Lovesey, Peter

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The twisting plot keeps the story entertaining. Much as Clea Simon does in Hold Me Down, Lovesey makes the violence clear but does not place it front and center in the manner of grittier writers such as John Grisham or Michael Connelly. Fans of English detective stories will enjoy this novel and will want to read more books by Lovesey.

Beau Death: A Peter Diamond Investigation

One of the best entries in a long-running series, this exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters, sophisticated plotting, and abundantly detailed historical tidbits. A surefire recommendation for fans of Christopher Fowler's "Bryant and May" series, which is quirkier but has many of the same appeal factors, and J.M. Gregson's crime novels.

Another One Goes Tonight: A Peter Diamond Investigation

Lovesey delivers a page-turner complete with a likable protagonist whose encounters with authority bring humor to a whodunit with an amazing conclusion. [See Prepub Alert, 2/1/16.]

The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Investigation

With its assured mix of clues, characters, cleverness, and literary/historical allusions, this title can be highly recommended when next your PBS affiliate slips into fund-raising or auction mode and there is need for a Masterpiece Mystery fix.

Cop to Corpse

A cop-killing sniper is terrorizing the Bath, England, region, and Chief Superintendent Diamond must unravel the motives...


Maybe there's a good reason for Peter Diamond's (Skeleton Hill) theater phobia...

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