The Vault

Peter Lovesey

ISBN: 9781569472088

Published: September 2008

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A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from different corpses, and one is modern. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must solve a series of crimes including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge o...

A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from different corpses, and one is modern. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must solve a series of crimes including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, nineteenth century art, literature … and human nature.

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—Sara Peretsky
“Top-rate writing and plotting . . . A treasure.”
—Chicago Sun-Times
“Without gimmickry or splicing, delivers superb, unashamedly traditional crime writing.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lovesey’s books are so beautifully constructed and cleanly written that they could be used as textbooks in a crime writing course.”
—Chicago Tribune