The Last Detective (Deluxe Edition) (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #1) (Paperback)

The Last Detective (Deluxe Edition) (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #1) By Peter Lovesey, Louise Penny (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Peter Lovesey, Louise Penny (Introduction by)
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This is book number 1 in the A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery series.


"I am so excited for you to be at the very beginning of this trend-setting, beautifully written, vivid series."—from the introduction by LOUISE PENNY

The first installment in one of crime fiction’s most enjoyable, iconic series—now featuring a rare peek into Diamond’s origins and the author’s process in bringing him to life.

A woman’s body has been found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath. There are no marks on her and no murder weapon. No one will identify her. It looks like Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond has his work cut out for him. Diamond is one of the last detectives of his kind, a gumshoe whose heroes solved crimes by question and answer, door stepping and deduction. To unravel this one, Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen and defy his superiors in order to save a woman unjustly accused of murder.

Over thirty years and twenty-one subsequent novels, Peter Lovesey has bewitched his enormous fandom with the wry, stubborn, and fiendishly clever Peter Diamond. The Last Detective started it all, and it is now reissued in a gorgeous deluxe edition featuring an introduction by Louise Penny, an afterword by the author, and fascinating true-crime context describing how this book came to be.

About the Author

Peter Lovesey is the author of more than forty highly praised mystery novels including the Peter Diamond investigations and the Sergeant Cribb investigations. He has been honored with the two highest awards in mystery fiction, Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers' Association as well as many other international accolades. He lives in Shrewsbury, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641296359
ISBN-10: 1641296356
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery