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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 for the National Crime Faculty who was working on the case of a serial killer. And though she was a Bath resident, the authorities don't want Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond to investigate the murder. How strange. What could they be trying to hide?

©2003 Peter Lovesy (P)2016 Recorded Books

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  • Annette
  • Bradenton, FL, United States
  • 11-22-16

Another excellent installment of the series

The Peter Diamond series is one of my top three favorite book series along with Louise Penny's Three Pines series and Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files. There might not be any accounting for taste, but Peter Lovesey has a gift for wonderful character development and Simon Prebble is the perfect narrator for the series.

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  • Judy Robinson
  • 99 North Post Oak Lane, apt 5105, Houston, Tx, 77024
  • 11-28-16

Outstanding!

If you want to read one of the best in all the categories, don't miss this one. I love Peter Lovesey mysteries and Simon Prebble. This is one of his best!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Kiwi
  • Memphis, Tennessee United States
  • 11-17-16

Are they single?

I LOVE this author. I LOVE this narrator. I LOVE this character. I'm thinking marriage and babies.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Misleading précis

Really good book, with complex red herrings. Typical Peter Diamond. Well worth the time. But I had to go back more than once to try to determine how the teaser applied -and it doesn't.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Read

This is an excellent book—the best in the series so far! I loved every minute of it. Simon Prebble did his usual stellar performance.

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A good read

Simon Prebble is a wonderful narrator. He made this a good "read" for me. I liked the characters but the plot was a bit predictable. But I did listen to the entire book.

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Good for a lazy listen

The story starts intriguingly enough then proceeds to amble along in a more relaxed fashion than I would have liked thru changing vignets that seem a bit disjointed.Each character possessed interesting qualities that I kept hoping would be expanded upon, but always fell short.
All that being said, it's a good lazy afternoon read/listen when u want just enjoy a pretty good story without having to pay to much attention.

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I can't get enough of Sparles DCI Diamond

Kept me up essay past my bedtime. Great book for ffuzying up a few days in a row half asleep after overslept int and behind all the while

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