Peter Lovesey


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in Whitton, Middlesex, The United Kingdom
September 10, 1936

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Peter (Harmer) Lovesey (born 1936 in Whitton, Middlesex) is a British writer of historical and contemporary crime novels and short stories. His best-known series characters are Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian-era police detective based in London, and Peter Diamond, a modern-day police detective in Bath. Lovesey's novels and stories mainly fall into the category of entertaining puzzlers in the "Golden Age" tradition of mystery writing.

Most of Peter Lovesey's writing has been done under his own name. However, he did write three novels under the pen name Peter Lear.

Lovesey's novels and short stories have won him a number of awards, including both the Gold and Silver Daggers of the Crime Writers' Association, of which he was chairman in 1991/92. In
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“she had been perfectly agreeable until I showed my face. That’s how it is with that kind of madness. Ninety-nine per cent of the time they seem perfectly sane.”
Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective

“drawing pad. He withdrew it and”
Peter Lovesey, Diamond Solitaire

“officers”
Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective

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