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The House Sitter

The House Sitter

The eighth Peter Diamond Mystery, also introducing Hen Mallin, from Peter Lovesey’s award-winning series.

Shortlisted for the Barry Award.

At first everyone presumes that the woman behind the windbreak is asleep. It is only when the tide comes in, lapping at her feet, that the horrific crime is discovered.

The woman is identified as Emma Tysoe, top psychologist and criminal profiler. Bath detective Peter Diamond and DCI Hen Mallen are desperate for answers: why was she sun-bathing alone so far from home? Where is the murder weapon? What happened to the man who found her?

When they discover that Emma was secretly investigating the assassination of a celebrity, the case seems tantalisingly near to a close. But as a cold and calculating killer shakes their grasp, even Diamond struggles to make all the pieces fit.
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Theakstons, 2005

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 16th July 2012

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781405519809

Reviews

The writing is as smooth as polished steel, and the small touches that reveal character, especially the memorable Hen, approach genius. This is Lovesey at his best
Publishers Weekly
Brusque Diamond and plain-speaking Mallin make an engaging team, and few, if any, can top Lovesey in not only creating believable red herrings and plot twists but whetting an appetite for reading the English classics
Kirkus Reviews
No-one has done this kind of thing better since Dorothy L. Sayers . . . A must for crime buffs
Mail on Sunday