Peter Lovesey, MWA Grand Master and titan of the English detective novel, returns readers to Bath with the eighteenth mystery in his critically acclaimed Peter Diamond series.
A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #18
On Sale: July 9, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Police Procedural | Suspense
As a New Year begins in Bath, Ben Brace proposes to his
long-term girlfriend, Caroline, the daughter of notorious
crime baron Joe Irving, who is coming to the end of a
prison sentence. The problem is that Benâ€™s father,
George, is the Deputy Chief Constable. A more
uncomfortable set of in-laws would be hard to imagine.
But mothers and sons are a formidable force: a wedding in
the Abbey and reception in the Roman Baths are arranged
before the career-obsessed DCC can step in.
Peter Diamond, Bathâ€™s head of CID, is appalled to be put
in charge of security on the day. Ordered to be discreet,
he packs a gun and a guest list in his best suit and must
somehow cope with potential killers, gang rivals, warring
parents, bossy photographers and straying bridesmaids.
The laid-back Joe Irving seems oblivious to the danger he
is in from rival gang leaders, while Brace canâ€™t wait for
the day to end. Will the photo session be a literal
shoot? Will Joe Irvingâ€™s speech as father of the bride be
his last words? Can Diamond pull off a miracle, avert a
tragedy and send the happy couple on their honeymoon?
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