Skeleton Hill

Skeleton Hill

Book - 2009
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On Lansdown Hill, near Bath, a battle between Roundheads and Cavaliers that took place over 350 years ago is annually reenacted. Two of the reenactors discover a skeleton that is female, headless, and only about twenty years old. One of them, a professor who played a Cavalier, is later found murdered. In the course of his investigation, Peter Diamond butts heads with the group of vigilantes who call themselves the Lansdown Society, discovering in the process that his boss Georgina is a member. She resolves to sideline Diamond, but matters don't pan out in accordance with her plans.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781569475980
1569475989
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 20 cm.

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captbligh
Jul 19, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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zipread
Mar 16, 2017

True to form, Lovesey has assembled another compelling narrative. This is another of his Peter Diamond series and Diamond is engaging to say the least. This novel takes horse;, Ukrainian "refugees" of dubious mien; an errant simpleton; English countryside; a battle over three hundred years old and a headless skeleton and cooks them all up together to serve up a tasty stew.
It just begs to be wolfed down, er, read.

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cheadlebeagle
Apr 17, 2011

The Peter Diamond series is terrific and this is a great addition to it. I think this series deserves more attention than it gets as it is right up there with a lot of the great British detective series.

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