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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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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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 >