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Deborah Crombie

Forfatter af A Share in Death

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Deborah Crombie

A Share in Death (1993) 1,415 eksemplarer
Dreaming of the Bones (1997) 983 eksemplarer
All Shall Be Well (1994) 925 eksemplarer
Leave the Grave Green (1995) 871 eksemplarer
Mourn Not Your Dead (1996) 846 eksemplarer
And Justice There is None (2002) 816 eksemplarer
Water Like a Stone (2007) 816 eksemplarer
A Finer End (2001) 812 eksemplarer
Kissed a Sad Goodbye (1999) 787 eksemplarer
In a Dark House (2004) 769 eksemplarer
Now May You Weep (2003) 766 eksemplarer
Where Memories Lie (2008) 741 eksemplarer
No Mark Upon Her (2011) 733 eksemplarer
Necessary as Blood (2009) 675 eksemplarer
The Sound of Broken Glass (2013) 598 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2016) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
The Sunken Sailor (2004) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Crombie, Deborah
Dallas, Texas, USA
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
Priser og hædersbevisninger
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
Kort biografi
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.



minkscat | 74 andre anmeldelser | May 2, 2024 |
This remains one of my favorite mystery series, but this entry is not a favorite. I don't like it when Gemma and Duncan are not communicating. And my memory isn't good enough for multi-book story arcs. This one seems to have resolved some of the police corruption issues, and I hope the next will be back to form.

Still, Crombie writes wonderfully about London. Finishing her books, I always want to hop on a plane for a quick visit.

3.75 stars
katiekrug | 23 andre anmeldelser | Apr 26, 2024 |
I mourn the time I spent on this series. #DNF
mimji | 22 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |
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.
… (mere)
laytonwoman3rd | 30 andre anmeldelser | Jan 30, 2024 |



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