By Deborah Crombie
A week's vacation in a sumptuous Yorkshire time-share is simply what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid wishes. however the discovery of a physique floating within the whirlpool bathtub ends Kincaid's holiday sooner than it is all started. one among his new pals at Followdale home is useless; one other is a killer. regardless of a special loss of cooperation from the neighborhood constabulary, Kincaid's prepared experience of responsibility will not enable him to disregard the heinous crime, impelling him to ship for his enthusiastic younger assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. however the stakes are raised dramatically whilst a moment homicide happens, and Kincaid and James locate themselves in a made up our minds hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys murder a section an excessive amount of.
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His eyes were unexpectedly dark. Cassie moved quickly around her desk and disengaged Kincaid with a touch of cool fingers on his arm. “I’ll show you to your suite. ” Sebastian Wade lifted a hand to him in mock salute as Cassie led him from the room. As Kincaid followed her into the hall he admired the way the soft fabric of her dress clung to the outline of her body. A hint of some sharp, musky perfume drifted back to him, not the sort of scent he would have expected from one so elegantly groomed.
Lyle, from Hertfordshire. Right? ” “Bravo. Right so far. ” Kincaid scanned the room obediently, enjoying the test of his memory for names and descriptions. At a table near the window sat a bulky man, his thinning hair perhaps compensated for by the great ruff of soft, brown beard covering his chin. He played a game with two small children, and though their faces were intent on a board, he seemed uncomfortable in his jacket and tie. His fingers pulled at his collar and his shoulders moved restively inside the coat.
The constable seemed to have decided that Kincaid could do no more harm. After all, he had already been alone with the body for a considerable time. “Police Constable Rob Trumble, sir. I’ll have to telephone Mid-Yorks. If you wouldn’t mind—” “No. ” Kincaid waved him off and stood irresolutely by Sebastian’s body. Just what the hell had been used, he wondered. Taking his dressing gown, he slipped into the warm water. Covering his hand with a fold of fabric, he reached down into the water and carefully pushed the object up from underneath.