Search Results: "Peter Lovesey"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Lovesey, who can out-Christie Dame Agatha when he sets his mind to it, offers a smorgasbord of red herrings, a nifty plot twist, charming bits of doggerel and delicious digs at writers of the unpublishable."
An old-fashioned whodunit with the style and deviousness you'd expect from a master storyteller. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMONS by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1995

"Full marks to Diamond (Diamond Solitaire, 1993, etc.) and his inventive creator."
John Mountjoy has done plenty of vile things to women, but he's always insisted that killing sexy journalist Britt Strand wasn't one of them. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND SOLITAIRE by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Polish up the Gold Dagger; Lovesey's angling for another."
Curmudgeonly Peter Diamond (The Last Detective, etc.) returns, now ex-CID and recently fired from Harrods' security force for failing to discover an abandoned Japanese girl left overnight in the furniture department. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DETECTIVE by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 1991

"Top-form Lovesey."
Doubleday inaugurates their ``Perfect Crime'' imprint with a body in a lake, soon identified as former soap-opera actress Gerry Snoo. Read full book review >

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DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2015

"The conscientious mystery is satisfying enough, but it's the increasingly complicated relationship between Georgina and Diamond (The Stone Wife, 2014, etc.) that's most memorable."
An offer he can't refuse takes Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond from his accustomed perch at the Avon and Somerset Police to a seaside town in Sussex, all in the worst company he can imagine. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HANGMAN by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Lovesey (The Circle, 2005, etc.), master of the switchback twist, has several in store here, but savvy readers may find them a notch or so below his crafty best."
Inspector Peter Diamond, three years a widower, gamely accedes to a lady's advances. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE SITTER by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Brusque Diamond and plainspoken Mallin make an engaging team, and few, if any, can top Lovesey in not only creating believable red herrings and plot twists but whetting an appetite for rereading the English classics from Austen to Coleridge."
The master of the cozy cerebral mystery pairs the Bath Murder Squad's cantankerous Peter Diamond (Diamond Dust, 2002, etc.) with cigar-smoking Henrietta "Hen" Mallin, Senior Investigating Officer at Bognor Regis, and sets them loose to find the audacious murderer of crime profiler Emma Tysoe, who was strangled on a Sussex beach alongside other bathers who noticed nothing amiss. Read full book review >

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THE VAULT by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Everything the cerebral puzzle-addict craves, from tempting red herrings to literary arcana to deliciously plotted surprises."
Nobody is better at misdirecting the gentle reader and snaking together multiple storylines than the wily Lovesey, who in his sixth case for Peter Diamond, tendentious head of Bath's Murder Squad (Upon a Dark Night, 1998, etc.), unearths various body parts underneath number five, Abbey Churchyard, the former home of Frankenstein's creator Mary Shelley. Read full book review >

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THE STONE WIFE by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Dogged police work, nasty revelations about respectable citizens, dollops of suspense, Chaucerian tidbits—all the pleasures you expect from much-honored Lovesey are here, but this time without a strong center to pull them all together. The result is Diamond in the rough."
Murderous holdup men end the bidding at a staid auction house and turn the proceedings over to Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond of the Bath CID. Read full book review >

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THE HEADHUNTERS by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Lovesey makes it virtually impossible to figure out whodunit before he reveals all. Catnip for enthusiasts of the classic puzzler."
Master craftsman Lovesey (The Secret Hangman, 2007, etc.) flaunts his deviousness with a plethora of wickedly plausible suspects. Read full book review >

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THE SEDGEMOOR STRANGLER by Peter Lovesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2001

"A brightly malicious change of pace from the psychological short studies of Ruth Rendell, Ed Gorman, and Lawrence Block."
Except for the prodigious Edward D. Hoch, Lovesey (The Reaper, p. 218, etc.) is the cleverest contemporary writer of crime short fiction. Read full book review >