The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey audiobook

The Last Detective

By Peter Lovesey
Read by Simon Prebble

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Peter Diamond Series: Book 1

11.46 Hours Unabridged
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Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. 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 puzzle of truant choirboys, teddy bears, a black Mercedes and Jane Austen memorabilia, Diamond persists even after the powers-that-be have decided there’s enough evidence to make a conviction.

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Summary

Summary

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. 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 puzzle of truant choirboys, teddy bears, a black Mercedes and Jane Austen memorabilia, Diamond persists even after the powers-that-be have decided there’s enough evidence to make a conviction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural…One of the best.” Los Angeles Times
“A bravura performance…Slyly paced, marbled with surprise, and in the end, strangely affecting.” New York Times Book Review
“A treasure.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Not only a good story, but a compelling one.” Boston Globe
“Top-form Lovesey.” Kirkus Reviews
“Witty…One surprise after another.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

by JohnW1234 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Difficult to like the protagonist.

Diamond is just angry, rude to everyone, and has a habit of breaking things for no fathomable reason. No redeeming qualities that I can see. Seems like someone headed for a Type-A Personality heart attack. Why spend my time with him?

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English