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Summary

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....

©2016 Peter Lovesey (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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Corkscrew plot

Diamond at his best. Lovesey has fun with the complicated plot and surprises in the last chapter.

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Brilliant!

What a twist at the end - kept me guessing until the very end. Best yet and really really good narrator .

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Not as good as earlier books

I’ve read/listened to many books in the detective Peter Diamond series and felt that this one to be inferior to earlier books in both the characterisation and plotting. Diamond has always been portrayed as a bit of a curmudgeon but in this novel he’s even more of a caricature. The female authority figures, such as the ACC, the head of a legal firm and a ward sister fare worse: the dialogue given to the last of these is worthy of a Carry On Film. Most of the characters are irritable and/or rude to one another. I don’t know if the author has tired of writing straightforward crime novels and is experimenting with a satirical pastiche, but it hasn’t worked. It just seems clumsy and unengaging.

While I expect a detective novel to be more contrived than real life it shouldn’t stretch credibility to the extent that this story does. After a slow start the novel gradually gathers some pace but goes off at tangents. The final denouement is weak and seem tacked on to the story as there are no clues laid during the narrative.

The narrator is better at depicting the male characters. The females mostly sound uptight or angry.

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spoiled by a eureka moment 15 minutes from the end

What did you like best about Another One Goes Tonight? What did you like least?

for most part an interesting intertwined plot

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

least -the solution

Which character – as performed by Peter Wickham – was your favourite?

none

Was Another One Goes Tonight worth the listening time?

ok until the last 30/15 minutes when final solution seemed unbelievable and came in a car journey to nowhere - in my view a completely left field murderer

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Jewel of a Diamond

Where does Another One Goes Tonight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As always Peter Lovesey books are great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Another One Goes Tonight?

The final disclosure

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Police stopping the cyclist

Any additional comments?

Of all Peter's books this was a real Diamond

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Good listen

You could possibly say this is a bit far-fetched but it is a very good listen. Intricate plot, has you guessing,. Good ingredients of a murder mystery. Would recommend.

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Will keep you guessing

No gruesome details, just good detective work with humour and good observation. Excellent plotting with unexpected twists and turns which which kept me guessing along with Superintendent Diamond until the end. Peter Wickham does a remarkable job in giving the many characters their own distinguishable voices so that I might have been listening to a radio drama.

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Great series.

I've bought a few in this series, not read in any particular order, but they're a great antidote for those of us fed up with the increasing presence of blood and gore in today's detective stories, it all gets too much after a while, and is usually so unnecessary.
Peter Diamond is an old fashioned detective in many ways, surprisingly soft hearted and I love him! There's plenty of laugh out loud moments in the books, and the plots are quite good, too. Diamond is often not too sure how he's meant to react to some of the situations he finds himself in (especially concerning interactions with the opposite sex, poor man).
I like the stories so much, I'll be filling in all the spaces I have in the series, praise indeed!

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A complicated plot

New to this author but really enjoyed will listen to future books by him soon

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Quite a good yarn but...

One of the weaker in the series. Guessed the main part of the story early on. Narration aided this.