Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17)

Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17)

Peter Diamond, British detective extraordinaire, must dig deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard ?Beau? Nash, who might be the victim of a centuries old murder. Bath, England: A wrecking crew is demolishing a row of townhouses in order to build a grocery store when they uncover a skeleton in one of the atti Peter Diamond, British detective extraordinaire, must dig deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one...

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Title:Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17)
Author:Peter Lovesey
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B0722TJRBP
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:417 pages pages

Beau Death (Peter Diamond #17) Reviews

  • Corny
    Feb 15, 2018
    This one took a while to get going but as always, the author introduces an interest subject, the life and times of Beau Nash, a Bath legend. While Diamond investigates, we learn a lot about this sneaky Welshman who lived in the 18th century and insinuated himself into the top rung of B...
  • Tony
    Feb 03, 2018
    BEAU DEATH. (2017). Peter Lovesey. ****. Peter Lovesey has never written a bad novel. I first encountered his work early on when he was writing the Sergeant Cribb series stories. They were cleverly designed police procedurals, full of humor and a smattering of history. This effort con...
  • Susan
    Dec 12, 2017
    The skeleton found in an abandoned house is dressed in an authentic 18th century costume that could only belong to Beau Nash, onetime social arbiter of Bath. But the autopsy shows that the body is much more recent, and had been murdered. Peter Diamond, head of the homicide squad, makes...
  • Cynthia
    Dec 08, 2017
    Richard ?Beau? Nash was an 18th century dandy who had the resort town of Bath wired. He set fashions and garnered attention for himself and for his town which is why unexpected events happen when a body is found that might be his is discovered. Peter Lovesey is always an engaging t...
  • Scilla
    Mar 04, 2018
    A man and his young son watch a house being demolished, and they see a skeleton in the attic dressed in costume. The police are called. At first they got calls that the man must be Beau Nash, a fashionable icon of Bath in the mid 1700's. A forensic anthropologist soon tells them the bo...
  • Jill Hutchinson
    Mar 24, 2018
    This is not my favorite of the Peter Diamond books. The first half limped along as Diamond and his team are called in when a skeleton is found in a condemned building. It appears that it has been there for quite a while and is dressed in clothes from the 18th century. Who is this dead ...
  • Anne Slater
    Feb 12, 2018
    Peter Lovesey does it again! You'd think by the time a writer gets to #17 in a series, there would be nothing new to write about the permanent characters, the town of Bath. Just how many literary characters CAN there be in Bath? Lovesey knows where to look, how to drop hints (NO SPO...
  • Maine Colonial
    Jan 13, 2018
    I?ve read all the books in the Peter Diamond series and, while this isn?t a real standout, its a decent read in spite of some flaws. There are two mysteries to be solved in this book. First is to identify the old corpse found in the attic of a building being demolished. That mys...
  • Larry
    Jan 08, 2018
    Superintendent Peter Diamond's boss, the Assistant Chief Constable, wonders at one point whether her chief detective draws weird crimes to her jurisdiction (Bath and its surrounding counties). Whatever the truth of it, the latest crime, a real murder, has unusual aspects. It also ties ...
  • Ron Chicaferro
    Jan 06, 2018
    Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is a thinking man's detective - - no athletic jumping around for this man - - he is as smart as can be and it shows in how he build his cases - - he has a good staff under him all supplying him with details - but, it's his brain that completes the...
  • Martina
    Dec 24, 2017
    Another Peter Diamond set in Bath, England.... While this is one of my favorite series, this was not my favorite book of the series. I barely gave it 4 stars... At least half the book seemed to be about the story of Beau Nash, one time the leading man of Bath society. Interesting, but ...
  • Susan Johnson
    Oct 19, 2017
    This is the seventeenth book in the series but it's the first one I have read. I am really kicking myself. How did I miss this series? It's fun. First of all it's set in Bath, a delightful town in England. I loved roaming the historic streets with Peter Diamond as he investigates the ...
  • Georgia
    Dec 02, 2017
    I have not read any Peter Lovesey's books before. After reading so many other mysteries this one moves at a much slower pace, wordy, lots of dialogue etc.; however, the idea for his plot is very good: take a figure from history, Richard Nash of Bath, esq. 1762. Have a skeleton dressed ...
