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The Summons Audiobook

The Summons

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and shortlisted for the Edgar Award.

The summons comes at night. Two policemen collect Peter Diamond from his West London flat and drive him to Bath. Once head of the murder squad there, he is now out of touch in his retirement, unaware of an audacious escape from Albany Prison.

Four years previously, Diamond headed the investigation of the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist, her mouth stuffed with red roses. Now the convicted murderer is at large and has already kidnapped the daughter of the Assistant Chief Constable. He is demanding that the case be reexamined, and he will deal only with Diamond.

©1995 Peter Lovesey (P)2015 Hachette Audio UK

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    Martyn LINCOLN, United Kingdom 19/02/2016
    Martyn LINCOLN, United Kingdom 19/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Summons to the Kill"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a series by Peter Lovesay and as always keeps you guessing to the end. Wonderful story teler


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Peter Diamond


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final confrontations with the murderer


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It holds one attention all the way. Some great funny moments and others that make you jump


    Any additional comments?

    Peter Lovesey is a great writer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rogayah 13/04/2016
    Rogayah 13/04/2016

    Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try

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    "Dodgy detective work"

    Unemployed and living in West London with Steff when a late night visit from the Bath police takes him from bed to Bath, much against his will. The kidnapping of the daughter of his detested former chief forces Diamond to review an old murder case he was in charge of. With reluctance, and very little police support, he has to review his investigation while the escape prisoner with his hostage puts pressure on both Diamond and the Bath police.

    A good story with a good narrator brings the characters and the town of Bath to life making this an enjoyable listen. Diamond's sly humour adds a lightness of touch to the otherwise grim work of rooting through the past of those involved.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Adams 07/02/2017
    Caroline Adams 07/02/2017
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    "Another chance find!"

    Wish I'd discovered Peter Lovesey years ago! I look forward to listening to all the Peter Diamond stories. Clever stories and very good narration. First two books most enjoyable!

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    Eleanor Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom 13/10/2016
    Eleanor Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom 13/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Another cliffhanger which kept us guessing to the end"

    We enjoy the local settings as we know them all. Diamond is an engaging curmudgeon!

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    Peter Evans 13/09/2016
    Peter Evans 13/09/2016 Member Since 2008
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    "Always good"

    Nice to have West Country setting. Always extra twists. Hope real cops are more like Diamond. The baddies have got it coming.

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    prof100 06/09/2016
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    "CLASSIC DETECTION"

    Recommended to those who enjoy a well structured detective tale. Hero is a grumpy English West Country Colombo personality. The story is almost Agatha Christie-like in its structure. it is genuinely possible to deduce the murderer during the story but I didn't!

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    Amazon Customer 30/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    I enjoyed listening to the story the detective is funny make me laugh also Michael Tudor barns is a great a great story Narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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