The Summons

The Summons

By Peter Lovesey

Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781569473603, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 2004

John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and taken a hostage, and the only person he'll talk to is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Diamond must follow a cold trail to find another killer and clear Mountjoy's name before another life is lost.

About the Author
Peter Lovesey, author of five previous Peter Diamond mysteries, has been awarded the British Crime Writers Association Gold, Silver, and Diamond Daggers, as well as many U.S. 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!”
“A splendid idea worked out with surpassing ingenuity. Full marks to Diamond and his inventive creator.”
Kirkus Reviews