No Mark upon Her

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Harper Collins, Feb 7, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense—a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective—an accomplished rower—on the Thames.

When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an investigation fraught with complications. The victim, Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with many admirers—and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a high-ranking detective with the Met—a fact that raises a host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive case.

To further complicate the situation, a separate investigation, led by Detective Inspector Gemma James, Kincaid's wife, soon reveals a disturbing—and possibly related—series of crimes, widening the field of suspects. But when someone tries to kill the search-and-rescue team member who found Rebecca's body, the case becomes even more complex and dangerous, involving powerful interests with tentacles that reach deep into the heart of the Met itself.

Surrounded by enemies with friendly faces, pressured to find answers quickly while protecting the Yard at all costs, his career and reputation on the line, Kincaid must race to catch the killer before more innocent lives are lost—including his own.

 

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This novel is intriguing from page one, and more than a bit mysterious. Following the police through painstaking investigations is fascinating. Being privy to their private lives as they go about ... Read full review

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User Review  - rqdavis - LibraryThing

I held off reading this one because I wanted something to look forward to--reading a new Crombie book is like reconnecting with old friends. I was not disappointed. Another terrific book, and a ... Read full review

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Contents

Dedication
Bridge was already lit Her time was running out Bugger she whispered and pumped
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Fourteen
with the crew
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentyone
Chapter Twentythree

Chapter Nine
Chapter
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Twentyfour
Chapter Twentyfive
Prologue
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Deborah Crombie is a New York Times bestselling author and a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.