Book Reviews of The Last Detective

The Last Detective
The Last Detective
Author: Peter Lovesey
ISBN-13: 9781569472095
ISBN-10: 1569472092
Publication Date: 9/2000
Pages: 368
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Soho Crime
Book Type: Paperback
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Top Form Lovesey!
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I got off to a slow start with this book. I had trouble liking the detective himself and found the pace of the book to be slow to start. When the author began allowing the other characters to speak up, however, I got more into the story and when Jane Austin was introduced, I became intrigued. Although I guessed the ending (and honest, I'm not one to spend time trying), I didn't mind. I felt the book was enjoyable overall and I will try another in the series.
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Excellent. I started with a later book in the Peter Diamond series and enjoyed it so much that I'm starting from the beginning. Peter is the lovable, abrasive CID head who perseveres until he gets it right because justice matters more to him than buttering up his superiors, smoothing feathers, and getting along with everyone. There's always a fair but wholly unexpected twist of the plot, and Lovesey has great fun describing Diamond's ludicrous problems with any sort of gadget. Most entertaining.
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What! You've got to be kidding.
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This story has an interesting twist with the main character which I liked, about a detective in Bath, England who believes in solving crimes the old fashioned way versus using computers, and the murder of an out of a job TV star, her English professor husband and the mother of a 12 year old boy. It's a good mystery.
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This is the first of the Peter Diamond mysteries!
"Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen and defy his superiors on the force to save a woman unjustly accused of murder."