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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Lovesey Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Peter Diamond Investigations Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781482974881
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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 assassinations are the work of a sniper who seems to be everywhere and nowhere at once, always a step ahead.

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—for the evidence is starting to suggest that the killer just may be one of Britain’s finest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nail-biting…Lovesey leavens the suspense with Diamond’s trademark gallows humor, and closes with one of his cleverest solutions.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The twelfth book in the tremendously entertaining Peter Diamond series, and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch.”

    Mystery Scene

  • “Lovesey…is still at the top of his game.”

    Deadly Pleasures

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Gabor | 2/19/2014

    " This wasn't a bad book but I've enjoyed his previous works in this series much more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Lassell | 2/13/2014

    " I'm a longtime fan of Peter Lovesey's Inspector Diamond books, but the last one, STAGESTRUCK, struck me as so inferior that I thought the series had run its course. COP TO CORPSE is a return to the best of Lovesey/Diamond, so I'm glad I gave it a chance. Compelling, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Rogers | 2/5/2014

    " Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is on the track of a cop killer: a sniper who has killed three uniformed cops on the beat, all in Bath. Diamond is an inteesting character, and his struggles with Chief Super Gull make a wryly funny break of pace from the grim nature of the crime. There are a coiuple of good chases, but, finally, some good police work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/31/2014

    " This is Lovesey's 12th book in the Peter Diamond series. Read them in order: one of my favorite British authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulina | 1/23/2014

    " Not my favorite of his books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susie Findell | 1/23/2014

    " It was okay but not compelling. This was my first Peter Diamond mystery. I will read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/14/2014

    " I have finally caught up in the Peter Diamond series. Now I will have wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 12/30/2013

    " I really love the Peter Diamond series, and this one is no exception. Diamond is a bit impulsive for his age, but otherwise behaves himself in this mystery, where beat cops are being killed by a sniper(s). Nicely done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anji Holtzman | 11/26/2013

    " I have read all in the series. I never guess whodunit until it is revealed. I love them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana H. | 11/10/2013

    " Another mystery where I couldn't figure out who the bad guy was until the author told me. Lots of twists and turns. I enjoyed it a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/8/2013

    " I had not read a Peter Diamond in awhile and it was good to be back in Bath with him. Well done. Lots of twists and turns. Think you have it figured out and then... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 11/3/2013

    " I thought this was a pretty good who dunnit. I liked the characters. I am still enjoying this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 5/31/2013

    " He's a good writer but I don't find Diamond all that interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 5/29/2013

    " Nothing like a good police procedural and Lovesey is tops in this genre. Series still feels fresh and intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lela | 5/5/2013

    " Another fun Peter Diamond book. Love the characters. The craziness of the scenarios and the twisted ending. Lovesey is a favorite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 2/20/2013

    " British ploice procedural. A little unfocused but not bad. Will try others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 1/30/2013

    " Peter Lovesey writes entertaining police procedurals with detailed descriptions of the area around Bath, including wooded areas, street names, and pubs. It was fun to follow the plot while keeping track of the characters' travels on Google Earth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kat | 10/24/2012

    " bit heavy on procedural police work for my taste but a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/13/2012

    " This guy could write textbooks on how to write crime novels. Still at the top of his game here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Hartigan | 7/7/2012

    " Love these novels and this character "

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About the Author
Author Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey began writing mysteries in 1970 and has won the British Crime Writers’ Association Silver and Gold Dagger awards as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement and the Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. In the United States, he has received Edgar and Dilys nominations, an Anthony Award and a Macavity Award, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, among others. He lives near Chichester in West Sussex, England.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.