Cop to Corpse

Cop to Corpse

Book - 2012
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"PC Harry Trasker is the third policeman in the Bath area to be shot dead in less than twelve weeks. The assassinations are the work of a sniper no one has been able to pin down. The younger detectives are no match for this murderer and his merciless agenda. This is a job for Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond, and it might be the most dangerous investigation of his life."--Product description.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2012
ISBN: 9781616950781
1616950781
Branch Call Number: F LOV NVD
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 24 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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