Peter Lovesey
1936-
 

Peter Harmer Lovesey was born in Whitton, Middlesex. He was educated at Hampton Grammar School and read English at Reading University. He graduated in 1958 and completed three years National Service in the RAF. In 1959 he married Jacqueline Ruth Lewis - they have a son and daughter. In 1961 Lovesey was appointed a lecturer in English at Thurrock Technical College, Essex. He became interested in Victorian sport and in 1968 his first book The Kings of Distance was published, dealing with the careers and personalities of five outstanding runners of the past. In 1969 he was made head of the General Education Department at Hammersmith College for Further Education. He held this position until he became a full-time writer in 1975. In 1970, he created 'Sergeant Cribb' and in 1991 he created 'Peter Diamond', an ex-policeman in Bath. In 2000, he received the Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime achievement in crime writing. His son Phil Lovesey also writes crime novels. Visit also this site.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Sergeant Cribb' Novels
 1) Wobble to Death  1970
 2) The Detective Wore Silk Drawers  1971
 3) Abracadaver  1972
 4) Mad Hatter's Holiday  1973
 5) Invitation to a Dynamite Party  1974
 6) A Case of Spirits  1975
 7) Swing, Swing Together  1976
 8) Waxwork (Silver Dagger Award)  1978
'Peter Diamond' Novels
 1) The Last Detective (Anthony Award)  1991
 2) Diamond Solitaire  1992
 3) The Summons (Silver Dagger Award)  1995
 4) Bloodhounds (Silver Dagger Award, Macavity Award, Barry Award)  1996
 5) Upon a Dark Night  1998
 6) The Vault  1999
 7) Diamond Dust  2002
 8) The House Sitter  2003
 9) The Secret Hangman  2007
10) Skeleton Hill  2009
11) Stagestruck  2011
12) Cop To Corpse  2012
13) The Tooth Tattoo  2013
14) The Stone Wife  2014
15) Down Among the Dead Men  2015
16) Another One Goes Tonight  2016
17) Beau Death  Due December 2017
Other Novels
 1) The False Inspector Dew (Gold Dagger Award)  1982
 2) Keystone  1983
 3) Butchers and Other Stories of Crime (short stories)  1985
 4) Rough Cider  1986
 5) Bertie and the Tinman  1987
 6) Bertie and the Seven Bodies  1990
 7) Bertie and the Crime of Passion  1993
 8) Do Not Exceed the Stated Dose (short stories)  1998
 9) The Reaper  2000
10) The Sedgemoor Strangler and Other Stories of Crime (short stories)  2002
11) The Circle  2005
12) The Headhunters  2008
13) Murder on the Short List (short stories)  2008
Novels as 'Peter Lear'
 1) Goldengirl  1977
 2) Spider Girl  1980
 3) The Secret of Spandau  1986

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