The Vault by Peter Lovesey

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A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from different corpses, and one is modern. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must solve a series of crimes including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, nineteenth century art, literature . . . and human nature.

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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 July 1, 2003 by Soho Crime. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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Soon after the desk disappears from antiques dealer Peg Redbird’s shop, as do several illustrations for Frankenstein that may be the work of William Blake, Redbird dies, the professor’s wife disappears, and one of the suspects, Councillor John Sturr, produces a suspiciously unimpeachable alibi: h...

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