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Peter Lovesey

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Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Lovesey's first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He also writes visa mer under the pseudonym Peter Lear. His works have been translated into 22 languages and several of them were adapted for television and film. Lovesey's works have earned him numerous awards. He is a three time winner of the CWA Silver Dagger. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize. Internationally, he has won the Grand Prix de littérature Policiére and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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(eng) also used pen name Peter Lear

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Verk av Peter Lovesey

Den siste detektiven (1991) 832 exemplar
The False Inspector Dew (1982) 432 exemplar
Diamond Solitaire (1992) 378 exemplar
Bloodhounds (1996) 360 exemplar
The House Sitter (2003) 335 exemplar
Wobble to Death (1970) 330 exemplar
The Vault (1999) 310 exemplar
Rosor till en död (1995) 306 exemplar
Skeleton Hill (2009) 290 exemplar
Diamonds dilemma (2002) 282 exemplar
Upon a Dark Night (1997) 267 exemplar
The Secret Hangman (2007) 262 exemplar
Stagestruck (2011) 256 exemplar
Rough Cider (1986) 221 exemplar
The Circle (2005) 218 exemplar
The Tooth Tattoo (2013) 216 exemplar
Cop to Corpse (2012) 214 exemplar
Vaxdockan (1978) 204 exemplar
Dödvatten (1976) 203 exemplar
Liemannen (2000) 198 exemplar
Down Among the Dead Men (2015) 197 exemplar
The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (1971) 194 exemplar
The Stone Wife (2014) 183 exemplar
Bertie och de sju liken (1990) 174 exemplar
Abracadaver (1972) 170 exemplar
Mad Hatter's Holiday (1973) 163 exemplar
The Headhunters (2008) 162 exemplar
A case of spirits (1975) 161 exemplar
Another One Goes Tonight (2016) 160 exemplar
Beau Death (2017) 153 exemplar
Invitation to a Dynamite Party (1974) 145 exemplar
The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers (2017) — Foreword & Contributor — 120 exemplar
På håret (1989) 118 exemplar
The Finisher (2020) 112 exemplar
Killing With Confetti (2019) 107 exemplar
Keystone (1701) 96 exemplar
Diamond and the Eye (2021) 66 exemplar
Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose (1998) 58 exemplar
Showstopper (2022) 56 exemplar
Goldengirl (1977) 41 exemplar
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Editor and Contributor — 40 exemplar
Merry Murder (1994) 39 exemplar
Reader, I Buried Them & Other Stories (2022) — Redaktör — 37 exemplar
Murder on the Short List (2008) 35 exemplar
Remaindered (2014) 33 exemplar
Bloodhounds | Diamond Dust (2004) 31 exemplar
The Secret of Spandau (1986) 29 exemplar
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Redaktör — 21 exemplar
Spider Girl (1980) 15 exemplar
In Suspense (2001) 7 exemplar
The Black Cabinet (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Five kings of distance (1981) 3 exemplar
Se i syne (1984) — Författare — 2 exemplar
The Homicidal Hat 2 exemplar
Say That Again 2 exemplar
Bertie and the Boat Race (1997) 2 exemplar
Ginger's Waterloo 1 exemplar
Bibliomysteries Volume 2 (2021) 1 exemplar
Morire dal ridere 1 exemplar
Opotekanje v smrt 1 exemplar
The Kiss of Death 1 exemplar
Marea 1 exemplar
The Bathroom 1 exemplar
The Blue Hammer (1981) 1 exemplar
The Field 1 exemplar
A Blow on the Head 1 exemplar
Ghosted 1 exemplar
Bullets 1 exemplar
Se i syne Box 1 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 350 exemplar
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 266 exemplar
Mistletoe Mysteries (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 229 exemplar
Cat Crimes (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 161 exemplar
More Holmes for the Holidays (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 152 exemplar
Crime Through Time: Original Tales of Historical Mystery (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 127 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 123 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 118 exemplar
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 117 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 115 exemplar
Past Poisons (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 110 exemplar
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Bidragsgivare — 95 exemplar
Malice Domestic 6 (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 90 exemplar
Crime Through Time III (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 82 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
A Classic English Crime: 13 Stories for the Christie Centenary (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
A Classic Christmas Crime (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 75 exemplar
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 60 exemplar
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
Murder Through the Ages (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 53 exemplar
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 52 exemplar
Murder at Teatime: Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 38 exemplar
Mystery Tour (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 35 exemplar
Malice Domestic 10 (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
The Sinking Admiral (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
Murder Most Postal: Homicidal Tales That Deliver a Message (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
Bookshop Mysteries: Five Bibliomysteries by Bestselling Authors (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar
Great detective stories (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
New Crimes 1 (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Deadly Pleasures (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 18 exemplar
Royal Crimes (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
Green for Danger (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
The Man Who ... (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1985 (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
The Rigby File (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Original Sins (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 20 (1988) 8 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1983 (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Crimes of Passion: Twenty-Three Tales of Love and Hate (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
ID: Crimes of Identity (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 10 (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
A 1940s Childhood (2014) — Förord — 6 exemplar
Best Detective Stories 1981 (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 17 (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1990 (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Scenes of Crime (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 14 (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987 (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 15 (1983) 5 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 19 (1987) 5 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 22 (1990) 4 exemplar
Du sang sous le sapin (2001) 2 exemplar
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1988/03 — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Winter's Crimes 23 (1991) 2 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Lovesey, Peter Harmer
Andra namn
Lear, Peter
Födelsedag
1936-09-10
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
Whitton, Middlesex, England, UK
Bostadsorter
England, UK
Utbildning
University of Reading (English)
Yrken
mystery writer
Relationer
Lovesey, Phil (son)
Lovesey, Andrew (brother)
Priser och utmärkelser
Cartier Diamond Dagger 2000
Agent
Vanessa Holt (Vanessa Holt Ltd.) - UK
Jane Gelfman (Gelfman Schneider) - USA
Särskiljningsnotis
also used pen name Peter Lear

