Could not sleep so I finished this, Book 4 in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Crime Novel Series. This book opened with some leftover business between Kincaid and Gemma from Book 3, but not so much that you couldn’t pick this one up and read it out of order. From there your are plunged right into the murder of a high ranking police official. His body was discovered in his own kitchen by his wife and step daughter. Through their investigation Kincaid and Gemma discover that the victim was not a nice man and was for the most part thoroughly disliked by everyone in the village.
The mystery takes off in several directions, an old flame of the wife, a suspected affair partner, a petty thief, and some police corruption. As each of the theories of the crime is disproven, clues lead off in another direction. A well plotted mystery with an interesting partnership of detectives mkes an overall good read. The entire series so far has been very enjoyable and I intend on reading more books in it.