Superintendent Duncan Kincaid is the lead detective in a series of books by Deborah Crombie. I have read 5 of the 14 books so far and have thoroughly enjoyed them.
Deborah Crombie lives in Texas, but her books are all British and the place is very much a part of the novels. I think one of the things that makes a detective novel stand out is the complexity of the characters and Kincaid is a very well developed, and somewhat conflicted character, as is his Sergent, Jemma James. The interplay between the two, and following their personal lives as they unravel the mysteries in each book, gives these books depth.
This post is part of the Crime Fiction Alphabet 2012 at Mysteries in Paradise. I got behind on this and am working on catching up the letters I missed.