"Deborah Crombie might be the most British of American mystery novelists," said an astute reviewer in reference to Mourn Not Your Dead
, the fourth book in her excellent series about Duncan Kincaid, an inoffensively upper-class Scotland Yard superintendent, and Sergeant Gemma James, his rougher-edged partner and lover. In addition to her finely tuned ear for the subtler nuances of Britspeak, Crombie--a resident of Richardson, Texas--achieves a rare and therefore enviable balance between the details of her characters' private lives and the plot of each particular book. That delicate balance is especially welcome in Dreaming of the Bones
, when Kincaid's former wife, Dr. Victoria McClellan, threatens his personal and professional equanimity. A Cambridge don, Vic has been writing a biography of poet Lydia Brooke, who claimed kinship to the distinguished World War I bard Rupert Brooke, and whose suicide five years before is now beginning to appear suspiciously like murder.
"Fascinating...Multilayered."--The New York Times Book Review
"A story of death, obsession and secrets."--Houston Chronicle
"An elegant, literary mystery...outstanding."--Mystery Lovers Bookshop News
"Deborah Crombie at her best...This is a story of great depth and understanding."--Mystery News
"Dreaming of the Bones
will make you cry and catch your breath in surprise."--Chicago Tribune
"Poignant."--The Orlando Sentinel
"Haunting...The best book in an already accomplished series."--Publishers Weekly
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Nominated for the Edgar and the Agatha awards for The Year's Best Novel
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