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Necessary as Blood (Paperback)

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Description


Once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, London's East End is a vibrant mix of history and the avant-garde, where elegant Georgian town houses exist side by side with colorful street markets and the hippest clubs. But here races and cultures still clash, and the trendy galleries and glamorous nightlife disguise a violent and seedy underside.

Sandra Gilles, a young mother, leaves her daughter with a friend and then disappears on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May. Shortly thereafter, her husband, a Pakistani lawyer, is killed. Scotland Yard detective Gemma James happens upon the sceneand soon she and Duncan Kincaid, her life partner and colleague, are on the trail of a murderer. But the investigation grows darker and more dangerous at every turned corner, and the true prize must be protected at all costs: a beautiful, orphaned little girl, not yet three, whose life now hangs in the balance.

About the Author


Deborah Crombie is a three-time Macavity Award winner, an Edgar Award nominee, and a "New York Times" notable author. She has written more than a dozen novels, including "Necessary as Blood" and "Dreaming of the Bones", which was selected as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061287541
ISBN-10: 0061287547
Publisher: Avon A
Publication Date: October 19th, 2010
Pages: 378
Language: English