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Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster Praise for The Last Detective "The first volume in Lovesey's beloved Peter Diamond series has a handsome new 20th-anniversary edition."
"A bravura performance . . . slyly paced, marbled with surprise and in the end, strangely affecting."
--The New York Times Book Review "Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural . . . One of the best."
--Los Angeles Times
"Not only a good story but a compelling one."
"Witty . . . One surprise after another."
Praise for The Peter Diamond series
"I'm jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time--you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book."
"What'll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there's no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself."