Deborah Crombie

A native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland, Deborah Crombie is a three-time Macavity Award winner, an Edgar Award nominee, and a New York Times Notable author. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the recent Necessary as Blood and Dreaming of the Bones, which was selected as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than 100 years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.

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“Crombie lays before the reader a maze with stops and starts at every turn.

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When Detective Inspector Gemma James investigates the tawdry demise of Vincent Arnott, an unlovable barrister, it looks like a pickup gone wrong.

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“Readers already familiar with the series may enjoy the deeper exploration of Duncan and Gemma’s relationship and family issues, whereas newcomers—especially those looking for a police proc