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The Last Detective

(1991)
(The first book in the Peter Diamond series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel
Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: 'not some lad out of police school with a degree in computer studies' but a genuine gumshoe, given to doorstopping and deduction. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no-one willing to identify her, no marks and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit. Struggling with a jigsaw of truant choirboys, teddy bears, a black Mercedes and Jane Austen memorabilia, Diamond persists even when 'the men in white coats' decide they have enough evidence to make a conviction. It's just as well: for despite disastrous personal consequences, and by following the real clues hidden amongst Bath's historic buildings and intertwined with its literary past, the last detective exposes the uncomfortable truth ...

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Hardback Editions

February 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Detective: 1
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7515-9702-3 / 978-0-7515-9702-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: The Last Detective: 1
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-85823-002-0 / 978-1-85823-002-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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September 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Detective (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7451-7452-3 / 978-0-7451-7452-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-56054-288-8 / 978-1-56054-288-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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September 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-385-42114-1 / 978-0-385-42114-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-356-20264-X / 978-0-356-20264-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribners
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September 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-873567-03-0 / 978-1-873567-03-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scorpion Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Detective (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-61695-530-9 / 978-1-61695-530-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Detective: 1 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7515-5368-9 / 978-0-7515-5368-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Detective (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-61695-081-1 / 978-1-61695-081-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-56947-209-2 / 978-1-56947-209-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Detective (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7451-3392-4 / 978-0-7451-3392-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: The Last Detective: 1
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7088-5248-3 / 978-0-7088-5248-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Detective: 1 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7515-0121-2 / 978-0-7515-0121-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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June 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Last Detective, The
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-553-29619-1 / 978-0-553-29619-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crimeline
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-5384-5939-6 / 978-1-5384-5939-3
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Detective
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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December 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Detective: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Detective: A Peter Diamond Mystery
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7927-4486-1 / 978-0-7927-4486-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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December 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Last Detective: Unabridged
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-86042-095-8 / 978-1-86042-095-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Detective: 1 (Peter Diamond Series)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Sphere
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July 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Detective (Peter Diamond Book 1)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Crime
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