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Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, where his favourite film, The Third Man, was set, but everything goes wrong and his companion, Paloma, calls a halt to their relationship.

Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. The chance of joining a once-famous string quartet in a residency at Bath Spa University is too tempting for Mel to refuse.

Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman's identity is the 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. Three mysterious deaths need to be probed while his own personal life is in free fall…

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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1126 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (4 April 2013)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SS99EI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Diamond brilliant!

8 people found this helpful.
 on 11 May 2013
By P. L. Tickell
Yet another Peter Lovesey bang on target. Keeps you guessing right till the end. As a Bathonian myself, it is always great to recall the places that Diamond and his detectives visit and the man himself is excellently characterized. I like the humorous touches that enliven the dialogue and Diamond’s thought processes and the full roundedness of the peripheral characters. This novel’s musical background was really enjoyable too. Highly recommended.

Five Stars

 on 23 July 2017
By Jill Phipps
wonderful

Four Stars

 on 18 July 2017
By Camillo
Same again, obvious ending…yeah we all know Cat dunnit

Nicely Orchestrated

2 people found this helpful.
 on 4 July 2014
By C. Wilson
The Tooth Tattoo centres around a quartet of classical musicians ‘The Stacatti’ – a group so lovingly described I felt I wanted to see and hear them. At times it also felt like two totally different stories, so good were the bits about The Stacatti, I almost groaned when it got back to far less interesting (than usual) sections in Bath, focussing on the murder of a young Japanese woman and Peter Diamond’s rather unlikely relationship with Paloma.

Fabulous Concept!

One person found this helpful.
 on 22 March 2014
By CJP
It is only in the past 12 months that I have discovered Peter Lovesey. I started with the first book and, although not particularly drawn to the character of Peter Diamond at that point, I persevered. By the third novel I was ‘hooked’ and have subsequently read them all in sequence. What I have found particularly engaging is the way in which Lovesey contrives to present each novel from a different angle; taking for each one a particular theme with which I have found it very easy (as someone who has qualifications in both English literature and classical music) to relate. With each novel I have marvelled at the new direction in which Lovesey has taken the narrative; so different from the usual sequence adopted by the majority of crime writers.

Brilliant and old fashioned

 on 3 November 2013
By atticusfinch1048
Good Old Fashioned Detective Diamond

One of the best

 on 19 June 2014
By Ann Turner
I have read all the Peter Diamond series and thoroughly enjoyed most of them The one previous to this – offhand I can’t remember the title – was spoilt by the foul-mouthed character who had a large part. I object strongly to the use of the ‘f’ word in books. So I started this one in trepidation in case Peter Lovesey had spoilt this one too. But he hadn’t! This book is a delight from beginning to end. I found all the music detail rather above my head but I have recommended it to my husband who is more familiar with musical terms and composers.

A must to be read.

 on 14 April 2014
By old man of life.
Peter Lovesey has done it again but this time with bells on, not particularly fast paced but what a fantastic read. Having just finished it i’m now reading another book but have The tooth tattoo ready to read again immediately after. The story twists and turns till you don’t know if you’re on your head or your elbow, i defy you to reach the correct result before you actually read it. There is nothing to dislike about this book and once reaad you’ll be able to recommend it to your friends with confidence. Like all Peter Lovesey’s books it makes you impatient for the next one.
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