Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James

15 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

Dreaming of the Bones Summary

Often compared to both Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, Deborah Crombie is internationally acclaimed for her deftly written mysteries that combine suspense, with lyrical prose. Sharply etched characters further enrich this story of tangled relationships and dark secrets. Twelve years after their divorce, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid receives a phone call from his ex-wife Victoria asking for his help. While working on a biography of the late poet Lydia Brooke, she has uncovered information that has her convinced Lydia's suicide five years ago was really murder. As Duncan begins his investigation, another murder occurs closer to home. Now he finds himself frantically searching for clues in Lydia's complicated past to find the killer before he strikes again. Award-winning author Deborah Crombie has crafted a beautifully written, multilayered mystery that leaves you gasping with surprise. Jenny Sterlin's narration deftly creates an air of suspense while capturing every nuance of the language.
©1997 Deborah Crombie (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 5

    • Dreaming of the Bones

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Often compared to both Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, Deborah Crombie is internationally acclaimed for her deftly written mysteries that combine suspense, with lyrical prose. Sharply etched characters further enrich this story of tangled relationships and dark secrets. Twelve years after their divorce, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid receives a phone call from his ex-wife Victoria asking for his help.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, spoiled by narrator

    • By Carole on 12-08-12

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 6

    • Kissed a Sad Goodbye

    • A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel
    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A stunningly beautiful young woman is found strangled in London's Mudchute Park, her clothing carefully arranged to preserve her modesty. With that unusual detail in mind, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James suspect the crime was more than a simple assault gone awry. As they collect the strange facts surrounding her death, they discover the victim's life was a mystery even to those who knew her best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Karen on 29-11-15

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 7

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  • Book 11

    • Water Like a Stone

    • A Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novel
    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When Superintendant Duncan Kincaid takes Gemma, Kit and Toby to visit his family in Cheshire, Gemma is soon entranced with Nantwich town's pretty buildings and the historic winding canal, and young Kit is instantly smitten with his cousin Lally.

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 12

    • Where Memories Lie

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James find themselves drawn into a web of deceit and treachery that has its roots in the turmoil of 1939, as Britain and Germany hover on the brink of war. Gemma learns that her friend Erika Rosenthal lost a valuable brooch during her escape from Berlin. Now that heirloom has turned up at auction, and Erika asks Gemma's help in discovering its whereabouts for the last 50 years.

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 13

    • Necessary as Blood

    • By: Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Can someone really disappear without a trace? Artist and young mother Sandra Gilles disappears without trace after leaving her three-year-old daughter, Charlotte, with a friend. Her lawyer husband, Naz Malik, is devastated - but he's also the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment all the way.

    • By Reidun on 08-01-15

    Regular price: £17.38

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