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    • Bertie and the Tin Man

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It is 1886 and the greatest of all jockeys, Fred Archer, has put his gun to his head and shot himself. An inquest is arranged with indecent haste. His mind was unhinged by typhoid, say the jury, despite conflicting evidence. The Prince is suspicious. He admired Archer. He knows the Turf better than anyone on that jury and he has personal experience of typhoid. When he learns that Archer’s last words were, ‘Are they coming?’ he decides on action.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not thrilled with this one

    • By Laurie on 12-01-11

    Regular price: $17.76

    • 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 601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 529

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door-stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks, and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit.

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

    • By Tracey on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • 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 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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 and leaving the other in critical condition. Detective Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperately hoping Diamond will not discover the officers were at fault. Instead Diamond discovers something even worse - a civilian on a motorized tricycle was involved in the crash and has been lying on the side of the road for hours.

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-14-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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?

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

    • By Annette on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Summons

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and kidnapped the chief constable's daughter. The only person he'll parley with is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Mountjoy, who still maintains his innocence, has a simple request for Diamond. All the detective has to do is find the real killer and clear Mountjoy's name, and the hostage will be free to go.

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

    • By MidwestGeek on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Stone Wife

    • Peter Diamond, Book 14
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    At an auction house in Bath, England, a large slab of carved stone is up for sale. At the height of what turns into very competitive bidding, there is a holdup attempt by three masked raiders who are trying to steal the stone. They shoot and kill the highest bidder, a professor who has recognized the female figure carved in the stone as the Wife of Bath from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The masked would-be thieves flee, leaving the stone behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love Inspector Gamache

    • By Annette on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Beau Death

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    In the 17th installment in Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard "Beau" Nash, who might have been the victim of a centuries-old murder.

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

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

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Diamond Solitaire

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    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. Weeks later, she's still unclaimed; Diamond is unable to forget the frightened eyes of the silent little girl and takes on the challenge of uncovering her identity.

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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. The bones came from different corpses, and one is modern. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must solve a series of crimes including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, 19th-century art, literature...and human nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grumpy Detective

    • By Chalis on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Down Among the Dead Men

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 479

    In a Sussex town on the south coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a posh private girls' school disappears without explanation. None of her students miss her boring lessons, especially since her replacement is a devilishly hunky male teacher with a fancy car. But then her name shows up on a police missing persons list. What happened to Miss Gibbon, and why does no one seem to care?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovesey Gets Better With Each New Book

    • By Lynn on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Circle

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Widowed van driver Bob Naylor is prodded into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle by his teenage daughter. Bob writes limericks and jingles, and fears he will be out of his class amongst the literati. But the members of the circle come from all walks of life and practice many forms of writing, from fantasy to household hints. There seems to be nothing about any of them to incite a serial killer. However, there is an arsonist in their midst, burning his victims to death, and Bob becomes a suspect.

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

    • By Megan on 05-07-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Upon a Dark Night

    • Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation Series, Book 5
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    A young woman is dumped, injured and unconscious, in a private hospital's parking lot. She is an amnesiac with no memory prior to her discovery by hospital personnel. Detective Inspector Peter Diamond of the Bath homicide squad is unwilling to become involved. He has other, more important cases to solve: a woman has plunged to her death from the roof of a local landmark while half the young people of Bath partied below, and an elderly farmer has shot himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ada Shaftsberry is the best!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Stagestruck

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 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. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage.

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

    • By Chalis on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Bertie and the Seven Bodies

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    In 1890 twelve guests gather at Desborough Hall for a week’s shooting party hosted by the beautiful Lady Amelia Hammond. Months of planning have left nothing to chance, for the main guests are the Prince and Princess of Wales.But events take a sinister turn when the vivacious Queenie Chimes collapses face down in the chef’s lovingly created bombe-glacée. More deaths follow and clues planted on the bodies point shockingly to a final tally of seven, one for each day of the week. Bertie is impelled to investigate.

    Regular price: $17.45

    • 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 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other. As he investigates, Inspector Peter Diamond discovers that both the person who found the stamp and the victim belong to the Bloodhounds, an elite group of mystery lovers, who now urge Diamond to bring the murderer to justice. But there's a hitch: the body lies inside a padlocked houseboat and the only key is in the pocket of a man with an airtight alibi.

    • 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

    • The Tooth Tattoo

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Clive Anderson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    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. Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. The chance of joining a once-famous string quartet in a residency at Bath Spa University is too tempting for Mel to refuse. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman’s identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth.

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

    • By Maine Colonial 🌲 on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Master's Choice Volume 1

    • Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them
    • By: Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, W.F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Michael Gross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Listen to mystery stories by today's top writers and the masters who inspired them. The idea for this collection came to Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block when he was asked, "What is your favorite mystery story?" Block compiled this unique collection by posing the same question to some of today's favorite writers of the genre, including Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and John Lutz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery on Bayou Teche

    • By Cheryl L. Boswell on 10-25-07

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Secret Hangman

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Delia Williamson, a waitress and mother of two young girls, is reported missing. She is soon found in a public park, hanging from the crossbar of a children's swing set. The postmortem reveals that she has been murdered. Her current partner, her ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who frequented her restaurant are all suspects. Before Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond can solve the mystery, more will die. But even as he pursues a killer, he finds himself pursued by a secret admirer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read!

    • By Virginia S. O'Bryan on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Remaindered

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    It's no mystery who killed Robert Ripple, owner of Precious Finds Bookstore in Pokesville, Pennsylvania. It was Agatha Christie - or rather, a large carton of valuable Christie hardcovers that the not-so-young Ripple was attempting to lift when his heart gave out. The real question is why the so-called Friends of England, who meet regularly in the back room of Ripple's literary emporium, are so eager to keep the place open after its proprietor's death.

    Regular price: $6.95

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