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Garden of Lamentations
Garden of Lamentations: A Novel | Deborah Crombie
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kspenmoll
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#bookreport
Finished both Garden of Lamentations #audiobook & The Scholar this week. #myidealbookclub
November Road: read up ch 28 #botmbuddyread
Lilli de Jong: read up to book 7 #LilliRead
Started Silent Voices: on p. 140 #mysteryoftheweek

Reviewsbylola I need to read November Road. I thought Lilli was well done. 3w
Cinfhen Do you read a mystery a week??? I‘m having trouble with that genre lately. Every thriller feels like rinse, wash, repeat. Nothing original 😟any suggestions?? 3w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I just finished The Scholar by Dervla Mc Tiernan, an author new to me. I enjoyed its themes, particularly the pharmaceutical background. Reminded me of an Deadly Cure, similar themes but set in the early stages (1899) of companies. That one leaves you hanging - author is lawrence Goldstone. 3w
kspenmoll Sometimes I just read cozys when I need a familiar escape from my life!!!! Sharon McCrumb is another author you might enjoy. (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendations 😁 3w
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kspenmoll
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#catsoflitsy #Emcat #audiobook #mystery #policeprocedural #London
While listening to this book today this particularlyp passage delighted me. Em & I are the only females in my household & there are times I am happy to escape the testosterone & cuddle with her. She sleeps on me & anytime I sit or lie down she appears to join in. She‘s my girl. 😻❤️

Note: This is not Em- photo fit description of the cat in the book.

Texreader So sweet! ❤️😻 1mo
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howjessreads
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Day 13 of #31bookpics is #mysterious. Mysteries are my favorite genre. I actually don‘t own a ton of them though, because I rarely reread, once I know “whodunnit”. Other favorites, not pictured: Elizabeth George, Camilla Läckberg, Tana French, Ian Rankin, Arnaldur Indridason.

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TiredLibrarian
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Day 15: #BookishMaps

I'm a fan of Deborah Crombie's Kincaid & James series, and I love that each book includes a map. Laura Hartman Maestro is the gifted illustrator. There's an interesting piece on Crombie's website about the creation of the maps with other examples of Maestro's work: https://bit.ly/2jVOXZ6

#ReadingResolutions @jess7 #KincaidandJames #mystery #bookswithmaps #mapsinbooks

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Booksnchill
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Love this series and this is no exception. This is book 17 in the Kinkaid/James procedurals and is very much a continuation of #16 so don‘t start reading this series here. Great descriptions of the enclosed garden squares in London (think Notting Hill) and in flashbacks to 1994 deals with some history of the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence-only a side plot point but interesting. Plenty of procedure here but always focus on character

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Booksnchill
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This is the latest (book 17) in the Duncan Kincaid/ Gemma James series which I love. I received this as a goodreads giveaway but also had the audio on loan from the library so I am doing both! So far I can tell that if you have not read at least the preceeding book To Dwell in Darkness you probably should not start with this book as it is really a continuation of the story lines established in that book. Compelling UK police procedural series!

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intothehallofbooks
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I usually always start series with the first book but I took a chance and leapt in here with installment #17, WHAT!?

I enjoyed this! The MC's are husband and wife detectives, each working separate cases. I assumed their work would intersect, but was surprised at how separate the storylines remained. Now I want to start the series from the beginning; I wish I'd had more backstory info as I read. I love the London setting and the British mystery.

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Booksnchill
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#GoodreadsGiveawayWin So excited to get this next book in the Gemma and Duncan Kinkaid series❤️❤️❤️ Love a Giveaway Win!

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Simona Congrats 📚📚📚🍾 2y
bitterbear 💃💃💃💃🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
tammysue Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Kimlayman7
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I always like a cup of tea when I'm reading, but when the book is set in London, it's a must! #currentlyreading #mystery #gemmajames #duncankincaid

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Cinfhen
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Im FINALLY getting around to opening my mail that was sent to my daughter...look #bookmail #giveaways #todayisawesome 😊Im probably NOT going to read Garden of Lamentations, so keep watch for a #giveaway

Reviewsbylola Book mail is the best mail! 2y
DebinHawaii Yay for book mail!! 📚📫❤️ 2y
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Haweller
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An easy enjoyable listen that keeps you guessing. Sadly, I am an intermittent listener, so missed a lot of the fine details of this story.

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suzanne.literarylife
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Good mystery read. Has been an interesting series to follow and watch the characters' relationships and lives evolve.

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lamaman2boys
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I liked this book in the series, but I hate when the "family" doesn't all get along! I'm glad the ongoing story got wrapped up, I could barely remember the characters from the previous book (from February!)

