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воскресенье, 27 мая 2012 г.

Another detective story ...

"Water Like A Stone" by Deborah Crombie
When Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid takes Gemma, Kit, and Toby for a holiday visit to his family in Cheshire, Gemma is soon entranced with Nantwich's pretty buildings and the historic winding canal, and young Kit is instantly smitten with his cousin Lally. But their visit is marred by family tensions exacerbated by the unraveling of Duncan's sister Juliet's marriage. And tensions are brought to the breaking point on Christmas Eve with Juliet's discovery of a mummified infant's body interred in the wall of an old dairy barn— a tragedy hauntingly echoed by the recent drowning of Peter Llewellyn, a schoolmate of Lally's.
Meanwhile, on her narrowboat, former social worker Annie Lebow is living a life of self-imposed isolation and preparing for a lonely Christmas, made more troubling by her meeting earlier in the day with the Wains, a traditional boating family whose case precipitated Annie's leaving her job.
As the police make their inquiries into the infant's death, Kincaid discovers that life in the lovely market town of his childhood is far from idyllic and that the dreaming reaches of the Shropshire Union Canal hold dark and deadly secrets . . . secrets that may threaten everything and everyone he holds most dear.

воскресенье, 6 мая 2012 г.

I like to read detective story

Jusat finished - "Berried Alive " by Kate Kingsbury
In WWII England, the quiet village of Sitting Marsh is faced with food rations and fear for loved ones. Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House and respected guardian of the village, knows she shouldn't be entertaining impure thoughts about Major Earl Monroe - especially with resentment against the Yanks building. But she can't help it - until she finds herself distracted by the mysterious deaths of four American servicemen. Now Elizabeth must root out who's behind the murders - and why - before another soldier succumbs to the killer's dark poison.