All of Peter Lovesey's novels are well written but "Cop to Corpse" seems even more so. First, it deals with a very serious issue. Second, Peter Lovesey introduces Jack Gull, Head of the Serial Crimes Unit, who is more obstinate than Peter Diamond. Then Peter Lovesey introduces Jack Gull's assistant, Detective Inspector Polehampton, a bungler for comic relief. For fans of puzzlers, I would rate "Cop to Corpse" at 4.25 stars.
Well worth reading. Parallel blog story was confusing and ultimately unsatisfying, But who cares: Lovesay and his Peter Diamond are great!
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?
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.
This wasn't a bad book by any means but I've found other works in this series more entertaining.
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