The Circle

The Circle

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Random House, Inc.
Praise for The House Sitter:

“Lovesey loves strong women, cerebral killers and diabolical puzzles—the very ingredients that make The House Sitter one of the most cunning mysteries in his Peter Diamond series.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“The book sings along in great style.”—Washington Post Book World

“Elegant and suspenseful.”—Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary mystery.”—Chicago Tribune

“This is Lovesey at his best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An ingenious and complex novel.”—Booklist (starred review)

“[A] tour de force.”—Boston Herald

When van driver Bob Naylor, who likes to write jingles, is prodded by his teenage daughter into joining the Chichester Writers’ Circle, he scarcely expects to find that, among the anticipated set of literary snobs, he will be rubbing elbows with one—or more—potential victims of murder by arson. The members come from all walks of life and practice all forms of writing, from torrid romances to household hints, but there seems to be nothing to cause a serial killer to choose his victims from among them. But as the killer strikes again and again, Bob becomes a suspect. In order to free himself from suspicion and save himself from going up in flames, he will have to cooperate with formidable CID Chief Inspector Henrietta Mallin—Inspector Peter Diamond’s opposite number from The House Sitter. It begins to appear that amongst the potential victims in this circle are one or more murderers.

Peter Lovesey is the author of 24 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded The Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold, Silver and Diamond Daggers, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.

Baker & Taylor
When van driver Bob Naylor joins the Chichester Writing Circle, he finds the group targeted by a serial killer with a passion for arson, and becomes the prime suspect when Inspector Hen Mallin investigates.

Perseus Publishing

Praise for The House Sitter:

“Lovesey loves strong women, cerebral killers and diabolical puzzles—the very ingredients that make The House Sitter one of the most cunning mysteries in his Peter Diamond series.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“The book sings along in great style.”—Washington Post Book World

“Elegant and suspenseful.”—Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary mystery.”—Chicago Tribune

“This is Lovesey at his best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An ingenious and complex novel.”—Booklist (starred review)

“[A] tour de force.”—Boston Herald

When van driver Bob Naylor, who likes to write jingles, is prodded by his teenage daughter into joining the Chichester Writers’ Circle, he scarcely expects to find that, among the anticipated set of literary snobs, he will be rubbing elbows with one—or more—potential victims of murder by arson. The members come from all walks of life and practice all forms of writing, from torrid romances to household hints, but there seems to be nothing to cause a serial killer to choose his victims from among them. But as the killer strikes again and again, Bob becomes a suspect. In order to free himself from suspicion and save himself from going up in flames, he will have to cooperate with formidable CID Chief Inspector Henrietta Mallin—Inspector Peter Diamond’s opposite number from The House Sitter. It begins to appear that amongst the potential victims in this circle are one or more murderers.

Peter Lovesey is the author of 24 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded The Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold, Silver and Diamond Daggers, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.


Will writers really kill to be published?


Blackwell North Amer
Widowed van driver Bob Naylor is prodded into joining the Chichester Writers' Circle by his teenage daughter. Bob is very fond of writing limericks and jingles, but is afraid he will be out of his class amongst the literati. He needn't have worried.
The members of the circle come from all walks of life and practice many forms of writing, from fantasy to torrid romance to household hints. Yet there seems to be nothing about any of them to incite a serial killer. But it becomes clear that there is an arsonist in their midst who is determined to burn his victims to death. And, as he strikes again and again, Bob becomes a suspect.
To clear himself, and to save his own life, he must cooperate with formidable Detective Chief Inspector Hen Mallin who is in charge of the investigation of the Chichester murders by fire.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781569473924
1569473927
Branch Call Number: F LOV
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 20 cm

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Nov 28, 2016

(The first book in the Inspector Hen Mallin Investigation series)

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