Publication Order of Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Books
|A Share in Death||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|All Shall Be Well||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Leave the Grave Green||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mourn Not Your Dead||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dreaming of the Bones||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Kissed a Sad Goodbye||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Finer End||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|And Justice There Is None||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Now May You Weep||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|In a Dark House||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Water Like a Stone||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Where Memories Lie||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Necessary as Blood||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Nocturne||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|No Mark Upon Her||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Sound of Breaking Glass||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|To Dwell in Darkness||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Garden of Lamentations||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. An oral tradition that goes back countless years to the very beginning of mankind. With the help of stories we are able to see through the eyes of another, this gives us a glimpse into a world unlike our own. Storytelling is an art like no other. A great storyteller can make us laugh, cry, or feel truly inspired. Using their words they weave a magical world around us, drawing us in. Until we are hanging on every last word they tell us.
In our day and age the great storytellers are now known as writers. Using the written word to capture our attention and imagination. The ability to focus our thoughts or ideas and bringing them to the written word is what makes a writer great. Bring one story to word is a great accomplishment, but bringing a series to life is truly a work of art! When a writer like this comes along the world stops and takes a knowtise of their talents. Deborah Crombie is just such a writer.
Deborah Crombie has capture the imagination of people around the world with her award winning series or Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels. Her British mystery series which is based on Duncan Kincaid the superintendent and a Scotland Yard Sergeant Gemma James. Her story comes to life in London, England.
Born in Dallas, Texas Deborah Crombie grew up just north of where she was born in a suburb of Dallas called Richardson. She was the second child. Her mother and father were Mary Darden and Charlie Darden. Deborah Crombie was taught to read from her grandmother at the young age of four, her grandma was Lillian Dozier who was a retired teacher.
Despite learning to read at a young age, Deborah Crombie path to knowledge and learning was a bumpy road that took many turns before she was able to final get to where she is now. At the age of sixteen she had to drop out of high school and follow a different path to her education. She eventually found her path back to school and finished college at Austin College which is in Sherman, Texas. When she finished college she walked away with her degree in biology. She was still a long way from the writer she is today.
She took a job working in the field of advertising and newspapers while attending school at Rice University Publishing Program. On her post-university trip to Britain she fell in love with England. That feeling and connection to Britain would never leave her. Years later she immigrated back to England with her first husband Peter Crombie.
Eventually she moved back to her hometown of Dallas, Texas. On her trip to Yorkshire she found inspiration for her first novel in her series of Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James. Her first novel was called A Shared in Death. For this she received the Agatha and Macavity nominations on Best First Novel in 1993. While the fifth book in the series, Dreaming of the Bones won a Macavity award which was for Best Novel, and was voted in as one of the known hundred best mysteries of this century. Her later novels have also been well received and are read international all over the world, with a very large following in Germany.
She also won the Macavity award in 2009 for Best Novel for her work on Where Memories Lie, and received a nomination for the same award in 2010 for Best Novel on her book the Necessary as Blood.
Her popularity grows more every year, which has made her international know. She has received publication in North America, Germany, Japan, Italy, Norway, France, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Romania, Turkey, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom along with many more countries.
She now has a total of sixteen books in here international known series of Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James. Her success knows no limit as she just recently releasing her sixteenth and latest novel called To Dwell in Darkness, which was published just this year. Her newest book was published by William Morrow.
· She is a frequently featured speaker at several colleges. She has spoken at Oxford, St. Hilda’s College, and Austin College, which is where she was on the President’s Advisory Council.
· In 2003 The President of Austin College, Oscar C. Page acknowledged her as a Distinguished Alumna
· Was asked personally by Mrs. Bush to help in a literary fundraising event by reading an excerpt from her book, Dreaming of the Bones.
· In 2004 Romantic Times nominated her a Career Achievement Award
Deborah also co-wrote a book with fourteen other writers called The Sunken Sailor. She wrote one chapter. Each writer wrote one chapter then sent it to the next author.
Deborah Crombie now lives in McKinney, Texas. McKinney is a historic town which sits just north of Dallas. She still has a deep passion for England and never misses a chance to visit. You can find her in England several times a year as she enjoys the British country side. While in McKinney she lives in bungalow with her husband. Her husband is Rick Wilson. She is a lover of animals as you can tell by the fact that she has three dogs and three cats. When not writing her novels her find replacement in the little things, she enjoys drinking cocktails and teas. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, reading bird watching and of course playing with her dogs.
Deborah has had a long and profound writing career. She has had her ups and down but has always landed on her feet. Using her skill as a writer she has brought her story to life and shared it with all of us. As a writer her stories will live on for hundreds maybe even thousands of years. Through her story she has gained a measure of immortality.
As any great writer does, she is currently working on another novel in her great series Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James. This will be her seventeenth novel in her unforgettable series.Book Series In Order » Authors » Deborah Crombie