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Diamond Dust (Peter Diamond, #7) by Peter Lovesey
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Jan 31, Anmiryam rated it really liked it. Well executed puzzler with more emotion than is typical of a Peter Lovesey tale. How could it not be? Peter Diamond's wife is murdered and he is simultaneously mourning her, fending off the investigators who have him in their sites, and hunting her killer when he's told to stay out of it. Lots of red herrings and well executed twists. Misdirection sublime Peter Lovesey out does himself in this book by showing us obvious perpetrators and then he pulls the rug out from under is by making it plain that they cannot be the murderer.
Superb crime fiction. Oct 18, Gypsi rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobooks , reviewed. Murder comes too close to home for Peter Diamond, and he finds himself both a suspect, and a vigilante investigator.
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This is the best of the series so far I'm reading them in order. It was well-written, believable, and engrossing. Nov 28, Richard rated it really liked it. A little slow at first, however Diamond fights through his grief and instructions to stay off the case of his wife's murder. Lots of red herrings and misdirection that is brought to a satisfying conclusion. Jun 22, Kent Woodger rated it really liked it. Many false leads, good characters, good writing.
This is 7 in the series now I have find 1. Really enjoyable whodunnit that kept me guessing right until the end. Sep 01, Richard rated it really liked it. Another rip-roaring Peter Diamond mystery. Plenty of action, twists and turns and intrigue that makes you want to keep reading. Dec 30, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: mysteries.
Well plotted, with some nice red herrings along the way. Nov 08, Rita rated it really liked it. I think this is the best Diamond novel I've read so far. A really shocking start. Jul 06, Thelma rated it really liked it. Last book in this set I've read, but not the last in the series. Powerful story of misdirection, heartache, ignoring orders and following instincts.
Dec 24, Elizabeth rated it liked it. Peter Lovesey cannot go the distance with his recurring female characters. Book 5 has the sudden departure of Julie Hargreaves, a talented officer who is a great counterpoint to Diamond. Diamond takes her for granted and sensibly she takes a better job in a different area. I'm used to long-suffering detective duos though and her realistic break from Diamond was jarring. I miss her. She's been replaced by Keith who is quite competent but doesn't handle Diamond with the delicious finesse that was Peter Lovesey cannot go the distance with his recurring female characters.
She's been replaced by Keith who is quite competent but doesn't handle Diamond with the delicious finesse that was such a great thing with Julie. And now in book 7 Lovesey kills off Diamond's lovely big-hearted, strong wife. And it was so upsetting!
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At least Julie is called into the stories now and then. But not Steph. No more working at the charity shops or talking through the cases with Diamond or telling him when he's wrong-footed himself so badly that he's twisted his legs into pretzels. I'll be reading the next in the series but I'm not sure I'll like Diamond the bachelor with constant foot-in-mouth disease and no one to cure him with a well timed quip.
The only woman left in the series is his boss who's been present for two books now. She orders him around and does her bossly best but she's removed from his day to day nonsense and can't be expected to have the same impact. So now about this particular book. I guessed that the ending would be a huge twist. I still expected a different one than what happened. So high marks for unpredictability. Diamond was isolated as well he would be since he was specifically prohibited from investigating.
He called Julie three times for advice and I give him a lot of credit for listening to her. She's a good egg and he treats her better now that she's at a distance. I was heartbroken for Diamond for a good third of the book. Then time passed. So much time. With very little progress and it turned into a regular investigation. Lovesey did not do a good job maintaining the emotional side particularly at the end.
Especially at the end when we finally know everything and it's all stupid and meaningless just like real life can be. Diamond is angry but I expected a return of his initial sadness and horrible sense of loss. The situation warranted it and it would have been something of a tribute to that warm wonderful woman. Feb 21, Michael Smith rated it really liked it.
