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The Last Detective: 1 (Peter Diamond Series) by [Lovesey, Peter]
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Book 1 of 17 in Peter Diamond Series (17 Book Series)

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Praise for "The Last Detective"

"The first volume in Lovesey's beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition"
--"Entertainment Weekly
"
"A bravura performance ... slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
--"The New York Times Book Review

""Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural ... one of the best."
--"Los Angeles Times
"
"A treasure."
--"Chicago Sun-Times
"
"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
--"Boston Globe
"
"Top-form Lovesey."
--"Kirkus Reviews
"
"Witty ... One surprise after another."
--Publishers Weekly


Praise for The Peter Diamond series"
"
"I'm jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time--you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book."
--Sara Paretsky

"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural.... One of the best."
--"Los Angeles Times"

"Witty.... A perfectly realized murder mystery."
--"Wall Street Journal"

"Extremely stylish, lighter than air ... utterly surprising."
--"Newsweek"

"Lovesey's books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course."
--"Chicago Tribune"


Praise for "The Last Detective"
"The first volume in Lovesey's beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition"
--"Entertainment Weekly
"
"A bravura performance ... slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
--"The New York Times Book Review
""Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural ... one of the best."
--"Los Angeles Times
"
"A treasure."
--"Chicago Sun-Times
"
"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
--"Boston Globe
"
"Top-form Lovesey."
--"Kirkus Reviews
"
"Witty ... One surprise after another."
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Peter Diamond series"
"
"I'm jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time--you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book."
--Sara Paretsky
"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural.... One of the best."
--"Los Angeles Times"
"Witty.... A perfectly realized murder mystery."
--"Wall Street Journal"
"Extremely stylish, lighter than air ... utterly surprising."
--"Newsweek"
"Lovesey's books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course."
--"Chicago Tribune"

Praise for "The Last Detective"
The first volume in Lovesey s beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition.
"Entertainment Weekly
"
"A bravura performance . . . slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
"The New York Times Book Review
""Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
"Los Angeles Times
"
"A treasure."
"Chicago Sun-Times
"
"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
"Boston Globe
"
"Top-form Lovesey."
"Kirkus Reviews
"
"Witty . . . One surprise after another."
Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Peter Diamond series"
"
I m jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book.
Sara Paretsky
"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
"The New York Times Book Review"
Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best.
"Los Angeles Times"
Witty . . . A perfectly realized murder mystery.
"Wall Street Journal"
Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . Utterly surprising.
"Newsweek"
Lovesey s books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.
"Chicago Tribune""

Praise for The Last Detective
The first volume in Lovesey s beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition.
Entertainment Weekly

"A bravura performance . . . slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
The New York Times Book Review
"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
Los Angeles Times

"A treasure."
Chicago Sun-Times

"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
Boston Globe

"Top-form Lovesey."
Kirkus Reviews

"Witty . . . One surprise after another."
Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Peter Diamond series

I m jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book.
Sara Paretsky
"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
The New York Times Book Review
Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best.
Los Angeles Times
Witty . . . A perfectly realized murder mystery.
Wall Street Journal
Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . Utterly surprising.
Newsweek
Lovesey s books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.
Chicago Tribune"

Praise for The Last Detective
"The first volume in Lovesey's beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition."
--Entertainment Weekly

"A bravura performance . . . slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
--Los Angeles Times

"A treasure."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
--Boston Globe

"Top-form Lovesey."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Witty . . . One surprise after another."
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Peter Diamond series

"I'm jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time--you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book."
--Sara Paretsky
"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
--Los Angeles Times
"Witty . . . A perfectly realized murder mystery."
--Wall Street Journal
"Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . Utterly surprising."
--Newsweek
"Lovesey's books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course."
--Chicago Tribune

Praise for The Last Detective
-The first volume in Lovesey's beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition.-
--Entertainment Weekly

-A bravura performance . . . slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting.-
--The New York Times Book Review
-Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best.-
--Los Angeles Times

-A treasure.-
--Chicago Sun-Times

-Not only a good story but a compelling one.-
--Boston Globe

-Top-form Lovesey.-
--Kirkus Reviews

-Witty . . . One surprise after another.-
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Peter Diamond series

-I'm jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time--you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book.-
--Sara Paretsky
-These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read.-
--The New York Times Book Review
-Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best.-
--Los Angeles Times
-Witty . . . A perfectly realized murder mystery.-
--Wall Street Journal
-Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . Utterly surprising.-
--Newsweek
-Lovesey's books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.-
--Chicago Tribune

Praise for The Last Detective

"The first volume in Lovesey's beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition."
--Entertainment Weekly

"A bravura performance . . . slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
--Los Angeles Times

"A treasure."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
--Boston Globe

"Top-form Lovesey."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Witty . . . One surprise after another."
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Peter Diamond series

"I'm jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time--you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book."
--Sara Paretsky

"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
--Los Angeles Times

"Witty . . . A perfectly realized murder mystery."
--Wall Street Journal

"Extremely stylish, lighter than air . . . Utterly surprising."
--Newsweek

"Lovesey's books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course."
--Chicago Tribune

Review

'A consummate storyteller' Colin Dexter 'Admirably unpredictable (Lovesey keeps you guessing until the very end) and entertaining all the way' Literary Review 'Peter Diamond may be my favourite fictional police detective - perky, dogged and very clever' Scotsman

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 757.0 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (26 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K5T42W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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