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"Diamond Dust is an absolute gem." (Library Journal)
"Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than the Hampton Court maze." (Kirkus Reviews)
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.
I move on. So many books, so little time.
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.
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.
Never. I have a real life.
Looking forward to all of the other Lovesy books in my wish list. The narrator is good, so, Nothing but anticipation here.
Not full of huge surprises, but an entertaining read and good narration. I would look at another book by this author/narrator combination.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.
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