Diamond Dust (Peter Diamond Series #7)
Of course, as the grieving spouse and it takes Diamond a considerable time to even begin to come to grips with his completely altered life , the Superintendent is barred from involvement in the investigation, much less running it. He gets in touch with the other husband and they join forces to see what they can turn up. And time passes. Budgets are reduced.
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The hundred or so cops on the case are reduced to six, then to two. Eight months later, Diamond is still looking for something to give him a handle on the case. I know who dunnit! But then. Feb 22, John Lee rated it it was amazing. Let me say at the outset that I have a vested interest.
Since discovering these books I have become an addict and have all of the books in the series. There the one-a-book, memorable laugh-out-loud line that is worked into the script, just give them the edge. But back to this one. I had a horrible feeling in the first chapter that this was going to degenerate into one of Let me say at the outset that I have a vested interest.
I had a horrible feeling in the first chapter that this was going to degenerate into one of those dark and nasty type of books with Mrs Diamond being the victim of kidnapping in a revenge attack. My worries were quickly disspelled and the crime novel got underway. I like to have a go at solving the cases in the books that I read but here I am not sure that would have been possible. Great characters , great story telling. For the first half of the story I was convinced it had to do with a 'liaison' with another officer from a previous book in the series but nothing was said about the incident.
Did I dream it? Jun 13, P Seeley rated it really liked it. Based on interesting reviews of the latest in the Peter Diamond series of mysteries, I decided to try one and started at the beginning with The Last Detective. I enjoyed all of the books in the series up until this one, although as is frequently the case in British police procedurals, I wonder if British police really act in the ways portrayed and if British police procedures really function as oddly as they are depicted to at times.
I was surprised to discover this is number 7 in the series, si Based on interesting reviews of the latest in the Peter Diamond series of mysteries, I decided to try one and started at the beginning with The Last Detective. I was surprised to discover this is number 7 in the series, since I did not feel I had read quite that many before it. In any case, this novel seems to me the payoff for the journey through the earlier books, which was not unpleasant but not as rich as this read.
Characters we have grown to know reveal previously hidden depths and complexities while remaining firmly themselves. The title is its own wistful farewell to many aspects of the title character, along with its obvious reference. Dec 08, Minty McBunny rated it really liked it Shelves: , december Through a series of mishaps and misplaced books, I wound up starting 3 different books in the space of 24 hours, this was the last of the 3 I began.
It says a great deal for this book that even once I got the other two books back in my possession, I continued on with this one. I've read several of the previous books in the series, and I think this may be my favorite so far. I was so shocked by the murder victim that I just had to keep reading to see what happened. Earlier books made me feel this Through a series of mishaps and misplaced books, I wound up starting 3 different books in the space of 24 hours, this was the last of the 3 I began.
However Lovesey definitely surprised me with this one and I am more excited about continuing on with these books than I have been. Sep 09, Krista rated it liked it. Just as the books when Diamond is unemployed bother me, so too does this one bother me as it revolves around his wife's death. The impetus of the mystery is how Diamond handles his grief and how his natural instinct to solve the crime in deference to his wife's memory is the one thing he is disallowed. The actual solution, as usual, evaded me and, when revealed, seemed like a farcical stretch but the end does not take away from the psychology of the middle.
This is less a mystery and more a stud Just as the books when Diamond is unemployed bother me, so too does this one bother me as it revolves around his wife's death. This is less a mystery and more a study in how a man like Diamond handles loss. Mar 05, Tom Donaghey rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery. When his wife is murdered, Diamond is cut out of the investigation.
There is only one thing he can do and that is to investigate from outside of the regular police. He soon finds another officer whose wife has been murdered. Together they track down this most deadly of killers. This is yet another fine example of Mr.
May 28, Annabelle rated it liked it. This guy, Lovesey, is an excellent writer, and he creates a well paced, gritty police drama, with vivid scenes of London and believable police dynamics.
Peter Diamond is about to retire, and lo and behold his wife is found murdered. He is being set up, but he calls on friends and creates a parallel investigation.