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. Middle-aged and not built for action, he pits himself and his team against the killer in a hunt that will test his physical powers to the limit....
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 story seemed to wander. I think I will go back and listen to the earlier books but I will not listen to this book again.
Lovesey always has good story to tell, cops and robber's with twist & turn to keep you listening.
Well narrated with good range of voices.
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Where does Cop to Corpse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
A story with enough contrast between thought and action to keep the pace moving. The plot is gentle enough to keep the blood pressure under control and at the same time has enough red herrings to hold the interest.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Cop to Corpse?
Diamond is fallible enough to be believable. Some of the action scenes are well written and portray a man past his best physically but on top of his game mentally.
Have you listened to any of Michael Tudor Barnes’s other performances? How does this one compare?
MTB never disapoints - good characterisation without descending in to caricatures
Any additional comments?
Don't be put off by some other reviews. If you like a story in the classic detective style and want a plot that you can gently walk through, have a lsiten. If you want wizz bang or great literature -look elsewhere.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Once again, Peter Lvesay has produced an interesting storyline with enough twists to keep the listener or reader guessing.
Did not at all work for me. Turgid. Had to look that up. But it is. The reader did his best. . Read great PL in the past. But this one . No. Sorry.....
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What would have made Cop to Corpse better?
I really can't even be bothered to finish listening to this story, some tales are dull and slow and this is one of them. Beautifully read but that's no help !
Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Lovesey again?
What about Michael Tudor Barnes’s performance did you like?
lovely voice and diction
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cop to Corpse?
most of it
Any additional comments?
1 of 3 people found this review helpful