Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey audiobook

Stagestruck

By Peter Lovesey
Read by Simon Prebble

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Peter Diamond Series: Book 11

10.48 Hours Unabridged
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Pop divaClarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath’sTheatre Royal production of I Am a Camera.But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she is pulledout of character as she screams and claws at her face. Whentainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers pointto her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeupartist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage. As Diamonddigs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced toconfront his own mysterious and deep-seated phobia to find the killer.

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Summary

Summary

Pop divaClarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath’sTheatre Royal production of I Am a Camera.But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she is pulledout of character as she screams and claws at her face.

Whentainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers pointto her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeupartist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage. As Diamonddigs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced toconfront his own mysterious and deep-seated phobia to find the killer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brilliantly conceived and smartly executed mystery set in the hallowed Theater Royal of Bath...As always, the plot’s the thing with Lovesey, and the solution to the mystery of Clarion’s disfigurement, while arrived at fair and square, is stunning. But the story also has genuine depth and dimension." 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...That Mr. Lovesey would make a midcareer transition from period fiction to contemporary police investigations is just as surprising as one of the sudden mood shifts in any of his idiosyncratic works—and just as satisfying.” Wall Street Journal
“Lovesey, as always, uses his wit like a whip and whirls through the theater scene like a scourge. Bodies drop, clues appear, and it’s all done with the master’s perfect touches, including witty dialogue, smart plotting, and superior characters. Definitely one of Lovesey’s best.” Toronto Globe and Mail
“Superb…After the clever reveal of the main criminal, many readers will go back to the beginning to see how artfully a major clue was planted. Once again, Lovesey proves he has few peers as a crafter of contemporary fair-play whodunits.” Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
“In top-notch, Simon Brett manner, Lovesey serves up threatrical superstitions, rituals, and diehard rivalries as Diamond overcomes his own phobia about being backstage in a theater to find the killer. Vivid and fun.” Booklist
“A new Peter Diamond mystery is always cause for celebration. Lovesey’s lovable technophobe believes in investigating the hard way, and the result is a classic police procedural filled with red herrings, unexpected twists, and a delightful cast. The author is adept at the sleight of hand that keeps even the most experienced mystery reader guessing right up to the dénouement, and the plotting is enhanced by deft characterizations, masterful use of the theatrical setting, and a narrative laced with sly wit.” RT Book Reviews
“Diamond is a classic.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Lovesey

Author Bio: Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey, the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels, has won the British Crime Writers’ Association Silver and Gold Dagger awards as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement and the Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. In the United States, he has received Edgar and Dilys nominations, an Anthony Award and a Macavity Award, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, among others. In 2018, he was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English