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The Secret Hangman

(2007)
(The ninth book in the Peter Diamond series)
A novel by

 
"[A] master of the classic puzzle."-The New York Times Book Review

"Lovesey's delicate balance of humor and suspense [is] one of the delights of contemporary crime fiction."-The Wall Street Journal

"A master storyteller."-Kirkus Reviews

Widowed Inspector Peter Diamond is being pursued by a secret admirer as he pursues a serial killer. Delia Williamson, a mother of two young girls who works as a waitress, is first reported missing by her own mother. She is found in a public park, hanged from the crossbar of a children's swing set. There seems to be no reason for her to have committed suicide, and the postmortem reveals that she was murdered. Her present partner, her ex-husband, and a traveling salesman who dined at her table in the restaurant where she worked, are all suspects. Then her former husband is found in a cave, also hanged. A remorse suicide? Diamond doesn't think so. When a well-to-do couple is found dead, both hanged, a suicide pact is suggested. Diamond is dubious; too many couples are dying by the same method. Before he can figure out what is going on, one more person will die.

Peter Lovesey has been honored with the British Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, as well as with American prizes, such as the Edgar Award. He is an acknowledged master of the mystery form. This is his tenth Peter Diamond mystery set in Bath, England.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Peter Lovesey's The Secret Hangman


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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman: An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation (Basic)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7862-9841-3 / 978-0-7862-9841-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-56947-457-5 / 978-1-56947-457-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2007 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-84744-009-6 / 978-1-84744-009-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: SECRET HANGMAN, THE, A Peter Diamond Mystery
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-316-02729-4 / 978-0-316-02729-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press Inc., New York
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7515-5360-3 / 978-0-7515-5360-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7515-3960-0 / 978-0-7515-3960-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-56947-488-5 / 978-1-56947-488-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

June 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   

June 2007 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Secret Hangman
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-84559-783-4 / 978-1-84559-783-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2007 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman, (10 Discs)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-84559-784-2 / 978-1-84559-784-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Series)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Hangman (Peter Diamond Book 9)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   


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