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FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Deborah Crombie Uential A centerpiece of this glorious fall getaway is a posh charity luncheon catered by up and coming chef Viv Holland After 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 area’s well to do as well as national food bloggers and restaurant critics the event could make Viv a starBut 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 Viv. I love it when Deborah Crombie takes Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid his wife D I Gemma James and their family out of London into the countryside In A Bitter Feast the family along with Detective Sgt Doug Cullen are visiting Melody Talbot family’s country home Beck House Melody is Gemma’s friend and Detective Sergeant The Talbots own a powerful newspaper Melody has spent much of her professional and way too much of her personal life hiding this posh background The latter will eventually come back to bite her thanks to DougWhile they are visiting Melody’s mother Lady Adelaide plans on hosting a charity luncheon featuring an extremely talented local chef Vivian Holland The visit gets off to a tragic start when Duncan is injured in a double fatality car accident The visit really goes downhill when the police realize one of the car accident victims was actually murdered Although they have no official status Duncan and Gemma manage to involve themselves in the investigations Crombie presents delightful settings that include Beck House in the Cotswold’s with its magnificent gardens; the tiny village and a pub beginning to attract a lot of notice for its foodDuncan and Gemma’s oldest son Kit is starting to come into his own as he assists Chef Vivian at the charity luncheon and later at the pub kitchen where she puts out her renowned food There are fascinating flashbacks of Chef Vivian working in a restaurant kitchen actively on the hunt for a Michelin Star I now appreciate the complicated ballet of fine dining even Maybe some day I will come up with the extra 300 bucks just to be seated in the kitchen at The Inn at Little Washington Yeah rightThe secondary characters; of Melody’s family the people who work at the pub and other villagers are once again the result of Crombie’s artistry with words In all her books the characters are tied with the central mystery which is tied with the settings as most important for a Michelin Star Oh wait wrong awards Although I have been reading this series for close to 20 years it was still an amusing jolt for Crombie’s reminder that in GemmaDuncan world the series has only covered about six years It is a neat trick and Crombie has handled the two time lines of reality vs GemmaDuncan world uite adroitlyI searched high and low for something to be critical about in this review; the best I can come up with is I think Melody acted uncharacteristically a few timesRead the series or at least some of it so you don’t miss following this compelling couple who have figured out how to combine family new children new pets and interesting loyal friends with their careers A Bitter Feast does work as a standalone Crombie knows how to fill in the back storyThanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review

SUMMARY A Bitter Feast Duncan Kincaid Gemma James #18

FREE DOWNLOAD Ñ A Bitter Feast Duncan Kincaid Gemma James #18 ¶ Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife Detective Inspector Gemma James have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the tranuil Cotswolds one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic regions famous for its rolling hills sheep st ’s pub and perhaps with Beck House itselfDoes the truth lie in the past Or is it immediate woven into the tangled relationships and bitter resentments swirling among the staff at Beck House and at Viv’s pub Or is it even personal entwined with secrets hidden by Viv her business partner Bea Abbot and Viv’s eleven year old daughter GraceFurther 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 team’s most crucial case. Cotswolds is the setting for this 18th book in the Duncan Kincaid Gemma James series The parents of one of Gemma's co workers has graciously invited them for a visit where some special events are planned Gemma and the children get there safely via train but Duncan is involved in a serious road accident close to the house he was driving to The two people in the car that hit his do expire on the scene Sothe book does open with a bangThere are a lot of characters in this book but I would not call it a mystery I identified the killer in the bunch with ease Sometimes when that happens it irks as one wants to hit the forehead with a resounding Duh like why can't these people figure this out easily Sowhile this made me feel impatient to have so many pages to read through until they all figured it out and caused people to die andor be threatened I stayed with it But it bumped it down a star for meI did enjoy the descriptions of the architecture gardens and cooking and I suppose there were some heartwarming family scenes though I rarely warm up to those Maybe I should let go of this series but I have been reading it for years so maybe I need to see a happy family now and thenLibrary Loan

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A Bitter Feast Duncan Kincaid Gemma James #18Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife Detective Inspector Gemma James have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the tranuil Cotswolds one of Britain’s 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 EnglandDuncan Gemma and their children are guests at Beck House the country estate belonging to the family of Melody Talbot Gemma’s trusted detective sergeant No ordinary farmers the Talbots are wealthy and prominent with ties to Britain’s most powerful and infl. Another fabulous addition to one of my favorite long running series Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife Detective Inspector Gemma James recently received an invitation from DS Melody Talbot to her family’s country home for a weekend getaway with the kids So why does murder mayhem and black clouds seem to follow them everywhere Even on the grounds of these beautiful surroundings Duncan doesn’t even make it to the estate before being broadsided on a deserted country road Leaving 2 crash victims dead Possibly one who may have actually died prior to the crash itself Hmmmm Once safely back at the Talbot's family home recuperating Duncan and his wife Gemma take it upon themselves to assist the local police force in the investigation I’ve been reading this complete series for years and will say this book can truly stand on its own Just the same I believe you’ll find it even entertaining by starting at the beginning with book one A Share In Death With so much development of the characters over the years you would be missing out on so much This series is worthy of a binge readThank you to Edelweiss William Morrow and Deborah Crombie for an ARC to read and review