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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (802 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:
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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. Struggling with a jigsaw puzzle of truant choirboys, teddy bears, a black Mercedes and Jane Austen memorabilia, Diamond persists even after the powers-that-be have decided there’s enough evidence to make a conviction. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Witty…One surprise after another.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Top-form Lovesey.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Not only a good story, but a compelling one.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A treasure.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural…One of the best.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A bravura performance…Slyly paced, marbled with surprise, and in the end, strangely affecting.”

    New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/20/2014

    " Easter was a quiet day and I just wanted to relax and read so I chose this book which I had purchased at the library book sale. It was exactly what I needed and I finished it in little over a day. I like his use of language and needing to use a dictionary to increase my vocabulary, unlike so many popular novels today which don't use extensive language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee Holz | 2/15/2014

    " I first class police procedural. Highly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this enough to read another. Well written. Interesting detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 1/21/2014

    " This book was actually a pick for my mystery book club and my first chance to read a book by Lovesey. I found that I really enjoyed reading about Lovesey's Diamond and found it to be a really good mystery. I really liked how Lovesey changed points of view throughout the book giving the reader the opportunity to get different points of view of the same event as well as a better development of the characters involved. Gregory and Dana were both developed very well considering that both turned out to be suspects of the book's murder. Lovesey also did a great job developing his main character and detective Diamond. The book's mystery was well done and consisted of main twists and turns. Overall this was a great read if you enjoy mysteries, and I would definitely check out another book by this author. "

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