Search Results: "Peter Lovesey"


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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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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2006

"Though many of the contributions are slight, foolish and unlikely to be reprinted, their kaleidoscopic portrait shows why Keating is worth such an affectionate celebration."
Seventeen Detection Club colleagues join together to create a surprise 80th birthday tribute to H.R.F. Keating that may be the most unusual festschrift ever assembled. Read full book review >

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UPON A DARK NIGHT by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1998

"As Diamonds go, give it, maybe, a couple of carats."
It's tough heading a murder squad when nobody's getting murdered, and the good people of Bath persist in being good. 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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DIAMOND DUST by Peter Lovesey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than the Hampton Court maze."
About to be shunted off to Bristol and replaced as the head of Bath's Murder Squad on the eve of his 50th birthday, irascible Peter Diamond is gleeful at the reprieve a body found in Royal Victoria Park buys him—until he gets a good look and realizes it's his own wife Stephanie with two bullet holes in her head. 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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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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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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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 >