In the fourteenth entry in Deborah Crombie's Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mystery series, No Mark upon Her, interwoven cases means the list of suspects seems to grow instead of shrink as the investigations into multiple murders proceed. The deeper the husband–wife team probe, the harder it is for them to tell who is friend and who is foe, even within the boundaries of Scotland Yard itself.
Tavie shielded her eyes from the glare on the water, leaning forward perilously as she peered into the nest of tree trunks and debris. When she stiffened, Kieran dropped to his knees beside her.—No Mark upon Her, by Deborah Crombie (HarperCollins / William Morrow, 2012)
Tavie turned to him, pushing him back as if she could keep him from seeing what she had seen. But it was too late.
Beneath the surface, tendrils of dark hair moved like moss, and white fingers, slightly curled, drifted back and forth as if waving, signaling for help. (pp. 44–45)