Dreaming of the Bones

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HarperCollins, Jan 30, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
101 Reviews

It is the call Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid never expected—and one he certainly doesn't want. Victoria, his ex-wife, who walked out without an explanation more than a decade ago, asks him to look into the suicide of local poet, Lydia Brooke—a case that's been officially closed for five years. The troubled young writer's death, Victoria claims, might well have been murder.

No one is more surprised than Kincaid himself when he agrees to investigate—not even his partner and lover, Sergeant Gemma James. But it's a second death that raises the stakes and plunges Kincaid and James into a labyrinth of dark lies and lethal secrets that stretches all the way back through the twentieth century—a death that most assuredly is murder, one that has altered Duncan Kincaid's world forever.

  

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The writing is beautiful. - Goodreads
The plot is layered and the characters honest. - Goodreads
Crombie's writing has such a wonderful style. - Goodreads
This is a real page turner for both. - Goodreads
The author, here, reminds us that she's a real writer. - Goodreads

Review: Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #5)

User Review  - Jane Weir - Goodreads

Beautifully written. This story is so wonderfully multi-layered, weaving stories of past and present. We learn more of Duncan's past and his marriage, and the emotional turmoil he experiences in this book will have you tearing up. Wonderful. Truly a gem. On to the next one! Read full review

Review: Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #5)

User Review  - Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave - Goodreads

Not my favorite of the series so far. I am not a big poetry fan and this was about a poet that may or may not have been murdered and who was obsessed with the poet Rupert Brooke. So lots of poetry ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
10
Section 3
26
Section 4
45
Section 5
66
Section 6
88
Section 7
113
Section 8
131
Section 13
223
Section 14
242
Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
288
Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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About the author (2007)

A native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland, Deborah Crombie is a three-time Macavity Award winner, an Edgar Award nominee, and a New York Times Notable author. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the recent Necessary as Blood and Dreaming of the Bones, which was selected as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She 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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