The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie
A Novel (James and Kincaid)

73%

9 Critic Reviews

Deborah Crombie is enchanted with the mix of languages, classes, and customs that make up the lifeblood of this city, and she exhibits her love for London quite blatantly.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are on the case in Deborah Crombie’s The Sound of Broken Glass, a captivating mystery that blends a murder from the past with a powerful danger in the present.

When Detective Inspector James joins forces with Detective Inspector Melody Talbot to solve the murder of an esteemed barrister, their investigation leads them to realize that nothing is what it seems—with the crime they’re investigating and their own lives.

With an abundance of twists and turns and intertwining subplots, The Sound of Broken Glass by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie is an elaborate and engaging page-turner.

 

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 19, 2013 by William Morrow. 531 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Critic reviews for The Sound of Broken Glass
All: 9 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Good
on Dec 24 2012

Another solid outing for the reliable Crombie...who turns a judicious eye on secrets that can overwhelm what they’re meant to protect despite the best intentions.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Dec 24 2012

The unfolding domestic relationship between Gemma and Duncan softens and humanizes them. The city of London, foggy, blustery, and historic, provides a seductive background.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
on Feb 19 2013

Deborah Crombie is enchanted with the mix of languages, classes, and customs that make up the lifeblood of this city, and she exhibits her love for London quite blatantly.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Feb 22 2013

Its strong procedural elements, as well as the interaction between the two principals of the series, ultimately make THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS well worth reading.

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RT Book Reviews

Below average

...one particular character acts in a manner that is completely outside of their characterization and the explanation for that action is unsatisfactory.

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Dallas News

Above average
Reviewed by Joy Tipping on Feb 22 2013

The Sound of Broken Glass doesn’t move quite as nimbly as the last one...

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Tulsa World

Excellent
Reviewed by Connie Ogle on Mar 03 2013

...Duncan and Gemma disprove the usual wisdom that once you get the lovers together, they're no longer interesting. In Crombie's sure hands, they remain the heart and soul of this entertaining series.

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Mystery Tribune

Good
on Apr 06 2013

The pace is brisk and the shifts between the backstory, the investigation, and secondary characters were smooth and keep the story moving pretty interestingly.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Lourdes Venard on Jan 01 2013

This is a strong entry in the Kincaid-James series, with a well-plotted and interesting murder mystery.

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