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 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 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • The Tooth Tattoo

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Clive Anderson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • High flyer quickly falls to earth

    • By Maine Colonial 🌲 on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Last Detective

    • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 503

    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 Circle

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Widowed van driver Bob Naylor is prodded into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle by his teenage daughter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever and very amusing.

    • By Megan on 05-07-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Skeleton Hill

    • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    On Lansdown Hill, abattle 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 20 years old....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and turns,but ends in a 2 chapter blitz!

    • By four string thump on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Bloodhounds

    • Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 4
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Oh no! The reader! I cannot listen to another word

    • By Gregory Wollon on 03-20-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Beau Death

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    In the 17th installment in Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the story...disliked the narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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

    • Diamond Dust

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    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

    • Another One Goes Tonight

    • Peter Diamond, Book 16
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit confusing but clever

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-14-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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