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Down Among the Dead Men

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Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey
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Jun 14, 2016 | 400 Pages
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    Jul 07, 2015 | 384 Pages

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Praise

Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster

Praise for Down Among the Dead Men 


A New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2015
July 2015 IndieNext Selection


“What’ll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there’s no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“[A] strikingly classy whodunit.”
—Morning Star

“[Lovesey is] a nimble standard-bearer for the whodunit tradition that goes back to the Golden Age of detective fiction . . . a cunning logic puzzle, a devilishly inspired bit of story crafting.”
—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Lovesey takes seemingly incongruous story lines and ties them tidily together.”
—Dayton Daily News 

“Lovesey not only spins a satisfying whodunit—there’s a contemporary case as a subplot, too—but continues to develop the complicated, intriguing relationship between Diamond and his boss, Assistant Chief Constable Georgina Dallymore.”
—The Strand Magazine

“One of Lovesey’s finest.”
—Mystery Scene

“Lovesey’s plotting is smart, his style engaging and drily funny.”
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Lovesey is a masterful plotter, and that alone would earn him praise and fans, but his characters are memorable, and Diamond is a glittering gem among them. In addition to those strengths Lovesey adds wit, humor, and finely structured prose.”
—Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

“Peter Lovesey’s Down Among the Dead Men gives us Diamond at his best.”
—Open Letters Monthly

“This is the kind of clever, densely packed puzzle we don’t see much of these days. It’s engrossing, well-written and original.”
—The Buffalo News

“Peter Lovesey is a marvel. If you love or even like mysteries, he needs to be at the top of your must-read list.”
—Bookreporter

“Lovesey is in top form in Down Among the Dead Men . . . A fascinating read. Great plotting and exciting action.”
—Fresh Fiction 

“Peter Lovesey is back with a winner . . . When you finish reading Down Among the Dead Men, you’ll have a smile on your face, knowing that you’ve just been given a lesson in deduction by a master.”
—Kittling Books

“[A] novel of engaging prose, intriguing and credible plot, and believable characters with a likable lead. In Down Among the Dead Men, Lovesey delivers a fine read.”
—New York Journal of Books

“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, Starred Review

“Dallymore and Diamond illustrate that good cops and intriguing mysteries can go together. Ideal for those who prefer cerebral rather than graphic whodunits.”
—Library Journal

Praise for the Peter Diamond Series

“Peter Diamond is impatient, belligerent, cunning, insightful, foul, laugh-out-loud funny . . . A superb series.”
—Louise Penny
 
“I’m jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time—you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book.”
—Sara Paretsky
 
“What’ll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there’s no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all.”
—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Mr. Lovesey’s narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book’s quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
“Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself.”
—NPR

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