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 really is all started. one in all his new friends at Followdale home is lifeless; one other is a killer. regardless of a different loss of cooperation from the neighborhood constabulary, Kincaid's willing 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 decided hunt for a fiendish felon who enjoys murder a section an excessive amount of.
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The pool is one of our star attractions. ” Kincaid grinned. ” “In the meantime, I’ll let you get settled in. If you want to lay in some supplies, it’s only a few steps down the road to the village shop. ” “I’m afraid I haven’t any experience with timesharing. ” “Not really. New people buy in all the time. Owners trade weeks, or use their time somewhere else, so you never really know who’s going to turn up. ” “Good. I won’t be the only novice, then. ” Cassie leaned back against the balcony rail and folded her arms, patient with his tourist’s curiosity.
The heavy oak-paneled front door was off the latch. It swung open at Kincaid’s touch, and he found himself in a typical country-house entry, complete with Wellingtons and umbrella stand. In the hall beyond, a Chinese bowl of bronze chrysanthemums on a side table clashed with the patterned crimson carpeting. The still air smelled of furniture polish. A woman’s voice could be heard clearly through the partly open door on his left, the words bitten off with furious precision. “Listen, you little leech.
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. ” Sebastian hadn’t heard him. His attention was focused on a girl, standing alone against the wall.