Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey
An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation

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On Lansdown Hill, near Bath, a battle between Roundheads and Cavaliers that took place over 350 years ago is annually reenacted. Two of the reenactors discover a skeleton that is female, headless, and only about twenty years old. One of them, a professor who played a Cavalier, is later found murdered. In the course of his investigation, Peter Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member. She resolves to sideline Diamond, but matters don’t pan out in accordance with her plans.


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About Peter Lovesey

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Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Soho Crime. 337 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With two murder inquiries on his hands, Diamond (The Secret Hangman, 2007, etc.) finds Bristol CID only too eager to take on the second.

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Reviewing the Evidence

In short, even if you find the solution to the mystery more readily transparent than did I, there is a great deal to entertain in this faultlessly plotted, impeccably written, and altogether satisfying tenth appearance of Peter Diamond.

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Detective Inspector Peter Diamond of Bath (England) assume the investigation of a cold case when a bone is found under an uprooted tree in Skeleton Hill, the tenth mystery in this series by Peter Lovesey.

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The forensics head and the new public relations officer bear the brunt of Diamond’s usual sardonic wit while the murder case and the missing professor bumble along in a teamly mix of missed connections and quick thinking.

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Peter Lovesey is the author of ten mysteries in his best-loved Peter Diamond series as well as two in the Hen Mallin series and eight in the Sergeant Cribb series.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Two murders confront Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond in this, the tenth in the mystery series featuring the irascible Bath policeman.

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Wharf

Detective Diamond finds two skeletons on the historic Lansdown Hill and, despite all the evidence, believes they are linked in this efficient Bath-based procedural.

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The Bookbag

One of the corpses goes missing – his car left at the nearby racecourse – and it turns out that the bone is nowhere near as old as they think, but the head of Bath CID still has difficulty in establishing who is buried in that lonely spot.

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