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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Crombie Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440779800
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The trouble with romantic mysteries is that the romance usually smothers the mystery. More praise, then, to Deborah Crombie for making the tangled love relationships in Dreaming of the Bones the very heart of her mystery.”

    New York Times Book Review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Williamson | 2/18/2014

    " This is a slow-paced book that I sank deep into. The characters and their world (Scotland Yard to Cambridge) feel real, thanks to rich detail and complicated relationships. I always love the story within a story format of solving an old mystery to solve the current mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faye Snyder | 2/13/2014

    " Great plot! Real characters. Enjoyed the British context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoy reading Crombie's books. As the series develop so do Crombie's wrting skills. Great summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 1/27/2014

    " Not my favorite plot so far and a little more language and sensuality than her past novels. Still mostly clean mystery without gore and all the other junk. Crombie's books aren't intensely suspenseful...it's more of a methodical approach to figuring out the puzzle. Obviously I keep reading them for entertainment purposes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/23/2014

    " Seems to serve best to move the characters along and introduce the boy, Kit, to the set for future stories. Not a compulsive storyline. Maybe it's because poetry doesn't make enough sense to me to solve a crime by reading between the lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elissa | 1/22/2014

    " This book is definitely the best in the series so far. I like Crombie's writing in this book and the weaving in of letters and poems. Definitely more literary than her previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " This series is getting better; I particularly liked the literary aspects of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/17/2014

    " Deborah crombie does not disappoint in this fun read. A little heavy on the poetry for me but interesting plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Hill | 12/4/2013

    " I really enjoy her style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 11/15/2013

    " Listened to this. Really enjoyed the story, although I figured out the killer about half way through. There were enough red herrings to keep me guessing a bit. I want to read more of this series - I've read a few of them in a scattered way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 11/4/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It's always a delight to find out about a new series of mysteries that I enjoy. I will look forward to more in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Howard | 10/9/2013

    " This series gets better and better! This one was really well done, quite literally a "literary mystery". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/4/2013

    " A well written mystery with a very dream-like quality to it. It is about poets after all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 4/5/2013

    " Another great read. I couldn't wait to finish it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 3/12/2013

    " Another great book in the mystery series starring Supt.Duncan Kincaid and his partner in policing and life, Gemma James. This whodunit kept me wondering to the very last chapter, and I'm hooked on knowing what will happen next with Kincaid and his newly-discovered son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy Milberger | 3/8/2013

    " Love her series! I am glooming all of her books. I would definately recommend these. Not much blood and gore but a great mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige Bennett | 1/22/2013

    " This is number five in this very good series. For me it had a slow -a long slow- start but than bam! It got very good. I am glad I have about 10 more to read before I am up to date on the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rochelle | 11/17/2012

    " Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James #5 find in audio format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/8/2012

    " Took me FOREVER to get through this one, not my favorite of the Kincaid/James series, but a decent read nonetheless! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliacatherine | 10/27/2012

    " This book is so well-written. Atmosphere, characters, real and created historical references. The whole series is enjoyable (particularly 2-5) but it would be worth reading the whole series if only for the sake of this book. Read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Weir | 10/14/2012

    " Beautifully written.. best if read in sequence! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 9/19/2012

    " 5th in series. Mystery involving Duncan's ex-wife and her family. Duncan's gets involved in a cold case that his ex-wife wants him to solve. This causes great problems and death follows..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 8/22/2012

    " I think this is the breakout book in this series. The earlier ones are good; this one is great, more complex of plot, and deeper in characterization, especially of the non-series characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 00who | 9/27/2011

    " Loved It. Been A While Since I Read It, Tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/28/2011

    " This is a slow-paced book that I sank deep into. The characters and their world (Scotland Yard to Cambridge) feel real, thanks to rich detail and complicated relationships. I always love the story within a story format of solving an old mystery to solve the current mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 6/13/2011

    " Reasonably diverting, but I never, ever was able to ignore the narrative voice, which was relentlessly that of a literate female mystery writer. Every character spoke in the same voice, and it became distracting to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelina | 4/3/2011

    " Entertaining, however with so much riding on the past and present story lines it was not quite as good as the others in the series. Had I read them in order I might not have continued with the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellyann | 2/25/2011

    " Dark, powerful, haunting. It also made me interested in the poetry of Rupert Brooke (and not just his war poetry), and that's no bad thing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 1/30/2011

    " Love her series! I am glooming all of her books. I would definately recommend these. Not much blood and gore but a great mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 10/18/2010

    " This is my favorite so far. Crombie handles complex stories so well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 8/22/2010

    " This book was hard to follow but i am not a quitter by any means! ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 1/23/2010

    " Good mystery in an English setting. Likable main characters. "

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About the Author
Author Deborah Crombie

Deborah Crombie is a Macavity Award winner and a finalist for the Edgar Award and the Agatha Award, as well as a New York Times bestselling author. She has written more than a dozen novels and is best known for her contemporary mystery series featuring Scotland Yard’s Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Among this series is Dreaming of the Bones, which was selected as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

About the Narrator

Jenny Sterlin, winner of eight Earphones Awards, has more than seventy audio titles to her credit, including Laurie R. King’s popular Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series. Before beginning her narration career, she helped found England’s experimental Living Theatre.