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Peter Diamond, the Bath detective brilliant at rooting out murder, is peeved at being diverted to Professional Standards to enquire into a police car accident. Arriving late at the scene, he discovers an extra victim thrown onto an embankment - unconscious and unnoticed. Diamond administers CPR, but no one can say whether the elderly tricyclist will pull through. But why had the man been out in the middle of the night with an urn containing human ashes?
Diamond's suspicions grow after he identifies the accident victim as Ivor Pellegrini, a well-known local eccentric and railway enthusiast. A search of Pellegrini's workshop proves beyond question that he is involved in a series of uninvestigated deaths. While Pellegrini lingers on life support, Diamond wrestles with the appalling possibility that he has saved the life of a serial killer....
©2016 Peter Lovesey (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group
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By Mrs J M Sewell on 08-03-16

Corkscrew plot

Diamond at his best. Lovesey has fun with the complicated plot and surprises in the last chapter.

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By Stella on 01-21-17

Brilliant!

What a twist at the end - kept me guessing until the very end. Best yet and really really good narrator .

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