A Finer End

A Finer End

Large Print - 2001
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Scotland Yard Detective Duncan Kincaid's cousin, Jack Montfort, calls from Glastonbury for help on an unusual matter. Revered as the site of an ancient abbey, Glastonbury is also the source of a strong druid power. When Jack comes across an ancient writing revealing something terrible happened long ago--something that can affect the present--Duncan and Sergeant Gemma James search for the truth. (June) Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780786235810
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY (LARGE PRINT)
Characteristics: 499 p. (large print) : map ; 22 cm


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rb3221 Nov 08, 2017

Gemma and Kincaid didn't show up until the middle of the novel and so for me it was rather slow moving and a bit disappointing with the plot revolving around the mystical events and the automatic writing. As well the 12 main characters who are all inter-connected made the plot hard to follow at times. There were indeed lots of suspects, good plot twists but a slightly contrived ending. I did enjoy the character development of Gemma.

Jul 17, 2015

I really got into this book. it kept me on the edge I thought I had it figured out but the author was ahead of me. I like it that gemma and kincaid have normal lives and problems

Apr 12, 2013

Another good entry in this series. As with her last book, there's a travel brochure aspect. Crombie vists England to explore the settings for each novel and it shows. I enjoy that especially as this one takes place in Glastonbury. I read another novel within the year that took place there but during the 1100s. I would not say anything really BIG happens in any of these novels but I enjoy the characters so much. There is a big development in the relationship between Gemma and Duncan in this installment.

Oct 21, 2012

VERY disappointing - I've enjoyed her later books about Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James - but this one is ridiculous. Besides the requirement to accept automatic writing, communication from an 800-year old monk, and "Old Gods" mystical stuff, the plot and dialogue are cliche-ridden. I was hard pressed to finish it, though I did because I did not have another book along to read.

Jun 05, 2012

A bit on the mystical side, but very well done. Good protagonists, well plotted, well written.

(I can see why it made it on a list of "do you like the da vinci code, then you might like...")

Aug 22, 2011

There are too many places and people involved. I quit reading the book before anything BIG happened. There is a lot of build up but I got tired of waiting. I do not recommend it. Disappointing from Deborah Crombie.


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