• Skeleton Hill

  • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (642 ratings)

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Skeleton Hill

By: Peter Lovesey
Narrated by: Simon Prebble
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Publisher's summary

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. She resolves to sideline Diamond, but matters don't pan out in accordance with her plans.
©2009 Peter Lovesey. All rights reserved. (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks America

Critic reviews

"Diamond remains one of the most realistic and human of fictional sleuths....While some readers will anticipate the solution with little trouble, sharp prose and characterization make this another winner in this enduring series." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Nice job

I enjoy these Peter Diamnomd mysteries read by Simon Prebble. Makes covid seem farther away. thank goodness.

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Twists and turns,but ends in a 2 chapter blitz!

I'm a fan of the series,overall a good listen
Just kind of slams shut in hurry

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Skeleton Hill

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

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Really twists and turns

I like the entire story and the presentation. Especially like bringing in diverse characters. I love Diamond's human qualities.

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twists and turns but another great story

Better than Sherlock holmes. Diamond is a very complex character with many sides. it's great to see how he develops. love how the Paloma relationship is progressing.
yet again Simon Prebble does not disappoint. was narrated perfectly!

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Another complex story

I love the twists and turns these mysteries always have. I love the fact that finding the motive takes work. Looking forward to the next book already

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Good Performance and Pretty Good Story

I liked the writing and audio. The story was a little thin but quite interesting. I will try other stories by this team.

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Wonderful

This story pulls the reader in from the beginning. The characters are great and so are the twists in the stories. I love each of the Diamond stories!!!!

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Peter Diamond triumphs again

Another crafty story by Lovesey with the reveal coming slowly, skillfully. One of my favorites.

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Good Listen.

Creative, intricate story tightly woven to hold the readers interest. Peter Diamond doing what he does best. Very enjoyable.

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