Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17)

Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17)

Peter Diamond, British detective extraordinaire, must dig deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard ?Beau? Nash, who might be the victim of a centuries old murder. Bath, England: A wrecking crew is demolishing a row of townhouses in order to build a grocery store when they uncover a skeleton in one of the atti Peter Diamond, British detective extraordinaire, must dig deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one...

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Title:Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17)
Author:Peter Lovesey
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B0722TJRBP
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:417 pages pages

Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17) Reviews

  • Corny
    Feb 15, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

  • Toni
    Dec 06, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

  • Tony
    Feb 03, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

  • Susan
    Dec 12, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

  • Cynthia
    Dec 08, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

  • Caroline
    Jan 19, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

    This is a fabulous book! I?ve heard of the series but had never gotten around to reading one until now. The story combines all of my favorite elements - a good mystery (without a lot of violence or gore), interesting characters, a setting that I can easily visualize, and a nice am...

    Every now and again, I need a mystery that gives me a chuckle from time to time and this one hits the mark. Inspector Peter Diamond is faced with finding the cause of a murder that is suspected of taking place over 300 years ago. The Bath character, Beau Nash, is suspected of being the...

  • Anne Slater
    Feb 12, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

  • Maine Colonial
    Jan 13, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

  • Larry
    Jan 08, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

  • Ron Chicaferro
    Jan 06, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

  • Martina
    Dec 24, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

  • Susan Johnson
    Oct 19, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

  • Georgia
    Dec 02, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

  • Gloria Feit
    Dec 06, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

  • Susan
    Jan 29, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

    This is a fabulous book! I?ve heard of the series but had never gotten around to reading one until now. The story combines all of my favorite elements - a good mystery (without a lot of violence or gore), interesting characters, a setting that I can easily visualize, and a nice am...

    Every now and again, I need a mystery that gives me a chuckle from time to time and this one hits the mark. Inspector Peter Diamond is faced with finding the cause of a murder that is suspected of taking place over 300 years ago. The Bath character, Beau Nash, is suspected of being the...

    Peter Diamond is one of my favorite fictional characters, and I am always pleased when Peter Lovesey publishes a new book. Peter Diamond is a British police detective in Bath, England and his character is so believable he seems like a real person. He is overweight, grouchy, and very wi...

    Peter Lovesey is a great craftsman. While I think his first few Peter Diamond books were the best, I always enjoy his knotty mysteries as well as the way he depicts working relationships?insecurities, frustrations, rivalries, loyalties, mindsets. I also enjoy the way he uses the city...

    Not as entertaining as most Peter Diamond books. The story begins with the discovery of a man in 18th C costume found in a contemporary Bath building being demolished. Add a contemporary murder and diamond and his co-workers have their hands full.Lots of interesting Bath history, but I...

  • Sarah
    Jan 15, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

  • Mike Briggs
    Jan 01, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

    This is a fabulous book! I?ve heard of the series but had never gotten around to reading one until now. The story combines all of my favorite elements - a good mystery (without a lot of violence or gore), interesting characters, a setting that I can easily visualize, and a nice am...

    Every now and again, I need a mystery that gives me a chuckle from time to time and this one hits the mark. Inspector Peter Diamond is faced with finding the cause of a murder that is suspected of taking place over 300 years ago. The Bath character, Beau Nash, is suspected of being the...

    Peter Diamond is one of my favorite fictional characters, and I am always pleased when Peter Lovesey publishes a new book. Peter Diamond is a British police detective in Bath, England and his character is so believable he seems like a real person. He is overweight, grouchy, and very wi...

    Peter Lovesey is a great craftsman. While I think his first few Peter Diamond books were the best, I always enjoy his knotty mysteries as well as the way he depicts working relationships?insecurities, frustrations, rivalries, loyalties, mindsets. I also enjoy the way he uses the city...

    Not as entertaining as most Peter Diamond books. The story begins with the discovery of a man in 18th C costume found in a contemporary Bath building being demolished. Add a contemporary murder and diamond and his co-workers have their hands full.Lots of interesting Bath history, but I...

    An interesting and good extension of the series. Some riveting moments here or there. A few dull moments as well. Packed with certain information about a guy named Beau Nash - who, apparently, helped turn a one horse town into a destination city. Or something like that. Back in the 170...

  • Pat Friedlander
    Jan 13, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

  • Louise
    Jan 02, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

  • Jennifer Kepesh
    Dec 27, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

    This is a fabulous book! I?ve heard of the series but had never gotten around to reading one until now. The story combines all of my favorite elements - a good mystery (without a lot of violence or gore), interesting characters, a setting that I can easily visualize, and a nice am...

    Every now and again, I need a mystery that gives me a chuckle from time to time and this one hits the mark. Inspector Peter Diamond is faced with finding the cause of a murder that is suspected of taking place over 300 years ago. The Bath character, Beau Nash, is suspected of being the...

    Peter Diamond is one of my favorite fictional characters, and I am always pleased when Peter Lovesey publishes a new book. Peter Diamond is a British police detective in Bath, England and his character is so believable he seems like a real person. He is overweight, grouchy, and very wi...

    Peter Lovesey is a great craftsman. While I think his first few Peter Diamond books were the best, I always enjoy his knotty mysteries as well as the way he depicts working relationships?insecurities, frustrations, rivalries, loyalties, mindsets. I also enjoy the way he uses the city...

  • Moirad
    Dec 18, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

  • Lexxi Kitty
    Dec 28, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

  • Ian Gofton
    Jan 21, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

  • Ian Brydon
    Dec 21, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

  • John Bohnert
    Dec 10, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

  • Vic Lauterbach
    Jan 10, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

  • Kerry Pickens
    Jan 22, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

    This is a fabulous book! I?ve heard of the series but had never gotten around to reading one until now. The story combines all of my favorite elements - a good mystery (without a lot of violence or gore), interesting characters, a setting that I can easily visualize, and a nice am...

    Every now and again, I need a mystery that gives me a chuckle from time to time and this one hits the mark. Inspector Peter Diamond is faced with finding the cause of a murder that is suspected of taking place over 300 years ago. The Bath character, Beau Nash, is suspected of being the...

    Peter Diamond is one of my favorite fictional characters, and I am always pleased when Peter Lovesey publishes a new book. Peter Diamond is a British police detective in Bath, England and his character is so believable he seems like a real person. He is overweight, grouchy, and very wi...

  • Susan Dunn
    Feb 07, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...

    ?It was one diabolically difficult cryptic challenge, with the difference that the clues weren?t conveniently listed and numbered. He had to find them and when he got that far in the cryptic crossword puzzle, the obvious answer was likely to be a distraction. You had to spot the re...

    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...

    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...

    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...

    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...

    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...

    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...

    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...

    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...

    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...

    I'm not sure if it would have helped to read any of the previous 16 Peter Diamond novels. This one did just find as a stand alone. I picked it up because of its historical ties. (Not that I knew anything about Beau Nash before reading this book - I just like historical mysteries). W...

    This is a fabulous book! I?ve heard of the series but had never gotten around to reading one until now. The story combines all of my favorite elements - a good mystery (without a lot of violence or gore), interesting characters, a setting that I can easily visualize, and a nice am...

  • Theunis Snyman
    Jan 08, 2018

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

  • Sylvia Dugan
    Dec 11, 2017

    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...

    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...

    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...

    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...

    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...

    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...

    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...

    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...

    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...

    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...

    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...

    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...