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.
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Sometimes what makes a good novel is not necessarily the story per se, but the characters.| Read Full Review of Necessary as Blood
While each of the cases they investigate stands well on it’s own, this is a series with several continuing story-lines making it best for readers to start at the beginning-or as close as they can, and read the books in order.Oct 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Necessary as Blood
Sandra Gilles, a young mother, leaves her daughter with a friend and then disappears on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May. Shortly thereafter, her husband, a Pakistani lawyer, is killed.Sep 27 2009 | Read Full Review of Necessary as Blood
A short time later, her husband is missing and later found murdered, leaving the child at the mercy of the system and causing Gemma to worry excessively about the girl’s welfare.Feb 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Necessary as Blood
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