Down Among the Dead Men

Down Among the Dead Men

A Peter Diamond Investigation

Book - 2015
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Peter Diamond takes a dive down among the dead men to solve a seven-year-old murder case in the latest installment of Peter Lovesey's classic procedural series.

In a Sussex town on the south coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a posh private girls’ school disappears without explanation. None of her students miss her boring lessons, especially since her replacement is a devilishly hunky male teacher with a fancy car. But then her name shows up on a police missing persons list. What happened to Miss Gibbon, and why does no one seem to care?

Meanwhile, detective Peter Diamond finds himself in Sussex, much against his wishes. His irritating and often obtuse supervisor, Assistant Chief Constable Georgina Dallymore, has made Diamond accompany her on a Home Office internal investigation. A Sussex detective has been suspended for failing to link DNA evidence of a relative to a seven-year-old murder
case—a bad breach of ethics. Diamond is less than thrilled to be heading out on a road trip with his boss to investigate a fellow officer, but he becomes much more interested in the case when he realizes who the suspended officer is—an old friend, and not a person he knows to make mistakes.

As Diamond asks questions, he begins to notice unsettling connections between the cold case and the missing art teacher. Could the two mysteries be connected? How many other area disappearances have gone unnoticed and uninvestigated? Diamond and his hapless supervisor have stumbled into a web of related crimes. Will Diamond be able to disentangle them?

Baker & Taylor
Reluctantly investigating an ethics breach surrounding an old friend, Peter Diamond uncovers disturbing links between the case and the disappearance of an unpopular private school art teacher. By a recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for Lifetime Achievement in Crime Writing. $45,000 ad/promo.

Baker
& Taylor

Reluctantly investigating an ethics breach surrounding an old friend, Peter Diamond uncovers disturbing links between the case and the disappearance of an unpopular private school art teacher.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho Crime,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781616956264
9781616956271
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm

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Blue_18
Aug 04, 2018

The police DNA test everything in the car and then don't do a simple ballistic test on the suspect they send to prison. What a bunch of idiots.

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captbligh
Sep 13, 2017

Excellent, every page a treat. I was worried that author Lovesay might be getting tired when his 14th in the series, The Stone Wife, was a bit off. Wrong, you can't do better than this series.

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Adele_Jaunty
May 24, 2017

This was a great read; well written with a good ending and, several times, the writing just made you smile even with it being a murder mystery, I will definitely be reading more from this author as this was my first one.

I have just discovered this author. His books seem to be stand alone murder mysteries set in small town Britain. The author has a quirky sense of humour and his characters are interesting and quite human. The office tensions in the police force and the small cover-ups give the story an unusual backdrop. I found the lesbian angle a bit contrived but well handled and again that quirky twist that keeps me coming back for more by this author.

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zipread
Dec 27, 2016

About two weeks ago, I discovered Peter Lovesey. "Down Among the Dead Men" is my second venture into Lovesey's works.
It does not disappoint. It virtually reads itself. Fast. A British setting, of course. Who did it? Not whom you expect it.

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pesheck1
Nov 30, 2015

Excellent Could not put down

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