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Where Memories Lie

by Deborah Crombie

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Series: Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James (12)

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Detective Inspector Gemma James and her partner, Duncan Kincaid, must navigate the shadowy and secretive world of London's moneyed society to discover a jewelry piece's connection to a murderer and a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany.



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Mord kommt in den besten Familien vor Als Erika Rosenthal 1939 aus Berlin floh, verlor sie eine wertvolle Brosche.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
Crombie's books get better and better. The characters are each unique with layers of complex emotions. The dialogue is never static or dull. Crombie's books have great timing as well.

Where Memories Lie like others in the series pulls in a previous character and further develops his/her life story. As a Jewess I found Erika Rosenthal's history especially moving. I am also proud of her strength and determination to study, and accomplish positive life goals.

Crombie also continues to develop Duncan's and Gemma's personal lives as well. I find that key to a good series.

Very good read.
  Bookish59 | Mar 9, 2020 |
WHERE MEMORIES LIE by Deborah Crombie is Book #12 in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery series. I find this series to be very well-written, interesting, intriguing and well-paced. There are several ‘back stories’ involved which come together in the end due to the detecting skills of Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James and their staffs.
Part mystery, part police procedural, part crime drama, part historical fiction, the series makes for very good reading. The personal relationship between Duncan and Gemma makes an interesting backdrop.
WHERE MEMORIES LIE begins in Nazi Germany. DI Gemma James goes to the aid of friend, Erika Rosenthal, when a lost diamond brooch (created by Erika’s father) turns up in a London auction house.
I would heartily recommend this title and this series. ( )
  diana.hauser | Mar 2, 2019 |
One of the things I love about this series is how Crombie weaves secondary characters in and out of the various books (that's also why this is one series I would always recommend reading in order). In this installment, Gemma's friend Erika Rosenthal takes a more primary role than she has before, as the story examines how incidents from her past during and after World War II are fueling a series of murders in the present day. ( )
  rosalita | May 12, 2016 |
When a brooch that belonged to her neighbor Erika's family appears in an auction catalog, Gemma is asked to unofficially look into how it came to be in the auction. The story of the brooch begins during the Holocaust. A young woman from the auction house who took in the brooch turns up dead as do others connected to it. Duncan, Gemma, and their colleagues at the Yard and the metropolitan police find clues that keep the reader interested and involved. Gemma's mother is diagnosed with leukemia in this installment as well. Crombie is one of my favorite authors. This installment in the long-running series does not disappoint. ( )
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Erika Rosenthal woke, her body jerking to the whump of the bomb, the flash of light from the incendiary flickering against her closed eyelids.
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Detective Inspector Gemma James and her partner, Duncan Kincaid, must navigate the shadowy and secretive world of London's moneyed society to discover a jewelry piece's connection to a murderer and a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany.

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