Where memories lie / Deborah Crombie.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Detective Inspector Gemma James and her partner, Duncan Kincaid, must navigate the shadowy and secretive world of London's moneyed society to discover a jewelry piece's connection to a murderer and a pair of refugees from Nazi Germany.
    • Notes:
      GENR.
      Includes an excerpt from Necessary as blood / Deborah Crombie.
    • ISBN:
      9780061287527 (pbk.)
      0061287520 (pbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      ocn262888262
      262888262
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.ocn262888262

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 September #1

Scotland Yard detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid (Water Like a Stone) take on a case with links to the past. Gemma's friend Erika Rosenthal, whom she met while working on another case (A Finer End), calls because she is very upset. She has just seen a beautiful art deco brooch made by her father, a famous jeweler, in an auction catalogue. The brooch was stolen from her. Gemma knows little of Erika's past, other than the fact that she and her late husband, David, came to London before World War II as refugees from Nazi Germany. David was a bitter, withdrawn man who was murdered near the Thames. The case was never solved. When a young woman who works for the auction house listing Erika's brooch is killed in a hit-and-run accident, Gemma becomes suspicious. As she, Duncan, and Sergeant Doug Callen dig deeper, a second murder occurs. Their search for the truth leads to fascinating links between the past and the present as they try to obtain justice for Erika and her husband. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2008 November #2

Scotland Yard detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid take on a case with links to the past. Gemma s friend Erika Rosenthal, whom she met while working on another case (A Finer End, 2001), calls because she has just seen a beautiful art deco brooch made by her father, a famous jeweler, in an auction catalog. The brooch was stolen from her. Gemma knows little of Erika s past, other than the fact that she and her late husband, David, came to London before World War II as refugees from Nazi Germany. David was a bitter, withdrawn man who was murdered near the Thames. The case was never solved. When a young woman who works for the auction house listing Erika s brooch is killed in a hit-and-run accident, Gemma becomes suspicious. As she, Duncan, and Sergeant Doug Callen dig deeper, a second murder occurs. Their search for the truth leads to fascinating links between the past and the present. A strong entry in a consistently fine British procedural series; recommend this one to fans of P. D. James Adam Dalgleish. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2008 March #1

A friend's plea and a missing gem have Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James delving into the past of an apparent suicide in their latest by popular author Crombie, who lives in north Texas. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2008 June #1

When a diamond brooch stolen decades ago turns up for sale at an upscale London auction house, the brooch's owner, Dr. Erika Rosenthal, a retired academic who escaped Nazi Germany with her philosopher husband, David, during WWII, turns for help to her friend Insp. Gemma James in Crombie's lively 12th mystery to feature Gemma and Scotland Yard's Duncan Kincaid (after 2007's Water Like a Stone ). The suspicious hit-and-run death of Kristin Cahill, a young clerk involved in the brooch's sale, is but the first in a series of fatalities to befall people connected to the auction. Crombie raises the suspense by alternating the contemporary story, which includes news of Gemma's mother's battle against cancer, with flashbacks to the investigation of David's unsolved murder in 1952 while he was working on an expos about Nazi sympathizers. With its echoes of Elizabeth George and even Danielle Steel, this entry will appeal as much to newcomers as to series fans. 7-city author tour.(July)

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