Most widely held works about Peter Lovesey
Most widely held works by Peter Lovesey
The last detective by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
39 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,683 libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendant Peter Diamond pursues the killer of a young woman whose nude body was found floating in a lake south of Bristol.
The headhunters by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,655 libraries worldwide
Chichester CID inspector Henrietta "Hen" Mallin investigates a series of deaths by drowning that may be the work of an ex-con with a suspicious past.
Diamond solitaire by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
Private investigator Peter Diamond's search for a Japanese girl's identity leads to murder, drugs, and the Mafia.
Rough cider by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
It is World War II and American soldiers stationed in rural England have made friends, especially with the local girls. After a dance to celebrate the pressing of the apples into cider, the resentment of the local men leads to violence and a murder. Later, a child is born, a girl. When she grows up, she tries to find out more about her soldier-father. And long-forgotten jealousies and hatreds come frothing to the surface.
The house sitter by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
A British Mystery Master To Rival P. D. James and Colin Dexter. When a woman is found strangled to death on a popular beach in Sussex, the police have a hard time identifying her. It takes twelve days to discover she was a top psychological profiler for the National Crime Faculty. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is called in because the victim lived in Bath. He must coordinate his efforts with those of Henrietta Mallin, the original senior investigating officer, as well as try to cooperate with the cocky young officer charged with investigating the bizarre murder that the victim had been working on. Oddly, the National Crime Faculty tries to thwart his efforts.
On the edge by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
After an exciting war as RAF ops-room plotters, what can Rose and Antonia plot for their husbands when one of them turns violent and the other blocks the escape to true love? The answer: murder.
The false Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
39 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
The only foreseeable outcome to Alma Webster's passionate love for her dentist appears to be the murder of his wife. The case of notorious real-life murderer Dr. Crippen provides the inspiration.
Upon a dark night by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
A farmer commits suicide with a shotgun, a woman jumps from a roof at a party. As he investigates the two apparently separate events, Detective Peter Diamond of the Bath police in England discovers a hunter was near both victims.
Diamond dust by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
When his beloved wife becomes the latest victim in a string of police-spouse killings, Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond becomes determined to track down the murderer despite his superior's order to leave the case to someone else.
The vault by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Although "Bath is a town layered in history: Roman, Medieval, Georgian," when a skeletal hand is discovered in the ground of the Pump Room, Detective Superindendent Peter Diamond must investigate when it's proved to be from the modern era.--Jacket.
Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,321 libraries worldwide
A participant in a literary discussion on crime in Bath, England, opens a book to find a famous stamp, stolen earlier from a museum, and shortly after he is killed. Officer Peter Diamond investigates the murder, taunted by a killer who is a prankster.
Waxwork by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
31 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Uncertain about the guilt of a woman who has been convicted of murder, Scotland Yard assigns Sergeant Cribb to investigate the case.
The reaper by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
Otis Joy, the popular and handsome young rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Oxford, England, is accused of embezzling church funds and ordered to resign, but only until the bishop who accuses him commits suicide, followed by another death, and then another.
The secret hangman by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Peter Diamond, still traumatized by the murder of his wife, finds himself again at odds with his superior, Assistant Chief Constable Georgina Dallymore, when his investigation into the separate hangings of a woman and her one-time partner suggests that both were murdered, contrary to the ACC's belief that they were victims of a murder-suicide.
The circle by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
When van driver Bob Naylor joins the Chichester Writing Circle, he finds the group targeted by a serial killer with a passion for arson, and becomes the prime suspect when Inspector Hen Mallin investigates.
The summons by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
In Bath, England, an escaped murderer kidnaps a police chief's daughter and the chief appeals for help to Peter Diamond, the ex-constable who put the murderer away. A moment of sweet satisfaction for Diamond, now pushing supermarket carts, having been fired from the force for being cheeky to the chief. By the author of Diamond Solitaire.
Bertie and the seven bodies by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Bertie (Prince Albert Edward) investigates the death of an actress in the desert at a shooting party.
Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
When two reenactors of a battle that took place over 350 years ago discover a skeleton that is female, headless, and only about twenty years old, and one of them is later found murdered, Peter Diamond investigates and butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member who resolves to sideline Diamond.
Keystone by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
1915 Hollywood. Certainly dangers are to be expected in the rough-and-tumble world of the Keystone Cops--but murder is quite another thing. As comedy turns to crime--a horrific death on a roller coaster, a corpse in a bunglalow, the disappearance of a beautiful girl--"Keystone" the cop suddenly finds himself both the case's only dedicated sleuth and, unfortunately, its prime suspect.
Bertie & the crime of passion by Peter Lovesey ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 989 libraries worldwide
In this whodunit, set at the turn of the century in Paris, the sleuth is the Prince of Wales. Bertie, as he is affectionately known, probes the death of a high-society man shot during a floor show at the Moulin Rouge. Also appearing are the actress, Sarah Bernhardt, and the painter, Toulouse-Lautrec. By the author of Bertie and the Seven Bodies.
Americans Arson Audiobooks Authorship--Societies, etc. Bernhardt, Sarah,--1844-1923 Book clubs (Discussion groups) British Clergy Conspiracies Cribb, Sergeant (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, English Detective and mystery stories--Appreciation Detectives Diamond, Peter (Fictitious character) Edward--VII,--King of Great Britain,--1841-1910 England England--Bath England--Bognor Regis England--Chichester England--London England--Somerset Executions and executioners Ex-police officers Fathers and daughters Fiction Fugitives from justice Great Britain History Impostors and imposture Japan Kidnapping Large type books Married women Missing children Murder Murderers Ocean travel Police Police, Private Policewomen Prisoners Private investigators Serial murderers Serial murders Truck drivers Villages Women murderers World War (1939-1945)
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Lear, Peter, pseud.
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Lovesey, Peter Harmer 1936-