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Peter Lovesey

Author of The Last Detective

Includes the names: Peter Lovese, Peter Lovesy, Peter Lovesey, editor Peter Lovesey
Also includes: Peter Lear (2)

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Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Lovesey's first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He also writes under the pseudonym Peter Lear. His works have been translated into 22 languages and several of them were adapted for television and film. Lovesey's works have earned him numerous awards. He is a three time winner of the CWA Silver Dagger. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize. Internationally, he has won the Grand Prix de littérature Policiére and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures. (Bowker Author Biography)
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also used pen name Peter Lear

The Last Detective 771 copies, 42 reviews
The False Inspector Dew 399 copies, 16 reviews
Diamond Solitaire 350 copies, 12 reviews
Bloodhounds 330 copies, 12 reviews
The House Sitter 316 copies, 11 reviews
Wobble to Death 295 copies, 10 reviews
The Vault 284 copies, 9 reviews
The Summons 284 copies, 10 reviews
Skeleton Hill 267 copies, 19 reviews
Diamond Dust 263 copies, 12 reviews
The Secret Hangman 247 copies, 9 reviews
Upon a Dark Night 243 copies, 5 reviews
Stagestruck 228 copies, 16 reviews
Rough Cider 205 copies, 9 reviews
The Circle 204 copies, 13 reviews
The Tooth Tattoo 199 copies, 13 reviews
Cop to Corpse 194 copies, 14 reviews
Waxwork 188 copies, 5 reviews
Swing, Swing Together 187 copies, 4 reviews
The Reaper 180 copies, 11 reviews
Down Among the Dead Men 175 copies, 17 reviews
The Detective Wore Silk Drawers 175 copies, 3 reviews
The Stone Wife 164 copies, 13 reviews
Bertie and the Tinman 164 copies, 6 reviews
Bertie and the Seven Bodies 162 copies, 8 reviews
Abracadaver 155 copies, 2 reviews
Mad Hatter's Holiday 151 copies, 3 reviews
The Headhunters 148 copies, 8 reviews
A case of spirits 146 copies, 4 reviews
Another One Goes Tonight 138 copies, 8 reviews
Beau Death 133 copies, 11 reviews
Invitation to a Dynamite Party 131 copies, 5 reviews
On the Edge 106 copies, 4 reviews
Keystone 90 copies, 2 reviews
Killing with Confetti 89 copies, 6 reviews
The Finisher 88 copies, 6 reviews
Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose 53 copies, 1 review
Diamond and the Eye 39 copies, 3 reviews
Goldengirl 39 copies, 2 reviews
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (Editor and Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
Murder on the Short List 30 copies, 1 review
The Secret of Spandau 26 copies, 2 reviews
Remaindered 26 copies, 1 review
The Verdict of Us All (Editor) 21 copies
Spider Girl 15 copies, 1 review
Reader, I Buried Them and other stories (Editor) 14 copies, 1 review
The Black Cabinet (Contributor) 7 copies
In Suspense 7 copies
Se i syne (Author) 2 copies
The Field 1 copy
Ghosted 1 copy
Bullets 1 copy
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Contributor) 316 copies, 4 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 224 copies, 7 reviews
Mistletoe Mysteries (Contributor) 216 copies, 6 reviews
Cat Crimes (Contributor) 142 copies, 2 reviews
More Holmes for the Holidays (Contributor) 140 copies, 1 review
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Past Poisons (Contributor) 107 copies, 3 reviews
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (Contributor) 107 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (Contributor) 104 copies, 3 reviews
A New Omnibus of Crime (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
Malice Domestic 6 (Contributor) 81 copies, 3 reviews
Crime Through Time III (Contributor) 79 copies, 2 reviews
A Classic Christmas Crime (Contributor) 71 copies, 2 reviews
The Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 70 copies
Fifty Best Mysteries (Contributor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Murder Through the Ages (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (Contributor) 54 copies
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (Contributor) 51 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (Contributor) 48 copies
Deadly Anniversaries (Contributor) 34 copies, 6 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Mysterious Pleasures (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (Contributor) 29 copies
Malice Domestic 10 (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
Mystery Tour (Contributor) 27 copies, 3 reviews
Perfectly Criminal (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (Contributor) 25 copies, 2 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 4 (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
The Sinking Admiral (Contributor) 22 copies, 3 reviews
Crème de la Crime (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
Great detective stories (Contributor) 20 copies
New Crimes 1 (Contributor) 20 copies
Deadly Pleasures (Contributor) 16 copies
Royal Crimes (Contributor) 15 copies
Green for Danger (Contributor) 14 copies
The Man Who ... (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
The Rigby File (Contributor) 11 copies
Crime Waves: No. 1 (Contributor) 10 copies
Original Sins (Contributor) 8 copies
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (Contributor) 8 copies, 1 review
Winter's Crimes 10 (Contributor) 6 copies
ID: Crimes of Identity (Contributor) 6 copies
Winter's Crimes 14 (Contributor) 5 copies
Best Detective Stories 1981 (Contributor) 5 copies
Scenes of Crime (Contributor) 5 copies
Winter's Crimes 17 (Contributor) 5 copies
A 1940s Childhood (Foreword) 4 copies
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (Contributor) 3 copies
Du sang sous le sapin 2 copies, 1 review

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