Where Memories Lie: A Novel
by Deborah Crombie
Review by Carter Jefferson
William Morrow Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061287510
Date: 01 July 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Deborah Crombie always comes up with an edgy plot, and the characters in her Scotland Yard police procedurals, whether cops, perps, or victims, are real people, never stereotypes.
In this twelfth novel in her Duncan Kincaid-Gemma James series, an Art Deco brooch lost for fifty years turns up in an auction catalog, setting Gemma on the trail of a cold case that gets very warm indeed when a car crushes one of the auction house employees the day after Gemma begins to ask questions.From official release/information:
Product Description: Erika Rosenthal has always been secretive with her friend and neighbor, Detective Inspector Gemma James, about her past, except for one telling detail: She and her long-dead husband, David, came to London as refugees from Nazi Germany. But now the elderly woman needs Gemma's help. A unique piece of jewelry stolen from her years ago has mysteriously turned up at a prestigious London auction house. Erika believes the theft may be tied to her husband's death, which had always been assumed a suicide.
Gemma has a tough challenge. She must navigate the shadowy and secretive world of London's monied society to discover the jewelry's connection to David's murderer. However, the cold case needs to be put back on the books and possibly into the hands of her partner, Duncan Kincaid. When a second, present-day murder kicks the investigation into high gear, Gemma becomes more determined to exact justice for Erika—in a case that will have lasting repercussions.
(Source: William Morrow)