Skeleton Hill (Hardcover)

By Peter Lovesey

Soho Crime, 9781569475980, 326pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2010)
Compact Disc (9/1/2009)
Compact Disc (2/14/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (1/1/2010)

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Description

On Lansdown Hill, near Bath, a battle between Roundheads and Cavaliers that took place over 350 years ago is annually reenacted. Two of the reenactors discover a skeleton that is female, headless, and only about twenty years old. One of them, a professor who played a Cavalier, is later found murdered. In the course of his investigation, Peter Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member. She resolves to sideline Diamond, but matters don't pan out in accordance with her plans.


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 Skeleton Hill


Praise for Skeleton Hill


"Nobody can write the modern traditional detective novel as perfectly as Lovesey."
The Denver Post

"A special treat."
The New York Times Book Review


Praise for The Peter Diamond series


“I’m jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time—you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book.”
Sara Paretsky

"These erudite and wondrously witty books are unlike any police procedural you've ever read."
The New York Times Book Review
 
“Thickly textured, amusing, unpredictably mixing puzzle and procedural.... One of the best.”
Los Angeles Times
 
“Witty…. A perfectly realized murder mystery.”
Wall Street Journal
 
“Extremely stylish, lighter than air ... utterly surprising.”
Newsweek
 
“Lovesey’s books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.”
Chicago Tribune