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by Peter Lovesey

eBook Diamond Dust download ISBN: 0316859850
Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (2002)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1360 kb
Fb2: 1645 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

I am absolutely addicted to Peter Lovesey's Inspector Diamond series. Diamond is indeed a diamond in the rough.

I am absolutely addicted to Peter Lovesey's Inspector Diamond series. He's difficult to work for, he's abrasive, he isn't exactly a feminist (but he's evolving), but he's always thinking.

Peter Lovesey cannot go the distance with his recurring female characters. Book 5 has the sudden departure of Julie Hargreaves, a talented officer who is a great counterpoint to Diamond. Diamond takes her for granted and sensibly she takes a better job in a different area. I'm used to long-suffering detective duos though and her realistic break from Diamond was jarring.

Peter (Harmer) Lovesey (born 1936), also known by his pen name Peter Lear, is a British writer of historical and contemporary detective novels and short stories. His best-known series characters are Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian-era police detective based in London, and Peter Diamond, a modern-day police detective in Bath. Lovesey was born in Middlesex, England, and attended Hampton Grammar School

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to home  .

Mad with grief, Diamond eventually concedes he cannot be an unbiased member of the investigation.

Author: Peter Lovesey. Mad with grief, Diamond eventually concedes he cannot be an unbiased member of the investigation.

He didn't want paw prints on Steph's handbag. Raffles jumped down and went to look at the feeding dish instead. Neither did he want more of his own fingerprints. left some when he picked the bag out of the stone vase. Since then he'd been careful to handle only the strap. Forensics would bellyache about contaminated evidence. So he eased the sides open with the chopstick and started removing the contents with the salad-servers.

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Peter Lovesey Diamond Dust The seventh book in the Peter Diamond series, 20021 The prisoner stared at the jury as they filed in. Every one of them avoided eye contact. The foreman was asked for the verdict and gave i. few stifled cries were heard. Peter Diamond of Bath CID, watching from the back of the court, displayed no emotion, though he felt plenty. Unseen by anyone, his fists tightened, his pulses quickened and his throat warm.

Peter Lovesey's first novel WOBBLE TO DEATH introduced the redoubtable Victorian policemen, Cribb and . Lovesey more than clears the impressive hurdle he creates for himself in his seventh Peter Diamond mystery (after 2000's The Vault).

Peter Lovesey's first novel WOBBLE TO DEATH introduced the redoubtable Victorian policemen, Cribb and Thackeray. He won the Gold Dagger Award with THE FALSE INSPECTOR DEW and in 2000 joined the elite group of people awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger. The series enters new territory when Diamond responds to a fresh crime scene only to discover that the murder victim is Stephanie, his wife of almost 20 years.

Comments: (7)
Kulabandis
This review is really about the entire series of Diamond books. It is a great series about a complex and driven detective.

However, I have one suggestion. I think it took Mr. Lovesey several books to find his stride. I recently bought all of the Diamond books on the Kindle Daily Deal and started rereading them from the beginning. The first 4 books are definitely several steps below the quality of the later books. So I suggest you start reading around book 5 or 6. Then if you want to be complete, you can go back and catch the earlier books. You shouldn't have any problems jumping in. Things that happened in the earlier books are referred to, but you don't need to have read them to understand what's going on in the book you're reading.

I have seen these books referred to as police procedurals. They are, but they are so much more. The characters are interesting as the plot and Mr. Lovesey doesn't spend as much time wallowing in the details as other procedurals do. The investigations usually run into several dead ends just like real investigations do, but unlike most police procedurals which proceed in a straight line from crime to solution.

If you like mysteries with cops as the main characters, you should love these books. Some mysteries by English authors can be difficult to understand because they include stuff that is specific to British life. American readers shouldn't have any problems understanding everything in these books. Enjoy!
Valawye
This time the murder hits very close to home and Peter Diamond can not help the investigation. But of course he does it behind the scenes and gets no where until another similiar murder is discovered.

Another wonderful murder mystery with the great Peter Diamond who can figure out any complicated murder. I won't give the plot away, but it is a complicated one, with a very unlikely murderer (NO, Diamond did not do it).

This one deals a lot with Diamond's private life, and some changes that are extremely painful for him. That is the sideplot, and it is a good one because it does develop his character. If you love complex English murder mysteries, you are going to like this one. Dare you to guess who dun it!!
Gardall
I am absolutely addicted to Peter Lovesey's Inspector Diamond series. Diamond is indeed a diamond in the rough. He's difficult to work for, he's abrasive, he isn't exactly a feminist (but he's evolving), but he's always thinking. He's extremely human and three-dimensional, as are all the other characters. The mysteries are a delight and not easy to crack. I'm currently on book 9 of the series, and I'll go right on reading them all.
Sha
I've listened/read to a lot of the books but wanted to find out what happened to Peter Diamond's wife. Another great addition to this series. I'm very happy that I paid the money for the novel.
Monn
The Diamond series must go down as one of the best, if not The Best, in all crime fiction. This is another highlight in that series.
Broadcaster
The writing is excellent, the plot is very clever with brilliant red herrings thrown in, and the character of Peter Diamond is full, complicated, real, and sympathetic. A thoroughly satisfying classic mystery story. gcm
Cordann
My only hesitancy in giving it 5 stars is 1) purely plot oriented, in that I wish it hadn't been so tragic. For reasons I can't disclose without spoiling the beginning, and due to personal experience and 2) writing seems a bit contrived over his previous work.

Put a pall over the entire novel.
In the seventh book in this series, some surprising, disturbing events occur. Our unlikely hero, Peter Diamond, uses even MORE detective skills to suss it out in the end.