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A Bitter Feast
A Bitter Feast | Deborah Crombie
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"Crombies Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James characters are rich, emotionally textured, fully human. They are the remarkable creations of a remarkable writer."Louise Penny New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie returns with a mesmerizing entry in her excellent (Miami Herald) series, in which Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are pulled into a dangerous web of secrets, lies, and murder buried beneath the surface of a picturesque Cotswolds village. Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the tranquil Cotswolds, one of Britains most beautiful and historic regions, famous for its rolling hills, sheep-strewn green meadows, golden cottages, and timeless villages that retain the spirit of old England. Duncan, Gemma, and their children are guests at Beck House, the country estate belonging to the family of Melody Talbot, Gemmas trusted detective sergeant. No ordinary farmers, the Talbots are wealthy and prominent with ties to Britains most powerful and influential. A centerpiece of this glorious fall getaway is a posh charity luncheon catered by up-and-coming chef Viv Holland. After more than a decade in London, Viv has returned to her native Glouscestershire, making a name for herself with her innovative, mouthwatering use of the local bounty. Attended by several dozen of the areas well-to-do, as well as national food bloggers and restaurant critics, the event could make Viv a star. But a tragic car accident followed by a series of mysterious deaths could ruin her ascent. Each piece of information that surfaces makes it clear that the killer had a connection with Vivs puband perhaps with Beck House itself. Does the truth lie in the past? Or is it more immediate, woven into the tangled relationships and bitter resentments swirling among the staff at Beck House and at Vivs pub? Or is it even more personal, entwined with secrets hidden by Viv, her business partner Bea Abbot, and Vivs eleven-year-old daughter Grace? Further revelations rock the Talbots estate and pull Duncan and Gemma and their colleagues into the investigation. With so much at stake both personally and professionally, especially for Melody Talbot, finding the killer becomes one of the teams most crucial cases.
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JulieAnn
A Bitter Feast | Deborah Crombie
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Love this new addition to this series! It seemed almost faster paced than her London stories even though it takes place in a country village. I read it in a day. Now to wait for the next one!

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1. This book is set in Lower Slaughter, which is my favorite Cotswold village!
2. Way cooler than usual!! Only 98, and cloudy.
3. Village Inn. And he “forgot” his wallet. 🙄🙄 (oh college)
4. Kids! 2 girls - ages 9 and almost 6.
5. Here I come! ❤️❤️ #friyayintro

Prairiegirl_reading Whoa! That‘s a bad date! 1mo
Susanita My coworker had a “date” at McDonald‘s and he “forgot” his wallet. But since he‘d also made her drive, she said she had to get her wallet from the car, and she left his ass there. 1mo
Airykah13 @Susanita haaa, excellent! 1mo
howjessreads @Susanita 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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I am having SUCH A NERDY GEEK OUT over here! 😱😍❤️ I love Lower Slaughter! And I love Deborah Crombie! And my worlds are colliding. 😂🤣

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*squeal of joy* BEST #bookmail in ages! Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James are my favorite detectives anyway, and I‘ve been extra-eagerly anticipating this one since following Deborah Crombie‘s Cotswold adventures on IG a few months ago!
The Cotswolds are my favorite part of England — so I had to pull out a few scrapbook pages from my summer in Gloucestershire when I was 18. Crazy it was literally half my lifetime ago, because it seems so vivid still!

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Edelweiss ARC of the 18th in Crombie‘s Kincaid and James series. Duncan and Gemma and family have been invited to spend the weekend at the Talbot‘s country residence. Driving separately, Duncan‘s car is hit by another car, in which both driver and passenger are killed. Turns out that the passenger may have been dead before the accident. I highly recommend this series. It was an effortless and enjoyable read with a surprise ending. 4.5/5.0⭐️ #2019

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