When a dead woman is found floating in a lake near Bath, England, Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond realizes this will be no ordinary murder case. Because without any apparent cause of death or identifying marks on the body, discovering the identity and killer of the unknown woman will require the skills of "a genuine gumshoe, not some lad out of police school with a degree in computer science." Fortunately for the victim - and unfortunately for her murderer - the cunning, curmudgeonly Diamond is the last of his kind, an old-school detective who relies on hard-won experience and his well-honed skills of deduction (instead of fancy technology) to do his job. A modern classic of the detective procedural genre, this engrossing murder mystery is sly and surprising, full of unforgettable characters and unexpected twists! (KG)
This title is part of our 2016 Mysteries Book a Month package.