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The Stone Wife (Peter Diamond #14)

by Peter Lovesey

Book 14 in the Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond series, one of Soho's bestselling and most critically acclaimed series, this time including a Chauceresque twist. 

At a Bath auction house, a large slab...


Murder on the Short List

by Peter Lovesey

This is "Peter Lovesey's Short List" of his best ever short stories, including the Crime Writers' Association's best short story of 2007, "Needle Match", and featuring some of his most popular detectives - Bertie,...


The Tooth Tattoo (Peter Diamond #13)

by Peter Lovesey

Peter Diamond, head of the Criminal Investigation Division in scenic Bath, England, is investigating the murder of a young woman whose body has been found in the canal, the only clue to her identity a tattoo...


Waxwork: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #8

by Peter Lovesey

Beautiful Miriam Cromer seems confident that she will be acquitted of the murder of her husband’s assistant despite her confession. She blames her husband although he has an alibi. It’s up to Cribb and Thackeray...


Swing, Swing Together: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #7

by Peter Lovesey

“The late Victorian atmosphere and dialogue are beautifully and accurately rendered. The characters are done with a masterly hand. But perhaps the best thing about it is the way you feel all the time that...


The Vault

Peter Diamond #6

by Peter Lovesey

A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein’s Monster. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from different corpses,...


The Summons

Peter Diamond #3

by Peter Lovesey

John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and taken a hostage, and the only person he’ll talk to is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Diamond must...


The Reaper

by Peter Lovesey

A dark, delicious tale of a popular village cleric who has no conscience.


False Inspector Dew

by Peter Lovesey

The year is 1921. A passionate affair between a romantic woman and her dentist has led to his wife's murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the...


The Circle: A Hen Mallin Investigation

Inspector Henrietta Mallin #1

by Peter Lovesey

Praise for The House Sitter:

“Lovesey loves strong women, cerebral killers and diabolical puzzles—the very ingredients that make The House Sitter one of the most cunning mysteries in his Peter Diamond series.”...


Diamond Solitaire: A Peter Diamond Investigation

Peter Diamond #2

by Peter Lovesey

Fired from the police for insubordination, Peter Diamond is reduced to working as a security guard at Harrod's. There he finds an abandoned Japanese girl after the store closes. He must identify her in order...


Diamond Dust: A Peter Diamond Investigation

Peter Diamond #7

by Peter Lovesey

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to home. His beloved wife has been killed, apparently just the most recent victim in a series of murders of police spouses....


Bloodhounds: A Peter Diamond Investigation

Peter Diamond #4

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1997, Barry Best Novel 1997

by Peter Lovesey

A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other. As he investigates, Inspector Peter Diamond discovers that both the person who found the stamp and the victim belong to the Bloodhounds,...


Wobble to Death

Sergeant Cribb #1

by Peter Lovesey

“A fine case of murder, projected against a compelling historical background.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Don’t miss this.”—Los Angeles Times

In 1879, race walking competitions, known as “wobbles,”...


Tick of Death: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #5

by Peter Lovesey

Praise for the Sergeant Cribb series:

“Sgt. Cribb and Constable Thackeray . . . went on to star in seven additional Victorian mystery novels and became the subjects of one of the first, and most entertaining,...


The House Sitter: A Peter Diamond Investigation

Peter Diamond #8

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2004

by Peter Lovesey

The corpse of a beautiful woman, clad in only a bathing suit, is found strangled to death on a popular Sussex beach. When she is finally identified, it turns out she was a top profiler for the National Crime...


The Headhunters: An Inspector Hen Mallin Investigation

Inspector Henrietta Mallin #2

by Peter Lovesey

Praise for Peter Lovesey:

“Lovesey’s restrained wit and charming cast ensure him a place in the winner’s circle.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A master of black humor and macabre plot twists.”—The New...


The Detective Wore Silk Drawers: A Sergeant Cribb Investigation

Sergeant Cribb #2

by Peter Lovesey

“This entertaining period mystery, set in Victorian England, is lively, lurid, amusing.”—Publishers Weekly

“These are humorous novels and the humour is character-based . . . mixed with the absurdities...


Mad Hatter's Holiday

Sergeant Cribb #4

by Peter Lovesey

“[A] gem, catching to perfection the social atmospherics of Victorian Brighton and at the same time telling an ingenious story of murder and discovery.”—Publishers Weekly

“His best yet.”—H. R. F....


Abracadaver

Sergeant Cribb #3

by Peter Lovesey

A sadistic practical joker is haunting the popular music halls of London, interfering with the actors and interrupting their acts by orchestrating humiliating disasters that take place in view of the audience....