Peter Lovesey
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Peter Lovesey

PETER LOVESEY is the author of the Peter Diamond mysteries, well known for their use of surprise, strong characters and hard-to-crack puzzles. He was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2000, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, the Anthony, the Ellery Queen Readers' Award and is Grand Master of the Swedish Academy of Detection. He has been a full-time author since 1975, and was formerly in further education. Earlier series include the Sergeant Cribb mysteries seen on TV and the Bertie, Prince of Wales novels. The Diamond novels, set in Bath, England, where Peter lived for some years, feature a burly, warm-hearted, but no-nonsense police detective whose personal life becomes as engaging to the reader as the intricate mysteries he solves. His team in Bath CID includes the ex-journo Ingeborg Smith, the long-serving Keith Halliwell and the meticulous John Leaman, all involved in what is essentially a fair-play procedural mystery series. Peter and his wife Jax, who co-scripted the TV series, have a son, Phil, also a teacher and mystery writer, and a daughter Kathy, who was a Vice-President of J.P.Morgan-Chase, and now lives with her family in Greenwich, Ct. Peter currently lives in Chichester, England. His website at www.peterlovesey.com gives fuller details of his life and books. "Try him. You'll love him," wrote the doyen of the mystery world, Otto Penzler, in the New York Sun.

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    • The Last Detective

    • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 517

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door-stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasantly surprised -- loved Inspector Diamond!

    • By Tracey on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown and Other Stories

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Reading, Marisa Calin, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a collection of 18 crime stories with a diverse range of characters and scenarios, from guilt-ridden fraudsters to lovesick murderers....

    Regular price: $18.16

    • The Summons

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and kidnapped the chief constable's daughter. The only person he'll parley with is Detective Peter Diamond....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • British police procedural, somewhat contrived plot

    • By MidwestGeek on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Diamond Solitaire

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You have to like Peter Diamond

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Stone Wife

    • A Peter Diamond Mystery
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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....

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The House Sitter

    • Peter Diamond, Book 8
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent installment of the series

    • By Annette on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Stagestruck

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Plot With Many Surprises

    • By Chalis on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Diamond Dust

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely read

    • By Victoria on 11-24-08

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Cop to Corpse

    • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation, Book 12
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    Peter Diamond, Bath's burly CID chief, middle-aged and not built for action, pits himself and his team against the killer in a hunt that will test his physical powers to the limit....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps you guessing.

    • By Lorriee on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Vault

    • Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 6
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grumpy Detective

    • By Chalis on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

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