Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey

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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.

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A nude female corpse has been found floating in a large reservoir just south of Bristol. Peter Diamond must solve the mystery of the "Lady in the Lake," locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen, and save a woman unjustly accused of murder....

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The Headhunters offers proof once again that nobody can write the modern traditional detective novel as perfectly as Lovesey.”—The Denver Post

“A thoroughly delightful detective story.”—Otto Penzler, New York Sun

When Gemma says she’d like to kill her sleazy boss, two young couples joke about forming a club to execute perfect murders. Then the corpses begin to appear, and Inspector Hen Mallin must investigate.

Peter Lovesey has been awarded the Silver, Gold, and Diamond Daggers by the British Crime Writers’ Association. This is his third mystery featuring Inspector Hen Mallin.

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A dark, delicious tale of a popular village cleric who has no conscience.
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"A fine case of murder, projected against a compelling historical background."-The New York Times Book Review

"Don't miss this."-Los Angeles Times

In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces Sergeant Cribb, who goes on to investigate sports-related deaths in a series of eight books.

Peter Lovesey is the author of twenty-five highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the Crime Writers' Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond Dagger awards as well as many US honors. This was his first mystery. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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The Headhunters offers proof once again that nobody can write the modern traditional detective novel as perfectly as Lovesey.”—The Denver Post

“A thoroughly delightful detective story.”—Otto Penzler, New York Sun

When Gemma says she’d like to kill her sleazy boss, two young couples joke about forming a club to execute perfect murders. Then the corpses begin to appear, and Inspector Hen Mallin must investigate.

Peter Lovesey has been awarded the Silver, Gold, and Diamond Daggers by the British Crime Writers’ Association. This is his third mystery featuring Inspector Hen Mallin.

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"This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing."-Publishers Weekly

"These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities of the English class-system. . . . Cribb was the first of the new-wave Victorian crime-fighters and is arguably still the best."-Sherlock Holmes Magazine

The second Sergeant Cribb mystery is set in the world of Victorian bare-fisted pugilism-an illegal sport. Constable Jago is sent, undercover, to Radstock Hall by Sergeant Cribb, who suspects that when fighters who train there lose, they are murdered.

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Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series:

"Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . went on to star in seven additional Victorian mystery novels and became the subjects of one of the first, and most entertaining, of the 'Mystery!' series on PBS."-Otto Penzler, New York Sun

In the fifth Sergeant Cribb mystery, either anarchists or Irish terrorists are setting off explosions in public places. Is the villain an American athlete? A beautiful Irish woman? Could Constable Thackeray be involved?

Peter Lovesey is the author of twenty-six highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the Crime Writers' Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond daggers.

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"A special treat."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Peter Lovesey has cloaked the classic 'puzzle' mystery in a fully realized world of coppers and local landmarks."-Houston Chronicle

"Lovesey . . . should be on every British mystery lover's short list, and this is a fine place to start."-Rocky Mountain News

"Lovesey deftly blends suspense and humor in this excellent ninth whodunit to feature Peter Diamond."-Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Lovesey continues to excel, with cleverly plotted mysteries filled with detailed behind-the-scenes police work. Patrons who like Reginald Hill, Ian Rankin, and Stephen Booth will snap this one up."-Library Journal (starred)

Widowed Inspector Peter Diamond is being pursued by a secret admirer even as he pursues a serial killer. Delia Williamson, mother of two young girls, is reported missing. She is found in a public park, hanged from the crossbar of a children's swing set. There seems to be no reason for her to have committed suicide, and the postmortem reveals that she was murdered. Her present partner, her ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who dined at her table in the restaurant where she worked are all suspects. Then her former husband is found in a cave, also hanged. A remorse suicide? Diamond doesn't think so. When a well-to-do couple is found dead, both hanged, a suicide pact is suggested. Diamond is dubious; too many couples are dying by the same method. Before he can figure out what is going on, one more person will die.

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Peter Diamond is a policeman whose abrasive manner is not appreciated by his superiors but when a skeletal hand turns up in the vault of the Pump Room in Bath, followed by the excavation of a skull, Diamond is called upon to solve a series of crimes, including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, nineteenth century art, literature...and contemporary human nature.
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“Here’s another of those delightful Victorian mysteries, featuring Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of the Yard. This one deals with peculiar accidents in various music halls, mishaps of a kind that would ruin a performer’s career; and then there’s murder. . . . Fine picture of period vice, good mystery plotting, and fun.”—San Francisco Chronicle

A sadistic practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of London, interfering with the actors and interrupting their acts by orchestrating humiliating disasters that take place in view of the audience. A trapeze artist misses her timing when the trapeze ropes are shortened. A comedian who invites the audience to sing along with him finds the words of his song “shamefully” altered. Mustard has been applied to a sword swallower’s blade. A singer’s costume has been rigged. The girl in a magician’s box is trapped. Then the mischief escalates to murder. Or was murder intended all along? That indomitable detective team, Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray of Scotland Yard, must track down the elusive criminal.

Peter Lovesey is the author of twenty-five highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Gold and Silver Daggers and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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"A treat....Lovesey's restraint, wit, and charming cast ensure him a place in the winners' circle."-Entertainment Weekly

Van driver Bob Naylor, a jingle writer, joins the Chichester Writer's Circle fearing that he will be shunned by literary snobs. Instead, he finds himself plunged into the midst of a circle of murder victims and murder suspects-including himself. The other members, enthusiastic but not necessarily talented, come from all walks of life and write all sorts of things: fantasy, household hints, even torrid romances, but there seems to be no common thread to tie the arson victims together. Inspector Henrietta Mallin, Peter Diamond's partner from The House Sitter, is the investigator in charge of the case and with Bob's help-and despite other would-be sleuths' hindrance-she discovers the motive for the serial murders and the identifies the killer.

