Deborah Crombie Papers
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Brief Description:

Deborah Crombie, born in Dallas, is the award winning author of the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James British crime series. She was raised in the North Texas suburb of Richardson. After attending college at the Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where she received her bachelor’s in biology, Crombie began working in the newspaper advertising field. It was also during this time, as a post-graduate, that she took her first trip to the United Kingdom which solidified her love for the country.

Upon returning to North Texas, after living in the UK and Scotland for some time, Crombie began to settle down working in her family’s business while focusing on her family, as well as beginning to write her first mystery novel. In 1993, the novel– A Share in Death – was published. Since1993 Crombie has written 15 British crime novels. These stories share Crombie’s love for the UK, a passion which fuses with the author’s keen writing style, taking the audience into the world of Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James.

Crombie’s novels, all of which are printed in several languages, include the aforementioned A Share in Death as well as the following titles listed by publication date:

A Share in Death, 1993

All Shall be Well, 1994

Leave the Grave Green, 1995

Mourn Not Your Dead, 1996

Dreaming of the Bones, 1997

Kissed a Sad Goodbye, 1999

A Finer End, 2001

And Justice There is None, 2002

Now May You Weep, 2003

In a Dark House, 2005

Water Like a Stone, 2007

Where Memories Lie, 2008

Necessary as Blood, 2009

No Mark upon Her, 2012

The Sound of Broken Glass, 2013

The UNT Libraries Special Collections is honored to house the manuscripts and papers of Deborah Crombie.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0761
Created by: Crombie, Deborah
Volume: 7.0 Boxes
Acquired: 09/13/2013.
Arrangement: The personal papers are arranged by material type while the manuscripts are arranged alphabetically.
Subject Index
American fiction.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions apply.
Physical Access Notes: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Notes: Deborah Crombie  Gift