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Diamond Dust | [Peter Lovesey]

Diamond Dust

Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case. So, when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks, he arrives quickly at the scene - only to discover that the victim is his wife.
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case. So, when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks, he arrives quickly at the scene - only to discover that the victim is his wife.

©2002 Peter Lovesey;

What the Critics Say

"Diamond Dust is an absolute gem." (Library Journal)
"Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than the Hampton Court maze." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Victoria New York, NY, United States 11-24-08
    Victoria New York, NY, United States 11-24-08 Member Since 2006
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    "A lovely read"

    Peter Lovesey was a new discovery for me, and I immediately listened to the other books available on Audible. Wish there were more!! The characters are well developed and complex, the plot moves right along, and there's a human quality to the entire enterprise.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Electic Chef USA 02-04-13
    Electic Chef USA 02-04-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Always A Fan Of Peter Lovesey"
    Would you listen to Diamond Dust again? Why?

    I move on. So many books, so little time.


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter Lovesey before, how does this one compare?

    Excellent. They keep my attention and the character is so smart but so exasperating. Our hero has many foibles, but you are rooting for him all along. I think those of us who worked for politically motivated sorts, can commiserate with our hero. I have loved all Mr. Lovesy's books.


    Have you listened to any of Steve Hodson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Don't really know. I chose books based on the author and subject matter. I really don't recall bad narrators. They are professionals and do audition.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Never. I have a real life.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to all of the other Lovesy books in my wish list. The narrator is good, so, Nothing but anticipation here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E. Golladay Greenville, SC USA 06-26-12
    E. Golladay Greenville, SC USA 06-26-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Well paced and easy to follow. Good audible book"

    Not full of huge surprises, but an entertaining read and good narration. I would look at another book by this author/narrator combination.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Takoma Park, MD, United States 01-21-14
    Bob Takoma Park, MD, United States 01-21-14 Member Since 2005
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    "A Mystery of Many Layers Right to the End"

    This is the most outstanding entry yet in the fine series featuring Peter Diamond, a beautifully told, highly engaging story with shocks, twists and turns and stories within the story. I just wish Audible carried more of the series, and that I encountered this narrator Steve Hodson more often. He delivers a range of distinctive voices and accents, which bring characters fully to life. The author Lovesey created a rich and compelling character in Diamond, distinctive for his very human flaws. Nothing pat about the characters or the story, unlike the formulaic approach of lesser mystery/crime fiction writers. But while some of the Diamond novels have been thinner (such as Bloodhounds) this is substantial and satisfying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 12-01-09
    Daniel 12-01-09 Member Since 2004
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    "I like this author"

    Good. You'll guess it by the end but that's okay.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Jules
    Argyll
    5/15/08
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    "Super reading and a great story - recommended."

    This is really well read by Stephen Hodson, a really good story with an interesting twist at the end. For once DI Diamond finds himself a suspect in the murder case and needs to do some private sleuthing. Set in Bath and Bristol so I found it particularly enjoyable.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    7/11/08
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    "Keeps one listing"

    I've only listened to one other book by this author, The House Sitter, which I enjoyed. Diamond Dust is a similarly well-constructed and gripping, but entirely different, story with believable characters who are brought to life by the writer and the excellent reader. If you enjoy modern crime fiction, you'll enoy this book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom
    4/21/10
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    "Excellent story"

    Having just finished this the second book I have listened to written by Peter Lovesey, I can honestly say I really enjoyed it.

    Well scripted and excellent narration with an unexpected twist at the end, totally recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gill in Gloucs
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    4/7/13
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    "Engaging whodunnit (and why!)"

    This was my first taste of the Diamond series, and it was a great start. I got drawn into the narrative from the outset, and found the tale perfect for accompanying me on my many dog walks. I also enjoyed trying to picture the locations depicted in the book - sometimes using real places can be a distraction but living not too far away from this lovely town, I found they added depth to the story.



    I appreciated the creation of a central character with whom I didn't always feel empathy - the author paints Diamond as a warts and all character which makes him seem all the more 'real'.



    I was kept guessing as to the perpetrator of the crime until towards the final chapters of the book, and it was both the 'whodunnit' and the 'why dunnit' that kept me engaged until the end



    Listening to this made me want to download other Peter Lovesay / Diamond titles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ernest
    Stockton on Tees, Cleveland, United Kingdom
    1/7/13
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    "Gripping!"

    I enjoyed this book so much I was so engrossed I didn't expect all the amazing twists and turns. I will read this again it was so complex and at times I could almost believe it was true life it was gripping.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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