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Praise for Peter Lovesey:

"Lovesey's restrained wit and charming cast ensure him a place in the winner's circle."-Entertainment Weekly

"A master of black humor and macabre plot twists."-The New York Times Book Review

"One of Britain's foremost mystery novelists."-Houston Chronicle

"Lovesey is a master."-The Washington Post Book World

"One of the delights of contemporary crime fi ction."-The Wall Street Journal

Gemma loathes her sleazy boss; Jo is her confidante. On a double date with Rick and Jake, they discuss forming a mutual murder society, in jest of course. The next day, Jo, walking on Selsey Beach, discovers the corpse of a drowned woman, a stranger. But one of the men in the lineup at the police station is Gemma's date Jake, who Jo rather fancies.

Then Gemma and Jo discover the corpse of Fiona, Gemma's annoying colleague from work. And Gemma's boss is missing. When an older woman whom Rick was involved with is drowned in her pool, the police begin to close in.

Can this outbreak of deaths by drowning be coincidental? Or has the joke gone too far?

Peter Lovesey has been awarded the Silver, Gold, and Diamond Daggers by the British Crime Writers' Association. This is his third mystery featuring Inspector Hen Mallin.

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The year is 1921. A passionate affair between a romantic woman and her dentist has led to his wife's murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, when a murder occurs aboard ship the captain invites "Inspector Dew" to nvestigate. This may be Lovesey's most ingeniously plotted mystery for which he was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger.
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“Peter Lovesey is the real deal. A top master of the police procedural British subgenre, he's an ace at spinning out teasingly slow plot revelations . . . crisp prose and humane characterizations.”—The Seattle Times

Praise for the Peter Diamond series:

“Catnip for enthusiasts of the classic puzzler.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[Lovesey] has no peer in presenting a traditional mystery with all the clues hiding in plain sight.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The suspense will keep readers turning pages long into the night.”—Library Journal

“The author has the gift of making the most ordinary characters interesting and engaging, and knows how to ratchet up the suspense. . . . Nobody can write the modern traditional detective novel as perfectly as Lovesey.”—The Denver Post

On Lansdown Hill, near Bath, a battle between Roundheads and Cavaliers that took place over 350 years ago is annually reenacted. Two of the reenactors discover a skeleton that is female, headless, and only about twenty years old. One of them, a professor who played a Cavalier, is later found murdered. In the course of his investigation, Peter Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member. She resolves to sideline Diamond, but matters don’t pan out in accordance with her plans.

Peter Lovesey is the author of ten mysteries in his best-loved Peter Diamond series as well as two in the Hen Mallin series and eight in the Sergeant Cribb series. He has been awarded Silver, Gold, and Diamond daggers by the Crime Writers’ Association and the Award for Lifetime Achievement by Malice Domestic. He lives in Chichester, England.

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It is World War II and American soldiers stationed in rural England have made friends, especially with the local girls. After a dance to celebrate the pressing of the apples into cider, the resentment of the local men leads to violence and a murder. Later, a child is born, a girl. When she grows up, she tries to find out more about her soldier-father. And long-forgotten jealousies and hatreds come frothing to the surface. Rough Cider was nominated for an Edgar Award....

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“[A] gem, catching to perfection the social atmospherics of Victorian Brighton and at the same time telling an ingenious story of murder and discovery.”—Publishers Weekly

“His best yet.”—H. R. F. Keating, The Times (London)

“The sleuthing is neat and satisfying: in the meantime, Victorian pleasures, permitted and illicit, are rendered up with gusto.”—Guardian

Brighton in 1882 is the setting of this novel of crime and tangled emotions. Albert Moscrop, a visitor whose holiday is dedicated to peering through a telescope at the seaside scene, marches down Queen’s Road to the beach and draws us through a sequence of disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama, played in the fashionable haunts of the nineteenth-century resort: beach, piers, promenade, swimming bath, aquarium, and Devil’s Dyke.

A keen student of human nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family of holidaymakers—the Protheros, and especially the beautiful Zena Prothero, whose husband appears to take her excessively for granted. Gradually Moscrop moves into the circle of the Prothero family, only to become involved in a sensational murder. All Brighton is horrified by the gruesome crime. The local police seek the help of Scotland Yard, which is provided in the persons of Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray. These indomitable detectives soon find themselves challenged by the strangest case of their careers, one that is as mystifying as it is macabre.

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"Peter Lovesey tosses off a real brain-banger in Bloodhounds, the fourth book in a challenging series. . . . I am mad for these pyrotechnic teasers, and this one had my head spinning."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"A perfect blend of psychology and technique."-Boston Review

"In a witty takeoff on the always titillating 'locked room' mystery, Lovesey's wise but beleaguered hero Peter Diamond confronts a homicide case as perplexing as any he's faced."-Booklist

"Lovesey gives us his laconic Bath policeman Peter Diamond in full dazzle. . . . With this especially effective conclusion, Lovesey demonstrates that his embrace of crime fiction reaches from John Dickson Carr to Andrew Vachss as he skillfully pays homage to the old style whodunit in this thoroughly modern mystery."-Publishers Weekly

"Lovesey, always something of a Golden Age writer out of his time, provides some ingenius variations on the old 'locked room' mystery formula, while gleefully lecturing the reader on genre lore."-Kirkus Reviews

A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other. As he investigates, Inspector Peter Diamond discovers that both the person who found the stamp and the victim belong to the Bloodhounds, an elite group of mystery lovers, who now urge Diamond to bring the murderer to justice. But there's a hitch: the body lies inside a padlocked houseboat and the only key is in the pocket of a man with an airtight alibi.

Peter Lovesey is the author of 24 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Dagger, as well as the Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. He has also been the recipient of an Anthony Award and numerous other US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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