The Last Detective (Peter Diamond Series #1)

The Last Detective (Peter Diamond Series #1)

The Last Detective (Peter Diamond Series #1)

The Last Detective (Peter Diamond Series #1)


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"I am so excited for you to be at the very beginning of this trend-setting, beautifully written, vivid series."—from the introduction by LOUISE PENNY

In the first entry to the series and winner of the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel, Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen to solve the murder of the "Lady in the Lake."

A woman’s body has been found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath. There are no marks on her and no murder weapon. No one will identify her. It looks like Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond has his work cut out for him. Diamond is one of the last detectives of his kind, a gumshoe whose heroes solved crimes by question and answer, door stepping and deduction. To unravel this one, Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen and defy his superiors in order to save a woman unjustly accused of murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616955304
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Peter Diamond Series , #1
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 127,590
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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What People are Saying About This

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“The first volume in Lovesey’s beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition”—Entertainment Weekly

"A bravura performance ... slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."—The New York Times Book Review

"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural ... one of the best."—Los Angeles Times

"A treasure."—Chicago Sun-Times

"Not only a good story but a compelling one."—Boston Globe

"Top-form Lovesey."—Kirkus Reviews

"Witty ... One surprise after another."—Publishers Weekly

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