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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 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: March 2007 ISBN: 9781482976762
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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. Now Diamond is back in the sleuthing business, following a trail that leads from London to New York to Tokyo and to a shocking climax that may shatter his heart or cost him his life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An engrossing puzzler.”

    The Sunday Times (London)

  • “Wholly beguiling…A pleasure.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “It’s a powerful moment in a book that, without gimmickry or cross-genre splicing, delivers superb, unashamedly traditional crime writing…[A] fine tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Prebble] creates an ensemble cast all on his own and directs them with perfect pacing. This is a very entertaining 10 hours of listening.”

    AudioFile

  • “An inventive plot and stylish prose…contribute to making this another winner from a veteran crime author.”

    Booklist

  • “Chilling…Polish up the Gold Dagger; Lovesey’s angling for another.”

    Kirkus

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanna | 2/3/2014

    " Actually I should have given it 4 stars, but after "The Last Detective" which was amazing this book disappointed me a bit. I expected a great book, I got 'only' a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kae Cheatham | 12/4/2013

    " Really well written, although the story got a bit far-fetched at the end--almost as if the author were making fun of himself. Still a marvelously involved and told story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Vachss | 11/7/2013

    " Classy, self-assured, and delicately-rendered UK series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/15/2013

    " Yes, this book has a completely ridiculous plot, but I still loved it! Sumo wrestlers, autistic children, the mob, pharmaceutical companies, all mixed together. Preposterous, but I read it in a day and can't wait to read the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 10/6/2013

    " Enjoyable main character, this Diamond. Might pick up another if I truly have copious spare time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.B. Hallman | 8/11/2013

    " At times, the plot is far-fetched, but a very entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan C | 8/23/2012

    " I like Peter Diamond. Exciting finish. But what would Diamond have done if he had never met the sumo master? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Nemeth | 5/6/2012

    " Lovesey's second Diamond mystery was even better than the first. A much larger canvas than the first one which occurred in Bath. Diamond Solitaire jumped from England to Japan to New York City with sumo wrestlers, an autistic child, the Mafia and pharmaceutical companies. Lots of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karmen | 3/20/2012

    " Peter Diamond is working security at Harrods following his dismissal from the police. Unfortunately, he finds himself dismissed again when they find a small Japanese girl in the furniture department. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/28/2012

    " Delightful, if decidedly absurd premise. (The Yokohama scenes in particular....). But perfectly enjoyable police procedural. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coki | 12/29/2011

    " listening to. -- 2nd in the series and I would be interested in reading more. I loved the main guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty Darbyshire | 12/5/2011

    " It's taken me forever to get hold of this second book in the series - it's been out of print and I only found out about this omnibus edition (with The Last Detective that I've already read) by accident. Definitely a series to read more of if a bit far fetched at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 11/5/2011

    " Requires a certain amount of goodwill and some stretching of the imagination. The plot is not entirely credible and the resolution is a bit thin. Nonetheless: an enjoyable read - if you like the main character and his quirks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 10/18/2011

    " One of the my all time favorite mysteries. The final scene has stayed with me for years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kae | 2/18/2011

    " Really well written, although the story got a bit far-fetched at the end--almost as if the author were making fun of himself. Still a marvelously involved and told story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty | 12/7/2010

    "

    It's taken me forever to get hold of this second book in the series - it's been out of print and I only found out about this omnibus edition (with The Last Detective that I've already read) by accident. Definitely a series to read more of if a bit far fetched at times.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Procella | 3/22/2010

    " Actually I should have given it 4 stars, but after "The Last Detective" which was amazing this book disappointed me a bit. I expected a great book, I got 'only' a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 11/15/2009

    " Classy, self-assured, and delicately-rendered UK series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coki | 1/12/2009

    " listening to. -- 2nd in the series and I would be interested in reading more. I loved the main guy. "

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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 thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.