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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408727560

Price: £21.99

ON SALE: 12th January 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Bath’s top detective, Peter Diamond, doesn’t believe in jinxes. So when he’s asked to investigate a top TV show plagued by a series of misfortunes, Diamond is unmoved. He’s no fan of the show – which glorifies criminals and mocks the police – and the incidents were spread across six years. It’s clear this is the press making a sensation out of nothing. So Diamond puts the junior member of his squad on the case.

But when young officer Paul Gilbert goes on location with the TV unit and witnesses another near-death incident, Diamond is forced to take an interest. To make matters worse, the press get wind of his involvement and Diamond his under pressure from all quarters. But his troubles have scarcely started. Devastating traps and surprises make this the most baffling case of his entire career.

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Another triumph for a veteran sleuth who's pretty unstoppable himself
Kirkus
More than 30 years into this series, Lovesey shows no signs of losing steam or ingenuity
Publisher's Weekly