More Cozy Crime in “All Shall Be Well”

8938036All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
Scribner, January 1, 1994 (Mystery)

My rating: Beach vacation (3/5)

Last week I shared my thoughts about Crombie’s first book in her Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James series, and now I’m back for more. The second book in the series is a little less cozy and there’s a lot more focus on Duncan and Gemma, which made this one all the more appealing than A Share in Death.

In All Shall Be Well, Duncan is once more pulled into an investigation that is unrelated to his job when his neighbour, Jasmine, dies. Jasmine had been suffering with cancer and Duncan is grief stricken to learn that his friend has quietly passed away; however, when he learns that it’s possible that she might have committed suicide, he is duty bound to order a postmortem. The more Duncan looks into the case, the more convinced he is that Jasmine did not succumb to her illness naturally, she just might have been murdered. (more…)