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The Summons

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The Summons

By Peter Lovesey

Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781569473603, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2004

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Description
The third Peter Diamond investigation
John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and kidnapped the chief constable's daughter. The only person he'll parley with is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Mountjoy, who still maintains his innocence, has a simple request for Diamond. All the detective has to do is find the real killer and clear Mountjoy's name, and the hostage will be free to go. But in the intervening four years, the trail has gone cold and memories have turned hazy, making the hunt for the killer even more complicated the second time around. Will Diamond get to the bottom of the cold case before another life is lost?


About the Author
Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.


Praise For The Summons

Praise for The Summons
 
“Good stuff . . . Breezy, British, and as comfy as a Cotswold cottage.”
The New York Times Book Review
 
“The Summons is a classic.”
The Economist
 
“Written with energy and style, a masterly performance.”
Rocky Mountain News
 
“Lovesey provides a riveting and ingenious plot, clever characterizations, and splendid humor, plus—best of all—the unparalleled Peter Diamond. Rates a definite thumbs-up!”
Booklist
 
“A splendid idea worked out with surpassing ingenuity. Full marks to Diamond and his inventive creator.”
Kirkus Reviews

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