Skeleton Hill

10

    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings
    • £3.99
    • £3.99

Publisher Description

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...

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2010
4 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

NorfolkApple2 ,

Excellent offering from skilled writer

Peter Lovesey is a fine mystery writer. After the success of his Victorian detective duo Cribb and Thackeray he moved on to Bertie the Prince of Wales and then introduced Peter Diamond a modern day detective.

This latest offering in the Diamond series is nicely plotted - a hallmark of Lovesey books - and makes excellent use of the settings in and around Bath. The solution is ingenious, though I did manage to work it out before the dénouement.

If you are a fan of well written, well plotted and engaging detective fiction then Skeleton Hill is well worth reading.

Hopefully it won't be too long before more of Lovesey's books are available in ebook format in the UK.

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