Synopses & Reviews
"Peter Lovesey loves strong women, cerebral killers and diabolical puzzles—the very ingredients that make The House Sitter
one of the most cunning mysteries in his Inspector Diamond series."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
"True wit is the hallmark of the classic British mystery, and Peter Lovesey delivers it, and a lot more in The House Sitter. . . . A literate and delightful mystery."—The Baltimore Sun
A woman is found strangled on a beach in Sussex. It takes police 12 days to discover she was a top profiler for the National Crime Faculty. Why was she killed? And why is the NCF thwarting Detective Peter Diamond’s efforts to unmask her murderer?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Exacting but comfortable prose, careful detailing, and the more-than-competent Diamond give body to an excellent procedural, the eighth in Lovesey's series. For fans of British crime fiction."Library Journal
"Beautifully constructed and cleanly written...Could be used as [a] textbook in a crime-writing class."
"Lovesey's Diamond series sets award committees tingling. Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than the Hampton Court maze."
"Lovesey plots as well as he creates characters or turns an elegant phrase. Nothing is what it seems."
The latest Peter Diamond mystery by Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award-winner Peter Lovesey. The Vault, The Last Detective, Diamond Dust,
and Diamond Solitaire
are also available from Soho Crime, as well as four non-series classical mysteries.
"Lovesey's Diamond series sets award committees tingling. Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than a Hampton Court maze."-Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Peter Lovesey is the author of 25 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded the CWA's Gold, Silver and Diamond Dagger, in addition to numerous US honors such as the Anthony and Macavity awards. He will be honored for lifetime achievement at the Malice Domestic convention in April 2008. He lives near Chichester in West Sussex, England.