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Publication Order of Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Books

A Share in Death (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Shall Be Well (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave the Grave Green (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mourn Not Your Dead (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming of the Bones (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kissed a Sad Goodbye (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Finer End (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Justice There Is None (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now May You Weep (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a Dark House (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water Like a Stone (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Memories Lie (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necessary as Blood (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nocturne (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Mark Upon Her (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound of Broken Glass (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Dwell in Darkness (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garden of Lamentations (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bitter Feast (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killing of Innocents (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nocturne is a novella that does not appear to be available for purchase anymore.

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Sunken Sailor(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

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.

Other Recognitions

· 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.

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8 Responses to “Deborah Crombie”

  1. Donna Stickrod: 2 months ago

    What a wonderful mystery series. I just finished all of the books In the SEries. Very well written

  2. SusanP: 6 months ago

    I’ve read all of her books and just finished A Killing of Innocents. Deborah is a gifted writer and I hope there’s another book in 2024.

  3. Jane: 1 year ago

    Now reading the last in the series and have loved every one of them. Hope there will be more!

  4. Lynn: 1 year ago

    I have been reading her series for years and have loved them all. I just read the biography above and was very taken aback to discover she is not British! I am, and was completely convinced by her settings and phraseology. And she tells a great story!

  5. Tim Land: 3 years ago

    I just read Leave The Grave Green, now I have to read them all. I love British detective dramas so these are perfect.

  6. Susan white: 3 years ago

    Next book in 2021? Can’t find any info. Thanks

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Doesn’t seem to be anything announced yet.

  7. CAROLYN EVERED: 3 years ago

    Thanks to a dear friend I was introduced to Deborah Crombie’s mystery series in April. A few weeks later I was bedridden with a very pain back problem and 2 surgeries. These great books were a TOTAL life saver1



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