Cop to Corpse (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #12) (Paperback)

By Peter Lovesey

Soho Crime, 9781616952297, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/11/2012)
Hardcover (6/12/2012)
Compact Disc (6/1/2012)
Hardcover (4/1/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print (8/22/2012)

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Description

“Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself.” —NPR

PC Harry Trasker is the third policeman in the Bath area to be shot dead in less than twelve weeks. The assassinations are the work of a sniper who seems to be everywhere and nowhere at once, always a step ahead.The younger detectives od their best with what little evidence he leaves, but they're no match for this murderer and his merciless agenda. 

When Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond is assigned to the case, he begins to find curious connections between the dead officers after talking to their widows. But then a chilling encounter with the killer leaves Diamond in the lurch and the sniper in the wind. Things get even more complicated when the evidence starts to suggest that the killer might be one of Britain's finest--a theory unpopular among Diamond's colleagues. Can Diamond manage to capture an elusive and increasingly dangerous killer while keeping his team from losing faith in him?


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 Cop to Corpse (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #12)

Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster

Praise for
Cop to Corpse

Deadly Pleasures Magazine’s Best Mystery-Crime Novels of the Year

“Witty and engaging.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself.”
—NPR

“One of [Peter Lovesey's] best . . . If you’re not already a fan of Lovesey and Diamond, start here.”
Globe and Mail

"Nail-biting . . . Lovesey leavens the suspense with Diamond’s trademark gallows humor, and closes with one of his cleverest solutions.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"The 12th book in the tremendously entertaining Peter Diamond series, and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch.”
Mystery Scene

“[Lovesey] is still at the top of his game.”
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

“Laced with the surprises . . . [Lovesey has] earned the right to innovate in his genre, and he pushes narrative boundaries and pulls it off. No one is better at mixing puzzle and procedural.”
—Open Letters Monthly

“Nobody but Lovesey could thump out a gritty procedural yet instill Bath with so much charm and history that readers will have to put it on their bucket lists.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Well-crafted.”
Booklist

“You want a novel written by a master of his craft . . . You want Peter Lovesey’s latest Peter Diamond investigation, Cop to Corpse.”
Shots Magazine

"Cop to Corpse is a great introduction to a memorable cop and his talented crew.”Huntington News


Praise for The Peter Diamond series


“Peter Diamond is impatient, belligerent, cunning, insightful, foul, laugh-out-loud funny . . . A superb series.”
—Louise Penny
 
“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
 
“What'll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there's no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all.”
—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
“Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself.”
—NPR