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A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. What links his misfortune to the mysterious disappearance of an art teacher at a private school for girls in Chichester? Orders from above push Peter Diamond of Bath CID into investigating a police corruption case in the Chichester force, and he soon finds himself reluctantly dealing with spirited schoolgirls, eccentric artists and his formidable old colleague, Hen Mallin.
©2015 Peter Lovesey (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"In his lengthy career, veteran novelist Peter Lovesey has supplied the most diverting (and elegantly written) crime fiction." (Good Book Guide)
"Diamond is a wonderfully rounded character whose lines are witty and whose observations about people's characters and motives are brilliantly insightful. Vintage Diamond mystery, spiced by his comic encounters with his supervisor: a must for devotees of character-driven British crime fiction." (Booklist)
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By Elaine Calderwood on 08-05-15

Loved this book - perfect listening whilst crafting

I have a few audio and kindle books by Peter Lovesey but my most favourite are the Inspector Diamond series and this one did not disappoint.

Download it and enjoy a few ours if great narration with a story that keeps you guessing to the end !

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By michela benuzzi on 06-28-17

As great as ever

I read all Peter Diamond's novels and I must say this is one of the finest. With Lovesey you know he never puts anything in his books that doesn't turno out later to be of some relevance, and it was so this time too... down to the smallest details. The narrator is simply fantastic.

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By Saurabh on 07-18-15

in this we see more of Peter diamond i like

This is good story with lots of twists and turns. Most of the detective work and fact findings are done peter diamond, which is kind of nice. The ending is good and perfectly done.
Solid novel by Peter Lovesey

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