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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... show more



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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Birth date: June 05
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20152016, dec-2015-free-for-all, first-in-series, published-1993, tbr-busting-2015, series, eng-yorkshire, britain-england Read from December 19 to 20, 2015 Description: A week's holiday in a luxurious Yorkshire time-share is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan K...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 5 years ago
3.5 stars It was good- consistent writing that Crombie always displays. It wasnt knock your socks off great or anything like the novel she wrote set in Glastonbury on the moors, The Finer End. That was an amazing book- Im hoping for another story from her like that.
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 6 years ago
Another solid and enjoyable easy read! I really like Kit however's Duncans parenting and time management skills leave alot to be desired! Lol i expected better from him!
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 6 years ago
I wish Gemma and Duncan would just get together already!!! Wow figure out what you want Gemma- it shouldnt be that hard! You either know or dont know!!
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 6 years ago
Still reading and they have improved. Still a little slow sometimes but I obviously do enjoy it or I wouldnt keep reading...lol
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