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A Bitter Feast

(2019)
(Book 18 in the Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James series)
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"Crombie’s characters are rich, emotionally textured, fully human. They are the remarkable creations of a remarkable writer."—Louise Penny

“Nobody writes the modern English mystery the way Deborah Crombie does—and A Bitter Feast is the latest in a series that is gripping, enthralling, and just plain the best.”   — Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Ascot and A Cruel Deception



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 that simmers beneath the surface of a tranquil Cotswolds village.

Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds, one of Britain’s most enchanting regions, famous for its rolling hills, golden cottages, and picturesque villages.

Duncan, Gemma, and their children are guests at Beck House, the family estate of Melody Talbot, Gemma’s detective sergeant. The Talbot family is wealthy, prominent, and powerful—Melody’s father is the publisher of one of London’s largest and most influential newspapers. The centerpiece of this glorious fall getaway is a posh charity harvest luncheon catered by up-and-coming chef Viv Holland. After fifteen years in London’s cut-throat food scene, Viv has returned to the Gloucestershire valleys of her childhood and quickly made a name for herself with her innovative meals based on traditional cuisine but using fresh local ingredients. Attended by the local well-to-do as well as national press food bloggers and restaurant critics, the event could make Viv a star.

But a tragic car accident and a series of mysterious deaths rock the estate and pull Duncan and Gemma into the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the killer has a connection with Viv’s pub—or, perhaps, with Beck House itself.

Does the truth lie in the past? Or is it closer to home, tied up in the tangled relationships and bitter resentments between the staff at Beck House and Viv’s new pub? Or is it more personal, entwined with secrets hidden by Viv and those closest to her?

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Bitter Feast: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-227166-0 / 978-0-06-227166-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Bitter Feast: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-227167-9 / 978-0-06-227167-9 (USA edition)
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Title: A Bitter Feast: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-294421-5 / 978-0-06-294421-4 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Bitter Feast
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-4450-8632-8 / 978-1-4450-8632-3 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Bitter Feast
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-4450-8633-6 / 978-1-4450-8633-0 (UK edition)
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Title: A Bitter Feast
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Title: A Bitter Feast
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Bitter Feast Lib/E
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-09-402502-X / 978-1-09-402502-5
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Bitter Feast: A Novel (The Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels) (The Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels, 18)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-09-402503-8 / 978-1-09-402503-2
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Bitter Feast
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-09-402504-6 / 978-1-09-402504-9
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Bitter Feast: Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels, Book 18
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Bitter Feast: Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels, Book 18
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Bitter Feast (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels Book 18)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: William Morrow
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October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Bitter Feast (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels Book 18)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: NYLA
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