In a Dark House (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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An abandoned Southwark warehouse burns next door to a women's shelter for victims of spousal abuse. Within it lies the charred corpse of a female body burned beyond all recognition. At the same time, workers at Guy's Hospital anxiously discuss the disappearance of a hospital administrator -- a beautiful, emotionally fragile young woman who's vanished without a trace.

And in an old, dark, rambling London house, nine-year-old
Harriet's awful fears won't be silenced -- as she worries about her
feuding parents, her schoolwork . . . and the strange woman who
is her only companion in this scary, unfamiliar place.

Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid -- lovers and former partners -- have their own pressing concerns. But they must put aside private matters to investigate these disturbing cases. Yet neither Gemma nor Duncan realize how closely the cases are connected -- or how important their resolutions will be for an abducted young child who is frightened, alone . . . and in serious peril.

Praise For…

“Crombie has laid claim to the literary territory of moody psychological suspense owned by P.D. James and Barbara Vine.”
-Washington Post

“Crombie...has evolved into a masterful novelist.”
-Denver Post

“A master of the modern British writer who gets better with every book.”
-Harrisburg Patriot News

“Rich and complex.”
-London Times

“A defiinite recomendation for fans of Elizabeth george, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.”
-Library Journal

“Crombie keeps this series on its toes with her smooth procedural techniques and engagingly eccentric characters.”
-New York Times Book Review

“An uncanny affinity for the English detective genre...Her characters are three-dimensional and are drawn with compassion and sensitivity.”
-Dallas Morning News

Crombie’s steady hand drives teh story--and the likable Kincaid and james--safely home again.
-Texas Monthly

“...interesting and attractive characters...”
-Publishers Weekly

“As always, Ms. Crombie peoples her novel with well-drawn, interesting characters.
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

In this dark house, the author’s light shines brightly.
-Richmond Times-Dispatch on In a Dark House

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060525262
ISBN-10: 0060525266
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: December 27th, 2005
Pages: 365
Language: English
Series: Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels (Paperback)