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The Stone Wife

The Stone Wife

The fourteenth Peter Diamond case has the eminent detective in pursuit of a murderer after a theft at an auction house goes wrong.

Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead.

Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife – until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation. Refusing to be beaten, he rallies his team and begins finding suspects and motives.

The case demands that someone goes undercover. The dangerous mission falls to Sergeant Ingeborg Smith, reverting to her journalist persona to get the confidence of a wealthy local criminal through his pop star girlfriend. And soon, murder makes a reappearance . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd April 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780751554069

Reviews

In his lengthy career, veteran novelist Peter Lovesey has supplied the most diverting (and elegantly written) crime fiction, very much the case in this latest novel...Lovesey admirers need not hesitate
Good Book Guide
With more violence than we normally associate with Lovesey, this is well up to his high standard of story telling. It will hold you to the deckchair even if the sun is not shining
Daily Mail