Search Results: "Peter Lovesey"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOODHOUNDS by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 1996

"Adequate Lovesey, then, but hardly destined to be a favorite."
The fourth of Lovesey's contemporary Peter Diamond procedurals (The Summons, 1995, etc.)—a series that has added substantially to his collection of awards—is cast in the form of a homage to mystery fans. 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 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 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 SECRET OF SPANDAU by Peter Lovesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A bit too much Goodbody derring-do, however, but Lovesey adds nice classic-puzzle elements."
Lovesey, honored this year with the British Crime Writers Association's Diamond Dagger award for lifetime excellence, sets three reporters loose to discover why Hitler confidante Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who secretly reoutfitted a Messerschmitt and flew it from Germany to Scotland to establish peace negotiations during WW11, was the sole occupant of Spandau prison never to be released. Read full book review >

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IN SUSPENSE by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Any psychiatrist who calls his dinner companion 'little lady' ought to be defrocked, but Lovesey does offer a perceptive analysis of TV types, university infighting, and sublimations that barely mask psychosis."
First published in Great Britain a dozen years ago, this minor work by Diamond Dagger winner Lovesey is set, atypically for him, in New York City, where doctoral candidate Sarah Jordan's preeminence in spider research is being challenged by Don Rigden, a new graduate student at Henry Hudson University. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER ONE GOES TONIGHT by Peter Lovesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"On the long side but so fast-paced you won't care: another absorbing, resourceful English procedural from one of the best."
Sent to look into an accident involving two fellow officers from the Avon and Somerset Police, DS Peter Diamond finds himself improbably but compellingly on the trail of an unusually cold-blooded serial killer. Read full book review >

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SKELETON HILL by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"History, humor, inspired clues, maniacal twists and a paean to the beauty of the Bath countryside. Lovesey, who's won every prize going, deserves another for Diamond's tenth."
Inspector Peter Diamond, in full curmudgeon mode, detects a fresh corpse at a Civil War (that's the Cavaliers versus the Roundheads) reenactment. Read full book review >

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STAGESTRUCK by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Far from Lovesey at his best, without the wit, trickery and demonic plotting that has earned him silver, gold and diamond daggers from the British Crime Writers' Association."
Backstage hugger-mugger at Bath's Theatre Royal. 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 >

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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 >