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Necessary as Blood

(2009)
(Book 13 in the Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James series)
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In this dazzling addition to Deborah Crombie's acclaimed mystery series, a disappearance, a murder, and a child in danger lead Scotland Yard detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid into London's legendary East End - a neighborhood where the rich and the poor, the ambitious and the dangerous, collide - to solve one of the most challenging and disturbing cases they've ever faced. . . .

Necessary as Blood

Once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, London's East End is a vibrant mix of history and the avant-garde, a place where elegant Georgian town houses exist side by side with colorful street markets and the hippest clubs. But here races and cultures still clash, and the trendy galleries and glamorous nightlife of Whitechapel disguise a violent and seedy underside, where unthinkable crimes bring terror to the innocent.

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in mid May, a young mother, Sandra Gilles, leaves her daughter with a friend at the Columbia Road Flower Market and disappears. Shortly thereafter, her husband, a Pakistani lawyer, is killed. Scotland Yard detective Gemma James happens upon the scene in time to witness the investigator making a mistake.

When Duncan and his trusted sergeant, Doug Cullen, see Gemma's name in the report, they decide to take the case. Working together again, Gemma, Duncan, Doug, and Melody Talbot must solve it before the murderer can get his hands on the real prize, Naz and Sandra's daughter.

But just as the case grows more dangerous, a personal issue threatens to throw Gemma and Duncan off the trail. In the end, it is up to them to stop a vicious killer and protect the child whose fate hangs in the balance.

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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-230-74102-9 / 978-0-230-74102-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-128753-9 / 978-0-06-128753-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-4472-8337-6 / 978-1-4472-8337-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-330-50588-2 / 978-0-330-50588-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-128754-7 / 978-0-06-128754-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon A
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Crombie, Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-330-53158-1 / 978-0-330-53158-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Necessary As Blood
Author(s): Crombie Deborah
ISBN: 0-230-75015-X / 978-0-230-75015-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperbacks
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-188501-0 / 978-0-06-188501-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 0-06-193383-X / 978-0-06-193383-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-4712-0204-6 / 978-1-4712-0204-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2010 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-4407-7662-8 / 978-1-4407-7662-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2010 : USA Audio CD

Title: Necessary as Blood
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
ISBN: 1-4407-7664-4 / 978-1-4407-7664-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels Book 13)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: Pan
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September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Book 13)
Author(s): Deborah Crombie
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA