Newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James has never thought to question her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2014. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Up to snuff, and in a fascinating new setting, Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2010. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Why were we told Callum wasn't interested in women? Unfortunately Gemma doesn't really understand why Hazel wants to do this. [ Donald was the victim. Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2019. If you love great mysteries with a twist, you'll enjoy this ninth installment of the Kincaid/James series. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Because of the titles there is no need for a spoiler alert to the readers of the first book to know that Duncan and Gemma become an item and then a family - not as quickly as one might think. But, a girls’ only get away with her best friend, Hazel, sounds like fun. The murder mystery I found quite slow and gentle, not a raging juicy murder; more an investigation into a Highland family from the 18oos whose actions then became the cause of a murder in present day. I really enjoyed this book. And why did Gemma give a flip about the Frenchman who was described from the very beginning as looking deceitful and cold? Gemma soon discovers that, in this tight-knit … I have to admit I most enjoyed the author's sense of place which she tapped into so well considering she is an American; never having lived here. However, to the story... Gemma Jones accompanies. Gemma is somewhat surprised to learn that a neighbour, Donald, is Hazel’s former lover, and when he turns up dead, Gemma has to wonder how well she knows her good friend after all…. Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2016. But Crombie just gets better (unlike so many mystery writers who have to churn out a new book every year and burn out after a while). Please try again. I will certainly read another of her novels, in fact I have A Finer End to read so might start that later. 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. Go figure: one of my favorite English mystery writers is . The prolific and beloved author John Grisham, known for his courtroom thrillers, is back this month with a new pageturner, A Time for Mercy,... A gripping story of family rivalry, romance and sinister deeds, set in the haunting Scottish Highlands. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it very much. Plots are good and still realistic.
"Now May You Weep" features a nice change of scenery.
Now May You Weep is the ninth in a series of 13 novels Crombie has written since 1993 about the Scotland Yard duo of Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Some cooking goes on but the main theme is that Gemma's friend who once lived in the area and was almost married to the distillery owner is still attracted despite being long married. The murder mystery I found quite slow and gentle, not a raging juicy murder; more an investigation into a Highland family from the 18oos whose actions then became the cause of a murder in present day. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2015, great series by a great author, they would make great television, proper stories with a beginning, middle and end, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2015. I always enjoy Deborah Crombie's Gemma Janes/Duncan Kincaid mysteries and this one was no different, though I did feel it wasn't as good as some of her previous ones in the series. Detective Inspector Gemma James accompanies her friend Hazel Cavendish into the highlands to learn how to cook? There was a problem loading your book clubs. Read this book before. The killer, Louise, was completely unbelievable. Firstly, I can say, without fear or favour, that I thoroughly enjoyed all of the mysteries. Please choose a different delivery location. Since Gemma left Scotland Yard, she no longer has a working relationship with her lover and housemate, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid. The setting is new, and the descriptions lovely, while the main problem features a crisis faced by a familiar character whom Gemma tries to help. Good read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Twisted Series — Books 1-3: Romances About Past Lives, By the Sea — Books 1-3: Great Beach Reads (By the Sea - Boxed Sets Book 1), Twisted in Time: A Romance About Past Lives... (A Twisted Series Book 1), “Crombie has mastered the genre of Agatha Christie.” (Commonwealth Journal). In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Sigh. As a reader, the beautiful scenic depictions takes me there and late. But the lovers' reunion yields shocking - and mortal - consequences.
No Kindle device required. I began reading the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James books in the middle of the series - Water Like a Stone - and was hooked but, to be honest, I wouldn’t have read all Deborah Crombie’s 18 in the series had I started at the first which Is good but not as rounded as the later novels and I held off commenting on any until completed the marathon. Suddenly all too aware of the distance between her and Kincaid, Gemma must come to terms with what she has learned. I thought the author made him such a magnetic personality even in the smallish amount of time he spent in the book.
Now May You Weep, by Deborah Crombie, A-minus, borrowed from the National Library Service for the Blind. Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie, 9780060525248, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Be the first to ask a question about Now May You Weep. The killer, Louise, was completely unbelievable.
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. I love the intertwining stories of the whiskey distilleries and the what could have beens. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I enjoyed the nostalgia and the portrayal of Scotland as a beautiful and mythical place. I think Deborah Crombie must have been influenced by Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander. Read this book before. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. The biographical blurbs in the back of Deborah Crombie's English mystery novels insist that she was born and lives in Texas. “What he wanted was his own small universe, house and garden, a world he could control, an order he could impose.”, John Grisham's Recommended Thriller Reading List. I also could have done without the faux Scots dialect that some of the characters speak--it's stereotypical and intrusive, and doesn't really add much to the characterization. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Now Donald is convinced he can win Hazel back. This time we travel to the Scottish Highlands, past and present. Now May You Weep is the ninth in a series of 13 novels Crombie has written since 1993 about the Scotland Yard duo of Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Very favorite installment of the series so far. When Detective Inspector Gemma James is persuaded by her friend, Hazel, to take a trip to the Scottish Highlands, land of mists and fine whiskey, she jumps at the chance.
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Now I am enjoying reading these again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2014. I really like the British setting and the interplay between the characters.
It has been several years since I read this first in the series, so jumping in at 9 is a bit unusual for me. Set in Scotland.
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