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Skeleton Hill by Peter Lovesey
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Feb 20, 2010

bookshelves: 2010-audio-books, 2010-mysteries
Read in February, 2010

Skeleton Hill, by Peter Lovesey, B-plus, narrated by Simon Prebble, Produced by BBC Audio-America, downloaded from audible.com

This is my first Peter Diamond mystery. I will read more of these. In this one, Superintendent Diamond is called to Bath when a skeleton is found-that of a female, who died about 20 years ago, and who is headless. The skeleton had been found by two men who were engaging in a civil war reenactment of a 350-year-old battle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers. The two found one bone of the skeleton and turned it into the police. Then one of the two men, a historian, is found murdered. Diamond knows there must be a connection between the body of the dead girl, buried for so long, and the historian recently killed. Diamond finds himself in conflict with the Lansdown Society, particularly interested in keeping the land pristine for their golf games. He also discovered that 20 years ago a valuable race horse was stolen and never turned up again. Is this disappearance connected somehow to the female’s death, and are the two connected to the historian’s death? A very good book.

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