Random House, Inc.
Peter Diamond is a policeman whose abrasive manner is not appreciated by his superiors but when a skeletal hand turns up in the vault of the Pump Room in Bath, followed by the excavation of a skull, Diamond is called upon to solve a series of crimes, including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, nineteenth century art, literature...and contemporary human nature.
Baker & Taylor
When human bones begin to turn up in the vault of Bath's Pump Room, Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is called in to investigate crimes ranging from forgery to murder.
Blackwell North Amer
Bath is a town layered in history: Roman, Medieval, Georgian. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a bluff, old-fashioned policeman. When he is presented with a skeletal hand, dug up in the course of renovations taking place in the vault under the Pump Room, he assumes it is merely of archaeological interest. But when the bones prove to be modern, Diamond must dig further.
His inquiries cross those of an visiting American academic. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was written in Bath, in the house right next to the Pump Room vault. Can that fact have a bearing on a modern murder . . . or murders?
When human bones begin to turn up in the vault of Bath's Pump Room, Detective Superintendent Peter Diamon is called in to investigate a series of crimes, ranging from forgery to murder, that require his unique knowledge of history, nineteenth-century art and literature, and modern-day human psychology. 10,000 first printing.
New York : Soho Press, 2000
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