And Justice There Is None

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What to expect

Gemma James is adjusting to professional and personal changes—and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. But her new responsibilities are put to the test when she is placed in charge of a particularly brutal homicide: The lovely young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on fashionable Notting Hill.

The main focus of Gemma’s investigation is Karl Arrowood, who had the most powerful motive for killing his unfaithful wife. But this case sets off warning bells for Duncan: It’s far too similar to a recent unsolved murder in which an another person was killed in precisely the same way.

And when the escalating violence claims yet another victim, he and Gemma find themselves at increasing odds with each other—as two separate investigations become linked in the most startling of ways. Their hunt for a killer will traverse the teeming stalls of the city’s antiques markets to a decades-in-the-making vendetta of history and hatred that has been honed to a flawless, deadly point. To solve this case, Gemma and Duncan must walk a merciless razor’s edge through a place where true justice will be a long time coming.

Critics Review

  • “Crombie is adept at layering character with police work and keeping the ongoing plot up to date.”

    Toronto Globe and Mail
  • “As usual, Crombie handles a complicated plot with style, providing enough twists and turns to hold the reader’s attention while driving the narrative to a stunning conclusion.”, editorial review
  • “A clever police procedural as well as an exciting relationship drama.”

    Midwest Book Review
  • “A supremely satisfying…Essential for mystery lovers.”

    Library Journal
  • “Fearful of igniting a new Jack the Ripper-style panic, Duncan and Gemma soon find themselves at odds when their investigations become linked in startling, unexpected ways, culminating in an exciting denouement with serious undercurrents. Crombie keeps the action moving throughout.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “As much a splendid depiction of London’s Notting Hill Road district as it is a harrowing murder mystery. Crombie weaves the café and pub owners and the stall keepers in Notting Hill Market into the story, giving it a feeling of groundedness that many contemporary mysteries lack.”


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