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The Last Detective Hardcover – Sep 12 1991


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  • Hardcover: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (Sept. 12 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 035620264X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0356202648
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #977,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Could not read or handle this book as delivered. Was so disgustingly yellowed.
I purchased a new paperback copy in a local bookshop.
I look forward to reading all of Peter Lovesey's work.
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By A Customer on May 25 2004
Format: Audio Cassette
I couldn't put the book down through 250 pages, thought the multiple-perspectives narration worked and in general thought it was a good detective novel. The problem unfortunately is that the solution is not up to the rest of the book . Sorry - but I won't say more so as not to spoil the book. A middling grade.
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Format: Paperback
I read all the Cribb/Thackery series awhile ago, and this is my first of Lovesey's series with Peter Diamond. I'm glad to be reading him again. He is a veteran novelist. Although this series is entirely different than Cribb and Thackery, Lovesey's talent as a novelist is very apparant. His writing is a bit painstaking at first as he sets up the scene for the murder and denouement, but it still keeps your interest. In this first book in the Diamond series we are introduced to Peter Diamond who is a Detective Superintendent in Bath, England. A body of a woman is fished out of the lake and when the body is finally identified it is determined that she was a television star. In trying to unravel the mystery of this death, Diamond finds out that Mrs. Geraldine Jackman was not a particularly nice person. Diamond finds himself at odds with his partner while trying to determine the murderer, and it ends up costing him is job with the police. Diamond still doggedly pursues enquiries on his own and is almost killed himself. Although I had guessed the murderer about halfway through the book, there were enough other surprises that kept coming up to keep my interest. I am very interested in reading other books in this series.
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By A Customer on Oct. 29 2002
Format: Paperback
Discovered Peter Lovesey's novels two years ago--have read 6 or 7 since then. If you are a fan of mysteries, of detective fiction, I highly recommend his work. Wonderful range--the series with Cribb, the series with Diamond, and the stand-alones are all entertaining, compelling, and original. He is far more interesting than 99% of mystery fiction.
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