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For immediate release - March 21, 2012

No Mark Upon Her

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense—a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective—an accomplished rower—on the Thames.
When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an investigation fraught with complications. The victim, Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with many admirers—and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a high-ranking detective with the Met—a fact that raises a host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive case.

To further complicate the situation, a separate investigation, led by Detective Inspector Gemma James, Kincaid's wife, soon reveals a disturbing—and possibly related—series of crimes, widening the field of suspects. But when someone tries to kill the search-and-rescue team member who found Rebecca's body, the case becomes even more complex and dangerous, involving powerful interests with tentacles that reach deep into the heart of the Met itself.
Surrounded by enemies with friendly faces, pressured to find answers quickly while protecting the Yard at all costs, his career and reputation on the line, Kincaid must race to catch the killer before more innocent lives are lost—including his own.

Crombie’s previous novel, A Share in Death [Scribner, 1993], was given Agatha and Macavity nominations for Best First Novel of 1993. The fifth novel, Dreaming of the Bones (Scribner 1997), a New York Times Notable Book for 1997, was short-listed by Mystery Writers of America for the 1997 Edgar Award for Best Novel, won the Macavity award for Best Novel, and was voted by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the hundred best mysteries of the century. Her subsequent novels have been received with critical acclaim and are widely read internationally, particularly in Germany. In 2009, Where Memories Lie won the Macacity Award for Best Novel. In 2010, Necessary as Blood received a Macavity nomination for Best Novel.

Crombie's novels are published in North America, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Romania, Greece, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and numerous other countries.
For more information about Deborah Crombie and her work, visit www.deborahcrombie.com

Festival Appearances
Friday, March 30 at 1 p.m.
Featured Authors ~ New Works
Lady Lake Public Library, Lady Lake

Friday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Author Reception
Lady Lake Public Library, Lady Lake

Saturday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m.
What If? Writing Workshop
W. T. Bland Public Library, Mount Dora

All programs are presented free to the public thanks to our sponsors Lake County Office of Economic Development and Tourism; SECO, HarperCollins Publishers; Raintree Books and the Florida Humanities Council.
 

 

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Media contact:
Judy Buckland
Program Coordinator
352-253-6167
jbuckland@lakeline.lib.fl.us

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