The Summons

Peter Lovesey

ISBN: 9781569473603

Published: June 2004

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John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and taken a hostage, and the only person he’ll talk to is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Diamond must follow a cold trail to find another killer and clear Mountjoy’s name before someone else dies.

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John Mountjoy has escaped from prison and taken a hostage, and the only person he’ll talk to is Detective Peter Diamond, who arrested him four years earlier for the murder of a young journalist. Diamond must follow a cold trail to find another killer and clear Mountjoy’s name before someone else dies.

Peter Lovesey is the author of 23 highly-praised mysteries and has been awarded the CWA’s Gold, Silver, and Diamond Daggers, as well as many U.S. honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

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“Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters.... Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work.... That Mr. Lovesey would make a midcareer transition from period fiction to contemporary police investigations is just as surprising as one of the sudden mood shifts in any of his idiosyncratic works—and just as satisfying.”
—Wall Street Journal
“Good stuff . . . Breezy, British, and as comfy as a Cotswold cottage.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Written with energy and style, a masterly performance.”
—Rocky Mountain News
“Lovesey’s books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.”
—Chicago Tribune