Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Beau Death

Costume. The seventeenth Peter Diamond mystery by Peter Lovesey provides readers with the usual level of humor, good plotting and an interesting case, supported by familiar characters who are all well-developed. Titled, Beau Death, this novel, set as usual in Bath, features one of the colorful figures from 18th century Bath, Beau Nash, and the contemporary Beau Nash Society in which members wear costumes of that period. When a skeleton is discovered in a building being demolished, there's speculation that it might be Beau Nash himself, since authentic attire was found surrounding the bones. The scene in which Chief Inspector Peter Diamond wears a costume provided great comic relief. Fans of traditional well-structured mysteries are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel and this series. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Beau Death from amazon.com.

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