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JulieAnn
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Great installment to the series. I wish I had waited to read it. The story required more concentration than I had to give right now and I couldn't remember some details from the prior books. I'll look forward to reading it again when there is less turmoil going on around me. Glad to be a part of the Kincaid/James story for a bit though!

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lamaman2boys
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I'm so excited my hold came in! I'm excited to see where the story is going, but I hope part of it wraps up here... I won't be able to remember all the players!

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Audrey
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Panpan

I was really looking forward to this book and was disappointed in it. While Crombie does an excellent job showing how not in tune Duncan and Gemma were with each other, the book relies to heavily on events that happened 2-3 books ago. But the unforgivable part is the subtle anti Chinese sentiment that is depicted through three of the minor characters. It's ironic since one of the flashbacks is about a young black man killed in a racial incident.

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This wasn't my favorite in the series; in fact it was probably my least favorite. Too much going on for depth, at least one big thing unexplained, and Duncan behaving somewhat badly towards both Gemma and his parents.

That being said, Crombie's worst is better than many mystery writer's best, and I wouldn't want to have missed one in this series.

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howjessreads
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I usually try to be really productive during Juliet's naps. But sometimes mama needs some me time. 🙂

DeborahSmall Sophie was the only one out of mine to sleep through the day. The first 6 months she fed and slept. It was 6 months of heaven...then the teething started. 7 years later she still only sleeps 7/8 hours out of 24. None of my kids napped in the daytime. If they did I'd definitely read!!! 💞 3y
SaraFair Mine had nap time or toy/ book time on their own in the pack and play every day! Am I dating myself or do they still have pack and plays? 3y
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ReadingMeagan
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I am a little disappointed with this book. It didn't have the same feeling as other books in this series. Everyone felt disjointed and disconnected from each other. I also feel like it relied too heavily on previous books. I have read all the books in this series but I struggled to recall some of the characters and cases that were mentioned.

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Tav
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I am a Deb Crombie fan, and this book does not disappoint. I love the way she blends the violence and darkness of Gemma and Duncan's investigations for Scotland Yard with the soft, comfy domestic life they share as a married couple with children. I also greatly enjoy the way Crombie delves into a particular London neighborhood in each book, giving us details and atmosphere. Oh and yeah--this is a cracking good mystery, too!

Audrey I am really looking forward to this release. Glad to hear it didn't disappoint. 3y
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PatriciaU
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Mehso-so

While the story ties up loose ends from the last book, I was surprised to find Kincaid & James some how less. Less in tune with each other, less trusting. I kept shaking my head at some of Kincaid‘s actions & was frustrated with how he seemed to forget that James is his partner in every sense of the word. He thought he was protecting her, but come on, she‘s totally kick ass! She doesn‘t need protecting. You‘re supposed to be partners, man!

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Suetara
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17 books in and I still adore this series. Plus, the end pages in the later books are gorgeous.

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ReadingMeagan
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Yay!! So excited that this book became available on Overdrive today. Love Duncan and Gemma!

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Suetara
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Oldest and I have been struck by the same stomach bug, but this delight landed on our doorstep today. Taking advantage of the unplanned day off to dive in.

AmandaL Feel better. 3y
Suetara @AmandaL We're both feeling better. Thank you! 3y
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WilliamMorrowBooks
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TFW finished books arrive!! Excited to dive into the latest thriller by Deborah Crombie. Have you read this series yet? If not, now is the perfect time to start. 😆

Audrey This is an excellent series. I especially love all the character growth and development as the series progresses. 3y
Tav @Audrey I agree! It's satisfying to see their lives expand and develop. However, I think these books are delightful even read as stand alone a. The writing is just so good! 3y
WilliamMorrowBooks @Audrey we love her books! 3y
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Audrey @Tav even though I've read all the books, each book seems like a standalone. It's bc I can't quite remember all the details of the characters' lives, only the big picture. It's so refreshing to have excellent writing and development consistently throughout a series. 3y
Audrey @WilliamMorrow I'm really looking forward to this read. I'm anxiously awaiting for my giveaway win from another post. I hope it didn't get lost in the mail. 3y
Booknerd2 I was supposed to win a copy of this and never received it 😥 3y
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howjessreads
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What I *wish* I was reading right now. But I'm behind on reviews. So time to hide the fun books and Twitter (🙄) and get a-reading! #bookreviewerproblems

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PatriciaU
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It's a good day for reading! Can't wait to begin this new Kincaid-James story from Deborah Crombie!

kspenmoll Love this series! Enjoy! 3y
Suetara I love this series too. ❤️ 3y
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howjessreads
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Got my book ready for the #SuperBowl! (Gotta have something to read in between commercials ?.) Tuned in just in time for "the Schuyler Sisters" singing God Bless America. ❤

Alfoster Same❤! 3y
Ncostell I will be reading too while my family watches the game. I'll try to be sociable and at least read in the same room but will probably just watch the commercials as well! 🏈📚 3y
Lmstraubie Same here ☺ 3y
EllieDottie That was such a beautiful rendition!! 3y
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howjessreads
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I AM SO EXCITED!!! I literally just squealed for joy when this got delivered. I was supposed to get an #ARC weeks ago, but there was a mix-up, and when the publicist touched base yesterday and found out I didn't have it, she overnighted one to me. 😍😍😍😍 #bookmail #deborahcrombie

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WilliamMorrowBooks
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We're giving away 5 copies of Deborah Crombie's new thriller, GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS! Comment for a chance to win. *US only*. Closes 2/1 at 5pm est.

