9 August 2018.
ISBN: 978-0-7515-7067-0 (PB)
Beau Death is the seventeenth book in the Peter Diamond series, but it is also a stand-alone novel, with the backgrounds of the series characters skilfully blended into the narrative. The characterisation is masterly, and the plot is fascinating, with some brilliant twists and turns and a nail-biting climax, all flavoured with Lovesey’s wonderful humour. The historical detail is engaging and the problems of contemporary policing during budget cuts is well-portrayed. Beau Death is a book which I read in two days. This is Peter Lovesey at his magnificent best. A page-turner.
Reviewer: Carol Westron
The Deadly Dames.
Her crime novels are set both in contemporary and Victorian times.
The Terminal Velocity of Cats the first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published July 2013. Carol recently gave an interview to Mystery People. To read the interview click on the link below.