By Peter Lovesey
(Soho Crime, Paperback, 9781569473603, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
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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.
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
“Good stuff . . . Breezy, British, and as comfy as a Cotswold cottage.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“The Summons is a classic.”
“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.”