Deborah Crombie
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Deborah Crombie

Deborah Crombie grew up near Dallas, Texas, but from a child always had the inexplicable feeling that she belonged in England. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, she made her first trip to Britain and felt she'd come home. She later lived in both Chester, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she failed to make as good a use of being cold and poor as JK Rowling.

It was not until almost a decade later that, living once more in Texas and raising her small daughter, she had the idea for her first novel, a mystery set in Yorkshire. She had no credentials other than a desire to write and a severe case of homesickness for Britain. A Share in Death, published in 1993, was short-listed for both Agatha and Macavity awards for Best First Novel and was awarded the Macavity.

Crombie's fifth novel, Dreaming of the Bones, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1997, was named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century, was an Edgar nominee for Best Novel, and won the Macavity award for Best Novel.

Subsequent novels have been published to critical acclaim and in a dozen languages. Crombie's fourteenth novel featuring Metropolitan Police detectives Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Inspector Gemma James, No Mark Upon Her, will be published by Harper Collins in February 2012.

The author still lives in Texas but spends several months out of the year in Britain, maintaining a precarious balance between the two, and occasionally confusing her cultural references.

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Best Sellers

    • And Justice There Is None

    • A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel
    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    Gemma James is adjusting to professional and personal changes - and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, well narrated

    • By Constance on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Share in Death

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,097
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 947
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 946

    A week's holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • series readers, start here

    • By connie on 02-09-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Garden of Lamentations

    • A Novel
    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    On a beautiful morning in mid-May, the body of a young woman is found in one of Notting Hill's private gardens. To passersby, the pretty girl in the white dress looks as if she's sleeping....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mysteries and Relationships

    • By Carole T. on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $34.22

    • All Shall Be Well

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • UNIQUE MYSTERY

    • By Chalis on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Kissed a Sad Goodbye

    • A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel
    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    A stunningly beautiful young woman is found strangled in London's Mudchute Park, her clothing carefully arranged to preserve her modesty....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator

    • By ACT1 on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Mourn Not Your Dead

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337

    Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are sent to suburban Surrey to investigate the murder of a high-ranking police officer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am really enjoying this series

    • By Alice on 09-14-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Dreaming of the Bones

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 421
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    Often compared to both Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, Deborah Crombie is internationally acclaimed for her deftly written mysteries that combine suspense, with lyrical prose....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A subtle british procedural

    • By Rollin on 08-13-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Necessary as Blood

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    As a brutal killer stalks the innocent of Whitechapel, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James pick up the trail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid, standard Crombie - narration lacks

    • By J. Mcferran on 08-10-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Leave the Grave Green

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    When a body is discovered floating in a Thames river lock one dreary morning, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are summoned from Scotland Yard to Chiltern Hills....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Character-Driven Mystery

    • By Constance on 01-26-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • To Dwell in Darkness

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    With the help of his former sergeant, Doug Cullen, Melody Talbot, and Gemma, Kincaid begins to untangle the truth. But what he discovers will leave him questioning his belief in the job....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I confess; I'm a huge fan!

    • By Janet H. Maddox on 11-06-14

    Regular price: $28.51

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