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Publisher's Summary

Detective Inspector Peter Diamond is keen to get his teeth into a new case. So, when a call comes in that a woman's body has been found in one of Bath's parks, he arrives quickly at the scene - only to discover that the victim is his wife.
©2002 Peter Lovesey;
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Critic Reviews

"Diamond Dust is an absolute gem." (Library Journal)
"Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than the Hampton Court maze." (Kirkus Reviews)
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By Victoria on 11-24-08

A lovely read

Peter Lovesey was a new discovery for me, and I immediately listened to the other books available on Audible. Wish there were more!! The characters are well developed and complex, the plot moves right along, and there's a human quality to the entire enterprise.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful


By Bob on 01-21-14

A Mystery of Many Layers Right to the End

This is the most outstanding entry yet in the fine series featuring Peter Diamond, a beautifully told, highly engaging story with shocks, twists and turns and stories within the story. I just wish Audible carried more of the series, and that I encountered this narrator Steve Hodson more often. He delivers a range of distinctive voices and accents, which bring characters fully to life. The author Lovesey created a rich and compelling character in Diamond, distinctive for his very human flaws. Nothing pat about the characters or the story, unlike the formulaic approach of lesser mystery/crime fiction writers. But while some of the Diamond novels have been thinner (such as Bloodhounds) this is substantial and satisfying.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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By Jules on 05-15-08

Super reading and a great story - recommended.

This is really well read by Stephen Hodson, a really good story with an interesting twist at the end. For once DI Diamond finds himself a suspect in the murder case and needs to do some private sleuthing. Set in Bath and Bristol so I found it particularly enjoyable.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful


By Kirstine on 07-11-08

Keeps one listing

I've only listened to one other book by this author, The House Sitter, which I enjoyed. Diamond Dust is a similarly well-constructed and gripping, but entirely different, story with believable characters who are brought to life by the writer and the excellent reader. If you enjoy modern crime fiction, you'll enoy this book.

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