Kissed a Sad Goodbye MOBI ↠ Kissed a PDF or

Kissed a Sad Goodbye MOBI ↠ Kissed a PDF or


Kissed a Sad Goodbye [EPUB] ✻ Kissed a Sad Goodbye ✾ Deborah Crombie – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Scotland Yard s Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James face their most haunting case yet when the past devastatingly intersects with the presentThe call from Scotland Yard couldn t have come at a worse time f Scotland Yard s Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James face their most haunting case yet when the past devastatingly intersects with the presentThe call from Kissed a PDF or Scotland Yard couldn t have come at a worse time for Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid He has promised the weekend to Kit, the eleven year old son of his ex wife The son he never knew he fathered who doesn t yet know Kincaid s true identity But Duncan s best intentions are shattered by an investigation that draws him in and swiftly consumes him It seems to begin with the discovery of the body of a beautiful young woman in an East London park But Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James will discover that this case has long roots that reach far back into the past, and that resentments which should have been decades buried still have the power to hurt and maybe even the capacity to kill.

    Kissed a Sad Goodbye MOBI ↠ Kissed a PDF or best intentions are shattered by an investigation that draws him in and swiftly consumes him It seems to begin with the discovery of the body of a beautiful young woman in an East London park But Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James will discover that this case has long roots that reach far back into the past, and that resentments which should have been decades buried still have the power to hurt and maybe even the capacity to kill."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 369 pages
  • Kissed a Sad Goodbye
  • Deborah Crombie
  • English
  • 12 March 2018
  • 055357924X

About the Author: Deborah Crombie

Deborah Crombie is the author of novels featuring Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James The th Kincaid James Kissed a PDF or novel, A BITTER FEAST, will be released by William Morrow in October, Crombie lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, two German Shepherd Dogs, and two cats She travels to Britain frequently to research her books.



10 thoughts on “Kissed a Sad Goodbye

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie is a 2001 Bantam publication In this sixth installment of the Kincaid James series, Duncan and Gemma look into the murder of a beautiful young woman and the connection between two families that dates back decades and harbors many painful secrets but are they worth killing for When I added this book to my currently reading status, I noticed how many four and five star ratings it had In fact, it was a rare, near unanimous verdict This had me so exci Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie is a 2001 Bantam publication In this sixth installment of the Kincaid James series, Duncan and Gemma look into the murder of a beautiful young woman and the connection between two families that dates back decades and harbors many painful secrets but are they worth killing for When I added this book to my currently reading status, I noticed how many four and five star ratings it had In fact, it was a rare, near unanimous verdict This had me so excited, I pushed away some newer releases so that I could read this one right away.But, for some reason this segment in the series, didn t grab me the way I thought it would First of all, the plot is very complex That is usually not a problem, but for some reason, I had a hard time staying focused and had to re read passages and go back and double check things because I felt lost I don t know if, at the end of the day, I really understood it I got who the killer was, but the motive It seemed murky, but to explain why I disagreed with the plausibility of it, I d have to reveal too much information So, let s just say I found it unsatisfactory, but I never in a million years would have guessed who the killer was, so there s that I was also let down by Gemma s dalliances and her wishy washy I don t really know what I want crap What brought all that on I did think Kincaid s storyline with Kit was well done, and had a very touching and emotional ring to it, as well as stressing the pressures of being a single parent I think, if I ever have a little extra time, I may revisit this chapter of the series Maybe a re read of it will help me put all the pieces together a bitfirmly But, for now, I am going to move on to the next book in the series and see where that takes me 3 stars

  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    The frustrating thing about this Kinkaid and James series is that once I ve got about 70% through, I just can t seem to put them down my household chores are pushed aside, my family give me funny looks, my timetable is rearranged, but I just have to find out what happens in the end And I agree with Claude, Kissed a Sad Goodbye was my favourite so far 2nd Reading I m upping this to the full 5 stars After listening to the audio version, I can truthfully say that this is a wonderfully written The frustrating thing about this Kinkaid and James series is that once I ve got about 70% through, I just can t seem to put them down my household chores are pushed aside, my family give me funny looks, my timetable is rearranged, but I just have to find out what happens in the end And I agree with Claude, Kissed a Sad Goodbye was my favourite so far 2nd Reading I m upping this to the full 5 stars After listening to the audio version, I can truthfully say that this is a wonderfully written novel, beautifully plotted out, and my favourite of the whole series The emotions are so palpable, and the characters so endearing, one really cares what happens to them

  3. Patricia Patricia says:

    This book is exceptional The plot centers around of the murder of a very beautiful and successful woman Soon the detectives discover that she has many secrets in her life, and the plot is very complicated and lives of the characters in the story are very intertwined Once again, Deborah Crombie kept me entertained from cover to cover This is book 6 in the English murder mystery series of Duncan Kincaid Gemma James of Scotland Yard I am looking forward to book 7

