read all the rest.
Crombie is very good at weaving together elements of character, emotion, plot, and setting, and this novel is a shining example of her writing abilities. Warning: you'll find it hard to put down, so block out a big chunk of time for it!
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Jasmine Dent has terminal lung cancer, so her neighbor Duncan Kincaid is not surprised to find her dead body in her apartment one morning. But several small details make Duncan uneasy, and as a Scotland Yard Superintendent he's in the position to do something about it. With the help of Sergeant Gemma James, he launches an investigation to find out whether Jasmine's death was suicide or something more sinister.

Suspects are plentiful: a shy friend Meg who helped Jasmine prepare suicide plans, Meg's shiftless boyfriend Roger, Felicity the home-care nurse, Jasmine's unsuccessful brother Theo, her reticent downstairs neighbor Major Keith, and of course Jasmine herself. Duncan and Gemma methodically dig into the questions of motive and opportunity. As the investigation progresses, Duncan reads through Jasmine's journals in hopes of gaining insight from her past.

It was nice to watch Duncan and Gemma move from a strictly profession relationship to something more personal. However, I found it slightly bleak that not a single character in the book was in a solid relationship. I did like getting to know the victim through her journal entries. The plot is sound and the uncertainty about whether or not a murder was actually committed made for an interesting twist. Altogether, All Shall Be Well is an quietly entertaining procedural and a quick read.
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When Duncan Kincaid's neighbor, Jasmine Dent, dies in her sleep, it comes as no great surprise. She has been wasting away with a fatal illness for some time. Still, Kincaid is bothered by some of the details. Was Jasmine's death a natural one?

ALL SHALL BE WELL is the second book in Crombie's ongoing Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. It's another solid outing and builds nicely on the characters and relationships introduced in A SHARE IN DEATH. It has a dark mood, owing to an undercurrent of loneliness and isolation that pervades the plot. The mood fits seamlessly into a well-developed and engrossing tale. Like all good mysteries, it gives the reader plenty of opportunity to theorize, and keeps you turning the pages to find out whether your ideas are right or wrong. Ms. Crombie has made good progress with this book, but I'm hoping she's going to get even better. Enjoy this one and stick around for more.
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After giving A Share In Death a shot based on my Amazon recommendations (although for the life if me, I can't figure out what happened to my review!!!) I became a near instant fan of the Kinkaid/James novels. All Shall Be Well leaves me confident that A Share In Death wasn't just a happy accident that turned into a fun and entertaining whodunnit.

In All Shall Be Well, a reclusive yet friendly neighbor of Duncan's suddenly dies in her sleep one night. Jasmine had been diagnosed with cancer and her health was steadily deteriorating so while her death was expected it still seemed sudden to Duncan and those whose lives intersected with hers. Duncan, being the good copper that he is refuses to see the scene as anybody else would however. What someone would just think of a person in declining health just having their body go out on them, Duncan has to dig. Was it suicide or murder? Duncan's involvement nearly turns to obsession. Over the course of his impromptu investigation he gets to know Jasmine's caretakers, another neighbor they had in common who was equally reclusive as Jasmine as well as Jasmine herself. Kincaid realizes that he never truly knew her but she touched his life in a positive way all the same.

The Kincaid/James novels don't really rely on a lot of action, but that doesn't make them dull. They're great character driven mysteries. Don't mistake lack of action with inactivity. Much DOES happen in this book and its predecessor.

Crombie also has a great sense of place. She finely balances descriptive language talking about time and place, landmarks and scenes without being so overly descriptive that you feel it's just too much. In addition she never leaves the character exposition on the back burner.
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