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Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and shortlisted for the Edgar Award.
The summons comes at night. Two policemen collect Peter Diamond from his West London flat and drive him to Bath. Once head of the murder squad there, he is now out of touch in his retirement, unaware of an audacious escape from Albany Prison.
Four years previously, Diamond headed the investigation of the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist, her mouth stuffed with red roses. Now the convicted murderer is at large and has already kidnapped the daughter of the Assistant Chief Constable. He is demanding that the case be reexamined, and he will deal only with Diamond.
©1995 Peter Lovesey (P)2015 Hachette Audio UK
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By Martyn on 02-19-16

Summons to the Kill

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a series by Peter Lovesay and as always keeps you guessing to the end. Wonderful story teler

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously Peter Diamond

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final confrontations with the murderer

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It holds one attention all the way. Some great funny moments and others that make you jump

Any additional comments?

Peter Lovesey is a great writer.

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By Caroline Adams on 02-07-17

Another chance find!

Wish I'd discovered Peter Lovesey years ago! I look forward to listening to all the Peter Diamond stories. Clever stories and very good narration. First two books most enjoyable!

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