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Peter Lovesey

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Peter Lovesey has published 41 novels and six collections of short stories since he joined the CWA in 1969. His work has been adapted for radio, TV and film and is translated into over 20 languages. His first novel, Wobble to Death, won the Macmillan/Panther first crime novel prize of £1000 and featured Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian policeman, the first of an eight-book series that was televised by Granada in 1979-80, starring Alan Dobie as Cribb.

He has written three other series, one featuring Bertie, the Prince of Wales, as an inept amateur sleuth, and two with modern police: Hen Mallin, a female Chief Inspector, and Peter Diamond, a detective superintendent with Bath CID. The long-running Diamond series has won two Silver Daggers and a number of American awards, including the Anthony, the Barry and the Macavity.

Peter won the Silver Dagger for Waxwork in 1978 and the Gold Dagger for The False Inspector Dew in 1982 and in 2000 he was honoured by the CWA with the Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 2018 the Mystery Writers of America made him a Grand Master. He is also a Grand Master of the Swedish Academy of Detection and a winner of the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He was Chair of the CWA in 1991-2. His son Phil is also a crime writer and both father and son have won the CWA short story dagger.

Other Awards

Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement, 2019; Magna Cum Murder International Guest of Honor, 2018; Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, 2018; The Strand Critics Lifetime Achievement, 2014; Swedish Academy of Detection Grand Master, 2010; Macavity Award, 2003 & 1996; Bouchercon International Guest of Honor, 2001; Malice Domestic Guest of Honor, 1996; Mystery Masters Guest of Honor, 1996; Barry Award, 1996; Mystery Writers of America Golden Mysteries Prize, 1995; Ellery Queen Readers Award, 1991; Anthony Award, 1991; Veuve Clicquot Award, 1991; Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, 1976; Prix du Roman d’Aventures, 1975; Macmillan/Panther First Crime Novel Prize, 1970.

Books by Peter Lovesey

  • The Secret of Spandau The Secret of Spandau

    Amazon

  • In Suspense In Suspense
  • Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose

    Amazon

  • Murder on the Short List Murder on the Short List
  • The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown & Other Stories The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown & Other Stories
  • The Sedgemoor Strangler &  Other Stories of Crime The Sedgemoor Strangler & Other Stories of Crime
  • Butchers & Other Stories of Crime Butchers & Other Stories of Crime
  • Cop to Corpse Cop to Corpse

    Hive Amazon

  • Stagestruck Stagestruck

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  • Skeleton Hill Skeleton Hill

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  • The Secret Hangman The Secret Hangman

    Hive Amazon

  • Diamond Dust Diamond Dust

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  • The Vault The Vault

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  • Dead Gorgeous Dead Gorgeous

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  • The House Sitter The House Sitter

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  • Upon a Dark Night Upon a Dark Night

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  • The Summons The Summons

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  • Reader, I Buried Them and Other Stories Reader, I Buried Them and Other Stories
  • Bloodhounds Bloodhounds

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  • Diamond Solitaire Diamond Solitaire

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  • Invitation to a Dynamite Party Invitation to a Dynamite Party

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  • Mad Hatter’s Holiday Mad Hatter’s Holiday

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  • The Detective Wore Silk Drawers The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

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  • Swing, Swing Together Swing, Swing Together

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  • Abracadaver Abracadaver

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  • The Last Detective The Last Detective

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  • The Circle The Circle

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  • The Headhunters The Headhunters

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  • Wobble to Death Wobble to Death

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  • Waxwork Waxwork

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  • A Case of Spirits A Case of Spirits

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  • The Reaper The Reaper

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  • The False Inspector Dew The False Inspector Dew

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  • Keystone Keystone
  • Bertie and the Seven Bodies Bertie and the Seven Bodies

    Amazon

  • Bertie and the Crime of Passion Bertie and the Crime of Passion

    Amazon

  • Bertie and the Tinman Bertie and the Tinman
  • Rough Cider Rough Cider
  • Diamond and the Eye Diamond and the Eye

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  • The Finisher The Finisher

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  • Killing with Confetti Killing with Confetti

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  • Beau Death Beau Death

    Amazon

  • Down Among the Dead Men Down Among the Dead Men

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  • Another One Goes Tonight Another One Goes Tonight

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  • The Stone Wife The Stone Wife

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  • The Tooth Tattoo The Tooth Tattoo

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  • Reader, I Buried Them & Other Stories

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