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Deborah Crombie

Autor(a) de A Share in Death

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About the Author

Deborah Crombie was born in Dallas, Texas on June 6, 1952. She received a degree in biology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in advertising, as a journalist, and as a manufacturer's representative for theatre concessions. Her first book, A Share mostrar mais in Death, also became the first book in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novel series. She won the Mystery Readers International Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel for Dreaming of the Bones in 1997 and the Macavity Award for Best Novel for Where Memories Lie in 2009. In 2014 her title, To Dwell in Darkness, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) Deborah Crombie lives with her family in a small North Texas town, where she is at work on the next book in the series, "And Justice There Is None". (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras por Deborah Crombie

A Share in Death (1993) 1,394 exemplares
Dreaming of the Bones (1997) 978 exemplares
All Shall Be Well (1994) 916 exemplares
Leave the Grave Green (1995) 864 exemplares
Mourn Not Your Dead (1996) 835 exemplares
Water Like a Stone (2007) 814 exemplares
A Finer End (2001) 809 exemplares
And Justice There is None (2002) 808 exemplares
Kissed a Sad Goodbye (1999) 775 exemplares
Now May You Weep (2003) 767 exemplares
In a Dark House (2004) 762 exemplares
Where Memories Lie (2008) 739 exemplares
No Mark Upon Her (2011) 724 exemplares
Necessary as Blood (2009) 670 exemplares
The Sound of Broken Glass (2013) 596 exemplares

Associated Works

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2016) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
The Sunken Sailor (2004) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Crombie, Deborah
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Dallas, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Richardson, Texas, USA
Sherman, Texas, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Chester, England, UK
McKinney, Texas, USA
Austin College (Biology)
Rice University (Publishing Program)
mystery writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
New York Times Book of the Year
2004 nominated by the Romantic Times for a 2004 Career Achievement Award, Mystery & Suspense series.
2003, Distinguished Alumna by Austin College

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Deborah Crombie was born and educated in Texas. After living in both England and Scotland, she wrote her first Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid / Sergeant Gemma James novel. A Share in Death [Scribner, 1993], was subsequently given Agatha and Macavity nominations for Best First Novel of 1993. Her fifth novel, Dreaming of the Bones [Scribner, 1997] was given a Edgar award nomination by Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel in 1997. It was a New York Times Book of the Year, and was chosen by the Independent Mystery Booksellers of America as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century.



Out of the blue, Duncan Kincaid's ex-wife Vic contacts him after years of no communication, to ask his help. She has been working on a biography of a poet who died just five years before, an accepted suicide based on the manner of her death and her multiple previous attempts to take her own life. However, after reading through the private papers, most especially letters to the poet's mother, Vic has become convinced the other woman was murdered, and she wants Duncan to call in a favor to get the local constabulary to look into the death. No one wants to be bothered, naturally, but Duncan is persuaded that Vic's instincts might be valid.

What follows presents multiple challenges to Duncan's view of himself and his life, as well as his relationship with Gemma. The past he's digging into contains any number of secrets that the people whose lives overlapped with Vic's and the poet Lydia Brooke's might want to keep suppressed. Fans of the Bloomsbury group in general, and Rupert Brooke in particular, will enjoy the many references to that literary enclave; fans of this series will find plenty to ponder as Duncan's personal life takes a dramatic turn or two. This was good, although the major underlying secret only came to light very near the end, and the conclusion felt a bit convoluted and rushed.
… (mais)
laytonwoman3rd | 30 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Not quite what I was looking for after Ausma Zehanat Khan, but entertaining
sophia.magyk | 73 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
first in series
TanteLeonie | 73 outras críticas | Nov 16, 2023 |
Michael Deehy (Narrator)
Fast-paced. Enjoyable story
cfulton20 | 73 outras críticas | Nov 13, 2023 |



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