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Deborah Crombie was born in Dallas, Texas on June 6, 1952. She received a degree in biology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in advertising, as a journalist, and as a manufacturer's representative for theatre concessions. Her first book, A Share in Death, also became the first book in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novel series. She won the Mystery Readers International Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel for Dreaming of the Bones in 1997 and the Macavity Award for Best Novel for Where Memories Lie in 2009. In 2014 her title, To Dwell in Darkness, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) Deborah Crombie lives with her family in a small North Texas town, where she is at work on the next book in the series, "And Justice There Is None". (Publisher Provided) — biography from A Share in Death… (more)
A Share in Death 1,352 copies, 69 reviews
Dreaming of the Bones 955 copies, 29 reviews
All Shall Be Well 890 copies, 39 reviews
Leave the Grave Green 837 copies, 22 reviews
Mourn Not Your Dead 816 copies, 21 reviews
Water Like a Stone 796 copies, 29 reviews
A Finer End 788 copies, 23 reviews
And Justice There is None 781 copies, 27 reviews
Kissed a Sad Goodbye 758 copies, 20 reviews
In a Dark House 744 copies, 22 reviews
Now May You Weep 741 copies, 25 reviews
Where Memories Lie 714 copies, 22 reviews
No Mark Upon Her 702 copies, 57 reviews
Necessary as Blood 658 copies, 52 reviews
The Sound of Broken Glass 566 copies, 33 reviews
The Sunken Sailor (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
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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.
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