Peter Lovesey (Photo Credit: Kate Shermilt)
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 (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abracadaver (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Hatter's Holiday (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tick of Death / Invitation to a Dynamite Party (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 Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Books

Bertie and the Tinman (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 Inspector Henrietta 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 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
Beau Death (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing with Confetti (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Finisher (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond and the Eye (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Goldengirl (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spider Girl / In Suspense (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The False Inspector Dew (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keystone (1984)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 / Dead Gorgeous (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reaper (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

(with Edward Marston)

Vandals (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Parrot is Forever (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corbett Correspondence (With: Edward Marston) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Butchers and Other Stories of Crime (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Cabinet (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crime 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 (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Short List (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reader, I Buried Them & Other Stories (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Five Kings of Distance (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of MX New Sherlock Holmes Stories Anthology Books

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881 to 1889 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890 to 1895 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896 to 1929 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part IV: 2016 Annual (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part V (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part VI (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part VII (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part VIII: Eliminate The Impossible: 1892-1905 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part X: 2018 Annual (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part IX: 2018 Annual (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XI: Some Untold Cases (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XII: Some Untold Cases (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XIII: 2019 Annual 1881-1890 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XIV: 2019 Annual (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XV: 2019 Annual (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVI: Whatever Remains . . . Must Be the Truth (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVII: Whatever Remains . . . Must Be the Truth (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XVIII: Whatever Remains . . . Must Be the Truth 1899-1925 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XIX: 2020 Annual (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XX: 2020 Annual (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXI: 2020 Annual (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Some More Untold Cases Part XXII: 1877-1887 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Some More Untold Cases Part XXIII: 1888-1894 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Some More Untold Cases Part XXIV: 1895-1903 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXVII: 2021 Annual 1898-1928 (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXV: 2021 Annual 1881-1888 (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XXVII (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXIX: More Christmas Adventures 1889-1896 (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXVIII: More Christmas Adventures 1869-1888 (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXX: More Christmas Adventures 1897-1928 (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Perfect Murder(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
2nd Culprit(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crown Crime Companion(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 5(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 6(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malice Domestic 10(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detection Collection(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sinking Admiral(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Usual Santas(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Bullets(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part XXV: 2021 Annual 1881-1888(2021)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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