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  • The Last Detective: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation | Peter Lovesey

    The Last Detective: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door-stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks, and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit.

  • The Vault: Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 6 | Peter Lovesey

    The Vault: Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from different corpses, and one is modern. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must solve a series of crimes including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, 19th-century art, literature...and human nature.

  • Bloodhounds: Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 4 | Peter Lovesey

    Bloodhounds: Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Diamond Solitaire | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Solitaire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One time police detective Peter Diamond loses his job as a security guard when he fails to spot a small Japanese child hiding in the furniture department of Harrods. Weeks later, she's still unclaimed; Diamond is unable to forget the frightened eyes of the silent little girl and takes on the challenge of uncovering her identity.

  • The Secret Hangman | Peter Lovesey

    The Secret Hangman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Delia Williamson, a waitress and mother of two young girls, is reported missing. She is soon found in a public park, hanging from the crossbar of a children's swing set. The postmortem reveals that she has been murdered. Her current partner, her ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who frequented her restaurant are all suspects. Before Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond can solve the mystery, more will die. But even as he pursues a killer, he finds himself pursued by a secret admirer.

  • The House Sitter: Peter Diamond, Book 8 | Peter Lovesey

    The House Sitter: Peter Diamond, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (156)
    Story
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    The corpse of a beautiful woman, clad in only a bathing suit, is found strangled to death on a popular Sussex beach. When she is finally identified, it turns out she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty who was working on the case of a serial killer. And though she was a Bath resident, the authorities don't want Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond to investigate the murder. How strange. What could they be trying to hide?

  • Upon a Dark Night: Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 5 | Peter Lovesey

    Upon a Dark Night: Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Diamond Dust | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
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    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.

  • The Summons | Peter Lovesey

    The Summons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and kidnapped the chief constable's daughter. The only person he'll parley with is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Mountjoy, who still maintains his innocence, has a simple request for Diamond. All the detective has to do is find the real killer and clear Mountjoy's name, and the hostage will be free to go.

  • The Stone Wife: Peter Diamond, Book 14 | Peter Lovesey

    The Stone Wife: Peter Diamond, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At an auction house in Bath, England, a large slab of carved stone is up for sale. At the height of what turns into very competitive bidding, there is a holdup attempt by three masked raiders who are trying to steal the stone. They shoot and kill the highest bidder, a professor who has recognized the female figure carved in the stone as the Wife of Bath from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The masked would-be thieves flee, leaving the stone behind.

  • Cop to Corpse: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation, Book 12 | Peter Lovesey

    Cop to Corpse: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden - and is himself attacked and left for dead. Enter Peter Diamond, Bath's burly CID chief....

  • Skeleton Hill: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation | Peter Lovesey

    Skeleton Hill: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On Lansdown Hill, near Bath, England, 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.

  • Another One Goes Tonight: Peter Diamond, Book 16 | Peter Lovesey

    Another One Goes Tonight: Peter Diamond, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Two police officers are about to head home after a long night shift when they receive one last call. En route to investigate, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted 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 Diamond 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.

  • Stagestruck | Peter Lovesey

    Stagestruck

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage.

  • Down Among the Dead Men | Peter Lovesey

    Down Among the Dead Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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?

  • The Tooth Tattoo | Peter Lovesey

    The Tooth Tattoo

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Clive Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, where his favorite film, The Third Man, was set, but everything goes wrong, and his companion, Paloma, calls a halt to their relationship. Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. The chance of joining a once-famous string quartet in a residency at Bath Spa University is too tempting for Mel to refuse. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman’s identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth.

  • Another One Goes Tonight | Peter Lovesey

    Another One Goes Tonight

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
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    Peter Diamond, the Bath detective brilliant at rooting out murder, is peeved at being diverted to Professional Standards to enquire into a police car accident. Arriving late at the scene, he discovers an extra victim thrown onto an embankment - unconscious and unnoticed. Diamond administers CPR, but no one can say whether the elderly tricyclist will pull through. But why had the man been out in the middle of the night with an urn containing human ashes?

  • The Circle | Peter Lovesey

    The Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Widowed van driver Bob Naylor is prodded into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle by his teenage daughter. Bob writes limericks and jingles, and fears he will be out of his class amongst the literati. But the members of the circle come from all walks of life and practice many forms of writing, from fantasy to household hints. There seems to be nothing about any of them to incite a serial killer. However, there is an arsonist in their midst, burning his victims to death, and Bob becomes a suspect.

  • Master's Choice Volume 1: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them | Stephen King,Tony Hillerman,W.F. Harvey,Stephen Crane,Ed Gorman,Joyce Carol Oates,Donald Westlake,Joe Gores,John Lutz,Peter Lovesey

    Master's Choice Volume 1: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, W.F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated By Juliet Mills, Michael Gross
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    Listen to mystery stories by today's top writers and the masters who inspired them. The idea for this collection came to Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block when he was asked, "What is your favorite mystery story?" Block compiled this unique collection by posing the same question to some of today's favorite writers of the genre, including Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and John Lutz.

  • Bertie and the Tin Man | Peter Lovesey

    Bertie and the Tin Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    It is 1886 and the greatest of all jockeys, Fred Archer, has put his gun to his head and shot himself. An inquest is arranged with indecent haste. His mind was unhinged by typhoid, say the jury, despite conflicting evidence. The Prince is suspicious. He admired Archer. He knows the Turf better than anyone on that jury and he has personal experience of typhoid. When he learns that Archer’s last words were, ‘Are they coming?’ he decides on action.

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