Another One Goes Tonight
Launched July 2016 in UK and USA
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. Only a full-on murder investigation will uncover the truth.
A raft of rave reviews for Peter’s
“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 these agonizing decisions, because his books have it all . . . a resolution that is technically brilliant, subversively funny and – quite brave of him – rather cruel.”
“This is the best mystery I’ve read in the past few years, and one of Lovesey’s best.”
“Lovesey’s style is pure joy. He tells a rattling good story without ever resorting to the literary pretensions that bedevil so much crime fiction. His characters are never less than believable.”
“Diamond fans will be delighted by this instalment in the long-running series, which sees Lovesey on absolutely top form.”
“Lovesey is a masterful plotter, and that alone would earn him praise and fans, but his characters are memorable, and Diamond is a glittering gem among them. In addition to those strengths Lovesey adds wit, humor, and finely structured prose.”
“Vintage Diamond mystery, spiced by his comic encounters with his superior; a must for devotees of character-driven British crime fiction.”
“Practice makes perfect, as evidenced by the latest Peter Lovesey novel . . . a fine beach read – heck, a great fireside chair read, a straphanger commuter read, a stolen-moments-during-a-busy-day read, an anytime read.”
“The Diamond-and-Dallymore” pairing is a devilishly inspired bit of story crafting, and it generates enough tension to fuel a handful of entertaining books.”
“Master craftsman Lovesey weaves his threads to make a spider’s web of theories, evidence and incidents that he finally spins together into a silken bow of a present for us all at the finish.”
“Simply delicious . . . Peter Lovesey is a master of the police procedural. His high quality writing is always a joy to read. I especially liked this one.”
“This is a wonderful and compelling read crafted by a master of mystery and intrigue and I urge you all to read it. Highly recommended.”
“I had trouble putting the book down. Just had to keep reading and putting life on hold until the last page. Great plotting and exciting action!”
“Peter Lovesey is a marvel. If you love or even like mysteries, he needs to be at the top of your must-read list.”
“Lovesey’s plotting is smart, his style engaging and drily funny.”
“I really enjoyed this very gripping book which had such an unusual plot . . . Extremely well recommended.”
“Another terrific book in this series . . . Highly recommended.”
“This is the kind of clever densely packed puzzle we don’t see much these days and it’s neatly plotted by the award-winning master of the British police procedural.”
“An excellent entry in a consistently good series.”
Every step of the way, the plot becomes more fascinating and compelling, complicated and wonderful in the way the threads are finally joined . . . a wonderful, satisfying read.”
“Diamond is always witty, erudite and thoroughly engaging. Here, the verbal jousting between Dallymore and Diamond adds a delightful dimension. Peter Lovesey’s Down Among the Dead Men gives us Diamond at his best.”
“When you finish reading Down Among the Dead Men, you’ll have a smile on your face, knowing that you’ve just been given a lesson in deduction by a master.”
Starred review in Booklist: “Diamond is a wonderfully rounded character whose lines are witty and whose observations about people’s characters and motives are brilliantly insightful. Vintage Diamond mystery, spiced by his comic encounters with his supervisor: a must for devotees of character-driven British crime fiction.”
Down Among The Dead Men was published in July 2015 by Sphere in the UK and Soho Crime in the USA.
A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. So what links his misfortune to the arrival of charming art teacher Tom Standforth at a private school for girls in Chichester? In the local police, a senior detective is accused of misconduct and another force is called in to investigate. Orders from above propel Peter Diamond of Bath CID into a situation that has him reluctantly dealing with spirited schoolgirls, eccentric artists and his formidable old colleague, Hen Mallin.
Multi-award-winning author Peter Lovesey returns with a twisty tale that will delight fans of the series and draw in anyone who loves pitch-perfect traditional British crime fiction.
Photo by Kate Shemilt