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The Finisher

Peter Lovesey celebrates the 50th anniversary of being a published author this year, and that career in the world of crime fiction has been a glittering, awards-strewn, much-praised one. Here is the latest case for Peter Diamond, his most popular detective who solves crime in Bath and its environs. The theme of running from his very first book continues in this one, as it’s set round a Bath half-marathon, but there are also dramatic tunnels, drones on downs, and the titular Finisher, who skulks the streets of Bath getting rid of corpses…

Thalia Proctor