Peter Diamond
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  • 1
    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.

    Pleasantly surprised -- loved Inspector Diamond!

    After reading a few of the reviews, I was worried about taking a chance with this series debut, as others found the protagonist, Inspector Diamond, co..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 06 2013 by Tracey (Danville, AR, United States)
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    The Last Detective | Peter Lovesey

    The Last Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A woman's naked body is found floating in the weeds of a lake near Bath by an elderly woman walking her Siamese cats. No one comes forward to identify her, and no murder weapon is found, but sleuthing is Superintendent Peter Diamond's speciality. A genuine gumshoe, practising door stopping and deduction: he is the last detective. Struggling with office politics and a bizarre cast of suspects, Diamond strikes out on his own, even when Forensics think they have the culprit.

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    Diamond Solitaire | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Solitaire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (98)

    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.

    You have to like Peter Diamond

    I am new to this series, but I liked this book. Peter Diamond was a police officer in the last book, but in the beginning of this one, he is working ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2015 by Amazon Customer (TX USA)
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    Diamond Solitaire | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Solitaire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    Peter Diamond, ex-CID and notoriously difficult to work with, is sacked from his latest job as a security guard in Harrods. Doggedly he turns his sleuthing skills to unraveling the mystery of a little Japanese girl abandoned in London. Naomi, as she is known, exhibits the classic symptoms of an autistic child. Diamond regards her first as a challenge and soon as someone he cares passionately about and devotes himself to communicating with the child.

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    The Summons | Peter Lovesey

    The Summons

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and shortlisted for the Edgar Award. The summons comes at night. Two policemen collect Peter Diamond from his West London flat and drive him to Bath. Once head of the murder squad there, he is now out of touch in his retirement, unaware of an audacious escape from Albany Prison. Four years previously, Diamond headed the investigation of the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist, her mouth stuffed with red roses.

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  • 4
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    Diamond Dust | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
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    (150)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (93)

    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.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2008 by Victoria (New York, NY, United States)
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    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


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    The Secret Hangman | Peter Lovesey

    The Secret Hangman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
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    Peter Diamond, the Bath detective, is having woman trouble. His boss wants him to find a missing person, the daughter of one of her friends in the choir. Another woman, who calls herself his secret admirer, wants to set up a meeting in a local pub. Then there is sexy Ingeborg Smith, the ex-journalist detective constable, distracting the murder squad from their duties.

    Good character development

    This is a classic modern english police murder mystery. The hero is the usual fat, grumpy, partly clever, partly stupid detective superintendent aided..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 07 2007 by David (East Lindfield, Australia)
  • 10
    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
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    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.

    Skeleton Hill

    Once I adjusted to the new reader I did enjoy the
    story. Most unusual ending.

    Reviewed on February 02 2010 by June (Franklin, TX, United States)
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    Skeleton Hill | Peter Lovesey

    Skeleton Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    Battle and burial are built into the history of Lansdown Hill, so it is no great shock when part of a skeleton is unearthed there. But Peter Diamond, Bath's Head of CID, can't ignore the fresh corpse found close to the folly known as Beckford's Tower. The hill becomes the setting for one of his most puzzling cases, involving golf, horseracing, Civil War re-enactment and the Cyrillic alphabet.

    A very entertaining puzzler

    I enjoyed this Peter Diamond novel.. I intend to listen to more of them..
    Diamond can not help being a character one can love.. and enjoy..

    Reviewed on January 02 2011 by Douglas (Demorestville, ON, Canada)
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    Stagestruck | Peter Lovesey

    Stagestruck

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    (77)
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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.

    A must listen or read mystery fans
    Reviewed on July 18 2012 by Amazon Customer (Wilburton, OK, United States)
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    Stagestruck | Peter Lovesey

    Stagestruck

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
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    Clarion Calhoun is a fading pop star wanting to launch an acting career. But on the night of her debut, the events on stage take an unexpectedly dramatic turn. When Clarion is rushed to hospital with third degree burns, the rumours begin to spread. The case falls to Peter Diamond, Bath's top detective, and as the tension at the Theatre Royal mounts, the killer returns...

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  • 12
    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
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    (109)
    Story
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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....

    Keeps you guessing.

    I would recommend this to people who like stories about police trying to solve a crime. Has the right amount of action for males, and enough story fo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2012 by Lorriee (Paso Robles, CA, United States)
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    Cop to Corpse: Book 12 in the Peter Diamond Mysteries | Peter Lovesey

    Cop to Corpse: Book 12 in the Peter Diamond Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    Overall
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    Performance
    (5)
    Story
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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.

    Peter Diamond has lost his sparkle

    It felt as if this book was written by a different author than the books at the beginning of the series. The characters were not as developed and the..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2015 by Amy W (Winnipeg, Mb, Manitoba, Canada)
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    The Tooth Tattoo: Peter Diamond, Book 13 | Peter Lovesey

    The Tooth Tattoo: Peter Diamond, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, 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.

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    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
    Overall
    (89)
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    (82)
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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.

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    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery | Peter Lovesey

    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    (5)
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    Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation.

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    Down Among the Dead Men | Peter Lovesey

    Down Among the Dead Men

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. What links his misfortune to the mysterious disappearance of an art teacher at a private school for girls in Chichester? Orders from above push Peter Diamond of Bath CID into investigating a police corruption case in the Chichester force, and he soon finds himself reluctantly dealing with spirited schoolgirls, eccentric artists and his formidable old colleague, Hen Mallin.

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