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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751548471

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 7th February 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The explosive twelfth Peter Diamond case.

In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman – the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden – and is himself attacked and left for dead.

Enter Peter Diamond, Bath’s burly CID chief. Middle-aged and not built for action, he pits himself and his team against the killer in a hunt that will test his physical powers to the limit…

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Reviews

Lovesey proves a dab hand at dry humour
Time Out
The pacing is relentless in this well-plotted mystery. The engaging Peter Diamond is rarely far afield, involved in nearly every aspect of the criminal investigation . . . Cop to Corpse is a strong entry in this already strong series of mysteries and police procedurals
Mysterious Reviews
A stand-out instalment of one of the most enjoyable police series around
Morning Star
As ever, Lovesey produces a well-crafted mystery with twists and turns to tax the brain...a perfect puzzle from the master of the genre
Bella
Superlative . . . Lovesey, winner of the CWA Gold and Silver Dagger, leavens the suspense with Diamond's trademark gallows humor, and closes with one of his cleverest solutions
Publishers Weekly
Witty and engaging...what [Diamond] lacks in tact and sang-froid, he makes up for with common sense and a dogged determination to overcome obstacles
Wall Street Journal
Nobody but Lovesey could thump out a gritty procedural yet instill Bath with so much charm and history that readers will have to put it on their bucket lists
Kirkus reviews
His books always have a tight plot and very professional sets of clues and investigators, and this one, the 12th, is one of his best . . . If you're not already a fan of Lovesey and Diamond, start here
Globe and Mail