THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS
Indie Next Pick “Now in Paperback”!
Title: The Sound of Broken Glass
Series: Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James #15
Author: Deborah Crombie
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Making a smashing debut within the Top Ten of the New York Times Bestseller
list last year, Deborah Crombie’s THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS
(William Morrow; February 25, 2014; ISBN: 9780061990649; $13.99) is now
available in trade paperback, and has already been named an Indie Next Pick for March.
In the past. . .home to the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition, a solitary
thirteen-year-old boy meets his next-door neighbor, a recently widowed
young teacher hoping to make a new start in the tight-knit South London
community. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair forms a
deep connection that ends in a shattering act of betrayal.
In the present. . .On a cold January morning in London, Detective Inspector
Gemma James is back on the job while her husband, Detective Superintendent
Duncan Kincaid, is at home caring for their three-year-old foster daughter.
Assigned to lead a Murder Investigation Team in South London, she’s assisted
by her trusted colleague, newly promoted Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot.
Their first case: a crime scene at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace. The victim: a
well-respected barrister, found naked, trussed, and apparently strangled. Is it an
unsavory accident or murder? In either case, he was not alone, and Gemma’s
team must find his companion—a search that takes them into unexpected
corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses
and passions that lead to murder. Ultimately, they will question everything
they think they know about their world and those they trust most.
“Crombie is very talented at putting together a richly atmospheric
whodunit…. [A]s a creator, she energetically inhabits the many
strange worlds she shows her readers….”
— Washington Post
“Ms. Crombie again has turned out a gripping and nicely tailored
mystery and added another chapter to her chronicle of Kincaid and Jones.”
— Washington Times
“…Deborah Crombie never falters. Her novels are a delight, and with
The Sound of Broken Glass, she keeps her impressive creative streak intact.”
— Miami Herald
“With a multilayered plotline, deft characterizations in which even
the minor players are fully realized and endless compassion for
everyone in the cast, Crombie creates another worthy installment
in her distinguished body of work.”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch
About the Author
Deborah Crombie is a New York Times Notable author and has been nominated for and won many awards including the New York Times Book of the Year. She is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.