The Finisher

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Publisher Description

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first novel, Peter Lovesey, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and titan of the British detective novel, returns to the subject of his very first mystery—running.

Through a particularly ill-fated series of events, couch potato Maeve Kelly, an elementary school teacher whose mother always assured her “curvy” girls shouldn’t waste their time trying to be fit, has been forced to sign up for the Other Half, Bath’s springtime half marathon. The training is brutal, but she must disprove her mother and collect pledges for her aunt’s beloved charity. What Maeve doesn’t know is just how vicious some of the other runners are.

Meanwhile, Detective Peter Diamond is tasked with crowd control on the raucous day of the race—and catches sight of a violent criminal he put away a decade ago, and who very much seems to be up to his old tricks now that he is paroled. Diamond’s hackles are already up when he learns that one of the runners never crossed the finish line and disappeared without a trace. Was Diamond a spectator to murder?

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
August 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
360
Pages
PUBLISHER
Soho Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

JJDUNBERG ,

Slow start, blistering pace to end

Peter Lovesey’s books are always beautifully written, so it’s a pleasure to start out. At first, it isn’t clear where the story is heading, and it takes a while for the characters and milieux to take shape. But it’s a sprint from the midpoint on, and all the pieces fall into place. More or less. As in most of the Peter Diamond books, the characters are varied, fully formed (and full-formed), and some are funny and charming.

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