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Killing with Confetti

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Killing with Confetti by Peter Lovesey
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Jul 07, 2020 | ISBN 9781641291873

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Praise for Killing with Confetti

“Mr. Lovesey has been writing his Peter Diamond series for nearly three decades, and it’s a pleasure to note no discernible flagging of energy in author or detective. And how refreshing to hear the inimitable Diamond erupt in righteous ‘F— forensics. . . . We’re detectives. . . . We investigate.’”
—The Wall Street Journal

“Lovesey plant[s] clever clues, a big surprise and a tense climax in the labyrinthine ruins of the town’s Roman baths.”
—The Seattle Times

“We’re treated to Lovesey’s enchanting style . . . urbane wordplay and sucker-punch plotting. Don’t believe anyone who says, ‘I knew it all along.’”
—Booklist 

“The pacing of this novel is unusual . . . But as fans might expect, there is a reason for everything, and Lovesey has several surprises up his sleeve.”
—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Lovesey connects the dots plausibly and, as always, lightens the mood with dry wit.” 
—Publishers Weekly

“Lovesey’s series is rich with history of the scenic area of Bath, England, and laced with wit, danger, pathos, love and loss. His protagonist, Peter Diamond, is a fully rounded human being with his own unique crime-solving methods . . . Killing with Confetti begins more lightheartedly than Lovesey’s previous mysteries, as entertaining as its title. So kick back and enjoy a delightful summer escape from the drumbeat of real-world events that pays off with a surprising, page-turning denouement.”
—BookReporter

“The crafting is superb . . . Killing with Confetti is book eighteen in Lovesey’s Peter Diamond mystery series, and it has yet to let readers down. It delivers the same satisfaction as all of its predecessors.”
—New York Journal of Books

“There’s plenty of suspense amid the festivities and Lovesey’s skillful plotting keeps readers on their toes. Add a fair sprinkling of Lovesey’s wit which makes the novel a must-read for fans.”
—Zoom Street

“If you have a friend who’s still stuck in “old-fashioned” British crime fiction like Agatha Christie’s books, here’s a great opportunity to lure the reader into the modern century without losing the very British flavor.”
—Kingdom Books

Killing With Confetti is vintage Lovesey . . . The story grabbed me from the start, but once I got close to the end, those twists and turns kept coming, and I was delighted.”
—Kittling Books

“An engrossing story of a failed prison riot, a rather sweet account of the relationship between the prospective bride and groom, and finally, a detailed and absorbing description of an assassin readying for the murderous deed.”
—Reviewing the Evidence

I absolutely loved Peter Diamond. He’s a no nonsense policeman and Lovesey is a no nonsense writer. I felt like I was watching an episode of a British crime series and enjoyed every minute of it.
—Mystery Playground

“Lovesey creates the unexpected. There is certainly nothing ordinary or predictable about the way the story begins or continues forward . . . An excellent traditional police procedural.”
—It Is Purely My Opinion

Praise for Beau Death
 
“Witty, stylish and a bit of a rogue—that’s what people said about Richard Nash [and] the same might be said of Peter Lovesey, whose elegant mysteries pay tribute to the past glories of this beautiful city.”
The New York Times Book Review
 
“Peter Lovesey—the dean of English mystery novelists—remains as ingenious as ever.”
The Washington Post
 
“If you like real history turned into crime clues, this is your book . . . This is a great puzzle plot that will keep you guessing. Just what Lovesey does best.”
The Globe & Mail

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