Cop to Corpse

Cop to Corpse

Large Print - 2012
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In the small hours of a Sunday morning in Bath, a policeman on beat duty is shot dead - the 3rd killing of an officer in a matter of weeks. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden - and is himself attacked and left for dead.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410450166
1410450163
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 605 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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captbligh
Aug 30, 2017

Well worth reading. Parallel blog story was confusing and ultimately unsatisfying, But who cares: Lovesay and his Peter Diamond are great!

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zipread
Mar 08, 2017

Ingenious. Lovesey spins this plot you're sure not to solve till the last chapter. Red herrings abound. Peter Diamond, the book's chief character is Bath, England's CID chief. And then there are the three victims: three coppers shot, seemingly at random. But is it as straightforwardly simple as that? Of course not. It never is in a good detective-mystery novel. And "Cops..." surely fits the bill.
And you know what? I've found another author/protagonist combination to pursue.

Not his best novel. Plot line is a bit tedious and the Diamond character is less than endearing by times. The cop killer got a very heavy sentence for some reason when there were clearly mental health issues while the others got off light. Was author trying to make a point?

(Staff) Kyla Zerbes Jul 02, 2012

Another intriguing mystery in this procedural series. I liked it more than the last one b/c you didn't get all the info ahead of time to guess the ending.

mikeyppl Jun 15, 2012

This wasn't a bad book by any means but I've found other works in this series more entertaining.

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