Necessary As Blood: A Novel

Paperback | October 19, 2010

byDeborah Crombie

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Necessary As Blood is the latest entry in Deborah Crombie’s New York Times Notable, Edgar®, Agatha, and Macavity Awards-nominated mystery series featuring Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. A Texan frequently compared to the masters of British crime fiction—including P.D. James, Martha Grimes, Barbara Vine, and fellow American Elizabeth George—Crombie dazzles once more with Necessary As Blood—a relentlessly suspenseful tale of a vanished mother, a murdered father, and a helpless, endangered child.<_o3a_p>

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Necessary As Blood is the latest entry in Deborah Crombie’s New York Times Notable, Edgar®, Agatha, and Macavity Awards-nominated mystery series featuring Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. A Texan frequently compared to the masters of British crime fiction—including P.D. James, Martha Grimes, Barbara Vine, and fe...

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Once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, London's East End is a vibrant mix of history and the avant-garde, where elegant Georgian town houses exist side by side with colorful street markets and the hippest clubs. But here races and cultures still clash, and the trendy galleries and glamorous nightlife disguise a violent and seedy underside....

Deborah Crombie is aNew York Timesbestselling author and a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061287547

ISBN - 13:9780061287541

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessary as blood Enjoyed the story...kept you guessing.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nessary as Blood Excellent story lots of emotional parts and good tention,
Date published: 2014-05-04

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?Crombie keeps this series on its toes with her smooth procedural techniques and engagingly eccentric characters.? (New York Times Book Review)