The Last Detective

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478082
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Introduction by Louise Penny A woman's body has been found floating in a large reservoir just south of Bristol. In order to solve the mystery of the "Lady in the Lake," Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen and defy his superiors on the force to save a woman unjustly accused of murder. This is the first of the Peter Diamond series; it won the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Detective

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569472092
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Challenged by departmental red tape and a dearth of clues, British detective Peter Diamond must solve the murder of a down-on-her-luck soap opera actress, who was found floating face down in a reservoir. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Diamond Dust

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569473226
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When his beloved wife becomes the latest victim in a string of police-spouse killings, Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond becomes determined to track down the murderer despite his superior's order to leave the case to someone else. Reprint.

Upon a Dark Night

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569473935
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“The threads of Peter Lovesey’s new Peter Diamond mystery, Upon a Dark Night, twist up so neatly they make a perfect hangman’s noose—another triumph of plotting from this master of the classic puzzle form.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review “Lovesey is . . . master of the traditional crime novel.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The characters are complex and well-drawn, the plot intricate but credible, the story well-told and the puzzles neatly tied up by the end.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “An extraordinary combination of classic puzzle with a contemporary police procedural; an immensely satisfying work by one of Britain’s foremost mystery novelists.”—Houston Chronicle “Lovesey’s latest Peter Diamond novel offers everything a fan of classic detective fiction could want.”—Booklist A young woman is dumped, injured and unconscious, in a private hospital’s parking lot. She is an amnesiac with no memory prior to her discovery by hospital personnel. Detective Inspector Peter Diamond of the Bath homicide squad is unwilling to become involved. He has other, more important cases to solve: A woman has plunged to her death from the roof of a local landmark while half the young people of Bath partied below, and an elderly farmer has shot himself. Are these apparent suicides really so, or are there sinister forces at work? And then he finds a connection to the amnesiac woman named, temporarily, Rose. Peter Lovesey is the author of 24 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded The Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold, Silver and Diamond Daggers, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

Another One Goes Tonight

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 161695759X
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In the sixteenth entry of Peter Lovesey’s timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond wrestles with his own moral compass, struggling to protect police prestige while debating what it means to do right by a serial killer. En route to investigate a late-night disturbance, a patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the cops and leaving the other in critical condition. Detective Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperately hoping Diamond will not discover the officers were at fault. Instead, he discovers something even worse—a civilian on a motorized tricycle was involved in the crash and has been lying on the side of the road for hours. Diamond administers CPR, but the man’s fate is unclear. Soon, though, Diamond becomes suspicious of the civilian victim and begins a private inquiry that leads to a trail of uninvestigated deaths. As the man lingers on life support, Diamond wrestles with the fact that he may have saved the life of a serial killer.

The House Sitter

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569473617
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In this mystery, Detective Peter Diamond investigates why a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty has been strangled to death and why the NCF is thwarting his attempts to catch her killer. Reprint.

Diamond Solitaire

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 156947799X
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Fired from the police for insubordination, Peter Diamond is reduced to working as a security guard at Harrod's. There he finds an abandoned Japanese girl after the store closes. He must identify her in order to save her life.

Down Among the Dead Men

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616956275
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Peter Diamond takes a dive down among the dead men to solve a seven-year-old murder case in the latest installment of Peter Lovesey's classic procedural series. In a Sussex town on the south coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a posh private girls’ school disappears without explanation. None of her students miss her boring lessons, especially since her replacement is a devilishly hunky male teacher with a fancy car. But then her name shows up on a police missing persons list. What happened to Miss Gibbon, and why does no one seem to care? Meanwhile, detective Peter Diamond finds himself in Sussex, much against his wishes. His irritating and often obtuse supervisor, Assistant Chief Constable Georgina Dallymore, has made Diamond accompany her on a Home Office internal investigation. A Sussex detective has been suspended for failing to link DNA evidence of a relative to a seven-year-old murder case—a bad breach of ethics. Diamond is less than thrilled to be heading out on a road trip with his boss to investigate a fellow officer, but he becomes much more interested in the case when he realizes who the suspended officer is—an old friend, and not a person he knows to make mistakes. As Diamond asks questions, he begins to notice unsettling connections between the cold case and the missing art teacher. Could the two mysteries be connected? How many other area disappearances have gone unnoticed and uninvestigated? Diamond and his hapless supervisor have stumbled into a web of related crimes. Will Diamond be able to disentangle them?

The Summons

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569473609
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In this mystery, Detective Peter Diamond must find a killer to clear the name of John Mountjoy, a prisoner who has escaped and taken a hostage. Reprint.

The Reaper

Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569473080
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Otis Joy, the popular and handsome young rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Oxford, England is accused of embezzling church funds and ordered to resign, but only until the bishop who accused him commits suicide, followed by another death, and then another. Reprint.