• Now May You Weep

  • The Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels, Book 9
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (707 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A crime of passion strikes close to home when Gemma and her best friend, Hazel Cavendish, travel to Scotland, a land of mists and fine whiskey, of hidden pasts and dangerous secrets, or so Gemma discovers when an unexpected meeting with Hazel's old flame yields shocking—and mortal—consequences.

Hazel is the logical suspect, but Gemma knows nothing is simple in this place of secrets and long-seething hatreds. As even more damning evidence piles up against the friend Gemma never truly knew, the investigation takes a darker, more sinister turn. Gemma knows she will need assistance to unravel this bloody knot. And so she calls the one man she can trust, Duncan Kincaid, to join her far from home and in harm's way.

©2003 Deborah Crombie (P)2004 AudioGO

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Meh

Sometimes Ms. Crombie paints her women offensively simplistic. Our heroine is so hot-headed and reactionary, she seems very immature to me. Why would a dish like Duncan Kincaid bother with her, I find myself wondering. And every story leans heavily on the preconception that men never acknowledge the competence of women. As for dialogue, most suspects spend a lot of time braying, “but Inspector, you can’t think that I killed him!!.....blah, blah, blah.” These timeworn devices are tiresome to me, and really differentiate the literary writers from the pulp fiction writers. Because that is what this is — fodder for the recycle bin. Too bad, because the story was good, and descriptions of the beauty of Scotland are travel-inspiring.

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Very enjoyable Audiobook. Recommended.

Excellent Audiobook, brilliantly narrated by Michael Deehy who has a talent for different accents. I originally read the hardback version, but Mr. Deehy’s skilled narration improved my appreciation and rating. Love the moodier setting in Scotland and a Highlands distillery, which included a refresher about single-malt Scotch whisky. Whilst reading I couldn’t resist sipping my favorite, “cult classic” Scotch whisky, sherry cask.

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A Favorite

This is a third reading over many years’ time. I actually thought I remembered who did it and I was wrong. I enjoyed all the backstories, the Scottish location and, really, everything about it.

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My favorite so far

I am enjoying this series though I skipped those that weren’t narrated my Michael Deehy. This complexity of this story as well as the historical information was great.

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Best one yet!

I am enjoying this series more than I ever thought I would and Now May You Weep was the best so far. Mr. Deehy’s performance, as always, was brilliant!

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  • 09-06-22

Exceptional story and performance

The plot is fresh - enjoyed historical aspect interwoven into the main story line. Characters are well developed and compelling. Plus, kilts.
Performance is as strong a component to the unfolding as is The main character.

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Very enjoyable!

Another great book from Deborah Crombie.
I love her writing style, storyline and characters.
Awesome story telling.
Good narration too.

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Too Much Gemma

My least favorite in the series. This story was too much Gemma who is now going to be a whiskey expert, with her temper flaring too much. They also "dumbed" her down and it makes you wonder how she ever got promoted to where she is. The Kit story is getting old and dragging on. Ending resolved murderer which was easy to spot, but left too much other stuff hanging. I would like to see Duncan character grow more. I would recommend if you are going to continue the series, in order to keep up with the characters but if you want to read about Scotland and murders leave that the M.C. Beaton who both describes the beauty and harshness of life in highlands in the light-hearted Hamish MacBeth series much better. Continue to love Michael Deehy's narration.

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I had to skip parts...ugh!

Okay, always kinda liked Hazel...now, um, not so much. I have 3 kids now, but I had only one when I divorced. The best thing for my child was PARAMOUNT! To absolutely everything I did. His father was, to be blunt, a selfish jerk. He was frankly a terrible father, and when we split, my son began to flourish. But Hazel has lost my respect. ONCE she mentioned her child. ONCE! Holly had no bearing at all on any of Hazel's choices for her future. If we were in reality, she would have likely lost her daughter in a custody suit. Just...UGH!

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Great setting

I loved the setting of this story. I enjoyed the role the two main characters took on in this book.

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  • 08-03-22

Shame about the narrator

Enjoyed the story despite awful narration, accents changed continents, it was comical at times. Shame.

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  • Cornelia Frost
  • 03-16-22

Excellent!!

Excellent story with many twists and turns. Absolutely loved it! And if you are Scottish you HAVE to read this!

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  • Nicola
  • 11-28-21

Two in one

The weaving of the 19th century story with the modern one did not work for me - glad it was an included title.

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  • Sophie Masson
  • 01-01-22

Atmospheric and immersive

Beautifully evocative of the atmosphere of the Highlands, with wonderful observation of character and lilting prose, this gripping mystery novel is read by a brilliant narrator whose panoply of accents including a wonderful range of Scottish brogues makes it truly an immersive listening experience. Highly recommended.

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  • 09-19-21

One of the worst

This is an absolute shocker unless you are interested in a tour of Scottish whiskey. I don’t think anything actually happens and even if I missed it I don’t care. Don’t like this narrator either

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