Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid’s ex-wife, Victoria, the one who walked out on him ten years ago, needs a favor. She asks him to look into the five-year old suicide of a troubled local poet that she has been researching. Kincaid surprises everyone, including himself, when he agrees to re-open the closed case. However, the deeper he and partner, Gemma James, go into the past, the more evidence turns up supporting Victoria’s claims that the poet was actually murdered. This is the best Kincaid/James mystery that I’ve read so far. All of Deborah Crombie’s mysteries are impeccable, multi-layered, character-driven stories with believable endings and “Dreaming of the Bones” is no different but it was also tense and left the main characters forever changed by the end. I’ve recommended Deborah Crombie’s mysteries before and I will continue to do so.