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Peter Lovesey is a British novelist of crime fiction novels, many of which are historical. His series characters include Sergeant Cribb and Peter Diamond. He has also published several novels under the pen name of Peter Lear. Peter has won several of the highest awards in his field, including the Anthony Award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the Macavity Award and the Barry Award. His son, Phil Lovesey, is also a crime novelist.

Peter Lovesey’s first book published was a non-fiction book entitled The Kings of Distance, which came out in 1968. His first novel was the Sergeant Cribb novel Wobble to Death, published in 1970. Below is a list of Peter Lovesey’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Sergeant Cribb Books


Wobble to Death(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detective Wore Silk Drawers(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abracadaver(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Hatter's Holiday(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tick of Death(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Case of Spirits(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swing, Swing Together(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waxwork(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Prince Of Wales Books


Bertie and the Tin Man(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bertie and the Seven Bodies(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bertie and the Crime of Passion(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Peter Diamond Books


The Last Detective(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Solitaire(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summons(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodhounds(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upon a Dark Night(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vault(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Dust(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House Sitter(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Hangman(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Hill(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stagestruck(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cop to Corpse(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tooth Tattoo(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone Wife(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down Among the Dead Men(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Another One Goes Tonight(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Peter Diamond Collections


Do Not Exceed The Stated Dose(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Hen Mallin Books


The Circle(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Headhunters(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Goldengirl(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spider Girl(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The False Inspector Dew(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keystone(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rough Cider(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Spandau(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Edge(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reaper(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Butchers and Other Stories of Crime(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Cabinet: Stories Based on Real Crimes(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crimes of Miss Oyster Brown and Other Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dead Giveaway(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sedgemoor Strangler and Other Stories of Crime(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Short List(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Verdict of Us All: Stories by the Detection Club for H.R.F. Keating(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Kings of Distance(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guide to British Track and Field Literature, 1275-1968(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Official Centenary History of the Amateur Athletic Association(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Athletics Compendium: A Guide to the Literature of Track and Field(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Tick of Death was also titled Invitation to a Dynamite Party. The novels Goldengirl, Spider Girl and The Secret of Spandau were written under the pseudonym of Peter Lear. On the Edge was also titled Dead Gorgeous. A Dead Giveaway also contains stories by Clare Curzon, Gillian Linscott, Dorothy Simpson and Margaret Yorke. The novel Spider Girl by Peter Lear was later re-published as In Suspense by Peter Lovesey.

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Peter Lovesey Synopsis: In Goldengirl by Peter Lear (a pen name of Peter Lovesey), Jack Dryden is hired by a group of investors in order to help train the perfect athlete. However, she happens to have ties to Nazi Germany and some of the training methods that being used are quite abnormal. Will Dryden stay the course?

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