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review 2016-08-04 03:48
The Last Detective (Peter Diamond Book 1) - Peter Lovesey

I don't know how I hadn't previously come across Peter Lovesey's police procedurals featuring the irascible Det. Peter Diamond, but I'm very thankful to have been introduced to this series. Though The Last Detective didn't end exactly the way I wanted it to, what's important is that I actually cared enough about the characters to want things to end a certain way, and I even searched online to see if I could find any kind of sequel or any information about what happened after I turned the final page. I need to know where three of the characters go next! That need to know more about the characters' lives means I was invested in the book, and I love it when that happens. Peter Diamond, as cranky as he can be, has found himself a new fan in me, and I'm looking forward to working my way through the rest of series. I thoroughly enjoyed getting caught up in this, and I'm excited about digging into the series!

 

Lagniappe: Det. Diamond is apparently a fan of Fabian of the Yard, so I did an online search to see if that was an actual person, and I was tickled to find out he was. Here's a link to an old black-and-white episode that, coincidentally enough, also has to do with death by drowning. This is called The Executioner from 1955. Enjoy!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=70sxNZdZTa4

 

Thanks to Netgalley and Soho press for the digital copy, which did not influence my review.

 

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review 2016-07-25 17:06
Best Book
BRUNETTE AND HER BUNNY - ATHIRA BHARGAVAN
Our Flop Love Story till Valentine - Athira Bhargavan
Invictus: The Double Face Invisible God - Athira Bhargavan
INVICTUS: THE DOUBLE FACE INVISIBLE GOD - Athira Bhargavan
Another One Goes Tonight: Peter Diamond, Book 16 - Peter Lovesey,Simon Prebble,Recorded Books
Bloodhounds (Peter Diamond Mystery) - Peter Lovesey
My Husband Not My Own: A Psychological Thriller - John Ellsworth

Read these books recently and found them awe...some forever. The whole book was just so thrilling experience for me and it just didn't stop giving me full of suspense,mystery and thrill.

 

Worth to buy them as a print or kindle version. I had a feeling, it might not be that good at first, but I was wrong when I flipped  through the pages of suspense, beauty, romance,crime,horror, artwork etc which were present in these books. Enjoyed the whole story plot, brilliant execution of character's life and many more.. Must read... if you love unique and cool concepts.

 

 

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review 2015-06-27 11:55
The Stone Wife by Peter Lovesey
The Stone Wife - Peter Lovesey

 




12 hours 13 mins, read by Michael Tudor Barnes

Description: Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation. Refusing to be beaten, he rallies his team and begins finding suspects and motives. The case demands that someone goes undercover. The dangerous mission falls to Sergeant Ingeborg Smith, reverting to her journalist persona to get the confidence of a wealthy local criminal through his pop star girlfriend. And soon, murder makes a reappearance...

This is the one about Chaucer, his forester son Thomas, and the Wife of Bath carved in Bath stone. There is murder and the Alfred Jewel.

This is the last one I have in the collection, so Peter and I part company here and what a paltry episode this was, the worst so far.

Geoffrey Chaucer.

Thomas Chaucer

Alfred Jewel

3* The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1)
2* Diamond Solitaire (Peter Diamond #2)
3* The Summons (Peter Diamond #3)
3* Bloodhounds (Peter Diamond, #4)
3.5* Upon A Dark Night (Peter Diamond #5)
3.5* The Vault (Peter Diamond, #6)
3* Diamond Dust (Peter Diamond, #7)
3.5* The House Sitter (Peter Diamond, #8)
2.5* The Secret Hangman (Peter Diamond, #9)
3* Skeleton Hill (Peter Diamond, #10)
3* Stagestruck (Peter Diamond, #11)
3* Cop to Corpse
3* The Tooth Tattoo (Peter Diamond, #13)
2* The Stone Wife (Peter Diamond #14)
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review 2015-06-17 18:49
The Tooth Tattoo (Peter Diamond #13) by Peter Lovesey
The Tooth Tattoo - Peter Lovesey

 



11 hours 40 mins, read by Clive Anderson

Description: 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. For Diamond, who wouldn't know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever. Three mysterious deaths need to be probed while his own personal life is in free fall...



This is the one with the string quartet and the discussion as to why such a quartet would not be up to the task of performing the 1812 overture. There are spade teeth, Japanese knickers, and an Amati viola.



3* The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1)
2* Diamond Solitaire (Peter Diamond #2)
3* The Summons (Peter Diamond #3)
3* Bloodhounds (Peter Diamond, #4)
3.5* Upon A Dark Night (Peter Diamond #5)
3.5* The Vault (Peter Diamond, #6)
3* Diamond Dust (Peter Diamond, #7)
3.5* The House Sitter (Peter Diamond, #8)
2.5* The Secret Hangman (Peter Diamond, #9)
3* Skeleton Hill (Peter Diamond, #10)
3* Stagestruck (Peter Diamond, #11)
3* Cop to Corpse
3* The Tooth Tattoo (Peter Diamond, #13)
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review 2015-06-17 18:09
Cop To Corpse by Peter Lovesey
Cop To Corpse - Peter Lovesey

 



Read by.................. Simon Prebble
Total Runtime......... 11 Hours 25 Mins

Description: 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 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...

This is the one with a florist's blog, a Minehead Hobby Horse, the rollercoaster that is Brassknocker Hill, and a tramp throught the dense and spooky Becky Addy wood.





3* The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1)
2* Diamond Solitaire (Peter Diamond #2)
3* The Summons (Peter Diamond #3)
3* Bloodhounds (Peter Diamond, #4)
3.5* Upon A Dark Night (Peter Diamond #5)
3.5* The Vault (Peter Diamond, #6)
3* Diamond Dust (Peter Diamond, #7)
3.5* The House Sitter (Peter Diamond, #8)
2.5* The Secret Hangman (Peter Diamond, #9)
3* Skeleton Hill (Peter Diamond, #10)
3* Stagestruck (Peter Diamond, #11)
3* Cop to Corpse
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