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Summons : Detective Peter Diamond Mystery - Peter Lovesey


Detective Peter Diamond Mystery

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781569473603
Number Of Pages: 400

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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 follow a cold trail to find another killer and clear Mountjoy's name before someone else dies.

Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement Recipient Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster Praise for The Summons Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Nominee Critics' Choice Award Selection

"Good stuff . . . Breezy, British, and as comfy as a Cotswold cottage." --The New York Times Book Review

"The Summons is a classic." --The Economist

"Written with energy and style, a masterly performance." --Rocky Mountain News

"Lovesey provides a riveting and ingenious plot, clever characterizations, and splendid humor, plus--best of all--the unparalleled Peter Diamond. Rates a definite thumbs-up!" --Booklist "A splendid idea worked out with surpassing ingenuity. Full marks to Diamond and his inventive creator." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Peter Diamond series

"Peter Diamond is impatient, belligerent, cunning, insightful, foul, laugh-out-loud funny . . . A superb series." --Louise Penny

"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

"What'll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there's no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all." --The New York Times Book Review

"Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work." --The Wall Street Journal

"Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself." --NPR

ISBN: 9781569473603
ISBN-10: 1569473609
Series: Detective Peter Diamond Mystery
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Soho Crime
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.29

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