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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

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Hangman: 9
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-4055-1991-6 / 978-1-4055-1991-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Hangman (An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation series)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7862-9841-3 / 978-0-7862-9841-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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February 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: 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
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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 Pr Inc
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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June 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Secret Hangman)] [ By (author) Peter Lovesey ] [June, 2014]
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 0-7515-3960-0 / 978-0-7515-3960-8 (UK edition)
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April 2008 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Secret Hangman)] [ By (author) Peter Lovesey ] [April, 2008]
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
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April 2008 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Secret Hangman)] [By (author) Peter Lovesey] published on (April, 2008)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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2008 : Paperback
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Title: The Secret Hangman (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery) - April, 2008
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Audio Editions

May 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman: Peter Diamond, Book 9
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2022 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman: Peter Diamond, Book 9
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman: Peter Diamond, Book 9
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
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May 2022 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman: Peter Diamond, Book 9
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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December 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Hangman (The Peter Diamond Series)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-66445-200-1 / 978-1-66445-200-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
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June 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret Hangman
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
ISBN: 1-84559-783-4 / 978-1-84559-783-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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June 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Sphere
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July 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman: 9 (Peter Diamond Series)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Sphere
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June 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Hangman (Peter Diamond Book 9)
Author(s): Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Soho Crime
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