Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #9)

Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #9)

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Newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James has never thought to question her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. So it is quite a shock when Gemma learns that their holiday retreat to a hotel in the Scottish Highlands is, in fact, Hazel's homecoming — and that fellow guest Donald Brodie was once Hazel's lover, despite a vicious, long-standing feud between their rival, fine whiskey distilling families. And the fires of a fierce and passionate affair may not have burned out completely — on Brodie's part at least, since he's prepared to destroy Hazel's marriage to win back his "Juliet." But when a sudden, brutal murder unleashes a slew of sinister secrets and long-seething hatreds, putting Hazel's life in peril, Gemma knows she will need help unraveling this very bloody knot — and calls for the one man she trusts more than any other, Duncan Kincaid, to join her far from home ... and in harm's way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792734055
Publisher: Sound Library
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Series: Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series , #9
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.56(d)

About the Author

Deborah Crombie is a New York Times bestselling author and a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.

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Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #9) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've liked the Kincaid/Gemma series so far but this book does not have the strengths of the others. The setting, Scotland, overwhelms both plot and characters. Crombie sprinkles a 'wee' into every line of dialogue and it's all whiskey and tartans. Can Scotland really be that trite? As in the others in this series, Crombie weaves in flashbacks of another story that ends up tying into the central plot. Except this time, she's less successful at tying the ends together. The murderer is not nearly as developed as usual - in fact the murderer seemed almost chosen at random. But I was disturbed most by the story line of Kincaid and his son. Luckily they don't have to actually parent their kids because there's always someone who is the perfect nanny/friend doing the heavy lifting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weaker than the others I have read, and a non native really shouldn't try writing a Scottish accent - truly awful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read with good characters and plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Deborah Crombie!
jsharpmd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the early Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid books with their 2 sons Toby 4 and Kit 12. Gemma travels to Scotland with her friend Hazel. They are supposedly going for a "cookery" weekend. Most of story highlights Gemma and Hazel. Hazel's friend Donald from an earlier life is murdered. Duncan shows up near the end to provide more support than detecting. Enjoyed the story.
tututhefirst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A well plotted mystery featuring Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid. Gemma goes off on a 'cooking holiday' with her friend Hazel, who, unbeknownst to Gemma is secretly working up toward an assignation with an old lover. When lover-boy is murdered, Gemma discovers the body and then must bite her tongue and sit back while local police handle the case. The characters in this delightful story are richly done. There are motivations and opportunities aplenty so the reader is presented with several possibilities for who dunit...
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Of all the books I've read in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series, this is my favorite so far. This particular entry in the series leans more toward the cozy genre. Gemma has accepted an invitation from friend and former neighbor Helen Cavendish to participate in a weekend cookery course in the Scottish Highlands. After their arrival, Gemma is surprised to learn that Helen has past ties to the area, to their hosts, and to some of the fellow guests. When one of the weekend guests is murdered, Gemma finds out what it is like to be the investigated rather than the investigator. Helen seemingly has a motive for the murder and was unaccounted for at the time of the murder. Out of loyalty to her friend, Gemma tries to be helpful to the local authorities without interfering with the investigation. While Duncan provides moral support and some assistance, the book primarily features Gemma.The author weaves a second story throughout the book, a historical account that ties into the main plot. I've read other books that use this technique and I usually find it irritating. Typically I'm more interested in one of the stories, and I resent the interruption in the narrative that I'm most interested in. This time, I was equally interested in both stories, and I liked the way that the author brought both the historical and present narratives to a climax at the same moment.
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Billyt1 More than 1 year ago
Weaker than usual. Totally a Gemma book with Duncan almost an afterthought. Therein lies the weakness. Gemma is a complex and exasperating character. She says or thinks the rights things but then her actions usually are contrary to what she said or thinks. She thinks about the kids and Duncan but calls once with no follow-up and is never there for them. This is not her case and she knew the victim all of two days. She should have returned home particularly considering the issues with Kit and her purported missing both boys but she doesn't. She isn't even here to pick up Kit. Gemma is totally unprofessional in the investigation when it appears Hazel is a suspect. Then she believes Tim is the murderer and she totally willing to give him up. She shows no empathy when Tim is arrested and she counsels Hazel not to return to London to support him. Hazel is the bad guy here. Gemma can be very unlikeable.
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Great addition.loved it. This book is a great blend of past &present. Along with murder past &present
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Crombie is a master at developing mysteries with twists, turns and surprises. Kincaid and Gemma have evolved into flesh and blood for me. Great writer! Enthralling read!
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