No Mark upon Her by Deborah Crombie
A Novel

80%

8 Critic Reviews

To the customary pleasures of the Kincaid/James ménage...Crombie adds the interest generated by the history of the Henley Regatta pitting Oxford against Cambridge and the relationship between canine search-and-rescue handlers and their animals.
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Synopsis

New York Times Notable author Deborah Crombie is regularly named among the greats of British-set crime fiction (P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George et al) for her riveting police procedurals featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, Scotland Yard partners as well as devoted life-mates.

A brilliantly conceived and executed, deeply atmospheric mystery, No Mark Upon Her embroils Kincaid and James in the case of the puzzling drowning of a rower, a Met detective, on the Thames. A finely-hued and twisting tale of psychological suspense—a story rich in deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals—No Mark Upon Her is everything Crombie’s fans have come to expect from this exceptional writer…and more.

 

About Deborah Crombie

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Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. 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.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by William Morrow. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for No Mark upon Her
All: 8 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 19 2011

To the customary pleasures of the Kincaid/James ménage...Crombie adds the interest generated by the history of the Henley Regatta pitting Oxford against Cambridge and the relationship between canine search-and-rescue handlers and their animals.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Nov 28 2011

Crombie gives an insightful look into British police procedures as well as a vivid view of the vagaries of London neighborhoods.

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NPR

Good
Reviewed by Maureen Corrigan on Feb 24 2012

No Mark Upon Her is an intricate thriller in which various insular communities collide...

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Carol Thomas on Jan 28 2012

...Deborah Crombie maintains the in-depth characterization in No Mark Upon Her that typifies her previous thirteen books.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Carolyn Haley on Feb 07 2012

...readers who savor excellent writing will find that Ms. Crombie delivers it again.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Feb 09 2012

As for the mystery plot, Crombie rarely disappoints, and this one is no exception. Complex, multifaceted and genuinely surprising, the mystery...will keep readers turning pages and second-guessing themselves right up until the final pages.

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The Washington Post

Good
Reviewed by Steve Donoghue on Feb 26 2012

...Crombie is very talented at putting together a richly atmospheric whodunit. Her speciality...is picking slices of society that most of us overlook and exploiting them for all their dramatic potential...

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City Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Benford on Apr 02 2012

...we, her faithful reading public, stay up far too late, turning pages. Best of all, by the novel’s last page, she has tied up almost every loose end.

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