The Tooth Tattoo

The Tooth Tattoo

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Peter Diamond, head of the Criminal Investigation Division in scenic Bath, England, is investigating the murder of a young woman whose body has been found in the canal, the only clue to her identity a tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth. For Diamond, who wouldn’t know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever.

Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing violist Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by a very elite classical quartet—one whose previous violist disappeared without a trace. Despite the mystery shrouding the group, the chance to join is too good to pass up, and Mel finds himself in a cushy residency at Bath Spa University with the quartet--and embroiled in the unusually musical murder investigation. As the story unfolds in fugue-like counterpoint, Peter and Mel both learn frightening secrets about fandom and about what it takes to survive in the cutthroat world of professional musicians.

Peter Lovesey has been hailed by the critics as "superlative," "a master of the genre," "never puts a foot wrong" and the Peter Diamond series as "one of the most enjoyable police series around." This new case for the much-loved detective will bring new praise and much satisfaction for his legions of fans.



Baker & Taylor
Investigating the murder of a young woman whose only identifying mark is a tattoo on one of her teeth, British criminal investigator Peter Diamond teams up with violist Mel Farran and discovers frightening truths about the cutthroat world of professionalmusic.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating the murder of a young woman whose only identifying mark is a tattoo on one of her teeth, British criminal investigator Peter Diamond teams up with violinist Mel Farran, who is being scouted by a mysterious and elite classical quartet that reveals frightening truths about fandom and the cutthroat world of professional music.

Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., c2013
ISBN: 9781616952303
161695230X
Branch Call Number: Mystery LOVESEY,P
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 24 cm

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zipread
Nov 08, 2018

Well written with a plot hard to outguess, I found Lovesey's book virtually impossible to put down. More murder mysteries should be this engaging. Definitely a thumbs-up for this one.

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Blue_18
Aug 30, 2016

Enough of this already. I was impressed by some of the early stuff but things have gone downhill since. Professionals bumbling around lost looking for a solution to a crime; then some mysterious person walks in and explains what happened; then Peter Diamond says, "I knew that." is lame.

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cheadlebeagle
Nov 20, 2013

I love this series; humour with a good story everytime.

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meyoubou
Jul 26, 2013

Great read.

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axeman
Jun 23, 2013

A Crime novel involving a string quartet and the murder of a Japanese woman. Peter Diamond is a very likeable character and this was a good book.

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