BeckyD I'd love a copy. 3y
Megabooks Thanks for running the giveaway! 😃😃 3y
Jennick2004 Awesome ❤️ 3y
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LiteraryinLititz I would love a copy! I've never read her before but I love the genre! 3y
AJBowers Ohh I love giveaways! 3y
rubyslippersreads I've been wanting to read this series. 3y
EKonrad Would love to read this! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 3y
MaleficentBookDragon 😻😻😻 3y
Alfoster Yes! Want to read this❤! 3y
Hooked_on_books Looks interesting. I'd love a copy! 3y
jessdean Yay! Exciting!📚💚 3y
pH7 Love a good mystery and this looks intriguing. 3y
Cinfhen Cover caught my eye, would love to see what's inside 😍 (edited) 3y
Audrey I've been waiting for this one for ages. So excited it's finally being released. 3y
Booknerd2 I've never read her. This would be great reason to start 😬 3y
JDHawkins Ooooh, yes please! 3y
jesseastin I love a good mystery! 3y
Smangela Looks good! 3y
Devlindusty Cool i would love to read it 3y
TNbookworm Love a good thriller! 3y
Felso Would love to win this! 3y
TStar I would love this! I love thrillers. 3y
Bookwormjillk Ohhhh I love her books 3y
melbeautyandbooks This looks a like a fun read. 3y
Cathi.Field Cool! I have been wanting to read this! 3y
Audrey @WilliamMorrow any word on the 5 lucky winners? 😃 3y
WilliamMorrowBooks @Audrey @TStar @Booknerd2 @jessdean @Cinfhen congrats, you're all winners! Email us at morrowmarketing@harpercollins.com with your mailing address to claim your prize. 3y
Booknerd2 Will do. Thank you. So excited 😊 3y
Cinfhen Thank you so much! Super excited 😊 and congrats to the other winners💗 3y
Audrey 😀😀😀 thank you so much! I love these Deborah Crombie mysteries. 3y
jessdean Wow! So awesome! Thank you😃 3y
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Tav
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Another excellent mystery by Deborah Crombie! Duncan and Gemma have some marital stress, and a mystery that started two books hence in the series becomes the focus of Duncan's investigations. I also like spending time with the supporting characters, Doug and Melody. They are further developed here. A great read for lovers of the series, but also for mystery lovers who might not have read Crombie before.

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Tav
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LIRR train home back to city my with sweetie who is none too pleased I've pulled out my book to read on the journey. Also: So. Full. 🦃🍷🍴

Yossarian I don't think I could read with someone staring at me over the book. 3y
Tav @Yossarian me either. He was posing a bit. 3y
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Zelma I'm glad you confirmed that is your partner, because I thought he was some random creeper judging your book. 😂 3y
Tav @Zelma haha! 3y
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Tav
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Reading on a very crowded LIRR train to the family home. Everyone's headed home for Thanksgiving. 🦃📘

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Tav
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That moment you use a poorly chosen figure of speech while talking to detectives investigation a suspicious death LOLZ SMH

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Tav
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I can't wait to commute because I get to read this one. Deborah Crombie might be my favorite mystery author.

BethFishReads Oh I like her too 3y
BeckyLeJ Ooh, I'm looking forward to this one! 3y
Tav @BethFishReads @BeckyLeJ email Lauren Lauzon if you want a galley! I am loving this one because her last book ended in a cliffhanger and it's so satisfying to see the questions expanded. 3y
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Tav
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Dinner at the French café up the road and time spent with the manuscript of the next Deborah Crombie mystery novel. Glenna James and Duncan Kincaid are excellent dinner companions.

sprainedbrain That looks awesome! 3y
Tav @sprainedbrain It's a truffle pizza on flatbread and string beAns! It was incredible although I never eat pizza so now I have a teeny bit of heartburn! 🍷🇫🇷🍕💔 3y
sprainedbrain @Tav truffle?! Even more awesome. Jealous of your dinner, but not the heartburn. 🙁 3y
Tav @sprainedbrain Jenni it was worth it! 3y
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