Murder on the Short List by Peter Lovesey

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This is "Peter Lovesey's Short List" of his best ever short stories, including the Crime Writers' Association's best short story of 2007, "Needle Match", and featuring some of his most popular detectives - Bertie, Prince of Wales, Sergeant Cribb and Rosemary and Thyme. Surprises are guaranteed, as elephants appear in a London side street; a gang of geriatrics goes on a hearing aid heist and an underworld boss searches for a harp. Join the author in a brush with Adolf Hitler and take a walk on Beachy Head, the UK's favourite suicide spot...
 

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Peter Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex in 1936. He was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His first mystery novel was Wobble to Death which introduced Victorian detective Sergeant Cribb. He later introduced Peter Diamond and Bertie in his novels to follow. He also writes under the pseudonym Peter Lear. His works have been translated into 22 languages and several of them were adapted for television and film. Lovesey's works have earned him numerous awards. He is a three time winner of the CWA Silver Dagger. He also won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1982 and the 2000 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in recognition of his career in mystery writing. He is the recipient of the Anthony Award, McAvity Award, Ellery Queen Readers' Award and the Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Short Story Prize. Internationally, he has won the Grand Prix de littérature Policiére and the Prix du Roman d'Adventures.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 222 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The aged receive new hearing aids in “Say That Again,” and a mobster look-alike sports a spiffy new outfit in “The Best Suit.” “The Man Who Jumped for England” features some appealingly tricky wordplay, but the heist of a harp in “Second Strings,” with its twist on cunning twist, will linger long...

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