Review of Deborah Crombie’s GARDEN OF LAMENT...

GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS  Book 16 Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novel Deborah Crombie Feb. 7th, 2017 William Morrow Readers had to wait two years for the latest Deborah Crombie book, GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS, but it was well worth it. This plot follows the unanswered questions from Crombie’s last novel, DWELL IN DARKNESS. People might remember how Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid had not solved the loose ends in the last novel. He is still troubled by a grenade attack, a devastating fire, and the odd behavior of his boss, Chief Superintendent Denis Childs. The author had the idea from “an article about the undercover British police officers...

TO DWELL IN DARKNESS by Deborah Crombie

To Dwell In Darkness Deborah Crombie William Morrow Sept 23, 2014 Deborah Crombie celebrates a “sweet sixteen” with her latest book To Dwell In Darkness that has strong characters and an intense plot. Her style is evident as she engages readers in the crime solving storyline while allowing them to get to know the characters with scenes of their home lives that include children, dogs, and a litter of stray kittens. There are two simultaneous plots that have married detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid immersed in trying to solve. Gemma attempts to build a case against electronics shop clerk Dillon Underwood for kidnapping, raping and...

Pet Spotlight: Deborah Crombie

The Cat Who Lost Her Tail I think I’ve just come up with a great title for a children’s book—maybe there’s a new writing adventure in store for me. Now, if I could only draw… but photos will have to suffice for now. I think cats get short shrift. Not that I don’t write about my dogs (and my characters’ dogs) and post pictures of my dogs and think they are the most fabulous canines in the world. But a year ago this May a little cat came into our lives and stole our hearts.  We’ve had cats for many years, and last April our oldest, who was eighteen, faded away from kidney failure.  We were devastated, even though we’d long known...

Crombie & Mina are featured in this week’s giveaway. Feb28

Crombie & Mina are featured in this week̵...

Crimespree magazine,  in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is giving away copies of THE RED ROAD by Denise Mina and THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS by Deborah Crombie. THE RED ROAD by Denise Mina Alex Morrow faces her toughest opponents yet in this brilliant new thriller about criminals, consequences, and convictions. Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Michael Brown ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she’s known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Brown’s trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells....

5 Books That Changed My Life: Deborah Crombie

 5 Books That Changed My Life: Deborah Crombie WINNIE THE POOH by A.A. Milne I’ve said half-jokingly for years that I hold Winnie the Pooh responsible for turning me into a lifelong Anglophile. And while that may be true, I think it’s quite possible that Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner planted the infant germ of storytelling in my brain. The books were read to me before I could read them myself, then read on my own (I also suspect that the repetition of the familiar story was part of the early learning-to-read process.) And then I continued the stories in my head, making up more adventures for the characters, tales that morphed...