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The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey
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Apr 09, 2011

really liked it
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Read in April, 2011

It's just been the last year or so that I discovered Peter Lovesey (where have I been?). THE LAST DETECTIVE is the first in the Peter Diamond series. I liked that it was written in sections showing the different perspectives of the characters. A woman is found floating in a lake. It takes awhile for her to be identified and we find out she is a former soap-opera star married to an English professor. The professor is a hero having saved the life of a young boy. Jane Austin plays a role in the story. All these pieces and more are tied together in a witty, unexpectedly moving, deceptive, baffling, pleasingly peculiar story. Oh, and did I mention Diamond doesn't care much for technology and is in trouble for certain techniques he uses. This has a copyright date of 1991. I think Diamond really wouldn't like today's methods! I have more good reading to look forward to.

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