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Deborah Crombie


USA flag (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.
 
Awards
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
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The Listener (2004)
(Rush / Chinbroski, book 1)
Steve Copling
"A fast paced, gritty, and compelling debut from a talented new voice in crime fiction."
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The Day of Small Things (2010)
(Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mystery, book 5)
Vicki Lane
"A lyrical, evocative, and haunting portrait of life in the Appalachians... Birdie will steal your heart."
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Vienna Waltz (2011)
(Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch, book 1)
Teresa Grant
"A perfect blend of history, mystery, romance, and suspense."
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Death of a Mad Hatter (2014)
(Hat Shop Mystery, book 2)
Jenn McKinlay
"A delightful new heroine."
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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!."
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Inherit the Bones (2016)
(Detective Gemma Monroe, book 1)
Emily Littlejohn
"A sure bet for one of the finest debut novels of the year."
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Love & Death in Burgundy (2017)
(French Village Mystery, book 1)
Susan C Shea
"Charming, nuanced, and stylishly clever...a contemporary mystery with a Golden Age touch. It made me want to pack my suitcase and move to Burgundy."
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Silent Rain (2017)
(Macy Greeley Mystery, book 4)
Karin Salvalaggio
"Detective Macy Greeley is the kind of tough and complex character that I can't wait to see more of."

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