A Bitter Feast


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$25.99  $24.17
William Morrow & Company
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6.3 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, two cats, and two German shepherds.


"Through several points of view, this multifaceted novel provides a sobering cautionary tale about the exploitation of idealism and the abuse of power."--Publishers Weekly
"Crombie keeps this series on its toes with her smooth procedural techniques and engagingly eccentric characters."--New York Times Book Review
"A Bitter Feast is a rich banquet for mystery lovers. Three cheers for the chef, Deborah Crombie!"
--Alan Bradley, New York Times bestselling author
"Nobody writes the modern English mystery the way Deborah Crombie does--and A Bitter Feast is the latest in a series that is gripping, enthralling, and just plain the best."--Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Ascot and A Cruel Deception
"As in books by Elizabeth George and P. D. James, the intriguing personal relationships and family dynamics drive this well-crafted, impressive mystery-drama."--Booklist (starred review)
Crombie, a three-time Macavity Award winner, an Edgar Award nominee, and a New York Times Notable author, stages another New Scotland Yard procedural here, with the team of Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner through the series (now his wife), Inspector Gemma James."--Booklist
"Like a finely tuned Jaguar XJS, Deborah Crombie's Scotland Yard mysteries have provided classy, reliable thrills."--Texas Monthly
"We can always count on her for fabulous plots...But what puts Deborah Crombie among the greats is her sure hand in raising her characters off the page."--Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author
"Crombie is very talented at putting together a richly atmospheric whodunit....As a creator, she energetically inhabits the many strange worlds she shows her readers...."--Washington Post
"Intricately layered."--New York Times
"This character-driven series just continues to get better."--Booklist (starred review)
"Crombie fans and cozy aficionados will be well pleased."--Publishers Weekly
"Crombie's combination of the fair-play whodunit with a psychological examination of her characters may remind some readers of P.D. James"--Publishers Weekly
"This superbly entertaining crime novel will delight mystery fans who crave character-rich, classically composed mysteries in the style and manner of those written by the late, great P.D. James."--Library Journal
"[Crombie's] writing style invests in every character as she designs scenes full of detail from that character's point of view. She details information in brief scenes that lead the reader out of the dead-end maze only to make another turn . . ."--New York Journal of Books
"It's another stellar installment in the British mystery series that's as much about characters as it is about crime."--Parade