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...
Good solid traditional detection...Highly enjoyable - Literary Review
Lovesey is famous for the fine craftsmanship of his cunning plots, along with a gentle wit and a clear eye for human foibles, and his 10th book in the Diamond series is a perfect showcase for all those skills - Morning Star
Customary wit and gentle humour that mystery lovers have come to expect from the British master of the genre - Boston Globe
Diamond is a classic - New York Times
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.