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The fourth uniquely stylish crime novel, from the award-winning Peter Diamond series.

‘Darling, if ever I’ve met a group of potential murderers anywhere, it’s the Bloodhounds.’ Thus says one of the members of the Bloodhounds of Bath, a society that meets in a crypt to discuss crime novels. But to their latest recruit, they seem just a gaggle of dotty misfits, until one of them reveals that he is in possession of an immensely valuable stamp, recently stolen from the Postal Museum.

Then theft is overtaken by murder when the corpse of one of the Bloodhounds is found in a locked houseboat, with the only key in the possession of a man with a perfect alibi. Burly Peter Diamond finds himself embroiled in a mystery evoking the classic crime puzzles of John Dickson Carr.

Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger, the Barry Award and the Macavity Award.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 16th July 2012

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781405519861


No-one has done this kind of thing better since Dorothy L. Sayers ... A must for crime buffs.
Lovesey's writing is lucid and succinct, and he is a consumate story-teller.
Colin Dexter
Pure joy.
Phone-off-the-hook time.
A must for crime buffs
Mail on Sunday
Diamond in full dazzle . . . skilfully pays homage to the old-style whodunit in this thoroughly modern mystery
Publishers Weekly