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Diskussioner

"Mad Hatter's Holiday"? i Historical Mysteries (augusti 2009)

Recensioner

A police procedural in a long running series, set in the city of Bath and the surrounding area. Peter Diamond is a Chief Superintendent in CID, the plain clothes police department, and is called in to assist when the third uniformed officer in a row is shot by a sniper. The others were killed in nearby towns but this time the victim is killed in Bath while on the beat (foot patrol).

There are some good aspects such as the wry humour of a Chief Superintendent who gets car sick during car chases, and some of the banter between the police characters, but other aspects struck me as unconvincing. This included the hostility of Diamond's team to the possibility that it is an inside job - that the murders are connected and that either a police person or a civilian working at a police station is involved. Diamond seems to blunder from one mishap to another, including going on stake out in unsuitable clothing, and ending up on crutches after assault by the apparent perpetrator. Leaving aside the point that someone of his senior rank wouldn't be involved in such hands-on police work (since all police procedural novels and TV shows also ignore this), it's difficult to see how he has managed to keep the respect of his team up to now. But their hostility is also a bit ridiculous as there are plenty of real-life instances of police who have not measured up to their calling so they should have had the open mindedness to at least consider it even if they were determined to find evidence to prove their boss' theory wrong.

There is also an unexplained (until the end of the book) and rather boring blog inserted at various points along the way. A young woman apparently does some amateur sleuthing with two friends into the behaviour of a man who books short trips abroad. The blog hints that another character who is ex-army may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and could therefore be the sniper responsible for the police deaths.

The actual denouement I found totally unconvincing. I won't say more as it would give too much away, but it seemed far fetched across the board, with the motives of those concerned failing to justify their actions.
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kitsune_reader | 14 andra recensioner | Nov 23, 2023 |
All in all, it was a good book. The start was confusing, but after the story progressed, you were able to pick up the threads and make sense of it. I'm sure this was intentional.

The story dragged just a bit in the middle but it had some excellent twists in the end. Not fantastical, but believable and yet unexpected - all the more satisfying. Well written.

I'd definitely recommend this book
 
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dresdon | 17 andra recensioner | Nov 13, 2023 |
Wise-cracking private eye Johnny Getz is helping Det. Peter Diamond on a case to solve the disappearance of an antiques dealer. As they investigate, Diamond wonders if there is more to the case than initially thought. At the center of the mystery is a painting.
Septimus "Seppy" Hubbard, has disappeared, and his daughter, Ruby, hired Johnny Getz to find him. A dead body is discovered in Seppy's locked-up store, and now they have a murder investigation, vs. a missing persons case.
There is another murder of an art restorer, which points Diamond and Getz in a different direction.
The story is humorous, while also being a homage to the private eyes of days and novels past.
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rmarcin | 3 andra recensioner | Oct 25, 2023 |
Diamond holds up fairly after all this time. He isn't timeless by any means--he's not nearly as ornery and self-defeating as he once was--but it's about time he grew up a little. This is not his best context, in my opinion (with his boss and Hen Mallin), but all in all a solid outing.
 
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ehines | 18 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |

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