Book List:54 titles
  • On a fateful July morning in 2015, a riot takes hold of Her Majesty’s Prison in Bream, Gloucestershire, with fatal consequences. The staff is caught completely off-guard -- their supervising warden, Governor Magda Lyle, hasn’t shown up for work, ...


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    In the seventeenth installment in Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard “Beau” Nash, who might have been th...


  • Members of London's famed Detection Club have joined together to honor Peter Lovesey, winner multiple times of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger and Silver Dagger, and Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Myste...


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    In the sixteenth entry of Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond wrestles with his own moral compass, struggling to protect police prestige while debating what it means to do right by a serial killer. Two police officers...


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    Peter Diamond takes a dive down among the dead men to solve a seven-year-old murder case in the latest installment of Peter Lovesey's classic procedural series. In a Sussex town on the south coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a pos...


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    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 of carved stone is up for sale. At the h...


  • A puzzler of a tale about a dead bookshop owner, a priceless cache of first editions, and a deadly secret taken to the grave. It’s no mystery who killed Robert Ripple, owner of Precious Finds Bookstore in Pokesville, Pennsylvania. It was Agatha Chr...


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    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 of a music note on one of her teeth. For D...


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    PC Harry Trasker is the third policeman in the Bath area to be shot dead in less than twelve weeks. The assassinations are the work of a sniper who seems to be everywhere and nowhere at once, always a step ahead.The younger detectives od their best w...






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    Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at h...


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    On Landsdown Hill, near Bath, a battle between Roundheads and Cavaliers that took place over 350 years ago is annually reenacted. Two of the reenactors discover a headless skeleton, and soon after, one of them goes missing and is later found murdered...


  • A shortlist of Peter Loveseys best ever stories . . . - . . including the Crime Writers Associations best short story of 2007 and featuring some of Loveseys most popular detectives Bertie, Prince of Wales, Sergeant Cribb and Rosemary and Thyme. Join ...


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    Gemma loathes her sleazy boss; Jo is her confidante. On a double date with Rick and Jake, they discuss forming a mutual murder society, in jest of course. The next day, Jo, walking on Selsey Beach, discovers the corpse of a drowned woman, a stranger....


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    Widowed Inspector Peter Diamond is being pursued by a secret admirer as he pursues a serial killer. Delia Williamson, a mother of two young girls who works as a waitress, is first reported missing by her own mother. She is found in a public park, han...


  • Members of London s famed Detection Club have joined together to honor one of their own H.R.F. Keating, historian of the genre, winner of the Gold Dagger (for best novel) and the Diamond Dagger (for Lifetime Achievement), and creator of one of the gr...


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    “A treat . . . Lovesey’s restraint, wit, and charming cast ensure him a place in the winner’s circle.” —Entertainment WeeklyAt the urging of his daughter, Bob Naylor joins the Chichester Writer’s Circle. But instead of exploring his budd...


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    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 Faculty, who was working on the case of a ...


  • in Mysterious Pleasures

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...


  • The latest in a series of guides to sporting literature (earlier volumes covered association football and rugby union), An Athletics Compendium provides an extensive and authoritative overview of the United Kingdom literature of track and field. Its ...


  • Jack Dryden is employed by a consortium of investors and Dr Serafin to maximise their return on a natural athlete. Unfortunately the athlete in question has links to Nazi Germany and cruel and unusual training methods may have been used on her. Shoul...


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    “Lovesey takes his hero to emotional places he’s never been before while constructing a plot of infernal ingenuity.” —The New York Times Book ReviewDetective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to ho...


  • The Washington Post described Peter Lovesey's crime fiction as "ingenious … irresistible … wickedly clever." In "The Sedgemoor Strangler," a serial killer leaves a naked corpse among the reeds, and a young waitress gradually comes to suspect that...


  • “If you've never read any of [Lovesey’s] 20-plus books, this wickedly clever, beautifully written story of a murderous clergyman who earns our sympathy while dramatically whittling down his flock should make you an instant convert.”—Chicago T...


  • in Crime Through Time III

    ANDREW GREELEY introduces a monk of the Middle Ages who investigates corruption in the Vatican to crack "The Case of the Murdered Pope"... Sir John Fielding, a blind eighteenth-century magistrate, confronts crime at a stuffy dinner party in BRUCE ALE...


