Peter Diamond
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  • 1
    The Last Detective | Peter Lovesey

    The Last Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (118)

    A woman's naked body is found floating in the weeds of a lake near Bath by an elderly woman walking her Siamese cats. No one comes forward to identify her, and no murder weapon is found, but sleuthing is Superintendent Peter Diamond's speciality. A genuine gumshoe, practising door stopping and deduction: he is the last detective. Struggling with office politics and a bizarre cast of suspects, Diamond strikes out on his own, even when Forensics think they have the culprit.

    The Last Detective

    This a fascinating story, well narrated, with great characters that all get a chance to tell their own story. The ending was a real surprise, not some..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 March 2016 by winny ()
  • 2
    Diamond Solitaire | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Solitaire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Peter Diamond, ex-CID and notoriously difficult to work with, is sacked from his latest job as a security guard in Harrods. Doggedly he turns his sleuthing skills to unraveling the mystery of a little Japanese girl abandoned in London. Naomi, as she is known, exhibits the classic symptoms of an autistic child. Diamond regards her first as a challenge and soon as someone he cares passionately about and devotes himself to communicating with the child.

    Excellent

    Love this series, I didn't manage to work out who did it until the end!

    Reviewed on 10 October 2016 by Jenny Hodgkins ()
  • 3
    The Summons | Peter Lovesey

    The Summons

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    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.

    Summons to the Kill

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

    Reviewed on 19 February 2016 by Martyn (LINCOLN, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Bloodhounds | Peter Lovesey

    Bloodhounds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger, the Barry Award and the Macavity Award. 'Darling, if ever I've met a group of potential murderers anywhere, it's the Bloodhounds.' Thus says one of the members of the Bloodhounds of Bath, a society that meets in a crypt to discuss crime novels. But to their latest recruit, they seem just a gaggle of dotty misfits, until one of them reveals that he is in possession of an immensely valuable stamp, recently stolen from the Postal Museum.

    Utterly Spoilt By Narration

    So disappointed with this book.. I think I shall have to return it as I can't even finish it. I love Peter Diamond books & have most of them. Michael ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 October 2016 by Christopher (Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Upon a Dark Night: Peter Diamond Series, Book 5 | Peter Lovesey

    Upon a Dark Night: Peter Diamond Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    A young woman emerges from a coma. Who is she, and why was she dumped unconscious in a hospital car park upon a dark night? She is unable to recall anything, even her name. Then Ada Shaftsbury, a boisterous shoplifter she meets in a homeless hostel, takes up her cause and names her Rose. Peter Diamond is already investigating a suspicious death - a woman has plunged from the roof of Bath's Royal Crescent during a party, and none of the guests seem to know who she is.

    More believable than the last one!

    Another good story with its usual twists and turns though Wigfall comes off badly - do they really come as incompetent as him?

    Reviewed on 28 November 2016 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)
  • 6
    The Vault | Peter Lovesey

    The Vault

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    When a severed hand from the vault of Bath Abbey Churchyard arrives on Peter Diamond's desk, he is delighted to hear that, far from being a medieval relic, it is from the 1980s. But the vault is part of the house where Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was written, and a fanatical American professor is thwarting their investigation. Events are complicated even further when the professor's wife goes missing....

    The best yet

    The Peter Diamond series improves with time; the stories and characters become more believable as you get to know there and the storyline is a little..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 December 2016 by Learning is fun! (Dorset, England)
  • 7
    Diamond Dust | Peter Lovesey

    Diamond Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (84)

    Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case. So, when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks, he arrives quickly at the scene - only to discover that the victim is his wife.

    Super reading and a great story - recommended.

    This is really well read by Stephen Hodson, a really good story with an interesting twist at the end. For once DI Diamond finds himself a suspect in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 May 2008 by Jules (Argyll)
  • 8
    The House Sitter | Peter Lovesey

    The House Sitter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    A woman is found strangled on a beach in Sussex. It takes the police 12 days to discover she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty. Why was she killed? And why is the NCF thwarting Detective Peter Diamond's efforts to unmask her murderer?

    A good listen

    A good book however I did guess who the muderer was - not sure why I came to the conclusion I did but I was right so maybe it was a little predictable..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 March 2006 by Sue (Bognor, West Sussex, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    The Secret Hangman | Peter Lovesey

    The Secret Hangman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Peter Diamond, the Bath detective, is having woman trouble. His boss wants him to find a missing person, the daughter of one of her friends in the choir. Another woman, who calls herself his secret admirer, wants to set up a meeting in a local pub. Then there is sexy Ingeborg Smith, the ex-journalist detective constable, distracting the murder squad from their duties.

    A highly enjoyable read

    A really enjoyable book. The characters seemed very real and human, and the daily life at the police station convincing. Although I do not know Bath a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 March 2008 by Shoshi (Devon, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    Skeleton Hill | Peter Lovesey

    Skeleton Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    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 his most puzzling cases, involving golf, horseracing, Civil War re-enactment and the Cyrillic alphabet.

    Well read entertaining detective story.

    I liked the story and narrator. Very well read. Easy to listen to. Its that elusive 'perfect' partnership - well written interesting story, with an e..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 March 2017 by Karis ()
  • 11
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  • 12
    Cop to Corpse: Book 12 in the Peter Diamond Mysteries | Peter Lovesey

    Cop to Corpse: Book 12 in the Peter Diamond Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden - and is himself attacked and left for dead.Enter Peter Diamond, Bath's burly CID chief.

    Lovesey always has good story to tell

    Lovesey always has good story to tell, cops and robber's with twist & turn to keep you listening.
    Well narrated with good range of voices.
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    Reviewed on 01 June 2013 by Peter Evans ()
  • 13
    The Tooth Tattoo: Peter Diamond, Book 13 | Peter Lovesey

    The Tooth Tattoo: Peter Diamond, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (67)

    Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, but everything goes wrong and his companion, Paloma, calls a halt to their relationship. Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. The chance of joining a once-famous string quartet in a residency at Bath Spa University is too tempting for Mel to refuse. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman's identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth.

    Classical Diamond

    Peter Diamond is my favourite fictional detective and I think that this latest book is one of the best of the series.

    A badly decomposed bod..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 January 2014 by Susan (Redditch, United Kingdom)
  • 14
    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery | Peter Lovesey

    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation.

    Excellent, but...

    Very good story, more like the earlier Diamonds.

    Reviewed on 06 April 2014 by Phillip Brookes ()
  • 15
    Down Among the Dead Men | Peter Lovesey

    Down Among the Dead Men

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (100)

    A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. What links his misfortune to the mysterious disappearance of an art teacher at a private school for girls in Chichester? Orders from above push Peter Diamond of Bath CID into investigating a police corruption case in the Chichester force, and he soon finds himself reluctantly dealing with spirited schoolgirls, eccentric artists and his formidable old colleague, Hen Mallin.

    Loved this book - perfect listening whilst crafting

    I have a few audio and kindle books by Peter Lovesey but my most favourite are the Inspector Diamond series and this one did not disappoint.

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    Reviewed on 05 August 2015 by Elaine Calderwood (Kilmarnock, Scotland)
  • 16
    Another One Goes Tonight | Peter Lovesey

    Another One Goes Tonight

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    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?

    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 characterisa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 August 2016 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)