  4. Pat Pat says:

    In her previous novel, Dreaming of the Bones Deborah Crombie explored a new structure intertwining two story lines past and present And IMO she was not particularly successful in that first attempt.In Kissed A Sad Goodbye she uses the same technique but with much better effect The modern murder mystery was plotted with the precision and attention to characterization and setting that have become a hallmark of her books, while the back story forms such a poignant and historically significan In her previous novel, Dreaming of the Bones Deborah Crombie explored a new structure intertwining two story lines past and present And IMO she was not particularly successful in that first attempt.In Kissed A Sad Goodbye she uses the same technique but with much better effect The modern murder mystery was plotted with the precision and attention to characterization and setting that have become a hallmark of her books, while the back story forms such a poignant and historically significant tale that it could be successfully rendered as a stand alone novel She slips flawlessly between the two.The only exceptions were the chapter quotations in which historical arcania of Dog Island were cited These were extraneous and IMO served neither to advance the plot or enrich the setting But as I have come to expect with her books, an underlying value is explored as well, here, for me, it was about fatherhood and how formative a force it can be in a child s life With her final chapter, a very satisfying string of vignettes resolves all the disparate conflicts and brings most of the actors some modicum of peace and justice The arc of Gemma and Duncan s personal lives has not been neglected either with Duncan facing the challenges of fatherhood and Gemma, self discovery and temptation But pursuing their story lines means moving on to the next book in the series, which has undeniably always been a strong incentive for this reader

  5. Julie Durnell Julie Durnell says:

    I really liked this one the best I ve read in the series so far Excellent historical details of this part of London pre WWII and a super map on the end pages I love when books have maps to help with picturing the setting I don t know who illustrated the map but it was very well drawn I also enjoyed the Hammond tea factory and would ve likeof that incorporated in the plot.

  6. Mary Ronan Drew Mary Ronan Drew says:

    Deborah Crombie is one of my favorite mystery writers Usually when I find an author I like Donna Leon, say, or Charles Todd I read the books very slowly, waiting six months or longer between them I just don t have the self discipline to do that with Deborah Crombie s Gemma James and Duncan Kinkaid series I m gobbling them up at a rate of one a week Kissed a Sad Goodbye was as usual very well plotted The characters, including of course James and Kinkaid, are complex And the setting is ter Deborah Crombie is one of my favorite mystery writers Usually when I find an author I like Donna Leon, say, or Charles Todd I read the books very slowly, waiting six months or longer between them I just don t have the self discipline to do that with Deborah Crombie s Gemma James and Duncan Kinkaid series I m gobbling them up at a rate of one a week Kissed a Sad Goodbye was as usual very well plotted The characters, including of course James and Kinkaid, are complex And the setting is terrific the east end of London, Docklands, Canary Wharf, Greenwich across the river by tunnel The murdered woman was the head of an old family tea importing company, which I found no end interesting And the book employed flashbacks, a device I particularly like.We follow a young boy as he is evacuated from his loving home in the Isle of Dogs to an upper middle class household in the country where he is given an opportunity to get an education he would never have had in London Flash We are in 1999 London interviewing the officers of the tea company who are very worried what will become of them without the hard charging CEO who has been found dead in Mudchute Park.Back to World War II and the friendship that develops between the evacuee and the young people who live in the country house Flash Back to London and Gemma s interview with a most unlikely busker And on it goes I love it I put it down and immediately picked up the next book in the series.2011 No 94 Coming soon A Finer End

  7. Paraphrodite Paraphrodite says:

    3.5 stars.The history lesson on the London Blitz and the Docklands was interesting I think I sort of guessed the killer quite early on so was actuallyinvested in Gemma s dilemma and the continuing drama with Duncan s son.

