WorldCat Identities

Lovesey, Peter

Works: 536 works in 2,278 publications in 12 languages and 59,388 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6062.O86, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Peter Lovesey
Most widely held works by Peter Lovesey
The last detective by Peter Lovesey( Book )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendant Peter Diamond pursues the killer of a young woman whose nude body was found floating in a lake south of Bristol
The house sitter by Peter Lovesey( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British Mystery Master To Rival P.D. James and Colin Dexter. When a woman is found strangled to death on a popular beach in Sussex, the police have a hard time identifying her. It takes twelve days to discover she was a top psychological profiler for the National Crime Faculty. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is called in because the victim lived in Bath. He must coordinate his efforts with those of Henrietta Mallin, the original senior investigating officer, as well as try to cooperate with the cocky young officer charged with investigating the bizarre murder that the victim had been working on. Oddly, the National Crime Faculty tries to thwart his efforts
Cop to corpse by Peter Lovesey( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three policemen are murdered in the Bath area by a sniper who eludes authorities and younger detectives, Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond embarks on what becomes one of the most dangerous cases of his life
The secret hangman by Peter Lovesey( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Diamond, still traumatized by the murder of his wife, finds himself again at odds with his superior, Assistant Chief Constable Georgina Dallymore, when his investigation into the separate hangings of a woman and her one-time partner suggests that both were murdered, contrary to the ACC's belief that they were victims of a murder-suicide
Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two reenactors of a battle that took place over 350 years ago discover a skeleton that is female, headless, and only about twenty years old, and one of them is later found murdered, Peter Diamond investigates and butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member who resolves to sideline Diamond
Diamond solitaire by Peter Lovesey( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Peter Diamond's search for a Japanese girl's identity leads to murder, drugs, and the Mafia
Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a pop diva is brutally attacked minutes before a theatrical performance and the chief suspect is promptly found dead, Detective Peter Diamond uncovers bitter rivalries among the cast and crew and must confront his own mysterious theater phobia to find the killer
Diamond dust by Peter Lovesey( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his beloved wife becomes the latest victim in a string of police-spouse killings, Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond becomes determined to track down the murderer despite his superior's order to leave the case to someone else
Upon a dark night by Peter Lovesey( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farmer commits suicide with a shotgun, a woman jumps from a roof at a party. As he investigates the two apparently separate events, Detective Peter Diamond of the Bath police in England discovers a hunter was near both victims
The vault by Peter Lovesey( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although "Bath is a town layered in history: Roman, Medieval, Georgian," when a skeletal hand is discovered in the ground of the Pump Room, Detective Superindendent Peter Diamond must investigate when it's proved to be from the modern era.--Jacket
The headhunters by Peter Lovesey( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chichester CID inspector Henrietta "Hen" Mallin investigates a series of deaths by drowning that may be the work of an ex-con with a suspicious past
Rough cider by Peter Lovesey( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is World War II and American soldiers stationed in rural England have made friends, especially with the local girls. After a dance to celebrate the pressing of the apples into cider, the resentment of the local men leads to violence and a murder. Later, a child is born, a girl. When she grows up, she tries to find out more about her soldier-father. And long-forgotten jealousies and hatreds come frothing to the surface
Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A participant in a literary discussion on crime in Bath, England, opens a book to find a famous stamp, stolen earlier from a museum, and shortly after he is killed. Officer Peter Diamond investigates the murder, taunted by a killer who is a prankster
The summons by Peter Lovesey( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bath, England, an escaped murderer kidnaps a police chief's daughter and the chief appeals for help to Peter Diamond, the ex-constable who put the murderer away. A moment of sweet satisfaction for Diamond, now pushing supermarket carts, having been fired from the force for being cheeky to the chief. By the author of Diamond Solitaire
Another one goes tonight : a Peter Diamond investigation by Peter Lovesey( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two police officers are about to head home after a long night shift when they receive one last call: a suspicious nude person has been spotted in the wee hours of the morning. En route to the call, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted cops instantly and leaving the other in critical condition. Whenever a police car is involved in an accident, the matter must be taken very seriously. Inspector Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperately hoping Diamond will not discover that the car was speeding or that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol--that would make the police look very bad indeed. Instead, Diamond discovers something even worse--a civilian on a motorized tricycle was involved in the crash, and has been lying on the side of the road by the accident for hours undiscovered. Diamond administers CPR, but no one can say whether the man will pull through. If a civilian has been killed by a police vehicle, the department has very big problems on its hands. Meanwhile, Diamond has become suspicious of the civilian victim, and begins a private inquiry. Why was he out in the middle of the night, carrying a funeral urn of ashes? Diamond's somewhat illegal and highly secret break-in into the man's house only exposes increasingly awful information, and leads Diamond to a trail of uninvestigated deaths. As the man lingers on life support, Diamond must wrestle with the fact that he may have saved the life of a serial killer"--
The false Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s, the dentist Walter Baranov and his lover murder his wife and flee on the luxury liner Mauretania, but when a murder occurs on board the ship, Baranor's alias of Scotland Yard Inspector Dew makes him the logical investigator of the crime
The circle by Peter Lovesey( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When van driver Bob Naylor joins the Chichester Writing Circle, he finds the group targeted by a serial killer with a passion for arson, and becomes the prime suspect when Inspector Hen Mallin investigates
The reaper by Peter Lovesey( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otis Joy, the popular and handsome young rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Oxford, England, is accused of embezzling church funds and ordered to resign, but only until the bishop who accuses him commits suicide, followed by another death, and then another
On the edge by Peter Lovesey( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissatisfied with their marriages and their lives in post-war Britain, Rosie Bell and Antonia Ashton plot to murder their husbands
Waxwork by Peter Lovesey( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain about the guilt of a woman who has been convicted of murder, Scotland Yard assigns Sergeant Cribb to investigate the case
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Alternative Names

controlled identityLear, Peter

Lear, Peter.

Lear Peter 1936-....

Lear, Peter, pseud.

Lovesey P. 1936-

Lovesey, Peter

Lovesey, Peter 1936-

Lovesey, Peter Harmer 1936-

Peter Lovesey British writer

Peter Lovesey britisk skribent

Peter Lovesey Brits schrijver

Peter Lovesey brittisk författare

Peter Lovesey écrivain britannique

Peter Lovesey englischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Peter Lovesey escriptor britànic

Peter Lovesey escritor británico

Peter Lovesey scrittore britannico

Лавси П. 1936-

Лир П. 1936-

Ловси П. Э. 1936-

Ловси, Питер

러브시, 피터 1936-

러브지, 피터 1936-


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