Cop to Corpse

Cop to Corpse

Book - 2012
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When three policemen are murdered in the Bath area by a sniper who eludes authorities and younger detectives, Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond embarks on what becomes one of the most dangerous cases of his life.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781616950781
1616950781
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LOVESEY 2012
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 24 cm

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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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