A Bath antiques dealer has disappeared, and detective Peter Diamond has been saddled with the help of a hardboiled Philip Marlowe wannabe private investigator in cracking the case. MWA Grand Master Peter Lovesey's 20th installment in the award-winning series will have readers laughing from the first page.
If there's one thing detective Bath Peter Diamond has no patience for, it's a dumb git trying to get involved in one of his investigations--for example, a Philip Marlowe-wannabee private investigator like the self-styled Johnny Getz (his card claims he Getz results). But fate has saddled Diamond with this trial. A Bath antiques dealer, Septimus Seppy Hubbard, has disappeared without a trace, and his daughter, Ruby, has hired Johnny Getz to find him. When a dead body is discovered in Seppy's locked-up store, the missing persons case becomes a murder investigation, and now Diamond has to collaborate with the insufferable private eye.Author:
8.40h x 5.50w x 1.20dISBN:
9781641293129Review Citation(s): Library Journal Prepub Alert
05/01/2021 pg. 2Kirkus Reviews
07/01/2021 pg. 28Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Peter Lovesey is the author of more than forty highly praised mystery novels. He has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in Shrewsbury, England.