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With his ear for authentic dialogue laced with black humour, Peter Lovesey opens a tale that is at once improbable but totally convincing. It takes a five-star crime writer to pull off that trick (Daily Mail)
'You're on your own in this game,' Peter Lovesey gives fair warning in Another One Goes Tonight, his latest impeccably constructed mystery featuring the unpredictable but ever-entertaining Detective Peter Diamond of the Bath Constabulary . . . For all the witty jabs taken at English eccentricities, this is a classic whodunit (New York Times Book Review)
Edgar-finalist Lovesey's superior 16th whodunit featuring Det.Supt. Peter Diamond offers fair play fans a delightfully clever puzzle that toys with their expectations . . . Lovesey taunts readers with extracts from what appears to be a serial killer's diary while building up to an ingenious final reveal that highlights his gift for misdirection (Publishers Weekly)
Lovesey's fans will be overjoyed to watch his series hero, Diamond - smart, obstinate, slyly funny - back in action . . . Pacing, dialogue, exposition, backstory - nobody handles them better than Lovesey, who always writes elegantly while spinning a tough-minded police procedural (Booklist)
Another absorbing, resourceful English procedural from one of the best (Kirkus Reviews)
A series of surprises leads up to a skilful and unexpected solution. Another triumph for the old master (Literary Review)
If you're looking for a perfect summer holiday read, pick up Another One Goes Tonight by Peter Lovesey . . . Marvellous misdirection crowns a cunning story, told with gentle humour (Morning Star)
Peter Lovesey, where have you been all my life? I just met you in book 16 of your series starring the curmudgeonly Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond . . . My bookshelves sag with British authors' series, so how the heck did I miss Peter Lovesey? No more, my friends, no more. What can be more delightful than finding a witty and erudite author with a huge backlist to devour like chocolate ganache bon bons? (Bookreporter.com)
The story is engaging from the very first scene. Lovesey's storytelling is darkly funny, with richly drawn characters, detailed police procedure, brilliant dialogue and impeccable plotting (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine)
Peter Lovesey is a master of the intricately plotted murder mystery . . . This is easily one of the best and most entertaining mysteries I've read in a long time (Mystery Scene)
Peter Diamond, the Bath detective brilliant at rooting out murder, is peeved at being diverted to Professional Standards to enquire into a police car accident. Arriving late at the scene, he discovers an extra victim thrown onto an embankment - unconscious and unnoticed. Diamond administers CPR, but no one can say whether the elderly tricyclist will pull through.
But why had the man been out in the middle of the night with an urn containing human ashes? Diamond 's suspicions grow after he identifies the accident victim as Ivor Pellegrini, a well-known local eccentric and railway enthusiast. A search of Pellegrini's workshop proves beyond question that he is involved in a series of uninvestigated deaths. While Pellegrini lingers on life support, Diamond wrestles with the appalling possibility that he has saved the life of a serial killer. . .
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Buchbeschreibung Sphere, 2016. hardcover. Zustand: New. Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. July 2016 LON: Sphere First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers LOVANOT05