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Deborah Crombie Papers | University of North Texas Special Collections

Collection Overview

Title: Deborah Crombie PapersAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0761
Primary Creator: Crombie, Deborah
Extent: 7.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The personal papers are arranged by material type while the manuscripts are arranged alphabetically.
Date Acquired: 09/13/2013
Subjects: American fiction., Fiction -- Authorship., Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Languages: English

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Abstract

The Deborah Crombie Manuscripts Collections is composed of manuscripts of the author’s novels, which include handwritten notes and corrections, and personal papers. The personal papers series includes reviews, research for novels in progress, and correspondence.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
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 Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Deborah Crombie
Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
This box contains personal papers, photographs, and printed materials.
barcode: 100439
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder one is correspondence arranged chronologically.
Folder 2: Conference publications, 1999, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder two includes conference publications from the Left Coast Conference, March 1999 and the Boucheron 2001, November 2001.
Folder 3: Notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder three includes notes – telephone numbers and addresses.
Folder 4: Literary reviews, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder four includes literary reviews for All Shall Be Well.
Folder 5: Literary reviews, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder five includes literary reviews for A Share in Death.
Folder 6: Literary reviews, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder six includes literary reviews: two copies of the November 1997 Texas Monthly, a copy of the March 1, 1999 Kirkus Reviews, and a copy of the March 8, 1999 Publisher’s Weekly.
Folder 7: Kaytie’s pub’s, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder seven includes Kaytie’s pub’s.
Folder 8: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder eight is research for All Shall Be Well.
Folder 9: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder nine is research for All Shall Be Well – British terminology.
Folder 10: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder ten is research for All Shall Be Well – clippings on assisted suicide.
Folder 11: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder eleven is research for All Shall Be Well – notebook.
Folder 12: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder twelve is research for All Shall Be Well – Notes.
Folder 13: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder twelve is research for All Shall Be Well – Notes.
Folder 14: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder fourteen is research for All Shall Be Well – outline and setting research.
Folder 15: Research for All Shall Be Well, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder fifteen is research for All Shall Be Well – information on Theo Dent.
Folder 16: Research for Leave the Grave Green, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder sixteen is research for Leave the Grave Green.
Folder 17: Photograph from the No Mark Upon Her scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder seventeen is a photograph from the No Mark Upon Her scrapbook which is untitled.
Folder 18: Printed materials: Brochures and Maps, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder eighteen is marks the start of the printed materials sub-series and it includes the following: brochures and maps for the Chiltern district, the Hampstead Village guesthouse, the Thames Visitor, the Locks and Weirs on the Thames, and the Henley-on-Thames.
Folder 19: Printed materials: Business Card of Timothy Mills, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder nineteen is a business card of Timothy Charles Mills.
Folder 20: Printed materials: Pamphlet for the Barbican Centre, 1993-09Add to your cart.
Folder twenty is a pamphlet for the Barbican Centre, September 1993.
Folder 21: Printed materials: Pamphlets, brochures, and an agenda for the English National Opera, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder twenty-one is pamphlets, brochures, and an agenda for the English National Opera 1993 (August-December), the English National Opera 1993-94 (December-March), and the English National Opera Company, August 16 1993.
Folder 22: Printed Materials: Items from the No Mark Upon Her scrapbook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder twenty-two includes items from the No Mark Upon Her scrapbook.
Folder 23: Printed Materials: Gallery Flyers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder twenty-three is gallery flyers from the Sir William Russell Flint Galleries LTD and the Barry Keene Gallery.
Folder 24: Printed materials: Pamphlet from the Henley Literary Festival, 2009-10-1/5Add to your cart.
Folder twenty-four is a pamphlet from the Henley Literary Festival, October 1-5, 2009.
Folder 25: Printed materials: Pamphlets from the Royal Opera House, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder twenty-five is pamphlets from the Royal Opera House booking period One, September-December and the Royal Opera House guided tours of theater.
Folder 26: Printed materials: A copy of Sight and Sound, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder twenty-six is a copy of Sight and Sound dated from 1994.
Box 2Add to your cart.

This box contains Deborah Crombie’s scrapbooks which have been left as arranged by author to preserve the author’s hand in its composition. Folder one and two include items from a green hanging folder – notes, correspondence, publications, and clippings (as well as copies of clippings).

Box also includes a scrapbook which is intact as to preserve the author’s hand in its composition. It is composed of research materials, type-written chapter drafts, handwritten chapter drafts, and handwritten research notes from the author’s first writing process for A Share in Death.

barcode: 100440
Folder 1: Items from a green hanging folder, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder one includes items from a green hanging folder – notes, correspondence, publications, and clippings (as well as copies of clippings).
Folder 2: Items from a green hanging folder, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder two includes items from a green hanging folder – notes, correspondence, publications, and clippings (as well as copies of clippings).
Item 3: Scrapbook: A Share in Death, ~1989-1990Add to your cart.
This item is a scrapbook which is intact as to preserve the author’s hand in its composition. It is composed of research materials, type-written chapter drafts, handwritten chapter drafts, and handwritten research notes from the author’s first writing process for A Share in Death.

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