Synopses & Reviews
When a woman is shot dead in Bath's Royal Victoria Park, it is Diamond who goes to the scene and finds that the victim is Stephanie, his wife.
Traumatised, grief-stricken and angry for justice, Diamond is told that this is one case he won't be allowed to work on. Not only that. As the victim's spouse, he is an obvious suspect. While the police put their efforts into checking his alibi, Diamond starts his own unauthorised investigation. Soon he is sifting the dust of his entire career. This is Diamond's most touching and demanding case.
"Lovesey takes his hero to emotional places he's never been before while constructing a plot of infernal ingenuity." Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"Lovesey's writing is lucid and succinct, and he is a consummate story-teller." Colin Dexter, The Oldie
Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that hits too close to home.
Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to home. His beloved wife has been killed, apparently just the most recent victim in a series of murders of police spouses. Despite his superior's orders to leave the solution of this crime to other members of the force, he is determined to find the killer himself.
About the Author
Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He 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 West Sussex, England.