|This is the 14th entry in Crombie's series starring DS Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard and DI Gemma James of the London Metropolitan Police. A female detective in the Met goes missing, and then is found drowned in the Thames River. She was a highly skilled rower, so her death is suspicious. The postmortem reveals injuries which indicate murder, and a complicated story ensues. If you have read other books in this series, you will enjoy this one. The usual cast of characters is present and we meet some new ones, and there are a few twists in the plot before the answers are revealed. As always, a map of the area involved in the story is included on the endpapers (hardback copy). Very useful! Crombie is an outstanding writer and keeps the reader's attention all the way through. I'm glad the next book in the series is about to be released--can't wait to see what's next for some of my favorite literary "friends."