Gobbled up this weekend Deborah Crombie’s latest, Necessary as Blood. For those mystery lovers who are not familiar with Ms. Crombie, you are going to thank me for this. Ms. Crombie has written a dozen novels featuring Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma Jones. Ms. Crombie’s novels are not unlike Martha Grimes, but a little more real. (I love Melrose Plant, but he is bit fey!) Great characters & a knotty mystery are hallmarks of all Ms. Crombie’s work.