The Kincaid/James Series: Background information when reading No Mark Upon Her

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No Mark Upon Her

A Novel

by Deborah Crombie

No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie
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    Feb 2012, 384 pages
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    Feb 2013, 384 pages

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The Kincaid/James Series

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Newcomers to Deborah Crombie's mystery series agree that it is not necessary to have read the previous books to appreciate No Mark Upon Her, but for those who like to read in series order, or who at least would like to know what came before, here's a quick overview:

Deborah CrombieThe Author
Born and raised in and around Dallas, Texas, Deborah Crombie (b. 1952) fell in love with Britain during a post-university trip. Later, having married her first husband, Scotsman Peter Crombie, she spent some years living in Scotland and England before returning to Dallas. She wrote the first Kincaid/James novel in 1993 while working in the family business and raising her daughter. She still lives in Texas with her husband Rick Wilson and travels to England several times a year.

The Characters
Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James. Their professional and personal relationships evolve with the series.

The Settings
The fourteen books to date have seen Kincaid and James travel all over the United Kingdom from rural Yorkshire to surburban Surrey, by way of locations such as Cambridge, Glastonbury, the Scottish Highlands and various parts of London.

Series Order

  1. A Share in Death
  2. All Shall Be Well
  3. Leave the Grave Green
  4. Mourn Not Your Dead
  5. Dreaming of the Bones
  6. Kissed a Sad Goodbye
  7. A Finer End
  8. And Justice There is None
  9. Now May You Weep
  10. In a Dark House
  11. Water Like a Stone
  12. Where Memories Lie
  13. Necessary as Blood
  14. No Mark Upon Her
  15. The Sound of Breaking Glass, (2013)

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