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Summary

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.

©2015 Peter Lovesey (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"In his lengthy career, veteran novelist Peter Lovesey has supplied the most diverting (and elegantly written) crime fiction." ( Good Book Guide)
"Diamond is a wonderfully rounded character whose lines are witty and whose observations about people's characters and motives are brilliantly insightful. Vintage Diamond mystery, spiced by his comic encounters with his supervisor: a must for devotees of character-driven British crime fiction." ( Booklist)

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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.

Download it and enjoy a few ours if great narration with a story that keeps you guessing to the end !

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Brilliant!

A well written and woven story. The humour is well placed and dry (do snails pray?!!). Excellently read by Michael Tudor Barnes who brings each character alive and kicking into the imagination To understand some of the storylines and character motives it would be best to start listening with the first book in the series but ... you could give it a go without!

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Dead Good Fun!

As usual an excellently written story. Totally fictitious rubbish but great enjoyment. will be getting the newt one.

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Favourite narrator

I listen and read switching between audible and kindle. Having read all of them up to this point Michael Tudor Barnes is assuredly MY Peter Diamond. He captures the avuncular personality perfectly and has just the trace of a local accent (as a Somerset born person I’m fussy). So I’m sorry to see that he is not narrating the next in the series and hope he will return!

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Excellent!

Very clever intertwining of a number of different parts of the novel. If you're a Peter Diamond addict this is one of the best

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Choosing to write my review half way through

So enjoying this, read beautifully by Michael Tudor Barnes, my favourite exponent of Peter Lovesey’s books. As a life model, I’m In near hysterics with the opening experiences of the students. Don’t mind how it continues, I love this author. The research is always very accurate., and beautifully explained.

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just brilliant

This ranks as one of the best...maybe THE best crime audiobook I've listened to. a truly excellent story with many twists and turns that's absorbing and interesting throughout. The voice and tone of Michael Tudor Barnes is the icing on the cake which brings all the characters to life. I loved every minute.

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So far this is my favourite Peter Diamond book!

I loved this book. The interplay between Peter Diamond and his boss is just hilarious with Peter's machinations to keep her at bay. The story was so addictive I was taking my iPad from room to room sp that I could keep on listening. I do enjoy Peter Lovesey's detective but this has been my favourite listen - and oh dear I think there are only two more in the series.

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This one was great fun despite the disturbing plot being gradually uncovered. Intriguing storyline and interesting relationship with the ACC being developed.

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I have enjoyed reading these books ,set in Bath. Unfortunately the actor has managed to make all the parts sound very similar. The local police officers in the different locations,with same slow elderly sounding West Country burr. The other parts difficult to discern too. It was like listening to Hot Fuzz and took away my usual enjoyment of these books.

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