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The Resource The last detective, by Peter Lovesey

The last detective, by Peter Lovesey

Label
The last detective
Title
The last detective
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Lovesey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Modern forensic technology, complete with computers and genetic fingerprinting, clashes with the motives and methods of anachronistic copper Peter Diamond, whose rough-and ready ways have gotten him in heaps of trouble. Now Diamond, delightfully human, shrewd but often dead wrong, struggles against bureaucratic intervention in a murder investigation. Geraldine Snoo, whose corpse was found in a lake, was a former soap star who left behind debts, a history of neurotic behavior, and an indifferent husband who, through a bizarre series of events, has come into possession of two letters written by Jane Austen. Lovesey moves seamlessly between third-person narration and the first-person recollections of various witnesses. Clues are littered all over the place, but only a few matter and none makes any kind of sense until much later, after the wrong person is set to take the fall and a missing household possession points the way towards a whole new avenue of investigation, one the loathed technocrats in their white coats managed to miss
Member of
Summary
Challenged by departmental red tape and a dearth of clues, British detective Peter Diamond must solve the murder of a down-on-her-luck soap opera actress, who was found floating face down in a reservoir
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Anthony Award for Best Novel, 1992.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
041602
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovesey, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.O86
LC item number
L37 1991
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Peter Diamond series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diamond, Peter (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Bath (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The last detective, by Peter Lovesey
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/the-last-detective-by-peter-lovesey/
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781616950811
Lccn
91011859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 23287106
  • 142731
Label
The last detective, by Peter Lovesey
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/the-last-detective-by-peter-lovesey/
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781616950811
Lccn
91011859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 23287106
  • 142731

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