Search Results: "Peter Lovesey"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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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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 >

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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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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 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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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 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 >