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In a dark house, Deborah Crombie

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In a dark house
Title
In a dark house
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Crombie
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Language
eng
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Review
A serial arsonist nutter is on the loose in London in Crombie's assured 10th book starring Scotland Yard Det. Supt. Duncan Kincaid and his lover/partner Det. Insp. Gemma James. When a nude, charred female corpse turns up in a burned warehouse, the police discover that the unidentified victim, one of four possible women, was murdered beforehand. Duncan and Gemma also look into the abduction of 10-year-old Harriet Novak, a pawn in her parents' ongoing acrimonious divorce. As the investigation by both fire officials and police evolves, it becomes clear that the abduction is connected to the murder. Young, eager firefighter Rose Kearny, who found the body in the burning building, works the case on her own and comes up with a theory that may explain the arsonist's unusual motive. Fanny Liu, confined to a wheelchair, fears the worst when her roommate goes missing, and a nearby home for battered women apparently connects several aspects of the case. It's a web of gossamer-thin clues that police, under the patient Superintendent Kincaid, work to untangle as they race against time to find the imperiled Harriet. Myriad subplots that have accrued from past entries slow the action in places, but Duncan and Gemma are such interesting and attractive characters that few readers will mind. Agent, Nancy Yost. (Oct. 12) --Staff (Reviewed October 4, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 40, p74)
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DLC
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Crombie, Deborah
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mysteries
Series volume
0010
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  • Kincaid, Duncan (Fictitious character)
  • James, Gemma (Fictitious character : Crombie)
  • Police
  • Parental kidnapping
  • London (England)
  • Women's shelters
  • Policewomen
  • Arson
Label
In a dark house, Deborah Crombie
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 382 p.
Isbn
9780060525255
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004052552
Note
  • Also published as book club edition: 382 p. ;
  • Also published as book club edition: 382 p. ;
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  • (Sirsi) o56068915
  • (OCoLC)56068915
Label
In a dark house, Deborah Crombie
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 382 p.
Isbn
9780060525255
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004052552
Note
  • Also published as book club edition: 382 p. ;
  • Also published as book club edition: 382 p. ;
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56068915
  • (OCoLC)56068915

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