Peter Diamond’s tenth case is a perfect piece of superbly entertaining crime fiction from a master of the genre.
Battle and burial are built into the history of Lansdown Hill, so it is no great shock when part of a skeleton is unearthed there. But Peter Diamond, Bath’s Head of CID, can’t ignore the fresh corpse found close to the folly known as Beckford’s Tower. The hill becomes the setting for one of the most puzzling cases he has investigated, involving golf, horseracing, Civil War re-enactment and the Cyrillic alphabet.
Inevitably, Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member. She resolves to sideline Diamond by sending him to Bristol and handing the skeleton investigation to his deputy, Keith Halliwell. Fortunately matters don’t pan out as Georgina plans…
Diamond is a classic * New York Times * Customary wit and gentle humour that mystery lovers have come to expect from the British master of the genre * Boston Globe * Lovesey is famous for the fine craftsmanship of his cunning plots, along with a gentle wit and a clear eye for human foibles, and his 10th book in the Diamond series is a perfect showcase for all those skills * Morning Star * Good solid traditional detection...Highly enjoyable * Literary Review *
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