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    “Exquisitely intricate.” —The New York Times Book ReviewA skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from differe...


  • Among the 15 tales in Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose are two featuring Peter Lovesey's forthright police detective, Peter Diamond, and two with the amateur sleuth, Bertie, Prince of Wales. The collection also includes "The Pushover", winner of the Mys...


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    A young woman is dumped, injured and unconscious, in a private hospital's parking lot. She is an amnesiac with no memory prior to her discovery by hospital personnel. Detective Inspector Peter Diamond of the Bath homicide squad is unwilling to become...


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    Investigating the theft of a rare stamp from a local museum, ace detective Peter Diamond, recently returned to the Bath police department, realizes that the crime is connected to a subsequent murder. Reprint....


  • in Malice Domestic 5

    Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Phyllis A. Whitney, author of more than seventy bestsellers, presides over a salon of today's wittiest writers of mystery in this sparkling new addition to the series. MALICE DOMESTIC 5 once again delivers the ...






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    Getting the sack when he fails to see the mysterious Japanese child who hides out at a department store, former CID man Peter Diamond hopes to restore his reputation by identifying the child, a task that leads to much bigger concerns. Reprint....


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    A CASE THAT'S HARDER THAN A DIAMOND Lovely Gerry Snoo lived fast and died brutally. Between her meteoric rise as a soap-opera star and the night her body was fished from a lake came a professional setback, a marriage to a slick Bath University pro...


  • The eldest son of Queen Victoria, “Bertie” will one day be King Edward VII. For the moment, though, his primary responsibility is to enjoy himself, a task at which he excels – bedding society beauties, betting on sporting events, tormenting his...


  • Beginning with the bizarre case reported by the young Abraham Lincoln himself, this work discusses actual unsolved crimes--Lizzie Bordon's bloody spree, the Kitty Genovese murder, the assassination of President Lincoln--and includes stories by O. Hen...


  • Soon after World War II, two former co-workers in the operations room of a Royal Air Force Squadron meet in the street. Their lives have diverged dramatically but each wants to get rid of her husband. And so a mutual assistance pact is made....



  • As Dr. Theo Singer reluctantly investigates the mysterious details that led to a twenty-year-old murder conviction, the horrors of the past take on a frightening immediacy when another murder is committed...



  • in Murderous Schemes

    When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed,...


  • Warwick Easton is a cop - a movie cop, that is. When this vaudevillian lands in California, his screen prospects look bleak. But a bathtub meeting with Mack Sennett, lands him a stunts-and-chases job. Danger is to be expected in the work of Keystone ...


  • Alma Webster's passionate love affair with dentist Walter Baranov leads to the murder of his wife, the couple's journey to the United States, and a shipboard murder that Walter is asked to investigate...


  • It's the early 1980s and 23-year-old Sarah Jordan, a PhD student at an American university, is studying spiders… Sarah finds her studies so absorbing, that much of campus life seems to pass her by. She barely registers her research assistant’s i...


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    On the basis of one photograph, Chief Inspector Jowett and Sergeant Cribb reexamine the conviction of Miriam Cromer for murder and the relationships among the small group connected with the crime begin to come clear...


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    Elfrida College for the Training of Female Elementary Teachers encouraged the highest standards of behaviour in its young ladies. Bathing in the nude was a flagrant breach of the Rules. For Harriet Shaw this daring midnight dip caused more than a ...


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    Scotland Yard's Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray investigate a case involving a burgled risque painting, the occult, and a violent death that interrupts a seance in the home of a Royal Academy member...









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    The discovery of the headless corpses of several well-muscled men floating in the Thames puts Detective Sergeant Cribb on the trail of some very nasty goings-on. Illegal bare-fisted prize-fighting to be precise -- a sport outlawed in late Victorian E...



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    Sarah Jordan, beautiful and clever, is a PhD researcher at a New York university. After Sarah had conquered her childhood arachnophobia, her fear turned into fascination and spiders became the focus of her studies. Captivated by their ritual of matin...



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    Spandau Prison has only one inmate: the most closely guarded prisoner in the world. His name is Rudolf Hess. A Nazi -- and one with a damaging tale to tell. Only Berlin correspondent Red Goodbody -- a newshound with courage and panache -- will be abl...