Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Last Detective
Author: Peter Lovesey [Website]; Introduction by Louise Penny [Website][Facebook]
Publisher: SOHO Crime
Series: Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, Bk 1
Length: 382 pages
Obtained: SOHO sent copies for my book club to discuss
Why this book?: See above. But also, it sounded interesting and was the first in a series (always a perk).
I enjoyed reading this story in a distant reflective way, I guess. Peter Diamond doesn't feel like someone the reader gets close to any more than the men he works with (though I did like him). I spent much of the story hoping he'd get past his pride and still make the break that solves the case.
As for the mystery itself, I wondered about the culprit, but had dismissed it. I guess this is a procedural, which I read less of and have not adjusted to as much. But the story was interesting when they had the various people of interest in for questioning. I wonder how this became an extended series with how this one ended, so I would be interested in reading more.