Monday, June 20, 2011

Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey, the Latest in British Detective Fiction

A new release from Soho Crime, Peter Lovesey’s Stagestruck is the latest in a series of mysteries featuring Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond. His team is called in to investigate a series of incidents at the Theater Royal of Bath. First, aging pop star Clarion Calhoun, hired to play the lead in the latest production, is scarred by acidic stage makeup during her first performance, followed by the death of the woman who applied her makeup. A New York Times book review calls Stagestruck “a brilliantly conceived and smartly executed mystery” and notes “As always, the plot’s the thing with Lovesey, and the solution to the mystery of Clarion’s disfigurement, while arrived at fair and square, is stunning. But the story also has genuine depth and dimension.” We can’t wait to pick up a copy to find out how this exciting story plays out.

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