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Diamond Solitaire by Peter Lovesey

Diamond Solitaire (1992)

by Peter Lovesey

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Series: Peter Diamond (2)

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Now, this is Peter Lovesey at his best. Some of the slick writing that appears in later books does not appear here. True, the Peter Diamon here is a much broader character not bogged down by the requirements of his job as Detective Superintendent, but this Peter Diamond is a more interesting character than usual. ( )
  DeaconBernie | Jun 20, 2017 |
I really enjoyed this. I had some trouble at first following the various storylines, but I got the hang of it and was captivated. Quite the page turner. Good solid mystery. Great detective. I look forward to tracking down more of this series. I want to get to know Peter Diamond better. Audio production was great. I love Simon Prebble as a narrator. ( )
  njcur | Jun 7, 2016 |
So far I have found this mystery series to be enjoyable. Peter Diamond is the last of the old-school English detective, a true gumshoe. In fact, he was fired from the police service and in this story is a security guard at Harrod's. He has taken up the investigation of a small mute child abandoned in the store while he was on duty. Unfortunately it's a bit too far-fetched to be completely satisfying. ( )
  VivienneR | Mar 7, 2016 |
Loved the 2nd one, too. The actual mystery seemed a bit unbelievable - the convoluted way the child was wound into the mystery, the rationale behind all the events - but Diamond is fantastic regardless. ( )
  4hounds | Sep 1, 2014 |
This is a wonderful series. This particular entry involves Big Pharma, a Sumo wrestler, and police forces on several continents. You never know what will happen next with Peter Diamond. ( )
  DowntownLibrarian | Nov 13, 2013 |
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Lovesey really does turn a neat plot, and if I wasn't exactly stunned by any particular revelation, neither did I feel that I'd been cheated anywhere along the line.

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Peter Loveseyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kay, ChristopherNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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An alert shattered the silence in Harrods, a piercing, continuous note.
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When an autistic Japanese child is mysteriously abducted in London, ex-police detective Peter Diamond begins a desperate search that takes him from the sumo-wrestling world of Japan to New York's high finance district. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Private investigator Peter Diamond's search for a Japanese girl's identity leads to murder, drugs, and the Mafia.

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