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Skeleton Hill

Skeleton Hill

Peter Diamond’s tenth case is a perfect piece of superbly entertaining crime fiction from a master of the genre.

Battle and burial are built into the history of Lansdown Hill, so it is no great shock when part of a skeleton is unearthed there. But Peter Diamond, Bath’s Head of CID, can’t ignore the fresh corpse found close to the folly known as Beckford’s Tower. The hill becomes the setting for one of the most puzzling cases he has investigated, involving golf, horseracing, Civil War re-enactment and the Cyrillic alphabet.

Inevitably, Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member. She resolves to sideline Diamond by sending him to Bristol and handing the skeleton investigation to his deputy, Keith Halliwell. Fortunately matters don’t pan out as Georgina plans…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780748118090

Reviews

Lovesey has an extraordinary talent for picking up the conventions of the classic English detective novel and delivering them with an entirely contemporary twist
Val McDermid
No-one has done this kind of thing better since Dorothy L. Sayers . . . A must for crime buffs
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