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Beau Death

Beau Death by Peter Lovesey
Dec 05, 2017 | 416 Pages
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Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grand Master

Praise for Beau Death

“Lovesey moves from one dexterously nested puzzle to the next with all the confidence of a magician who knows the audience won’t see through his deceptions no matter how slowly he unveils them.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“One of the best entries in a long-running series, this exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters, sophisticated plotting, and abundantly detailed historical tidbits.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“There’s plenty of suspense here—action, too—all told in Lovesey’s effortlessly elegant manner.”

“The plot is one of Lovesey’s cleverest, and the book is full of his trademark wry humor.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Lovesey’s signature understated humor, often historical and at times hysterical, finds its way onto pretty much every page.”

“Diamond, with his mordant humor as armor, is, as always, razor-sharp, erudite and thoroughly engaging.”
—Open Letters Monthly

“His Grand Master award is well-deserved indeed.”
—Mystery Fanfare

“The plotting is deft and very intricate without being overdone, and the characters perform beautifully . . . a sheer delight to read.”
—Kittling Books

“A rich and satisfying feast of eccentric and sometimes sweet, sometimes dangerous, quintessential British figures.”
—Kingdom Books

Praise for the Peter Diamond Investigations

“[An] impeccably constructed mystery featuring the unpredictable but ever-entertaining Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond . . . A classic whodunit.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Lively, surprise-filled . . . Peter Lovesey is himself a master of historical mysteries.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“Lovesey is the real deal . . . [The Diamond novels] are deftly plotted, with strong characters and a good dollop of dry humor, especially the (generally) good-natured sniping among the members of his team.”
—The Seattle Times

“The characters are colorful and engaging; the dialogue is witty; and Lovesey’s prose carries readers effortlessly along a fairly lengthy book. Plus, his puzzle-making skills are top-notch . . . Lovesey is a master of the genre.” 
—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Lovesey is a master of the intricately plotted murder mystery . . . Easily one of the best and most entertaining mysteries I’ve read in a long time.” 
—Mystery Scene 

“Delightful . . . The brilliance of the slightly cantankerous and overweight detective superintendent still shines strong. [Brings] the beautiful city of Bath and the political problems plaguing modern police departments vividly to life.” 
—Shelf Awareness

“Pacing, dialogue, exposition, backstory—nobody handles them better than Lovesey, who always writes elegantly while spinning a tough-minded police procedural.”
Booklist, Starred Review

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