A dark, delicious crime story from the award-winning Peter Diamond mystery series.
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 unravelling 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. He is close to a breakthrough when Naomi is abducted to New York.
By interpreting clues from drawings left by Naomi, Diamond goes in pursuit and is plunged into a maelstrom of murder and the mafia, suicide and drugs.
Excellent. - BIRMINGHAM POST
Phone-off-the-hook-time. - INDEPENDENT
Here is a classic quest story intertwining kidnapping, murder, deception, fraud and farce with a Sumo wrestler in the unlikely role of fairy godmother. Lovesay sustains his reputation as a deft mystifier in one of the choicest crime-shelf entertainments of the year. - GUARDIAN
Lovesey hatches the trickiest of plots, warmed with humour and characterisation to make them credible. - LITERARY REVIEW
Superb, unashamedly traditional crime writing - Publishers Weekly
One of the choicest crime-shelf entertainments of the year - Guardian
Peter Lovesey is the only living author in Britain to have received the two highest honours in crime writing - the Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers Association and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He started with the Sergeant Cribb series set in Victorian London and later progressed to modern times with the award-winning Peter Diamond books set in Bath, his home for almost twenty years.
Now living in Shrewsbury with his wife Jax, whom he met at Reading University, he continues to reach and entertain new readers across the world.