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Peter Lovesey

Peter Lovesey
Born 1936
Whitton, Middlesex
Occupation Novelist
Genres Mystery

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 2000, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in crime writing.

Peter Lovesey lives near Chichester. His son Phil Lovesey also writes crime novels.

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Sergeant Cribb novels

  • Wobble to Death (1970), ISBN 0-333-11069-2
  • The Detective Wore Silk Drawers (1971), ISBN 0-333-12578-9
  • Abracadaver (1972), ISBN 0-333-13591-1
  • Mad Hatter's Holiday (1973), ISBN 0-333-14409-0
  • Invitation to a Dynamite Party (1974), ISBN 0-333-15656-0 (published in the U.S. as The Tick of Death)
  • A Case of Spirits (1975), ISBN 0-333-18225-1
  • Swing, Swing Together (1976), ISBN 0-333-19322-9
  • Waxwork (1978), ISBN 0-333-23455-3 (Silver Dagger Award)

Television

The television series Cribb (1980-81) is available on DVD in the UK and the US.

Peter Diamond novels

  • The Last Detective (1991), ISBN 0-356-20264-X (Anthony Award)
  • Diamond Solitaire (1992), ISBN 0-316-90325-6
  • The Summons (1995), ISBN 0-316-91078-3 (Silver Dagger Award)
  • Bloodhounds (1996), ISBN 0-316-87838-3 (Silver Dagger Award, Macavity Award, Barry Award)
  • Upon a Dark Night (1997), ISBN 0-316-63971-0
  • The Vault (1999), ISBN 0-316-64646-6
  • Diamond Dust (2002), ISBN 0-316-85985-0
  • The House Sitter (2003), ISBN 0-316-72531-5 (with Inspector Henrietta Mallin)
  • The Secret Hangman (2007), ISBN 978-1-56947-457-0
  • Skeleton Hill (2009), ISBN 978-1-84744-333-5

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales novels

  • Bertie and the Tinman (1987), ISBN 0-370-31113-2
  • Bertie and the Seven Bodies (1990), ISBN 0-7126-3471-1
  • Bertie and the Crime of Passion (1993), ISBN 0-316-90685-9

Novels as Peter Lear

  • Goldengirl (1977), ISBN 0-304-29848-4
  • Spider Girl (1980), ISBN 0-670-66274-7 (republished as In Suspense)
  • The Secret of Spandau (1986), ISBN 0-7181-2671-8

Other novels

  • The False Inspector Dew (1982), ISBN 0-333-32748-9 (Gold Dagger Award)
  • Keystone (1983), ISBN 0-333-35044-8
  • Rough Cider (1986), ISBN 0-370-30740-2
  • On the Edge (1989), ISBN 0-7126-2593-3 (filmed as Dead Gorgeous)
  • The Reaper (2000), ISBN 0-316-85419-0
  • The Circle (2005), ISBN 0-316-72945-0 (Inspector Hen Mallin, appearance by Peter Diamond)
  • The Headhunters (2008), (Inspector Hen Mallin)

Short story collections

  • Butchers (1985), ISBN 0-333-13364-1
  • The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown (1994), ISBN 0-316-91253-0
  • Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose (1998), ISBN 978-1885941213
  • The Sedgemoor Strangler (2001), ISBN 978-1885941640
  • Murder on the Short List (2008), ISBN 978-1932009736

Anthology

  • The Black Cabinet (1989), ISBN 0-947761-27-6 (ed.)
  • The Verdict of Us All (2006), ISBN 978-1932009552 (ed.)

Non-fiction

  • The Kings of Distance (1968)
  • The Guide to British Track and Field Literature, 1275-1968 (1969), ISBN 0-902175-00-9 (with Tom McNab)
  • The Official Centenary History of the Amateur Athletic Association (1979), ISBN 0-900424-95-8
  • An Athletics Compendium (2001), ISBN 0-7123-1104-1 (with Tom McNab and Andrew Huxtable)

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