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Deborah Crombie

USA (1952 - )

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.

Genres: Mystery

Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1997) : Dreaming of the Bones
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : Dreaming of the Bones
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : Dreaming of the Bones
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : Water Like a Stone
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2009) : Where Memories Lie

Deborah Crombie recommends

The Listener (2004)
(Rush / Chinbroski, book 1)
Steve Copling
"A fast paced, gritty, and compelling debut from a talented new voice in crime fiction."

The Day of Small Things (2010)
(Full Circle Farm, book 5)
Vicki Lane
"A lyrical, evocative, and haunting portrait of life in the Appalachians... Birdie will steal your heart."

Vienna Waltz (2011)
(Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch, book 1)
Teresa Grant
"A perfect blend of history, mystery, romance, and suspense."

Death of a Mad Hatter (2014)
(Hat Shop Mystery, book 2)
Jenn McKinlay
"A delightful new heroine."

The Paris Librarian (2016)
(Hugo Marston, book 6)
Mark Pryor
"Mark Pryor's books are at the top of my DON'T MISS list. If you haven't read this series yet, start now!."

Inherit the Bones (2016)
(Detective Gemma Monroe)
Emily Littlejohn
"A sure bet for one of the finest debut novels of the year."

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