  8. Terri Lynn Terri Lynn says:

    I just love Deborah Crombie s series about Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Duncan and Gemma work for Scotland yard He is her superintendent and she is his sergeant Gemma is a single mom of 3 year old Toby Her husband abandoned them when Toby was born and then later disappeared so he is not even paying child support Duncan had been divorced for 12 years from Victoria who had just run off on him and then married Ian, an academic She was murdered in the last book and Duncan discovered that I just love Deborah Crombie s series about Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Duncan and Gemma work for Scotland yard He is her superintendent and she is his sergeant Gemma is a single mom of 3 year old Toby Her husband abandoned them when Toby was born and then later disappeared so he is not even paying child support Duncan had been divorced for 12 years from Victoria who had just run off on him and then married Ian, an academic She was murdered in the last book and Duncan discovered that her 11 year old son Kit is really his She had tried to pass him off as Ian s but he is the spitting image of Duncan and was born in a time range that meant he was conceived when Victoria was still with Duncan In this book, Duncan is trying to build a relationship with Kit and has the boy visiting him but has to let the child down repeatedly due to a new murder case He spills the beans to the horrified child that he is his real father and that Ian, who ran off with a sexy grad student, was not To make matters worse, Ian s grad student dumps him and he decides to just walk back in and be daddy as if nothing happened A man walking a dog finds Annabelle Hammond, the young managing director of Hammond Teas, murdered in the park Oddly enough, her clothes were arranged in a way to keep her modestly covered So who did it There are a lot of options Annabelle was a beautiful, selfish, and ruthless woman After her mother died of cancer, she had an affair with her brother in law which broke up her sister s marriage Did the brother in law who hates her for breaking up with him and telling her sister which cost him his home and kids kill her Did her sister Jo How about the much cheated on co worker and fiance she broke it off with Reg Or was co worker Teresa jealous of her and Reg and decide to bump her off to get Reg How about her father s old friend from childhood Lewis who she had an affair with or his son Gordon, a busker, who she also had an affair with In fact, who the hell has this bimbo and user not had an affair with Everyone from her dad, fiancee, lovers, sisters, and others have a motive and few alibis Part of the answer lies in the back story, interwoven in with the modern day action, that tells the story of Annabelle s dad and Lewis when they spent 2 1 2 years as kids during WW2 sent away from London for their own safety These childhood roots have reached to the modern day to strangle the life from Annabelle I honestly suspected almost everyone including Janice, the local cop who resented Duncan and Gemma being sent in on her case The guilty party is actually the one I didn t suspect There is an odd little thing that goes on with Gemma and the basker Gordon and I wonder why Deborah Crombie insists on putting these weird attractions for no reason in her stories

  9. Nila Nila says:

    Don t trust me absolutely don t rely on this review.This book is number 6 in a 12 part series orI read it out of order for reasons Quite possibly when I read the books in order I ll change my rating and my impressions.First off, the book was well written, and I thought the characterizations were very fine Unfortunately, I didn t really like any of the characters and was confused by who was who I did, however, like all the dogs People were awfully dreary and seemed unsure of who the Don t trust me absolutely don t rely on this review.This book is number 6 in a 12 part series orI read it out of order for reasons Quite possibly when I read the books in order I ll change my rating and my impressions.First off, the book was well written, and I thought the characterizations were very fine Unfortunately, I didn t really like any of the characters and was confused by who was who I did, however, like all the dogs People were awfully dreary and seemed unsure of who they were That may account for all the unaccountable behavior and general discomfort It did not help that every day was scorching hot, and everyone was deeply affected by the heat and looked and felt like a mess I particularly disliked the presentation of one of the bad guys He was a badly scarred pilot who served as tutor and was the lynchpin for the subsequent suffering that scarred the lives of many of the suspects He did NOT have to be a caricature of a homosexual bent on assaulting and terrorizing young men.The story focuses on the murder of a sublimely beautiful young woman and the possible guilt of all her acquaintances Almost everyone was divorced with children who got on my nerves the local police woman seems to be present simply to reinforce the misery of the heat, the unfairness of her life and feel put upon by the major characters Duncan and Gemma are the superior investigators They too are at sea about their lives, their relationships, how to do their jobs and what to wear in the heat.Tea is vitally important to this story The murder victim is a tea retailer who combines an active sex life with her tea obsession In addition, I ll add that the story might have been many pages shorter if every social or investigative encounter did not include making, serving and drinking tea.Forgive my tone here I did read the whole book, though it seemed very long, and am all set to read another by the same author

  10. Karen Berry Karen Berry says:

    This series is a very interesting series, but the last couple have been so depressing that I haven t wanted to get started on the next right away Detective Superindendent Duncan Kincaid and his Seageant, and girlfriend, Gemma James have been assigned to solve the murder of a beautiful girl who is the owner and manager of a tea business called Hammonds This case is a strain on Duncan and Gemma s relationship and to solve this case they have to go back in time to the war to find the motives for This series is a very interesting series, but the last couple have been so depressing that I haven t wanted to get started on the next right away Detective Superindendent Duncan Kincaid and his Seageant, and girlfriend, Gemma James have been assigned to solve the murder of a beautiful girl who is the owner and manager of a tea business called Hammonds This case is a strain on Duncan and Gemma s relationship and to solve this case they have to go back in time to the war to find the motives for murder I had a hard time understanding Gemma s motivation and behavior in this story It seemed very out of character for her She wants to find something to call her very own, that no one else has a part of but yet she has done this all her life She didn t go into her parents business and she has always follwed her own path against her parent s wishes, especially when she became a police officer So I didn t understand why she seemed so unahppy in this book Her behavior and motivation was not clear to me and I have always loved Gemma s character until this book, where I thought she became a little needy and that is why I rated it so low Her character was not the same It was an interesting story, but it is hard for me to be motivated to read the next when they are all so sad You really have to be in the right mood I however did learn a lot about tea

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