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Jul 13, 2021 | ISBN 9781641292887

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Seattle Times Best Crime Novel of 2020
New York Times Editors’ Choice
The Strand Magazine Best Novel of 2020

Praise for The Finisher

“A peerlessly plotted mystery.”
The New York Times

“Lovesey is careful to remind us that Bath holds hidden secrets behind its gracious Georgian architecture . . . Light and dark imagery is a fixture of Lovesey’s Bath novels, in which life is lived on many levels, some in full sunshine and others buried in shadow.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Mr. Lovesey, a veteran master of mayhem and misdirection, laces ominous suspense with wit. The Finisher showcases his enduring abilities in this, his 50th year writing crime fiction.”
—Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

“Tight plotting and supple prose.”  
—Adam Woog, The Seattle Times

“[Lovesey] has created a brisk, colorful page-turner centered on murder and mayhem at the springtime half-marathon in the city of Bath.” 
—The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I was convinced this go-round—I’ve read all of the Diamond series—that I’d spotted the killer and took notes to that end. But with Lovesey’s masterful craftiness, I was dead wrong. This fine mystery finishes strong and is a sheer demonic delight.”
The Providence Journal

“Peter Lovesey’s storytelling skills, and certainly his gift for constructing a fair play puzzle, match those of the finest exponents of Golden Age fiction.”
—Martin Edwards

“Masterly, atmospheric . . . On the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first novel, Lovesey is still going strong.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Peter Lovesey is one of the world’s best crime novelists, and one of the best historians of running . . . Full of surprises, vivid running details, and human interest.”
—PodiumRunner Magazine 

“Lovesey has stayed enviably fresh throughout his decades-long mystery-writing marathon and once again breaks the tape in fine form.”
—Air Mail

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.’”
“Rich with history of the scenic area of Bath, England, and laced with wit, danger, pathos, love and loss . . . A delightful summer escape from the drumbeat of real-world events.”

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