When Scotland Yard is called to investigate the murder of police commander Alastair Gilbert,
Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are assigned the case.
Complicating the investigation is the relationship between Kincaid and Gemma, who just recently
shared a passion-filled evening together. At the onset of the investigation, Gemma tells Kincaid
that it is over between them, leaving him badly hurt.
......As the duo starts to dig into the background of Alastair, they find a different picture then the
public image of a model citizen and cop he presents. They learn that Alastair ignored the rules, his
wife planned to leave him, and that his neighbors despised him for his rancorous and dominating
personality. As more clues are uncovered and a suspect confesses, the case becomes even more
unsettling to the couple. Adding to their disquieting feelings, is the pair's personal dilemma about
which direction their relationship should take.
......Mourn Not Your Dead is a very interesting Scotland Yard mystery novel that will thrill fans of
the genre because of the lead protagonists' struggle with a difficult investigation, personal ethics,
and a shaky relationship. Like her first three novels, Deborah Crombie's fourth mystery deserves