  • Catherine Woodman
    Mar 18, 2018
    It has been a while since I have read a Peter Diamond book, and I forget how much I like him. In this one a wrecking ball bringing down a house reveals what looks to be an 18th century skeleton, fully dressed in period garb that was sealed up in the attic, but further examination revea...
  • Gloria Feit
    Dec 06, 2017
    From the publisher: A wrecking crew demolishing a row of centuries-old townhouses in Bath, England uncovers a body in one of the condemned buildings? attics. The dead man has been in the attic a long time: all that?s left is a skeleton dressed in authentic 1760s garb, and a distinc...
  • Donna
    Apr 06, 2018
    one of my favorite authors. love Peter Diamond and all his crew in Bath. Great historical tie in with Beau Nash ...
  • Pat Friedlander
    Jan 13, 2018
    I love Peter Lovesey's books! True story: I first discovered Peter and Peter when I was in Florence. I went into a bookstore and saw an omnibus reader of Peter Lovesey's novels. I had never heard of him! The omnibus was from a British publisher, but not long after, Soho press began to ...
  • Louise
    Jan 02, 2018
    Terrific read This book was really a great read. The combination of historical characters and modern day police procedure was right up my alley. I love reading about the city of Bath, a place I fell in love with when I visited. All of this combined with really good characters and an...
  • Peggy
    Apr 15, 2018
    I am a Peter Lovesey and Peter Diamond fan. Having said that, I did not enjoy this book very much. A skeleton dressed in 1800's vintage clothing is found in an attic of a building being demolished. It is more than just any vintage clothing - it also has a black wig and white tricorn ha...
  • Moirad
    Dec 18, 2017
    Learned more than I will ever need about Beau Nash. Finding a skeleton dressed in 18th century clothes should (in my view) lead the police to look at fancy dress/re-enactors etc. rather than the leap this novel made into assuming very early on that the corpse was Beau Nash's. This erro...
  • Lexxi Kitty
    Dec 28, 2017
    I?ve read every book by Lovesey, put out under that name at least (and not counting short story collections), except for the last two books in the Bertie series. Well, there are a few others ? at some point a ton of nonfiction sports books suddenly appeared on his profile here at G...
  • Ian Gofton
    Jan 21, 2018
    It is not often that complete a book in one sitting but after the first couple of chapters that is just what I did. Lovesey has created a cast of characters who irritate, amuse and draw in in almost equal measure. The twin cases to solve come together as the plot unfolds with little tw...
  • Julie Spratt
    Mar 28, 2018
    I wasn't sure about this book for the first few chapters but keep on reading. Once I understood the character and his foibles then the story became more interesting. It is set in the Bath area and is about a renowned character called Beau Nash. A skeleton is found in a building that is...
  • Ian Brydon
    Dec 21, 2017
    This is the latest in Peter Lovesey?s extensive and entertaining series of crime novels featuring the frequently querulous Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, head of CID in Bath. The novel opens with a crowd of people watching in almost hypnotic awe as a construction crew wie...
  • Fran
    Feb 18, 2018
    Dear Mr Lovesey, When, oh when, will Peter Diamond, #18, be published? I took a long break after Steph died because it had been so devastating, but picked up the series again years later and since then, I've looked forward to new books in the series. Peter Diamond is one of my fav...
  • John Bohnert
    Dec 10, 2017
    I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural set in Bath, England. I've now read all seventeen (17) novels in this series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it's published. ...
  • Vic Lauterbach
    Jan 10, 2018
    This is another great police procedural that starts with the discovery of a bizarre and very old crime. Faced with a case so cold there's little hope of solving it, DCI Peter Diamond and his team team follow a few tenuous leads until interrupted by a new crime. Tantalizing connections ...
  • Theunis Snyman
    Jan 08, 2018
    Excellent as with almost all of Lovesey's books. ...
  • Sylvia Dugan
    Dec 11, 2017
    The history of Bath and the real life character of Beau Nash who "ruled" the social scene there in his time is woven throughout this mystery. As fascinating as it was, a good editor could have eliminated some of it and kept the murder mystery moving along a bit quicker. The last ha...
  • Liz Mc2
    Feb 20, 2018
    I enjoy Lovesey's sense of humor. Could the skeleton in 18th-century dress found in a demolished house be Beau Nash? The clue that provides the answer is pretty goofy. The Bath history and the scene where Diamond dresses up to attend a Nash society meeting are also fun. Then there's a ...