"Written with compassion , clarity, wit, and precision, this graceful mystery amply fufills the promise of Crombie's debut novel." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Psychological and compelling...Crombie's prose is elegant and her sensibility exquisite." - Mostly Murder
"Crombie has mastered the genre of Agatha Christie." - Commonwealth Journal
"Fresh and lively…an extremely satisfying procedural with good plotting and excellent characterizations." – Booklist
"Deborah Crombie’s first mystery, A Share in Death, marked her as an author to watch, and All Shall Be Well proves that her remarkably assured debut was no fluke. This Texan writes with an insider’s authority, and her sleuths, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James, are two of the most appealing new detectives around. " –The Sun ( Baltimore)
Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At long last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard, to a startling conclusion: Jasmine Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already so fragile and doomed? As Kincaid and his capable and appealing assistant Sergeant Gemma James sift through the dead woman's strange history, a troubling puzzle begins to take shape -- a bizarre amalgam of good and evil, of charity and crime . . . and of the blinding passions that can drive the human animal to perform cruel and inhuman acts.