A Bitter Feast


      A Bitter Feast
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 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 England.Duncan, 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 influential 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 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 Viv s pub and perhaps with Beck House itself.Does 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 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 team s most crucial cases. Download A Bitter Feast By Deborah Crombie – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Deborah Crombie is the author of 17 novels featuring Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Detective Inspector Gemma James The 18th Kincaid James novel, A BITTER FEAST, will be released by William Morrow in October, 2019.Crombie lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, two German Shepherd Dogs, and two cats She travels to Britain frequently to research her books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • A Bitter Feast
  • Deborah Crombie
  • English
  • 16 March 2019
  • 0062271660

10 thoughts on “ A Bitter Feast

  1. says:

    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 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 boo...

  2. says:

    3.5 starsThankfully, this book read as a stand alone novel for me When I was offered the book, I had no idea that this book was 18 in a series Luckily for me, Deborah Crombie wrote and intriguing book about murders in the Cotswolds Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James have been invited to spend the weekend with friends, the Talbot family They are there for a quiet weekend and to attend a charity luncheon.Arriving separately from 3.5 starsThankfully, this book read as a stand alone novel for me When I was offered the book, I had no...

  3. says:

    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 InA Bitter Feastthe 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 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 InA Bitter Feastthe 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 Doug While 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 doub...

  4. says:

    3.5 The married Inspector duo have taken their three children on a vacation Their destination is the familial home of fellow officer Melody whose parents are minor members of the peerage The place is beautiful, Melody s parents lovely and welcoming, the gardens to die for, and peace and quiet is their hope It goes wrong almost from the beginning, an accident with fatalities, which quickly turns into a crime So much for rest I ve read and enjoyed this series from the beginning I love the 3.5 The married Inspector duo have taken their three children on a vacation Their destination is the familial home of fellow officer Mel...

  5. says:

    For those who don t like anything too dark out of their mystery thrillers, Deborah Crombie s newest mystery A Bitter Feast is sure to delight you With a fascinating mystery but not too much darkness, this is a great October read What appears to be a vehicular accident leads to the uncovering of a murder or two in the quaint setting of Cotswold village.About the BookDS Duncan Kincaid and his wife, DI Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds at the family estate For those who don t like anything too dark out of their mystery thrillers, Deborah Crombie s newest mystery A Bitter Feast is sure to delight you...

  6. says:

    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 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 Doug.While 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 manag...

  7. says:

    Well, Duncan, Gemma and their children think they are set for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds, but fate has other plans Duncan is injured in a car crash and before he can recover, he and Gemma find themselves caught up in a couple of local murders..I really enjoyed this one I became quite fond of DI Colin Booth, the local detective in charge of the murder investigation I liked our local chef, Viv Holland, who is somehow central to both deaths.As always, the author did a great job with Well, Duncan, Gemma and their children think they are set for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds, but fate has other plans Duncan is injured in a car crash and before he can recover, he and Gemma find themselves caught up in a couple of local murders..I really enjoyed this one I became quite fond of DI Colin Booth, the local dete...

  8. says:

    Although this is the 18th book in Deborah Crombie s series featuring two English detectives, she is absolutely not riding on her laurels The characters are fully drawn, from adults to kids to dogs, th...

  9. says:

    It s always a pleasure to pick up one of Deborah Crombie s Duncan Kincaid Gemma James novels However, no matter what she calls the latest book, A Bitter Feast is a treat for the reader And, that s for any reader While most of the books in this series should be read in order, Crombie says A Bitter Feast can be read by itself Even if you ve never read one of these books, you should try this British police procedural and story of relationships All of Crombie s beloved characters have roles in It s always a pleasure to pick up one of Deborah Crombie s Duncan Kincaid Gemma James novels However, no matter what she calls the latest book, A Bitter Feast is a treat for the reader And, that s for any reader While most of the books in this series should be read in order, Crombie says A Bitter Feast can be read by itself Even if you ve never read one of these books, you should try this British police procedural and story of relationships All of Crombie s beloved characters have roles in this book.Duncan and Gemma s family is gathering from all locations for a weekend in the Cotswolds Melody Talbott, who works with Gemma, has invited the entire family and her co worker Doug Cullen, to stay at Beck House, her parents weekend e...

  10. says:

    Full review here James and Duncan Kincaid along with their three kids are invited to spend the weekend with Gemma s colleague Melanie Talbot and her parents at their weekend mansion The Beck House Situated in a quaint little Scottish village, it s the perfect locale to spend the weekend with family Melanie s mother, Lady Adelaide Talbot has arranged a luncheon at her house, where the local chef Vivian Holland is said to cater for her guests including a number of Full review here James and Duncan Kincaid along with their three kids are invited to spend the weekend with Gemma s colleague Melanie Talbot an...

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