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by Lovesey, Peter.

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TitleThe last detective : Peter Diamond, book 1
Author / Responsible partyLovesey, Peter.
GenreDetective and Mystery fiction.
TopicsDetective and Mystery fiction. Peter Diamond (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- England -- Bath -- Fiction. Bath (England) -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective, a genuine gumshoe, given to doorstopping and deduction. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit. Struggling with a jigsaw of truant choirboys, teddy bears, a black Mercedes and Jane Austen memorabilia, Diamond persists even when there is enough evidence to make a conviction. It's just as well: for despite disastrous personal consequences, and by following the real clues hidden amongst Bath's historic buildings and intertwined with its literary past, the last detective exposes the uncomfortable truth...

Additional Information

System control numberE14251
Original Print PublisherLondon : Scribners, 1991
Series statementBook 1 of the Peter Diamond series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of the Peter Diamond series
Narrator NameMichael Tudor Barnes.
Participant or performer noteMichael Tudor Barnes.
Narrators GenderMale narrator